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My Dryer Won't Spin

You were half asleep when you threw your work clothes into the dryer last night but you woke up really fast this morning when you realized that they were still wet because your dryer drum's not turning anymore. That means your clothes are going to stay wet until it does. Time to turn to Repair Clinic for the help you need to get your dryer drum back spinning. Whether it's an issue with the drive belt, drum rolls, roller axel or drum bearing, we can help you identify the issue with our step-by-step troubleshooting guide. And when you do in fact figure out the problem, you can count on us for detailed repair videos and replacement parts that help you fix your dryer and save you money in the process.
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Common solutions for: Dryer drum not turning
Solution 1:
Drive 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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Dryer Drive Belt
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Solution 2:
Drum Roller
Most dryers have two drum rollers on the rear of the drum, and some dryers have two more rollers supporting the front of the drum. The rollers must spin freely to work properly. If the drum rollers ar...e worn out, the dryer won’t turn properly. To determine if the support rollers are worn out, remove the belt from the dryer and try turning the drum by hand. If the drum does not rotate freely, check the support rollers for wear. If one or more of the rollers are worn out, we recommend replacing all of the rollers at the same time as a preventative measure. (The roller shaft can often be reused if it is in good condition. Clean the shaft thoroughly before installing the new rollers.)
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Dryer Drum Roller
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