Question about Maytag Dryers
Put dryer belt on
Generic maytag dryer belt replacement
type 1:older models by Maytag with lintscreen under door
unclip spring clips at front corners of top panel
if worn or locked replace in pairs
if worn replace
(sometimes broken belt ends pull the tensioner out of place its easy to see the slots on the case floor for the 2 feet and spring, looks like a power socket)
Posted on Oct 29, 2008
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
OK, this one's a few years old. First, of course, disconnect power to the machine. Second, remove the two phillips head screws, one at L and one at R near the bottom corners of the front panel. Third, pull the bottom of the front panel toward you and unhook it from the dryer's top. Swing it to the side. You do not have to disconnect the wires to the door switch. Fourth, remove the four 5/16 hex head screws holding the drum supports and set it aside. Fifth, put belt around the drum. The smooth side of the belt touches the drum. Sixth, belt goes to the motor drive pulley and then around the belt tensioning idler pulley. Seventh, put the drum support part back on and turn the drum by hand to make sure the belt tracks OK and has no twists in it. Eighth, finish reassembly and test. Note: genuine Maytag belts usually have installation instructions on the back of the package, with a couple diagrams.
Posted on Sep 17, 2008
Are you sure that you hooked the belt up correctly, as it sounds like you may have missed the tensioner pulley. As this will tighten the belt around the middle of the drum
Posted on Jul 20, 2010
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