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The drum stopped spinning on our Samsung DV218AG. Less than a year old. Suspect drum belt broke. Does the dryer have the belt in the rear or bottom? What type of belt is needed?

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Hello,

Welcome to FixYa.

Yes it does have a belt. I'd say your assessment is almost bang on, based on your description and my experience. I've seen this many, many times...though the belt usually doesn't break it just comes off. Very common for Samsung dryers for whatever reason.

**Unplug the unit before proceeding...safety first**...


The good news is if it's accessible from the back you can simply remove the small panel around the exhaust tube as shown here,

the drum stopped spinning on - macmarkus_375.jpg


if it's not you'll need to go from the front...do-able just a little more involved, let me know.

Once in the back the belt should look like this when routed properly, with the "V" grooves towards the drum and motor pulley.

i.e.

macmarkus_376.jpg

Hope that moves you forward...or even better, to the finish line, lol.

Let me know what you find. If this is something you think is not within' your scope of expertise please call a pro.

I will try to help in any manner I can of course as well. Good luck.

Regards,

Macmarkus :)

Posted on Mar 28, 2011

  • beefkayk2410 Apr 12, 2011

    Macmarkus,
    You are the man! I googled how to fix a broken belt and stumbled upon your response above and low and behold it was just sitting there and I was able to fix the belt that fell off and saved myself some cash. Thank you for your detailed post, i greatly appreciate it!

    Jesse

  • Benjamin Nov 26, 2011

    Perfect Fix! Thanks for saving us some extra $$. It turns out that the coil and belt were off on ours, so the picture above really helped.

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