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Frigidaire Dryer Drum Not Turning

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The part(s) or condition(s) listed below for the symptom Dryer drum not turning 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 drum not turning

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.

Parts
Drive Belt for your FrigidaireDryer
Drive Belt - Part # 1156784 Mfg Part # 134503600

Dryer drum belt, length 87.75" x width 1/4". If the drum does not turn, but you can hear the motor running then there is a good chance the belt has broken.

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Cause 2Drum Bearing

The drum bearing supports the rear of the dryer drum. Over time, this bearing wears out. If the drum bearing is worn out, the dryer may not turn properly. 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, the drum bearing is not likely 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.

Parts
Drum Bearing for your FrigidaireDryer
Drum Bearing - Part # 1851 Mfg Part # 5303281153

Dryer rear drum bearing kit. The holes in the metal plate are not threaded. Use the self tapping screws in the kit to thread the plate. If the dryer is noisy then the rear bearing could be worn and require replacement.

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Cause 3Drum Bearing

The drum bearing supports the rear of the dryer drum. Over time, this bearing wears out. If the drum bearing is worn out, the dryer may not turn properly. 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, the drum bearing is not likely 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.

Parts
Drum Bearing for your FrigidaireDryer
Drum Bearing - Part # 774936 Mfg Part # 131825900

Rear bearing support for dryer drum.

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Cause 4Drum Slide, Glide, or Pad

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 one or more of the glides are worn out, replace all of the glides as a set.

Parts
Drum Slide, Glide, or Pad for your FrigidaireDryer
Drum Slide, Glide, or Pad - Part # 2629362 Mfg Part # 137513300

Dryer drum glide. These drum glides help to support the front of the dryer drum as it rotates. Sold individually. It is recommended to replace both at one time.

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Cause 5Drive 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.

Parts
Drive Motor for your FrigidaireDryer
Drive Motor - Part # 407697 Mfg Part # 131560100

Dryer drum drive motor. Includes pulley for dryer drum drive belt. Other shaft has reverse threads for blower wheel. Common symptoms of a bad drive motor are:
-Dryer stops turning during cycle
-Dryer won't start
-Dryer won't turn at all
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