I just put my wash in the dryer (Sears Model 110.64212200 built by
Whirlpool), cleaned the filter, set the timer, and pressed Start.
I heard the motor start, but something didn't sound right, it was too
smooth. I opened the door, and sure enough, the drum wasn't spinning.
(Normally you can see clothes still moving for a second after the door
opens). There was a "hot" smell, but hopefully that was the heater
element, not a belt. Hmmm. Thinking perhaps I overfilled the dryer, I
emptied everything out and tried again. Same result.
Fearing the worst, I moved the drum slightly by hand, then tried again.
This time the drum spun. I reloaded the machine and it happily dried my
So what would cause this to happen? What should I do to prevent it from
happening in the future? The dryer has been relatively trouble free in
its 3.5 years of life.