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Maytag PYE2300AY drum Belt replacement

How do you get into the cabinet to replace the belt? I assume the top opens, but I cannot figure how to open the top to get into it.

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  • phoush Nov 14, 2008

    My dryer runs but the tumbler does not turn. I'm assuming its a belt, but cannot figure out how to open the dryer up. I have a PYE2300AYW, and don't see any screws on the bottom front of the dryer to remove.

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HI thanks for your question. its the front that comes off. 2 screws at the bottom of the front. remove them, pull front towards you. thanks

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The barrel doesn't turn


This dryer is belt driven. You did not mention if the motor was running or not but, I am going to assume that the motor is in fact running and the drum is not turning. There is not a belt safety switch on this dryer so if the belt breaks the motor will run but the drum will not turn.

The idler (item5) of this drawing:
http://www.appliancepartspros.com/partsearch/model.aspx?model_id=46651&diagram_id=630165#d630165

See routing here: http://www.repair-help.com/kb/index.php?article=105

The drive belt is item 5 this link:
http://www.appliancepartspros.com/partsearch/model.aspx?model_id=46651&diagram_id=695560#d695560

The top must be opened and the front panel removed to install the belt.
Here is a link to step by step "how to" instructions.
http://www.ehow.co.uk/how_7277908_do-belt-maytag-pye2300ayw-dryer_.html

Make sure to inspect the rear drum rollers wile you have the dryer open. Item 7 this link:
http://www.appliancepartspros.com/partsearch/model.aspx?model_id=46651&diagram_id=695560#d695560

Flat drum rollers or hard to turn rollers will cause the new belt to fail prematurely.

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Kelly

Mar 27, 2011 | Maytag PYE2300AY Electric Dryer

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The inside drum quit turning. is there a belt that turns this and if so how do I get to it. I had the top open but could not see anything. The drum spins if I manually spin it so I know it is not bound up...


if you cant see a belt about 1/4" wide around the drum, there will be a mark where the belt was on the drum before it broke,remove front panel and restring belt around the drum,then replace front drum piece that holds the drum in place and then string belt around idler and motor pulleys and replace front cover

Mar 23, 2011 | Maytag PYE2300AY Electric Dryer

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Dryer stopped spinning. Opened top and found thin broken belt. How do you reattach new belt to drum and pulley?


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If you hear a loud bang while your dryer is working, and you notice that the
drum has stopped turning, chances are the drivebelt has snapped.
Fortunately, replacing the belt is a fairly straightforward operation that
can be handled with a few simple tools.
First, unplug the dryer. Lift the lint-screen cover and pull out the lint screen
If your dryer has a lint screen on the inside of the door, skip this step.
Then remove the two screws that are under the cover. To unlatch the dryer top,
insert a thin-blade putty knife between the top and front panel,
about 2 1/2 in. in from one corner. Push in on the knife to release the locking
clip, lift the corner, then release the clip on the other side. Swing the top
up and lean it against the wall.
Next, move to the lower toe panel. Slip the putty knife between the lower panel
and the door panel at one side and twist the knife to release the clip
Then release the opposite clip and lift the panel up and off the hinge springs.
To support the dryer drum while the belt is being replaced, place scrap wood
under the front of the drum.
Loosen the two screws at each side of the bottom of the front panel.
Move to the top of the panel and remove the screws from the inside of the
cabinet that hold the front panel to the sides.
Slide the old belt off the drum.
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Installing the belt
Lean the front panel out slightly and allow the drum to rest on the scrap wood
support. Drop the new dryer belt between the front panel and the drum, and
loop it over the drum. Then, lift the drum slightly while pushing the front
panel back into position.
Replace the screws at the top inside of the front panel, tighten the lower panel
screws and remove the scrap wood from under the drum. Check to make sure that
the rear drum seal fits properly over the lip on the rear bulkhead.
Position the new belt where the old belt was, with the grooved side of the belt
facing down.
Now, move to the motor area and pull out the old belt. To route the new belt
around the idler and drive pulley, first pass the entire belt, doubled up,
under the idler pulley. Then, push the idler belt toward the motor, slip the
belt around the motor pulley and release the tension on the idler pulley.

Open the dryer door and rotate the drum counterclockwise a few times to make
sure the belt is tracking properly. Lower the top and press down at each
corner to engage the clips. Lift the lint-screen cover, replace the two screws
and reinstall the lint screen. Finally, secure the lower front panel and turn
on the dryer for a test.
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Dec 27, 2010 | Maytag PYE2300AY Electric Dryer

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Dryer not spinning


This dryer is belt driven. You did not mention if the motor was running or not but, I am going to assume that the motor is in fact running and the drum is not turning. There is not a belt safety switch on this dryer so if the belt breaks the motor will run but the drum will not turn.

The idler (item5) of this drawing:
http://www.appliancepartspros.com/partsearch/model.aspx?model_id=46651&diagram_id=630165#d630165

See routing here: http://www.repair-help.com/kb/index.php?article=105

The drive belt is item 5 this link:
http://www.appliancepartspros.com/partsearch/model.aspx?model_id=46651&diagram_id=695560#d695560

The top must be opened and the front panel removed to install the belt.
Here is a link to step by step "how to" instructions.
http://www.ehow.co.uk/how_7277908_do-belt-maytag-pye2300ayw-dryer_.html

Make sure to inspect the rear drum rollers wile you have the dryer open. Item 7 this link:
http://www.appliancepartspros.com/partsearch/model.aspx?model_id=46651&diagram_id=695560#d695560 Flat drum rollers or hard to turn rollers will cause the new belt to fail prematurely.

Thanks for choosing FixYa,
Kelly

Nov 28, 2010 | Maytag PYE2300AY Electric Dryer

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How to replace belt on maytag dryer, please send diagram


goto
appliancepartspros.com
type in your model
they will give you a pictorial of how,
but its easy, if this is your model
use a putty knife, slide between top and front
go right and left, wheen you feel it stop, that is the top detent, push it back with the putty knife, the top will pop
when both sides are done you can swing open the top
remove the two screws on the inside where the front sit on the cabinet, 5/16
flip the door out of your way to the right or left, the the side with the door wires
take off the old belt,
wrap the new belt around the tumbler, grab a loop of the belt , run it under the idler and over the motor
back out,
two things before you pull off the front, just take a look at how the tumbler sits on the slides
always unplug this thing

Oct 15, 2009 | Maytag PYE2300AY Electric Dryer

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I have a maytag dryer DG712 that needs the belt replaced


Should be able to take the back off. should see several screws holding the back on, The removable back is usually a metallic color and not the same color as the cabinet If not, while looking at the back notice where the top and back meet in the seam there should be a metallic looking clip or hinge with a screw in it. Lossen screw dont take it all the way out then go to the front of the dryer and where the seam is between the top and cabinet take a flashlight and look for the two clips are in the seam take a flat tip screw driver and push in on both of these and without marking up the dryer lift with screwdriver against the top. Top should open up then you should be able to get to the belt easier.

Aug 25, 2009 | Dryers

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I keep replacing the dryer belt, due to it keeps getting stretched out, how can i prevent it stretching?


There are only two things that I can think of, both related. 1. The drum is turning with difficulty. 2. The drum is dropped down in the cabinet letting the belt be loose. Open the dryer door and feel around the opening just inside the opening. Feel for the felt seal. Is the gap even top and bottom? My guess it's not. If not, he top part which is the support for the front of the drum is worn out, letting the drum tip down and loosen the belt. Check the rear bearing. With the belt loose, pull up on the back end of the drum. Does it move up and down in the bearing. If it does the rear bearing needs replaced. Both are simple to do.

Jun 06, 2009 | Maytag ADE7005AYW Dryer

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Belt replacement on an electrical maytag dryer


hi. thanks for the question. to replace belt . lift up top, remove front panel, slip belt over drum. reinstall front and top, and clean all lint . pull dryer from wall ,remove back panel . motor on right, idler pulley on left, pull belt through idler and to your motor.

May 13, 2009 | Maytag PYE2300AY Electric Dryer

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Replace dryer belt


Pull the front panel off, remove the top screws and tilt top back. Rout the new belt around drum at the old wear spot with the grooved side against the drum. Next remove the back access door and rout the belt around the idler pulley and motor pulley. There is only one way to do this and get proper tension on the belt.
Also, when you order the belt, ask if it has a belt routing diagram on the belt package.

Apr 07, 2009 | Maytag PYE2300AY Electric Dryer

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Maytag Dryer Repair


Easy fix.
Open the top cover by insrting a putty knife in the top right and left sides where the top meets the bottom cabinet.
Lay the top to the back.
Remove 2 screws on the right and left front inside corners of the cabinet.
Remove the door.
Replace the belt around the drum and motor pulley.
Re-assemble the dryer.

Mar 10, 2009 | Maytag PYE2300AY Electric Dryer

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