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Turned my dryer on today, heats great but started smelling. Found to not be turning the drum. Sound like its going but the clothes are not being tossed. Its not a dual direction. I think it turns clock-wise. I unscrewed the top and flipped it and there is one thin belt tightly in place around the drum. There was some type of fiber cord found wrapped around a corne area and it looks like that slipped from under the front rim of the drum. I don't know if it was once one piece around the entire rim or not. Its not now, if it was.

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  • 62Baumer May 29, 2008

    I had a friend/repairman look at the dryer. He manually turned the drum from inside, with the door open, before doing anything. When he turned it on, it worked. He said he suspected that would not be the solution but that it would soon go back to malfunctioning. Thus far, its still working fine. However, the door shutting turns it on, rather than having to push the start button, once its turned to the time. Only problem is you can't turn the dial with the door closed b/c it turns on/off/on/off getting to the mode I dry on.

  • 62Baumer May 29, 2008

    I had a friend/repairman look at the dryer. He manually turned the drum from inside, with the door open, before doing anything. When he turned it on, it worked. He said he suspected that would not be the solution but that it would soon go back to malfunctioning. Thus far, its still working fine. However, the door shutting turns it on, rather than having to push the start button, once its turned to the time. Only problem is you can't turn the dial with the door closed b/c it turns on/off/on/off getting to the mode I dry on.

  • Anonymous May 11, 2010

    is this front load or top load? mod#?

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Usually the belt is a single piece that wraps around the entire drum. The fact that you smelled something and that you feel the clothes are not being tossed tells me that the belt was slipping on the pulley of the motor that drives the drum. This will heat up the belt causing the smell. If the belt gets too loose, this will happen. I'd replace the belt, and I think you'll be back in action.

Let me know what happens. Please rate accordingly.

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