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Dryer belt off

Hi ***** , Thanks for the quick reply. I have a maytag neptune MDE5500AYW and I only know how to get in from the front panel.

You were right!!!!! The belt is not broken. I just do not know how to put it back on. Do you know how I should put it back on from the front panel? I am so grateful to you! Thanks!

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  • Suzanne Nov 01, 2008

    Hi again, I took off all the screws for the back and realized that it didn't come off. I have the whole thing almost apart from the front. I see a white wheel and the belt is around the drum. I just cant fugure out how to get it back on track. It does look like the dryer at repair clinic. Thanks so much!

  • Suzanne Nov 01, 2008

    OH my goodness! YOU ARE A WIZ!! I did it! It is on and drying now. It is really hot on there so I hope I do not start a fire. I had a little trouble getting it all back together. I hope I did it right because I forgot the order that the little wires that connect to the door go. I did red, grey and then white. does that matter?


  • Suzanne Nov 01, 2008

    I am so excited that it is fixed. It does stop when I open the door and everything seems back to normal. I am so lucky that you were here today! THANKS SO MUCH!! I gave you the highest rating because you were terrific and so helpful! Suzanne

  • Anonymous Nov 06, 2008

    how does the belt go back on maytag dryer

  • Anonymous Nov 11, 2008

    How does the belt fit around the pulley?

  • butch welch May 11, 2010

    .. Can you see the motor and the pulleys from the front. Are you sure the bottom of the back panel doesnt come off. *****



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found a site for you to look at. .Let me know if this is the right dryer and we can go from there..*****

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  • butch welch Nov 01, 2008

    Unplug this thing before you do anything. The motor has a pulley on it about the size of a half dollar. The idler pulley is just above the motor. I suppose you can reach the pulley from the front.Put the belt on the motor and you may be able to figure out how to route it around the idler. It will have spring tension on it, pushing against the belt. Make sure the belt has no twists in it. I would like to have a movie of this...*****

  • butch welch Nov 01, 2008

    Im sure the white wheel is the belt tensioner. Put the belt around the motor. My guess is that you push the white pulley to the left and run the belt to the right and aroung the motor pulley.

  • butch welch Nov 01, 2008

    Please keep an eye on this thing for a day or two to make sure it works correctly. Does it stop when you open the door. Please take the time to give me a rating for helping out. You can contact me at if you need more help. Let me know.

  • butch welch Nov 01, 2008

    You are Very Welcome..Thanks..Oh did you make the movie.. HA.....



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