This DIY dryer repair guide explains how to replace a dryer drive motor. The drive motor turns the belt that rotates the dryer drum. It also rotates the blower fan wheel to circulate air through the dryer drum. If the drive motor fails, the drum or blower wheel might struggle to rotate, or the drum may not turn at all. Replace a failed drive motor with the manufacturer-approved dryer part.
The video below shows a gas dryer, but the repair is the same for electric. These directions work for replacing the drive motor in Kenmore, Whirlpool, Maytag, Amana, Roper, Crosley and Estate dryers with a lint screen housing located in the top dryer panel.