Every dryer must perform two functions simultaneously: heat clothes and toss them. If it fails to carry out either of those functions, the heated air will be unable to reach all of the wet items in the drum. Hence, none of them will dry sufficiently within the span of a single cycle. Unfortunately, it may take you longer than the length of one cycle to determine what has caused your dryer to stop spinning.
What possibilities must be ruled out first?
First, ask the obvious question: Does the appliance have access to a power supply? Is it plugged in? Does the circuit breaker need to be reset? Is the dryer’s plug in good condition? What about the outlet that has been holding it?
Next take a look at the appliance’s door. Focus on the plastic peg in that same door. Can you hear a click when you shut the door? If not, is that plastic peg broken?
If you do hear a click, you should be ready to consider the alternate possibilities. One of those possibilities completes the list of things that can go wrong with the door’s components. You may need to replace the switch in the door.
Another possibility completes the list of things that fall under the heading “task for a troubleshooter.” It could be that the dryer’s drive belt is broken. Check to see if the appliance repair expert in Pickering can easily turn the drum by hand. If you can, then that observation would indicate a defect in the drive belt.
Things that you will probably want checked by a professional technician
Has either of the drum rollers stopped spinning? In the absence of their spin, the dryer’s motor becomes susceptible to the consequences of overloading. The drum’s failure to spin belongs on a list of such consequences.
Are the roller axles worn out? If these parts wear out, each of them will develop a wobble. Their wobbling motion can keep the drum rollers for spinning freely. As explained above, that defect can lead to cessation of the drum’s expected motion.
Are the drum gliders worn out? A plastic glider supports the drum. In the absence of that support, the drum fails to perform its expected functions.
Is the appliance’s bearing worn out? The bearing offers support to the back of the drum. A drum is like a top. It must have some type of supporting structure in order to start and continue spinning. In other words, a defect in the bearing could explain the drum’s failure to spin in the expected manner. After any defective part has been replaced, be sure that it stays in good shape. Do not strain any component that supports the dryer’s drum.