Gas dryer drum(?) not rotating


Old 02-27-03, 06:44 PM
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Gas dryer drum(?) not rotating

Bear with me because as my name suggests I'm sorta clueless. We have an old, old (1965 I think) gas dryer. Today I put a load in and a little while later heard a thumping type noise. I checked the dryer and sure enough the drum (?) wasn't rotating. I was able to move it with my hands with no problem, but it would not turn otherwise.

I'm willing to take it apart or whatever, but will need very detailed instructions-lol!

Thanks in advance!

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Old 02-28-03, 04:40 AM
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I don't know what brand of dryer you have but it sounds like it could be a couple of thinks.

question: can you hear the motor running when you try to start it?

if so it sounds like your belt broke for some reason (maybe just old)

I'd check that first.
Old 02-28-03, 06:13 PM
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Based on the problem description, I also suggest you check for a broken belt. Below are some web site pictures which may help.


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