Appliance Repair Questions? Ask a Technician for Answers ASAP
Good morning, and welcome to the Technical section in JustAnswer, an independent paid question and answer platform that matches customers' questions to experts in various skills. My name is ***** ***** I'll be happy to help you today.This has the hallmarks of a motor failure. However, the only way to be certain is to measure the voltage reaching the motor. Clearly this requires great care, (a) as it involves operating the dryer when it's powered on, and (b) to avoid anything getting snagged in the belt, should the motor decide to turn. Is this the kind of investigation that you'd be comfortable doing?_____There's no time pressure on this topic - it will stay open to you for many days, and you can reply at any time. I will be away from my desk sometimes, but will respond as soon as I can.
I recommend that you power off the dryer, pull it out, and remove the back panel so that you can inspect the drive belt and the motor.
There will be a way to remove it - it's just a question of whether or not you have the tools to do it. I'd be tempted to take the assembly to a local appliance repairer and ask them to replace the damaged part, then you can reinstate the assembly.