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Have a 218aew dryer. have power/ all the lights and sound come on but no rotation. no flashing errors lights? What's up? Maybe the belt sliped off since there seem to a problem with them .

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  • Edgard Aug 27, 2012

    I have same problem but the belt is ok. There is a cutoff switch that I am trying to locate. Motor is not getting any power when dryer is turn on. What is the next solution?



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Hello, welcome to FixYa.

Based on your description and my experience, I'd say indeed it is possible (and very likely) 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 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,

have a 218aew dryer. have - 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.


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.


Macmarkus :)

Posted on May 23, 2011


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