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Roper Mod.# res7646kq2 . how do I replace the belt?

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Remove the filter from the top>
Remove the 2 phillips screws from the top (filter housing)
Use a putty knife to pop the top by compressing the clips
on either side of the top between the front and top.
NOTE: Once the top is up remove the screws inside
to get the front off and LIFT the front up
before pulling towards you so the bottom clips
won't break.Get the lid switch disconnected and set the front aside.
Oil the rollers and idler, vacuum out the lint.
The new belt goes rib side down on the tub. The idler mounts like the one pictured
on bottom right of these dryer belt routing pics:
how to replace dryer belt - 7655d7d.gif

Posted on Dec 16, 2008

  • ruminator Jan 21, 2011

    If you have Roper dryer model RES7646KQ2, the idler arm may not have a pulley wheel on it. Some have a small low-friction pad that the belt slides over, where the pulley wheel usually is. The installation is similar to the Whirlpool/Kenmore diagram above. After positioning the loose belt around the drum, you need to pinch the sides of the belt together to make a small loop down near the motor, and feed the loop through the rectangular opening in the idler arm. Then slide the loop over the end of the motor shaft, and seat the belt on the motor pulley. The smooth side of the belt should now be riding against the low-friction pad. The grooved side should be against the motor pulley and against the dryer drum, and the belt should have good tension.

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How to replace belt on my roper dryer model number RES7646KQ2


Hi Tina
ALWAYS UNPLUG YOUR DRYER BEFORE ATTEMPTING TO DO ANY WORK ON IT.
Sounds like your problem may be a broken belt, or the belt may have slipped off of the motor pulley, or idler arm pulley, or a faulty motor.
Note: This method works for most front loading machines.
If you have to check/replace/repair your drum motor, drum seals,belt,rollers, etc.
If replacing drum seals be sure to use a good grade of weather proof cement to hold the seal/s in place, some seals are furnished with the cement to glue it in place.
Remove the electrical console that holds the timer switch,start switch, etc. from the top of the dryer if necessary. Be real careful not to knock any of the wires off of the timer switch or other electrical connections.
Remove the lint filter and the two screws that hold the filter housing to the top of the dryer lid.
Then remove the top of the dryer by inserting a screwdriver between the top and frame on each side of the dryer to pop the lid up from the retaining clips.
Note: Some of the tops tilt backwards on a type of hinge and do not have to be removed completly.
Remove the front of the machine by disconnecting the door switch and removing the two screws located on either side of the dryer frame.
Move the door and front of machine forward to remove.
This will expose the belt,idler bracket and drum, remove the drum and belt and this will expose the drum rollers, idler arm bracket with pulley, and motor with pulley. Pay attention to the route of the belt, this will come in handy when you go to reinstall the belt and drum.
Sometimes the belt will slip off of the idler arm or motor causing the drum not to turn.
Note:The way the belt goes back on is, as the belt comes off the drum has to be doubled (pushed together to form a loop) and goes under the idler pulley then to the motor pulley.
Here is a link to see a picture of your belt routing in case the belt is broken when you open your dryer:
http://www.expertappliance.com/dryerbeltconfiguration.html

While you have the drum out, I would recommend that you remove and lubricate the drum rollers.
And also clean the shafts of the rollers as they will collect hair,dust,etc and cause problems and then lubricate the shafts and rollers with a good grade of machine oil like 3 in One oil or a vasoline type of lubricant. This will save you a problem later with the rollers getting dry and making a squeeling noise, also check your drum rollers for flat spots, if they have flat spots on them this will cause a thumping type noise.
You will need to replace the drum rollers if they have flat spots on them.*****************************************************************
I also included this webpage to help with the repair, and for parts if needed.
http://www.partselect.ca/Models/RES7646KQ2/
Bud

Oct 19, 2013 | Dryers

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Dryer runs but doesn't heat I have a Roper RES7646KQ2, l have replaced the following parts: 1-Thermostat 2-Thermal cut off kit which replaces (hi limit and Thermostat 3-Heating Element Still...


If I remember correctly, this model has a switch on the motor which activates both legs
of the 220 to allow the heating element to come on. There is a wiring diagram under the
lid of the dryer and should show this. Hope this helps.

Jun 21, 2011 | Dryers

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Dryer will not turn off when I open the door. As the light will not come on, I believe the problem is the switch on the door. The door switch assembly can be ordered from Roper, but I cannot find a...


Good day,
Sounds like the door switch. Easy repair. Remove the lint filter.
Remove the 2 screws under the lint filter opening. With a screw driver, insert it between the lid and front panel on one side at a time. Pop that end up and then do the other side.
Lift the lid up and away from you.
You will see the switch. Replacing it is a pure nuts and bolts operation. Just make sure you mark the wires before removing the old switch.
The kit (It's a Whirlpool product) should be available at any decent sized appliance parts house.

Sep 03, 2010 | Roper RES7646KQ Electric Dryer

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Replace belt on roper Mod 7646kq2 dryer


ALWAYS UNPLUG YOUR DRYER BEFORE ATTEMPTING TO DO ANY WORK ON IT.
If you have to replace your drum belt and 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 or other connections.
Remove the lint filter screws and filter.
Then remove the top of the dryer.
Remove the front of the machine, this will expose the belt and drum, remove the drum and belt and this will expose the drum rollers, idler arm bracket with pulley, and motor with pulley. Pay attention to the route of the belt, this will come in handy when you go to reinstall the belt and drum.
Sometimes the belt will slip off of the idler arm or motor causing the drum not to turn.
While you have the drum out, I would recommend that you lubricate the drum rollers at the shaft of the roller with a good grade of machine oil like 3 in One oil. This will save you a problem later with the rollers getting noisy, also check your drum rollers for flat spots, if they have flat spots on them this will cause a noise like a thumping type noise. You will need to replace the drum rollers if they have flat spots on them.
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Aug 13, 2010 | Roper Dryers

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Dryer will heat up but drum will not turn. Unable


Good day,
Sounds like a broken belt, Excellent tutorial on changing the belt on the link below.
Caution: Some models used a very poorly designed belt tensioner. If the tensioner is that style, replace it while purchasing the belt.
Appliance parts house counter men are well aware of the problem. The Roper line is made by whirlpool.

http://www.wikihow.com/Replace-a-Dryer-Belt-on-Whirlpool-Models

Dec 04, 2009 | Roper REX4634KQ Electric Dryer

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I want to know how to put the belt on my roper dryer model is RES7646KQ2


This method works on Whirlpool,Kenmore, but I am not l00% sure of Roper, you might give it a try.
ALWAYS UNPLUG YOUR DRYER BEFORE ATTEMPTING TO DO ANY WORK ON IT.
If you have to replace your drum belt and 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 machine, this will expose the belt and drum, remove the drum and belt and this will expose the drum rollers, idler arm bracket with pulley, and motor with pulley. Pay attention to the route of the belt, this will come in handy when you go to reinstall the belt and drum.
Sometimes the belt will slip off of the idler arm or motor causing the drum not to turn.
While you have the drum out, I would recommend that you lubricate the drum rollers at the shaft of the roller with a good grade of machine oil like 3 in One oil. This will save you a problem later with the rollers getting noisy, also check your drum rollers for flat spots, if they have flat spots on them this will cause a noise like a thumping type noise. You will need to replace the drum rollers if they have flat spots on them.
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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Thank you

Dec 03, 2009 | Roper RES7646KQ Electric Dryer

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GOT A SQUEAK AND NEED TO REPLACE DOOR GASKET NEED TO LOOK AT BOOK ROPER DRYER MOD.REX4634JQO


The Roper is manufactured by Whirlpool. Your REX4634JQO should be identical to the Whirlpool LER 4634 J. Go to Roper's website at www.roperappliances.com/support to see about getting a manual. If you want to get at the problem without waiting for a manual, take a putty knife and slide it under the top of the dryer at the two retaining clips to pop it open and tilt the top back exposing the top of the drum. Then open the bottom panel and take the belt off the motor pulley. You should then be able to lift the drum out of the enclosure. Clean off the ball and socket at the back of the drum and apply fresh grease. Clean the lint off the idle rollers at the front of the enclosure and make sure they turn freely. Clean the surface where the belt rides and clean off the belt, then reassemble. If the belt is glazed, frayed, cracked, or shows any other wear or damage, do yourself a big favor and replace it now. I think the last one I bought was about $12 and will save you the trouble of doing all this again when the belt does finally fail.

Mar 04, 2009 | Roper REX4634KQ Electric Dryer

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Repair book for Belt replacement Roper REX5634PQO


1. unplug dryer
2. popoff the top off
3. take front off (unscrew)
now you can get access to the belt look in bottom of dryer there is a giude wheel for the belt
4. place belt around drum and pulley make sure you add tenstion
5. replace front and top

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Feb 12, 2009 | Roper REX5635E Dryer

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