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Why is my tumble dryer drum not going around?

Why is my tumble dryer drum not going around?

A broken drive belt is the most common reason a dryer won’t spin. To fix this issue, turn the drum by hand. A working belt should provide some resistance, so if the drum turns very easily and loosely, the belt is probably broken.

Is the dryer idler pulley supposed to spin?

Spin the pulley wheel. It should turn smoothly and quietly, without any wobble. If your dryer’s idler pulley wheel assembly is damaged, excessively worn, or no longer functioning as it should, it will have to be replaced.

Can you still use a dryer if it doesn’t spin?

If your dryer is not spinning but still getting hot, your clothes will remain damp. The dryer drum is spun by a belt that’s connected to the dryer’s motor. The motor engages the belt to spin the drum. Problems with the dryer not spinning often involve the motor and belt.

How much does it cost to replace a dryer belt?

Dryer Belt Replacement Cost Plan on paying an appliance technician anywhere from $140 to $200 to replace a belt. Projects taking more than an hour could cost upwards of $400.

How much does it cost to replace a belt on a dryer?

Why is my tensioner pulley not spinning?

If you hear grinding or the pulley doesn’t spin freely, replace the tensioner. When you replace the belt, it should take a lot of muscle power to move the tensioner. If you can move it easily, the spring tension is most likely not tight enough. You can also check the tensioner by checking belt tension.

Should all pulley spin freely?

The only pulleys you should be able to turn by hand when the serpentine belt is not in place are: the water pump, alternator, and power steering pump pulleys. The air conditioning compressor has a clutch on it that should spin freely as well but it will not be rotating the internals of the compressor.

What causes a dryer drum to stop turning?

If the motor is broken, the dryer drum won’t turn. The drum rollers are malfunctioning—If the rollers don’t spin freely, the motor will become overloaded and the dryer will completely stop. To determine if these rollers are worn out, remove the dryer belt and turn the drum by hand.

Is it worth repairing a tumble dryer?

After a quote, consider the 50% rule. If your dryer will cost more than 50% of its original cost to repair and is over 50% of the way through its lifespan, then getting a new dryer is often more cost-effective.

Is it worth getting a dryer repaired?

Is it worth repairing a dryer? Dryer repairs are worth it if the appliance is less than 4 years old and the cost is less than $400. For older dryers and/or costly repairs, replacing your appliance is more cost effective.