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Common solutions for: Roper Dryer drum not turning

01 - Roper Dryer 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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02 - Roper Dryer 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 are 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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03 - Roper Dryer Blower Wheel
The dryer blower wheel is the component that circulates the air through the dryer drum. Since the drive motor that rotates the blower wheel will often drive the belt that turns the drum as well, an obstructed blower wheel could prevent the drum from turning. Inspect the blower wheel and housing for any obstruction and replace the component if necessary.
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Dryer Blower Wheel
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04 - Roper Dryer Idler Pulley
Inspect the idler pulley for the dryer drum belt and make sure it spins freely on the shaft. If the idler pulley is stuck, worn or damaged, we recommend replacing the drum drive belt in addition to replacing the idler pulley.
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Dryer Idler Pulley
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05 - Roper Dryer Drive Motor
The drive motor turns the drum and the blower wheel to exhaust the air. First, check the motor to see if it makes a humming noise. If the motor still hums, 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.
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Dryer Drive Motor
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06 - Roper Dryer Maintenance Kit
A dryer maintenance kit will often include a drive belt and idler pulley, and may include rollers, a rear drum bearing, a felt seal, and other components. Since a broken drive belt, damaged idler pulley, and worn out rollers or drum bearings are the top causes of a dryer drum not turning, installing a new maintenance kit should solve the problem.
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Dryer Maintenance Kit
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