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How to repair belt tensioner for Hoover HNV375 tumble dryer

The dryer started making a whining noise a few days ago then stopped working. After taking off the front and examining the belt and tensioner I saw that the pin on one of the pulley wheels had sheared off out of the arm so the wheel was at an angle and jammed on the arm. I can get a replacement pully arm but how do I go about getting to it and removing the old one? The hole I was looking at it through is that little bit too small to work through! Do I need to remove the drum? Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated. Thanks

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Remove the drum and you should be able to replace the pulley , alot of times they go bad ( you will see all the warn out rubber ,.. if its seem to be good try oiling it a bit ,,, but replacing is the best options ( lots of screws to take out so you can have acces so get that screwdriver and beer ready ;) lol

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beckerkim, you have one of two things going here, either your blower wheel has something jammed in it or it's broken or the motor itself is shot. Check the blower wheel first make sure it's ok. You also may want to check the drum rollers to make sure they are not seized up. Catriver...post back.

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there is a certain way that the belt is supposed to loop around the tensioner and motor. this picture might help.b00f604.jpg

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You might want to check to make sure that you bought the correct replacement belt. A new belt SHOULD fit correctly if the replacement belt is the right one? Did you buy an original belt or a generic one? I have ran into problems by trying to substitute for the original. If I were you, I'd double check the belt #. It sounds to me like the belt might actually be the wrong one & be a little shorter than the original. Let me know if that works for you? It should. Good luck and have a good day!

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SOURCE: Blower wheel loose on shaft of motor on maytag dryer

GO TO www.repairclinic.com and enter the model number look for your blower wheel item 1245880 it looks as if there is a flat side on it. this may help ya Good luck

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