Dryer Drum Not Turning

Dryer Drum Not Turning

If your dryer drum is not turning, there could be several possible causes. Here are some troubleshooting steps you can follow to identify and potentially fix the issue:

  1. Check power supply: Ensure that the dryer is receiving power. Check if the power cord is properly connected and the circuit breaker or fuse for the dryer is not tripped or blown.
  2. Door switch: Most dryers have a door switch that prevents the drum from spinning when the door is open. Make sure the door is securely closed, and the switch is not faulty or stuck. Try pressing the switch manually to see if it activates.
  3. Drive belt: The drum is typically rotated by a drive belt that wraps around the drum and a motor pulley. If the belt is broken, loose, or worn out, it will prevent the drum from turning. Access the belt by removing the dryer’s front or rear panel, depending on the model. Check the condition of the belt and replace it if necessary.
  4. Motor or motor pulley: The motor is responsible for driving the drum. If the motor is faulty or the motor pulley is damaged, it may not be able to rotate the drum. Listen for any unusual noises coming from the motor or try turning the drum manually to see if it’s stuck.
  5. Idler pulley or drum rollers: Dryers often have additional components like idler pulleys or drum rollers that help the drum rotate smoothly. If any of these components are worn out or seized, they can prevent the drum from turning. Inspect them for damage and replace if needed.
  6. Motor switch or control board: In some cases, a faulty motor switch or control board can cause the drum to stop turning. If you’ve ruled out other possible causes, you may need to call a professional technician to diagnose and repair the issue.


It’s important to note that working with electrical appliances can be dangerous. If you’re not comfortable or experienced with appliance repair, it’s recommended to contact a qualified technician for assistance.

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