My clothes dryer was working fine, then all the sudden I heard a loud bang and the drum stopped moving. The heat still comes out just fine.?

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  • 6 months ago
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    Broken belt. Look up ''replacing belt on (your model of dryer)" on youtube. It might be easy enough to do it yourself, depending on the age and style of your dryer.

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  • 2 months ago

    When your dryer stops spinning it is most likely indeed caused by a broken belt, you can reach to the drum and try turning it by hand. If it spins easily, the belt is probably broken or slipped off. A not spinning dryer can be also due to a faulty drum roller. In rare cases the motor is faulty and the dryer won't spin.

    Drive Belt: The drive belt is long and slender. It wraps around all the major components of a dryer: The drum, tension pulley and drive motor pulley. You can easilt check if the drive belt is broken by simply hand spinning the drum. If it spins too easily than the belt is most likely broken. You should always examine the belt for any signs of wear when you have a chance, and replace if needed.

    Drum Rollers: Depending on your dryer it might have two or more drum rollers. They are usually located at the rear and front of the drum and support it so that it can spin freely. The drum rollers can wear out over time making it difficult for the dryer to spin and placing excess stress on the motor. You can test your drum rollers by removing the drive belt and hand spinning the drum. If the drum does not spin evenly or freely you probably have to replace the drum rollers.

    I got this info from:   

    https://www.electrafixbc.ca/appliances/dryer.html.  Check it out for more help if needed. 

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  • GTB
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    6 months ago

    The drum drive belt most likely failed under load, replace it

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  • roger
    Lv 7
    6 months ago

    Sounds like the drive belt broke.

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  • 6 months ago

    Your hamster got caught in the drum belt.

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  • 6 months ago

    likely the drive belt for the drum has failed and needs replacing

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  • 6 months ago

    It is most likely the belt. It should be easy to replace yourself and the belt should be easy to buy.

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  • Anonymous
    6 months ago

    That **** is definitely broken ma guy

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  • Anonymous
    6 months ago

    maybe snapped the belt, time for a service man .......................................

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