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Dryer will turn but only with very small load

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The belt is probably slipping, with so little information it's hard to diagnose. Take off cover after FIRST DISCONNECTING MAINS, get someone to grip belt firmly while you turn drum slowly by hand. SLOWLY as you dont want to trap any fingers!!! If the belt stays where it is but the drum turns its not tight enough. Also examine the route of the belt through the pulleys on the motor. Come back with more info.

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