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Why is my GE dryer not spinning?

Why is my GE dryer not spinning?

The most common reason for a GE dryer not spinning is typically a worn-out dryer belt. This thin rubber belt winds around the width of the dryer drum, suspended between two pulleys as it helps the drum turn. Over time, the belt can fray, tear, or break completely. If this occurs, the dryer drum won’t be able to turn.

How long is a GE dryer belt?

From the Manufacturer General Electric WE12M29 Dryer Drum Drive Belt is 89 inches long.

Why is my dryer getting hot but not spinning?

Check the Thermal Fuse The thermal fuse is a key safety feature of your dryer that shuts the dryer off if it runs too hot. While it’s meant to shut the entire dryer off, a faulty thermal fuse may cut power to the motor while the heating element remains on. This may be the reason for your dryer not spinning.

How difficult is it to replace a dryer belt?

One of the most common causes for a clothes dryer to fail is a broken drive belt on the dryer drum. This is an easy do it yourself repair, which uses very few tools, and can save a lot of money.

Can a dryer still dry without spinning?

One of the most common reasons your dryer won’t spin is because the drive belt is broken. To find out if this is the problem, open the dryer door, reach in, and attempt to turn the big circular tumbler—the drum—by hand. If it turns too easily, the belt has probably snapped and needs to be replaced.

How do you install a GE dryer belt?

Use the belt to lift the back-end of the dryer and grab the front lip with your fingers and slide the drum straight out towards the front. If you didn’t unhook the belt from the idler pulley AND motor shaft you will run into issues at this point. Here you can see me supporting the back-end of the drum: Step 13: Vacuum out your dryer.

How do you replace the belt on a GE dryer?

Disconnect the dryer from the electrical supply. The easiest way to do this is to simply unplug it from the receptacle.

  • Move your dryer to an area where it will be easy to access the rear of the machine if possible.
  • Check the outside of the machine near the top for any exposed fasteners.
  • What size belt does a GE dryer use?

    Dryer drive belt. This is the most common GE/Hotpoint dryer belt. 87″ long and 1/4″ wide. 4 ridges.The drive belt dries out over time. If the dryer belt cracks or breaks, the dryer drum will not be able to turn. If the dryer motor is running, but the drum won’t rotate, the belt has likely broken.

    How to change a belt on a GE dryer?

    Pull your GE Spacemaker away from the wall far enough so that you can get behind it to work easily.

  • Unplug the GE Spacemaker’s power cord from the electrical outlet. Remove the retaining screws from the back of the dryer unit with a Phillips head screwdriver.
  • Pull the belt off of the dryer drum and install the new one,ribbed side down.