Help - My Dryer Won't Spin - Part 1 of 2

10:04 AM

Seriously Dryer!?  AGAIN!?

Dryer won't spin
It seems like just yesterday that I was making my first dryer repair.  A quick scan of this blog tells me that it was all the way back in September when I last took thIS baby apart.  So I guess that's not too bad.  We are an active family of 5 so ALL of our appliances get a work out!

Nine months ago this dryer had a TERRIBLE squeak.  Thankfully I was able to make the repair myself!  I blogged about it here.  This time around, she won't spin.  Based on my limited experience of dryer repair I guessed that belt was broken.  

Broken dryer belt
Turns out, I was right!

The good news is that this is a pretty easy repair to make.  I just need to order the parts from my favorite parts place Appliance Parts Pros.  These guys (and gals) are awesome and lightening fast!  The belt cost about $10.  Plus I ordered new screws for the dryer door.  While I had the dryer open I took a look around to see if anything else looked worn or torn.  An important lesson learned from my recent shower repair experience is to replace worn screws ASAP!

Slights worn dryer screws

The heads on the dryer screws are not too bad, but I'd hate to find myself in the position of having to deal with stripped screws.  So, when I ordered the belt, I also ordered 2 new door screws.  At $1.25 each you really can't go wrong!

Finally, I've started a little album of appliance stickers.  Each time I repair an appliance I take a picture of the model number label.

Dryer label
This way I have all of the appliance information in one place.  If I need to order a part or check for a recall, all of the information is stored in one place.  If you decide to keep an appliance label album, don't forget to label the pictures! 

The parts have been ordered, a new picture has been added to my label album.  Now all I need to do is wait for the parts to arrive.  They are due in this evening.  I'll be sure to take lots of pix and blog about it soon!

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  1. Do it yourself appliance repair is never a great idea. A while back I thought I could fix one of my home appliances, so I ordered the required whirlpool dryer parts for my dryer and incidentally caused a gas leak, not good! Please seek professional help on all appliances that could potentially be dangerous if malfunctioning.

    1. awesome fear-mongering spam comment, well done "James"!