Drum no roll

xminionJanuary 15, 2014

My dryer drum won't turn with a full load. DH replaced the belt. Runs quieter, but won't turn with a full load. Any ideas what's wrong?

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I think it is a bad motor capacitor, but check rear rollers (if you have them), they should turn easily. Another possibility, seized idler roller or a bad spring.

If machine is more than 5 yrs old and motor is bad I would replace unit as a bad motor will cost $200 to replace more than likely for the part alone.


    Bookmark   January 15, 2014 at 8:53PM
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Thanks LaundryVet for the advice. Much appreciated.

    Bookmark   January 16, 2014 at 3:12PM
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The belt is on wrong and the idler pulley is not creating enough tension on the belt to keep it from slipping on the motor pulley.

Google your brand dryer and dryer belt. If you click on images you will see how it is supposed to go on.

BTW this is very common for a novice to not get the idler pulley in the right place on the belt.

This is the same answer I gave you on your post from yesterday Jan 15 "Dryer on Last Legs"

This post was edited by jakvis on Thu, Jan 16, 14 at 18:41

    Bookmark   January 16, 2014 at 6:38PM
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