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Belt issue? 1. Would it be the belt if the dryer is heating up and the clothes do turn hot but they stay in the same place? Doesn't turn. I can spin it manually though.2. How old is this clothes dryer?

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SOUNDS LIKE A BELT ISSUE REMOVE CABINET AND SEE

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That was the problem thanks.

Posted on May 03, 2007

SOURCE: kenmore dryer not spinning---how do i disassemble to see if belt or motor is bad?

kenmore dryers are the easiest dryers to work on. unplug! remove 2 screws @lint screen top. insert screrwdriver under top @ each end and pop top up. disconect wires to door panel. remove 2 5/16 screws at each end inside. lift front door panel up and out.( the bottom of the panel is held by spring clips. replace belt if broke. remove drum if not and check rollers. note: belt route at idler pulley.

Posted on Jul 19, 2008

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Yes, it will save you alot of money and work just fine. You will have to shut off the dryer, turn off the gas and/or electric(disconnect it to be sure it is power free). Look at dryer carefully as you may be able to access the belt from the lower front. The belt is easily available at Sears Parts Stores. Do not use it until fixed as it might overheat!

Posted on Dec 09, 2008

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SOURCE: Kenmore electric dryer won't start

DOOR SWITCH

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SOURCE: my kenmore dryer turns on and heats but

Hi, It is most likely the belt. Here are the instructions for the most common dryer. If this doesn't match up to you style dryer, please let me know your model # and I can assist you. UNPLUG the dryer. This model you need to remove the two screws under the lint screen. Now use a flat blade screw drive and insert it in the gap between the top and the front panel and pry the top up. Now locate and remove the screws on the inside of the front panel in upper corners. The front should lift off.
There should be instructions that came with the belt. I will try and explain how this goes on. The idler pulley fits in a slot right in front of the motor. Put the belt over the drum with ribs touching drum. Now, thread the belt through the idler pulley wheel and bracket and set the belt on the motor pulley. The ribs should rest in the grooves on the motor pulley. I am also sending you a picture of how the belt threads through the idler pulley.
I hope this helps you. If I can assist you further, please let me know.
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Has anyone had a problem with the drum not rotating? The power is working and there is heat but clothes only partly dry as not being tumbled. Can this be repaired?


If you can hear the motor turning, then the belt is broken. If you can't hear the motor, you need a new drive motor.

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Sounds like a belt problem with no clothes in the dryer turn the dryer on for a minute or so open the door if the drum is spinning it not belt if drum is not spinning it's more that likely the belt that turns the drum.also need to check the exhaust hose in back of dryer it could have a blockage check lint screen also.Hope this helps.

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............ sounds like he belt is slipping / damaged or broken. If you turn the drum by hand, does it spin? If so, is it easier than normal? If so, almost certainly needs a new belt. Get it checked out - a lot of house fires are caused by clothes dryers!

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The way to visually see if the belt has broken or not is to 1) unplug the dryer. 2) Remove the lint screen on the top of the dryer. 3) take the two phillips head screws out where the lint trap is. 4) with a flat head screwdriver pop the top of the dryer up by sliding the driver inbetween the top and front of the dryer and pry upwards a little. 5) You'll now see the drum, if the belt is not around it its broken, and if it's visible try to lift it. If it taught, its good. IF THE BELT IS BROKEN OR LOOSE CONTINUE TO NEXT STEPS 6) on the left and right upper inner sides of the dryer you will find two screws, one on each side, remove these and the front should be easlily remove. 7) once off you'll be able to easily see the motor, the belts idler pulley, and everything else.

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The motore will run, but it is not spinning. The motor smells hot when it is running and not spinning.


Dryers have a drive belt that turns the clothes drum. If the belt breaks, the drum stops rotating. Then you need to replace the belt.
Here is a link to the belt.

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You need to check the drum belt. With dryer empty, reach in and give it a spin. If the belt is good, it will stop in 1/2 turn or less when released. If the belt broke, it will spin almost a full turn.

Oct 25, 2009 | Kenmore 62602 Electric Dryer

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Making a lot of noise, heats up but the clothes stay wet


DRYER HEATS UP AN CLOTHE FEELS HUMID,,,,,,YOU GOT BAD COILS......HEAT IS NOT CONSTANT..POWER TO THE COILS DROP AN THEN COMES BACK UR MAGNETIC COILS ARE BAD
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Dryer drum won't spin/tumble clothes


Chances are it's a broken belt. If you hear the sound of the motor running and your dryer is heating, there's nothing else but the belt.

Changing the belt yourself is pretty easy if you can use a screwdriver and have a little mechanical ability. The new belt is around $20, and you'll save big if you don't call a service person to do it for you. A good site with a step-by-step illustrated procedure for changing the belt is here. They also sell parts, or you can find the belt locally at any appliance parts store.

May 04, 2009 | Dryers

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My electric clothes dryer will not turn on, however the heating element gets hot. What is my problem


This can be caused by two things one a broken belt or 2 a short in the switch on the motor the motor must be running to send power to the heating element. ..Here is the question for you
1.Is the drum turning
2. if yes check the switch at the motor
3. if no then your belt is most likely broken

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There's only a couple of things that will cause the problem you just described. A broken dryer belt, or a defective drive motor. However, most drive motors are equipped with a centrifugal switch that closes when the motor turns. Without this switch closed, the heating circuits would not energize. So...I would recommend you check to see if your dryer belt has broken. If you can post back with comments on BRAND name and MODEL number (located along the inside of the door opening somewhere, or on the back of the console) I can give you advice on how to repair this yourself. Let me know. I hope this helps you.

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