Question about Dryers
Broken drum belt
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
SOURCE: I have a Whirlpool dryer
one of two ways you have a two part front panel the lower part take a flat head screw driver to each side at the top of it and pop it open or at teh top were the clean vent filter is the are two screws remove and at front of dryer pop top open upwards then there are two screws at front to hold panel up
Posted on Apr 19, 2008
SOURCE: 2003 whirlpool dryer problems
full size free standing whirlpool dryer???? part number 341241, on a scale 1-10 it might be a 3 for a first timer, the package i belive even comes with direction on installing
Posted on May 13, 2008
SOURCE: estate tgds840jq1 drum
Here's a link for your model that gives you an exploded diagram of it: http://www.partselect.com/AdvancedModelSearch.aspx?ModelNum=TGDS840JQ1&mfgModelNum=&fkMfgID=3. it should help you take it apart. Good luck!
Posted on Jul 14, 2008
There should be a nameplate along the door opening. This is normally where Whirpool puts their information. Just open the door and look along the door or door frame opening. The nameplate data can also be located along the back of the operator console on some models. Let me know if you still can't find it. I hope this helps.
Posted on Nov 11, 2008
You can replace the dryer belt by performing the following steps:
1. UNPLUG the dryer.
2. Open the lint screen cover on the top of the washer and remove the screen.
3. With the screen removed, locate the two screws under the lint screen cover and remove. Use care not to drop them down the exhaust chute.
4. With the screws removed, the top panel can be pulled towards you slightly and lifted up.
5. Either prop the top panel up or rest on one of your shoulders as you locate the door switch plug and disconnect.
6. With the top still up, locate the two screws holding the front panel in place. There is one on each side bolting the front panel to the side panels.
7. With the screws removed and door switch unplugged, grab the front panel at the top center and lift up to remove from the mounting clips at the bottom.
8. With the front panel removed, you should now have ready access to the drum and drive belt. You can lower the top panel and rest it on top of the dryer casing for now.
9. Remove the old belt and loop the new belt over the drum with the ridges facing the drum.
10. Reroute the belt around the idler pulley and drive motor shaft. NOTE: It is common for the idler pulley to come loose when the belt breaks. You may find it lying on the bottom of the dryer cabinet. To reinstall, hold the pulley in your hands with the wheel to your left. Insert the cleated end of the pulley in the grooves in the bottom of the dryer case and push the wheel with your left hand to the right to keep a slight tension on the pulley. Now feed the drive belt UNDER the wheel and over the drive motor shaft. If done correctly, the belt tension will keep the idler pulley in place. If confused, refer to repairclinic.com and click on the "Repair Help" link. On the following page look for the "Dryer Belt Diagrams" link under the Special Features section. The diagram you will need is diagram H.
11. Once the belt is in place, reinstall the front panel by making sure it is inserted on the two small black mounting clips at the bottom two edges, first. Once inserted, hold the panel in place with your knee and install the two mounting bolts to secure the panel.
12. Reconnect the door switch plug. If you forget, the dryer will not run.
13. Lower the top panel back in place and install the two screws under the lint screen cover. DONE.
You may feel like a contortionist with some of the these steps. You can perform this alone, but its easier if you have assistance.
If you get stuck along the way, or have questions, please let me know. I hope this helps you.
PS Refer to appliancepartpros.com and type in your model number for some excellent exploded views of your dryer. This may help you in locating parts and how to reassemble.
Posted on Jun 11, 2009
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