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GE Dryer Stopped Spinning

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The part(s) or condition(s) listed below for the symptom Dryer stopped spinning are ordered from most likely to least likely to occur. Check or test each item, starting with the items at the top of the page.

Most Frequent Causes for Dryer stopped spinning

Cause 1Drive Belt

The drive belt is a very long, slender belt that wraps all the way around the dryer drum, around a tension pulley, and then around the drive motor pulley. Over time, the belt can break from normal use. If the belt is broken, the dryer won’t turn. To quickly determine if the belt is broken, reach into the dryer and turn the drum by hand. If the drum spins very easily, the belt is likely broken. Next, inspect the belt to confirm that it is broken. If the belt is broken, replace it.

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Drive Belt for your GEDryer
Drive Belt - Part # 1381519 Mfg Part # WE12M29

Dryer drum drive belt, 89-1/2 inches long, 4 ribs. The drive belt is a very long, slender belt that wraps all the way around the dryer drum, around a tension pulley, and then around the drive motor pulley. If the drum will not turn when the dryer is turned on the belt is likely broken.

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Cause 2Drum Slide, Glide, or Pad

If the dryer stops turning during the cycle, one or more of the drum glides (also called slides) might be worn out. The drum glides are small plastic pieces that support the front of the dryer drum. As the drum rotates, it slides on these plastic pieces. Over time, the drum glides wear out. If the drum glides are worn out, the drum can start binding and put strain on the motor. If this happens, the motor shuts down, preventing the dryer from turning. To determine if the drum glides are worn out, inspect them for wear. If the glides are worn out, replace all of the glides as a set.

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Drum Slide, Glide, or Pad for your GEDryer
Drum Slide, Glide, or Pad - Part # 963512 Mfg Part # WE1M504

Dryer drum slide. Sold individually. The dryer's drum slides help to support the front of the drum as it rotates. If the drum slides are worn out, the dryer will be noisy. Because the slides wear out at the same rate, we recommend replacing all of the slides together.

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Cause 3Drum Slide, Glide, or Pad

If the dryer stops turning during the cycle, one or more of the drum glides (also called slides) might be worn out. The drum glides are small plastic pieces that support the front of the dryer drum. As the drum rotates, it slides on these plastic pieces. Over time, the drum glides wear out. If the drum glides are worn out, the drum can start binding and put strain on the motor. If this happens, the motor shuts down, preventing the dryer from turning. To determine if the drum glides are worn out, inspect them for wear. If the glides are worn out, replace all of the glides as a set.

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Drum Slide, Glide, or Pad for your GEDryer
Drum Slide, Glide, or Pad - Part # 2677745 Mfg Part # WE1M1067

Dryer drum slide. There are two of these needed on your dryer. These go on the inner most slots on the front bearing. Sold individually will need to purchase two*. The drum slides support the front of the dryer drum instead of rollers or bearings. As they wear out the dryer will make more noise.

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Cause 4Drum Bearing

The drum bearing supports the rear of the dryer drum. Over time, this bearing wears out. If the drum bearing is worn out, it might put too much strain on the motor, causing the dryer to stop mid-cycle. To determine if the drum bearing is at fault, remove the dryer belt and try turning the drum by hand. If the drum rotates freely, it is unlikely that the drum bearing is worn out. If the drum makes squealing or grinding sounds when turned and/or is hard to turn, check the drum bearing and replace it if necessary.

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Drum Bearing for your GEDryer
Drum Bearing - Part # 784658 Mfg Part # WE25M40

Rear drum bearing kit. *Bearing plate has slot in it for ground strap. The drum bearing supports the rear of the dryer drum. Over time, the drum bearing wears out. If the drum bearing is worn out, the dryer may make noise.

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Cause 5Drum Bearing

The drum bearing supports the rear of the dryer drum. Over time, this bearing wears out. If the drum bearing is worn out, it might put too much strain on the motor, causing the dryer to stop mid-cycle. To determine if the drum bearing is at fault, remove the dryer belt and try turning the drum by hand. If the drum rotates freely, it is unlikely that the drum bearing is worn out. If the drum makes squealing or grinding sounds when turned and/or is hard to turn, check the drum bearing and replace it if necessary.

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Drum Bearing for your GEDryer
Drum Bearing - Part # 877502 Mfg Part # WE1M462

Dryer drum rear bearing sleeve.

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Cause 6Drive Motor

The drive motor turns the drum and the blower wheel to exhaust the air. If the dryer runs, stops for a while, and then starts again, this likely indicates that the motor is overheating, causing the dryer to shut off until the motor cools down. First, remove the belt from the motor and check the blower wheel to ensure that it is not obstructed. Next, with the belt removed, try rotating the drum by hand. If the drum does not rotate freely, determine what is causing the drum to bind. If the drum turns freely and the blower wheel is clear of obstructions, the drive motor might be defective. If you suspect the motor is at fault, replace it.

Parts
Drive Motor for your GEDryer
Drive Motor - Part # 1256970 Mfg Part # WE17X10010

Dryer motor kit. Replaces old "T" & "V" style motors. Includes 2 motor pulleys and basic directions. Common symptoms of a bad drive motor are:
-Dryer stops turning during cycle
-Dryer won't start
-Dryer won't turn at al

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