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Offline ann_f

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Dryer intermittently stops spinning
« on: August 01, 2014, 09:50:03 AM »


I have a stackable washer/gas dryer combo from GE.  Model #WSM2780TAWWB  The dryer is heating correctly but on occasion I will turn it on and the drum won't spin.  At first I could rotate the drum with my hand, close it and it would start right back up and then that stopped working.  I opened the front panel to check the belt assuming it had snapped and it was fine.  I called a repair service who of course came over and saw the drum spin just fine.  They cleaned the dryer but said the belt and innards of the dryer were a-ok.  Of course the next time I used the dryer the drum did not spin.  I opened it up again and this time tugged gently on the belt where it meets the pulley and heard a click/snap noise, as if something was off the track.  That seemed to fix it for the day but the next weekend when I ran another load it happened again.  The same tugging did the trick but I'm looking to figure out the root cause.

Des anyone know why this might be working? I can't really get a good view of the pulley when I tug the belt.  Should I try to replace the belt anyway or the pulley? I can't find any diagrams to show me how to access these parts more directly.  The belt feels brittle but still very tight, I don't want to call another repair service if they are going to tell me nothing is wrong.  I'd rather give it a try myself to see if we can avoid another service call.

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Re: Dryer intermittently stops spinning
« Reply #1 on: August 01, 2014, 11:02:17 PM »
Bad motor, WE25X10019, but it will sub to 5303937189 for 1/3 the cost.


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