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Amana model LEA30AW electric dryer belt slips on motor-drum won't turn


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#1 Lurker_danb_*

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Posted 11 December 2005 - 05:04 PM

The drum on My Amana model LEA30AW electric dryer will not turn once I put wet clothes in it.  It will turn when it is empty but it is very easy to stop with my hand.  When I look inside the dryer I can tell that the motor is turning but the belt is slipping on the motor pully.  It looks to me like the tensioner is tight.  Any suggestions on what else I should look at.

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Posted 11 December 2005 - 06:00 PM

[user=0]danb[/user] wrote:

When I look inside the dryer I can tell that the motor is turning but the belt is slipping on the motor pully. 

What parts of the dryer have you removed to be able to see this? Have you disassembled enough to get eyeballs and fingers on the belt?

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Posted 12 December 2005 - 04:59 AM

I took off the bottom plate on the front and looked inside with a flash light.  The drum would turn with no clothes in the drier but it is easy to stop the drum with my hand.   When I stop the drum with my hand and look inside I can see the motor turning and the belt slipping on the motor.

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Posted 12 December 2005 - 05:05 AM

Have you done any other repairs to this dryer recently?

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Posted 12 December 2005 - 03:24 PM

Yes I replaced the heating element a few months ago.  The motor may have been replaced a year or so ago but I am not sure.

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Posted 13 December 2005 - 04:44 AM

How long ago did the belt slipping begin? Any connection to when the heating element was replaced?

Open the dryer door and turn it by hand. If it's very difficult to move, then the drum rollers probably need to be replaced.

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Posted 13 December 2005 - 06:09 PM

I just noticed the belt beginning to slip it this week.  The drum doesn't feel too hard to turn.  I took the drum out tonight and checked the rollers and idler pully, both looked in pretty good shape.  I noticed that the drum glides were pretty worn, would that cause the belt to slip?  Also,should I try replacing the belt?

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Posted 14 December 2005 - 03:28 PM

Worn glides will absolutely cause the belt to slip! They bind the drum at the front surface and the belt can't overcome it. If the belt were bad, it would be gnarly with splits and chunks missing.

Replace the front glides: http://www.repaircli....asp?R=154&P=50




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