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Put full load of wet in, had set for heavy dry, pushed button and it began to operate as normal. About 10 seconds big "thud" sound and dryer stops turning. Though perhaps had wedged some clothes so moved around and pushed button. Just deep buzz sound for about 4 seconds, then a very slight "click" and the buzzing stops. Smelled hot inside dryer, assumed it was the heater overtemp that's clicking and shutting off. Drum turns by hand without any problem.

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Hello Scott,

Welcome to FixYa.

Based on your description and my experience, I'd say possibly the belt has come off,( hence the big "thud" ) 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 you can get to it from the back you can simply remove the small panel around the exhaust tube as shown here,

Put full load of wet in, had set for heavy dry, - macmarkus_375.jpg


if it's not accessible from back you'll need to go from the front...that's do-able too, 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 :)

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