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With the toe panel off, you can check to see whether the drive belt is broken.

If the drive belt is okay, then you can check the thermal fuse for continuity. The location of the thermal fuse on the blower housing is illustrated in the second image below. To check this fuse (with the dryer still unplugged), pull one wire off of the fuse and measure the resistance across the leads of the fuse with a volt/ohm meter. You should measure near zero ohms of resistance (continuity) if the fuse is good. If you measure infinite resistance (open), then the fuse is blown and will need to be replaced.

NOTE: If the thermal fuse was blown, check the exhaust vent air flow through your dryer. Clean the lint screen. Wash the lint screen with water and thoroughly dry it if you use dryer softener sheets. Check the flexible vent behind your dryer for kinks or clogs. Check the exhaust vent duct to the outside of your home for restrictions. You may need to have a cleaning service clear this duct.

If both of these components are okay, you could also have a failed drive motor, a bad electronic control board or a wiring failure between components

Whirlpool Dryers | Answered Yesterday


I'd suggest - remove the top cover. Switch on. Push the drum around - see if the drum picks up speed and continues to run. If this happens, it means that the motor Starter capacitor has gone dud and will need replacing. Note- If the drum doesn't continue to rotate after you shove it, switch off immediately. It will likely then be a faulty motor.

Zanussi TC7102W... | Answered Yesterday


Sounds like you broke the belt.

Dryers | Answered Yesterday


Sorry to say, but the motor needs to be replaced. motor cost around $150... 9yrs old=not worth fixing...

Kenmore 63942... | Answered Yesterday


Several things could cause this problem. A model number would help & what is working OK & what is not working OK. If you can send this info it would help track down the problem.Check to see if you are getting good air flow from the vent out side of house or where ever it's coming out. If it is stopped up it can cause this problem.If low air flow, clean inside the machine where the blower is could be full of lint or have junk where the blower is pincels nails or anything keeping the fan bade from turning. Clean vent from dryer to the outside of house.Clean any lint you see. If this don't take care of it check
high temp cutout , all thermostats & thermal fuses. Heating element could be shorted to the case & you would get half as hot. Hope this helps
Good luck. Check fan blade for cracks or being stripped & motor won't turn it.

Kenmore Dryers | Answered Yesterday

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