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New dryer belt is rubbing top of idler arm spring

We are replacing a dryer belt for a maytag electric dryer model #sde2606 and cant seem to route the dryer belt without it rubbing on the idler arm spring. As it is it will turn the drum but we think it will ruin the belt eventually.

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  • Ravenshyre9 Nov 11, 2008

    Thanks goes out to amelisdad, but i'm not sure if that solution will be effective

  • Ravenshyre9 Nov 11, 2008

    hey jsrock516......i've been looking for those diagrams for days!! Thanks so much! Now my husband has no excuse for fixing my dryer!!!

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Go to repairclinic.com and click on the "Repair Help" link at the top of the page. On the next page look for "Dryer Belt Diagrams" under the Special Features section. There is an extensive list of dryer belt diagram illustrations available that you can print out. Maytag is listed. Hope this helps you.

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On this model in order to replace the belt first disconnect power to the dryer. Looking at the front of the unit in the seam between the front panel and the dryer top, use a putty knife to press in & release the spring clips in the right and left sides of this seam to release the top panel. Lift the panel & rest it against the wall. Reach in & remove the 2 screws holding the front panel to the side panels. Once you have removed the screws, lift the front panel up slightly to remove the complete front panel from the stationary clips at the bottom of the dryer. Be careful with the wires going to the door switch. Either remove them from the switch or simply lean the front panel against the right side of the cabinet. Next, lift the drum and slide the new belt around the drum to the mark made by the previous belt on the drum. Be sure the ribs are facing down. Part number for the drive belt is 31531589 which over the years crossed to 341241. On your knees, reach back by the motor and idler assembly and lift the idler pulley tension arm to route the belt allowing the idler to take up the slack in the drive belt. Reassemble and dryer some clothing.

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Re~attaching spring on Maytag Dryer PYE2300AYW While replacing the belt the spring slipped off and I don't know where to attach it to, one end is on the idler, where does the other end go?


Hi,
If I am not mistaken, your spring called a Idler spring should mount to the motor mount and the other end to the idler arm. But if you do not remove the drum from the dryer it will be hard to see how to re-install the spring. Remove the drum to make your task easier for your self.

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Maytag lde 212 dryer, drum not turning, new belt I think it is routed correctly but seems loose, can you tighten spring tension on the idler pulley?


hi easyrb...

If your belt is new and it is loose, then you have routed your belt wrong.
Follow this link and you will see the correct way to route your belt
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http://www.expertappliance.com/dryerbeltconfiguration.html

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I took the dryer apart and lubercated the belt and now I cant put the belt back on. How do I do this?


Hi buttcrackplu...

The belt will go around the drum,around the motor and idler pulleys....
Go to this webpage to see how the belt is routed.
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http://www.applianceaid.com/images/belt-config.JPG

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2.Locate the door switch connection on the inside front right corner of the Maytag dryer.Press the locking tabs in with your fingers and pull the wiring harness away from the door
switch.With a Phillips-head screwdriver,remove the screw on both inside corners that secure the front panel to the sides. Lift the front panel up and away from the dryer.
3.Use a Phillips-head screwdriver to remove the four retaining screws that secure the drum bulkhead to the front of the side panels. Remove the bulkhead from the dryer.Reach under the drum and pull the idler pulley to the left to release the belt tension.Remove the belt from the motor and idler pulley. Lift the drum up and out of the dryer unit bringing the belt with it.
4.Remove the two screws that secure the heating element to the rear bulkhead with a Phillips-head screwdriver.Disconnect the heating element terminal wires by grabbing them with needle-nose pliers at the wire leads and pulling them off of the terminals.
5.Place the new Maytag dryer heating element into the dryer and slip the wire leads over the terminals.Secure the heating element to the rear bulkhead with the retaining screws.Lift the drum and belt and place the drum back inside the dryer cabinet.Route the belt around the motor and idler pulley.Shift the idler pulley back to the right to apply belt tension.
6.Reattach the front bulkhead to the dryer using the four retaining screws.Position the front panel into place and secure it to the sides with the retaining screws.
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ALWAYS UNPLUG YOUR DRYER BEFORE STARTING ANY REPAIRS
Your problem sounds like drum rollers have flat spots on them or in need of lubrication

If you have a front loading machine,

Remove the electrical console that holds the timer switch, start switch, etc. from the top of the dryer.
Be REAL CAREFUL not to knock any of the wires off of the timer switch. Then remove the top of the dryer.
Remove the front of the dryer. This will expose the drum and belt. Remove the drum and belt and this will expose the drum rollers, idler arm pulley and motor.
Now is a good time to check the belt to see if it has slipped off of the idler arm pulley and also check the belt condition for wear.
Be sure to note the route of the belt, this will come in handy when you go to reinstall the belt.
Check your drum rollers for flat spots, if they have flat spots on them replace them.
If the drum rollers don't have flat spots on them then they probably only need lubrication. Lubricate the shaft of the rollers with a good grade of machine oil such as 3 in One oil. Reassemble the dryer, plug back in. This should solve your noise problem.
I will include these two websites for parts and further help:
http://www.partselect.com/
http://www.appliancepartspros.com/index.aspx
Both also have chat assistance 24/7.
Good Luck,
I hope this helps

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UNPLUG YOUR DRYER BEFORE STARTING ANY REPAIRS
1...Your problem sounds like drum rollers have flat spots on them or in need of lubrication.
2...Your belt may have slipped off of the idler arm pulley or maybe worn.

If you have a front loading machine,

Remove the electrical console that holds the timer switch, start switch, etc. from the top of the dryer.
Be REAL CAREFUL not to knock any of the wires off of the timer switch. Then remove the top of the dryer.
Remove the front of the dryer. This will expose the drum and belt. Be sure to note the route of the belt, this will come in handy when it is time to reinstall the belt. Remove the drum and belt and this will expose the idler arm pulley, motor, and drum rollers.
You can also at this time check the belt as to the condition and to see if it is routed properly and not slipped off of the idler arm pulley.
Check your rollers for flat spots, if they have flat spots on them replace them.
If they don't then they probably only need lubrication. Lubricate the shaft of the rollers with a good grade of machine oil such as 3 in One oil. Reassemble the dryer, plug back in.
I will include these two websites for parts and further help:
http://www.partselect.com/
http://www.appliancepartspros.com/index.aspx
Both also have chat assistance 24/7.
Good Luck,
I hope this helps

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Pull the front panel off, remove the top screws and tilt top back. Rout the new belt around drum at the old wear spot with the grooved side against the drum. Next remove the back access door and rout the belt around the idler pulley and motor pulley. There is only one way to do this and get proper tension on the belt.
Also, when you order the belt, ask if it has a belt routing diagram on the belt package.

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Are you sure you have the belt routed correctly? You can verify by going to repairclinic.com and clicking on the "Repair Help" link at the top of the page. On the following page is a link entitled "Dryer Belt Diagrams" under the "Special Features" section. You will need to view diagram E for Maytag. NOTE: There is a tension spring on your idler. Make sure the tension spring has not come loose or fallen off. I hope this helps you. If you have questions, please let me know.

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