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Drum not turning

The drum on my whirlpool model ler5636j electric dryer has stopped turning. I can hear the motor running, and it seems to be prodicing heat, but the drum remains stationary. any suggestions how to correct this problem? WD

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  • woofydog Oct 11, 2007

    I had to obtain additional instructions on accessing the drum belt, installing the belt, and reassemblying the panels.  Your instructions, while correct, were too vague.  They did put me on the right track, though.  WD

  • edyess1981 Jul 02, 2008

    Have put on one belt but it broke within a couple of weeks--now have another belt and want to know how it goes around the idler. It is a Whirlpool model number LE7080XSW1. Thank you for your help.

  • Anonymous Mar 29, 2014

    Told my dryer mechanic who had previously fixed the dryer that this is an electrical fault rather than mechanical, is this correct ?

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Might helpto say which panel to remove. front, side or rear

Posted on Nov 01, 2008

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Remove panels to gain access to the drum belt and replace it. usually less than $10 repair for do-it-yourself.

Posted on Oct 05, 2007

  • Marty marty Oct 11, 2007

    ok, you rated me as almost there. that means there is still something you are not telling me...

  • Marty marty Oct 11, 2007

    ok, thanks for the update!

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