<What do you mean when you say the drum does not turn freely? Does the dryer start and run?>
The Dryer runs ,but the drum does not turn. I took the front off, and the belt is broken, but now I am wondering if the pads or glides may need replacing as well because the drum will turn by hand, but stops after less than a quarter revolution. I'm not sure how easily it should spin, but I read the post : http://appliancejunk.com/forums/index.php?topic=1302.0
where it says:
"Your dryer has glides on the front of it. I would be willing to bet the glides are bad. Reach inside and turn the drum, It should turn just effortlessly. If it is any way under the sun hard to turn then you have problems. No amount of belts will ever solve the problem."
so that has me wondering if the glides are bad.
Thanks for your reply.