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GE Dryer Won't Turn at All

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The 6 most common part(s) or condition(s) which cause the symptom Dryer won't turn at all are listed below starting with the most likely. Check or test each item and watch any available videos.

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Drive Belt - Part # 1052895 Mfg Part # WE12X10009

Drive Belt

RepairClinic Item # 1052895

Every dryer has a belt, and if the belt breaks the dryer won't turn. The belt is usually a very long, slender belt that wraps all the way around the dryer drum, around a tension pulley, and then around the drive motor. Over time the belt will break from normal use. A quick way to see if the belt is broken is to reach into the dryer and try to spin the drum by hand. If it spins very easily the belt is probably broken. Some dryers have a belt switch on the idler pulley arm that will not let the dryer start if the belt is broken. When a dryer won't turn, this is the first part to check.

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Drum Bearing - Part # 276403 Mfg Part # WE3X70

Drum Bearing

RepairClinic Item # 276403

The drum bearing supports the rear of the dryer drum. Over time this bearing will wear out and may cause several different problems. If the dryer won't turn during the cycle it may be that this drum bearing has worn out.

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Drum Bearing - Part # 771263 Mfg Part # WE13X10011

Drum Bearing

RepairClinic Item # 771263

The drum bearing supports the rear of the dryer drum. Over time this bearing will wear out and may cause several different problems. If the dryer won't turn during the cycle it may be that this drum bearing has worn out.

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Drum Bearing - Part # 771336 Mfg Part # WE25X10001

Drum Bearing

RepairClinic Item # 771336

The drum bearing supports the rear of the dryer drum. Over time this bearing will wear out and may cause several different problems. If the dryer won't turn during the cycle it may be that this drum bearing has worn out.

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Drum Slide, Glide, or Pad - Part # 274452 Mfg Part # WE03X10001

Drum Slide, Glide, or Pad

RepairClinic Item # 274452

The drum slides or glides support the front of the drum. As the drum rotates over the years, the glides wear out and then the dryer won't turn. Replace all of the glides as a set if they are worn out.

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Drive Motor - Part # 275429 Mfg Part # WE17X10001

Drive Motor

RepairClinic Item # 275429

The motor should spin freely when the belt is disconnected. If it doesn't, check to be certain there isn't anything caught in the blower wheel. If the blower wheel is clear and the dryer still won't turn, the motor may be defective. All dryer motors have sealed bearings and can't be lubricated. Replace the motor if it doesn't turn freely.

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