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Dryer is Not Rotating/Turning/Tumbling - Snap Supply

Dryer is Not Rotating/Turning/Tumbling

There are several parts involved in the process of the dryer drum turning. Because they all work so closely with one another, we typically recommend Snap Supply’s dryer maintenance kits which include each part that could be giving you trouble. If you’re opening up your dryer to make a replacement anyway, replacing each part will ensure the smooth operation of your dryer going into the future.


Dryer Belt


The dryer belt connects the drum to the drive motor to turn the drum. It can often become worn out as a result of overuse. If your dryer drum is not turning, then it could be a problem with the dryer belt.

Because there are many parts that are involved with the smooth rotation of the dryer drum, Snap Supply offers kits that include every part that you will need to make a complete repair: dryer belts, roller wheels, and an idler pulley. Replacing each of these parts is common practice to prevent the dryer from breaking down again shortly after the repair. Check out the link to peruse Snap Supply’s dryer maintenance kits. 

 

How to Troubleshoot a Drive Belt:

  1. Disconnect dryer from its power source.
  2. Find the dryer belt - it is typically accessed by removing the front panel of the dryer. 
  3. Inspect the belt for any visible signs of damage.
  4. If you find any visible damage on the belt, it must be replaced.

Don’t forget: just because parts look the same does not mean that they are the same. Make sure to use cross reference information and model numbers to confirm compatibility with your dryer.


Find the right dryer belt for your dryer here!


Dryer Pulley

The dryer pulley is a part of the system of parts that ensure that the dryer drum spins properly. It provides tension to the drum belt so that the belt does not slip off the dryer drum. Because it rotates at such a high speed, the dryer pulley can become worn out over time. If your dryer is making a squeaking noise as it turns, then the dryer pulley might need to be replaced. 

Because there are many parts that are involved with the smooth rotation of the dryer drum, Snap Supply offers kits that include every part that you will need to make a complete repair: dryer belts, roller wheels, and an idler pulley. Replacing each of these parts is common practice to prevent the dryer from breaking down again shortly after the repair. Check out the link to peruse Snap Supply’s dryer maintenance kits. 


How to Troubleshoot a Dryer Pulley:

  1. Disconnect the dryer from its power source.
  2. Find the idler pulley - depending on the model, it might be located behind the front panel or the lower access panel.
  3. Slide the belt off the pulley to remove it.
  4. To test the pulley, turn it and make sure that it spins freely. If there is any resistance as it is spinning, it might be damaged.
  5. Inspect it for visual damage.
  6. If the pulley has visible signs of damage or if it cannot spin without resistance, it must be replaced.

Don’t forget: just because parts look the same does not mean that they are the same. Make sure to use cross reference information and model numbers to confirm compatibility with your dryer.


Find the right dryer pulley for your appliance here!


Drum Rollers

Drum rollers are the wheels that the dryer drum spins on. If these parts are damaged or worn, then the dryer drum will not be able to spin properly. Inspecting these parts visually is easy, so the troubleshooting process is straightforward. 

Because there are many parts that are involved with the smooth rotation of the dryer drum, Snap Supply offers kits that include every part that you will need to make a complete repair: dryer belts, roller wheels, and an idler pulley. Replacing each of these parts is common practice to prevent the dryer from breaking down again shortly after the repair. Check out the link to peruse Snap Supply’s dryer maintenance kits. 

Snap Supply also offers dryer rollers in single packs or in kits. If one of your rollers appears damaged but the others appear to be fine, we still recommend replacing each roller. This will ensure that your dryer drum will continue to turn smoothly for as long as possible.


How to Troubleshoot Drum Rollers:

  1. Disconnect the dryer from its power source. 
  2. Remove the front panel of the dryer to gain access to the dryer drum.
  3. Remove the dryer belt to remove the dryer drum.
  4. Now you will be able to see the roller wheels - inspect them for visual signs of damage or wear and tear.
  5. If your drum rollers do not spin freely or if they are visually damaged or worn, you must replace them.

Don’t forget: just because parts look the same does not mean that they are the same. Make sure to use cross reference information and model numbers to confirm compatibility with your dryer.


Find the right drum rollers for your dryer here!

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