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Samsung electric dryer dv2c6bew/xaa power comes on when you hit start but nothing happens

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  • cgottfredsen Apr 01, 2011

    belt is not broken

  • cgottfredsen Apr 01, 2011

    belt is stiil on properly when i hit start the chdlock light is coming on either

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Hello,

Welcome to FixYa.

Based on your description and my experience, I'd say possibly the belt has come off, thus activating the "kill switch".


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,

samsung electric dryer dv2c6bew/xaa power - 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, fixed up.

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 Apr 01, 2011

  • Mark MacDonald
    Mark MacDonald Apr 02, 2011

    Sorry you weren't able to give me a chance to provide further assistance to your dryer problem before rating my first post. Good luck.

    Regards,

    Macmarkus :)

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