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Manage My Life

Kenmore dryer does not spin (it does heat-up)

by Manage My Life Last activity date:
August 16th, 2011

I have a Kenmore Dryer Model 11062852100 that now does not spin, but it does heat-up. I figure that it is a motor or drum belt issue, correct? Where do I start trying to address this?

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Dryers , Kenmore , Washers
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Lyle W, great news -- thanks for the response.
by Manage My Life
August 16th, 2011
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Lyle W
Thanks for the updates. Your details seem to indicate that you have the dryer working properly. I provided a photograph of the support rollers on a similar model of dryer in the image below. Yours will probably look somewhat like these. From your description, they are installed properly. If those rollers were not worn then you did not have to replace them. Since the dryer is working properly, I don't recommend that you replace those other components at this time. I recommend that you save those extra parts for possible use later on.

If you need more help, reply with additional details and we will assist you further.
by Lyle W
August 15th, 2011
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One more key update: the dryer is now working well, and quieter, so I am guessing that the right-side roller travel is a design matter.
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August 14th, 2011
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Barbara H, thanks for your reply, particularly the link to the parts schematics.

Expert(s), here are my update and new questions:

I opened the front panel and found the drum belt had snapped. The drum support rollers and idler pulley seemed to be in good shape, and the four (4) triangular rings (on the drum support roller shafts) were all intact. So, I decided to replace only the belt, even though the dryer maintenance kit that I purchased had all of those other parts.

1. Should I have replaced the rollers, idler pulley, and triangular rings anyway as a good preventive maintenance move?

2. I am concerned about the possible movement along the shaft of the right-side drum support roller (facing the dryer, above the motor). Its triangular ring appears to lock-in toward the back of the shaft almost flush with the back wall, which gives the roller about 1-3 inches of possible travel. Is that correct?

In contrast, the left-side drum support roller’s triangular rings appear to lock-in the roller toward the front of the shaft with no more than ¼-½ inch of possible travel. Because I did not remove the triangular rings, I could not tell if this was a design matter, or if the back triangular ring on the right-side roller had moved into a bad place.

Thanks for your help.

Coach Adam

P.S. This is my second attempt to post a reply -- the first one did not appear to link, so I am trying again.
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by Manage My Life
August 14th, 2011
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Dryer troubleshooting can be challenging but this is a great site to get help. While you wait for the expert, you can check a previous expert post that lists some possible causes for this type of issue. I attached the link below. I also added the link for your model to the Sears Parts Direct schematic which may help locate parts.
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August 13th, 2011
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