The other day my boyfriend took the back off of the dryer to try and find his keys. They weren't there of course, but when he put it back together he didn't put all of the screws back in. I'm not sure if that had anything to do with it or not, but soon after when we tried to use the dryer the drum wouldn't turn. I decided to take it apart and see if i could figure it out. When I did I found one of the pulleys had fallen off somehow and was resting on the bottom. The belt is still intact and loosely resting around the drum, not attached to anything. I have found virtually nothing on the internet on the assembly of this model so if anyone could help me with putting this back together I'd really appreciate it.
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Re: LER6636PW0 drum does not turn
Hi fakestar, here is an exploded view of the dyer, and you can see where the pulley came off.part number 24 are the pulleys.
another picture is for the belt and the tensioner part number 53 is the tensioner and part number 56 is the belt.
it just tricky on how to put the belt.
first put the pulley back to its location then slowly insert the drum to the dryer while putting the belt around the drum with the grouve of the belt facing the drum. have a helper hold unto the drum , in place, then lean underneath towards the motor and put the tensioner to its slot at the flooring, just like in the drawing, then insert part of the belt under the pulley of the tensioner then with your left hand, hold the tensioner pulley and with your right hand, grab the belt which you inserted under the pulley, and bend the tensioner towards the right with your left hand while the right hand is pulling the belt towards the motor until the belt loops to the motor's pulley.
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Yes if the air flow is reduced because of a slipping belt that could cause the heating element to turn off due the temperature sensor being a high input. Remember the motor runs a fan as well as the dryer drum.
If you are having problems with your gas dryer not heatingthe most common problem is that the ignitor goes bad. Even though it glowssometimes it is still not working properly.
if you dryer is gas check out this gas no heat tip....
If you have an electric dryer, you can have many differentthings that can go wrong causing the dryer not to heat.
check outthis electric no heat tip...
The noise is coming from a moving part. There are only a few that normally cause a problem. Also the dryer drum not turning freely is what broke your belt. Here is what I would replace. Drum rollers, Drum slides and idler pulley. You can check these parts before you replace them. If the drum rollers don't spin real easy, replace. If the idler pulley does not turn easy, replace. If the drum slides are worn, replace. Your model may be one with a front drum bearing. If it looks worn, replace.
You may be able to take dryer apart, try turning drum. Listen for the noise and notice if the drum is hard to turn. If so, you may be able to determine if the problem is in the front or back of drum. Keep on mind that the noise might have been the belt slipping due to the drum being hard to turn. Either way, when you have it repaired, it should run with the noise. Good luck.
Hello. I can help. Get back if this response does not set you on the right course and tell me whether your dryer is gas or electric.
Begin by unplugging and then pull the dryer out and disconnect the vent from the back of the dryer. I suspect that you will find a partial blockage in the rear of the dryer itself or in the vent pipe. Check the entire vent all the way to outdoors.
If you find anything get back and let me know. I will hang in there with you on this problem.
When I took the back off my Asko to clean it out I had to lay it on its face to get the drum to line up again with the back - in the doing this a wire pulled off its setting. Did not figure this out until I took the top off the dryer and found the loose wire. I have no idea if this is your problem but it was very frustrating. There is also a black reset button on the back of the dryer that you might try.
Try this link, the first one the maytag one has the actual instructions, all dryers a pretty similar you just have to route the belt according to the diagram!! Good luck,, ps a good rating would be nice! thanks
Kenmore, the Front comes off, the back is fixed and rigid.
remove the lint screen
remove the screws that hold the lint screen holder to the lid
there are spring clips at the front corners that can be pressed in with a putty knife or other blunt blade to unlock the top cover.
raise the top
there are screws either side of the front, inside the case points to the front heads to the rear, remove them,
unplug the door switch, lift front off drum and supports and away.
reassemble in reverse
easy access to drum to remove it and replace felt ring, rollers belts.
When you replpace the belt, you should check the felt bearing around the open end of the drum, and the pully/idler wheels as well.
Often the cause of the belt breaking is the extra force needed to turn the drum when the felt or rollers are fubar.