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Dryer Does Not Tumble

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If your dryer seems to work and the drum does not rotate, then the problem is related to something that turns the drum or the drum itself. The drum is rotated by the drive belt; the drive belt is turned by the motor. This indicates that the problem may be related to the drive belt or the motor.

  1. 1Repair your dryer free: Find if you have warranty for your dryer. If you bought your dryer within one year, it is most likely that you have warranty. Most appliance manufacturers provide one year free warranty. If you have warranty, call the company and get your dryer fixed. If you do not have warranty and do not want to spend too much money, you will have to spend some time to identify and possibly fix the problem. The steps below will guide you through the process of identifying and fixing the problem.
  2. 2Door switch: In order for the dryer to work, the door switch must work. The door switch is inside the dryer near the door. In most dryers, you will have to open the frame that holds the door to reach the door switch. Refer to the User Guide to locate the door switch. Check the switch and replace it if it is defective. Now, check if your dryer is working or not. If it does not work, call an experienced appliance repair technician. If the door switch is good, move to the next step.
  3. 3Drum: Remove the drive belt from the drum and check if you can rotate the drum using your hand. The drum should rotate easily when you try to turn it. If it is hard to turn the drum by hand, correct problems with the rollers or pulley. Reassemble the dryer and test if the dryer works now. If the drum still does not turn, move to the next step.
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    Drive belt: The drive belt in your dryer turns the drum. In order for the drum to rotate, the belt must be tightly connected to the drum. If the drive belt is loose or defective, the motor in the drum may rotate the belt, however, the drum may not turn. If the belt is loose or defective you will have to replace it. Call a qualified appliance repair technician to replace the belt. It will be a good idea to check the idler pulley during the belt replacement job. If the pulley is worn out, replace it.