My dryer just quit working tonight. Its drum doesn’t spin. So, off to YouTube I went for repair advice. I immediately found a couple of helpful videos.
- Samsung Dryer Won’t Start or Spin – Troubleshooting and Repair Guide. From this, I determined that the belt was loose, but not broken, so it’s likely an idler pulley issue.
- Samsung Dryer Belt Replacement – Not Spinning or Starting. This shows how to inspect the idler pulley.
Huh, look at that: the idler pulley is missing! Oh there it is, hiding in the dust bunny in the lower right.
After another online search, I ordered the replacement part. It should arrive in a couple of days. With a little luck I’ll be able to do the repair without having to move the dryer any farther.
In the meantime, I’m going to round up some dust bunnies.