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Belt tensioner need a diagram for belt tension bracket on a 110.60842990

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SOURCE: dryer belt has come off tensioner.

The idler pulley fits in the slots on the bottom of the cabinet (in front of the motor) with the wheel or glide facing the left side. Place the belt (grooves inward) around the drum. Pull the belt through the middle of the idler pulley from the left side. Once the belt is pulled through the idler pulley, loop it around the motor pulley (this should force the idler pulley to "open up" and add tension).
With the belt and idler pulley in place, it should look like this...
Let me know if you still need help.
Good luck!

Posted on May 04, 2009

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SOURCE: kenmore Belt Tensioner

At the link you will find the belt configuration for your machine and others.

Dryer belt configuration

Posted on Oct 05, 2009

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SOURCE: no tension on the tension pulley.

Check that the slide/rod /bracket is not jammed on the adjusting mechanism.

Posted on Jan 18, 2010

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SOURCE: I need a diagram describing how the tub belt is


Hope this video will help you to replace the belt in your Kenmore Dryer:

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Replacing the drive belt on a hotpoint tdc30p and need a diagram of how the belt goes round the drive and pulley system

wrap the belt around the drum first then the slack at the bottom wraps around the motor shaft. Then it has to go either left or right side of the tensioner wheel, but the flat side must touch the tensioner wheel(not the ribbed side of the belt). You know you got it right when when there is tension on the belt when it is correctly installed. I dont have diagram so this is the most simplistic way of describing how to install it.

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I need a diagram on how to route the belt on a maytag atlantis dryer model number mde7600yw and also a diagram of the tensioner spring for the tension pulley

Hi and welcome to FixYa, I am Kelly

The flat side of the belt goes against the drum and the routing diagram can be found here:

If you need more assistance after viewing the diagram and attempting to install your belt without success, just respond here and I can help you.

Thanks for choosing FixYa,

Mar 16, 2011 | Dryers

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Can you give me information on how to replace the belt in the dryer.

From back of dryer remove access door to disconnect belt from motor & tensioner.(remember how belt was placed on tensioner & motor pulley) You must remove dryer front panel ( look for 2 screws at bottom of front panel) Pull out from botton of front panel to remove, exposing drum end retainer brackets, remove brackets, allowing access to drum. Slide old belt off & new one on.

Feb 13, 2011 | Dryers

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Slight thumping noise - bum, bum, bum baa, bum bum bum baa - Dries the clothes fine.

The thumping noise comes from worn drum support rollers. The dryer drum will normally thump slightly as the welded seam of the drum passes over the support rollers. However, as the rollers wear with age, this thumping can become more pronounced. If the model number is correct, the rollers can be purchased as a kit and replaced by following these steps:

1. UNPLUG the dryer and remove the lint screen.

2. Remove the two screws that were under the lint screen and lift the top panel.

3. Unplug the door switch connector plug and any ground wire that may be installed on the casing.

4. Locate the two screws that hold the front panel in place. There should be one screw on each side in the cabinet interior.

5. With the door shut, lean against the front panel and remove the two screws that hold it in place. Once the screws are removed, grasp the front panel at the top center and lift straight up to remove.

You should now have complete access to the dryer interior. Release the belt tension, by pushing the idler pulley (tensioner) to the right (away from the belt) and lift the entire drum with the belt still remove.

The drum support rollers are located along the back wall (bulkhead) of the dryer.

6. Using a screwdriver pry the metal retaining clip off the LEFT roller support bracket. Then, remove the plastic triangular shaped tri-rings off each support shaft.

7. The rollers will slide off the support shaft. Clean any built up lint and debris that may have accumulated around the support shaft and install the new rollers.

8. Install the plastic tri-rings on both shaft, followed by the support bracket and metal retaining clip on the LEFT roller. Use a small nut driver and place it over the support bracket retaining clip and push on to the shaft to get it to seat properly.

9. Apply a small amount of oil on the each roller at the pont where the support shaft inserts through the roller axle. DO NOT get oil on the rubber wheels. This can cause them to slip.

10. Re-install the drum, making sure the rollers are seated properly in the groove around the perimeter in the rear. Make sure the belt is looped around the drum with the groove side facing the drum.

11. Have someone hold the drum in place while you re-install the belt over the tension pulley and motor. If working alone, kneel down so you can see the tensioner and motor and rest the drum front on your shoulder or knee.

With the belt removed, this may cause the idler pulley (tensioner) to come loose. This is normal with no tension on the pulley to hold it in place. To re-install the belt the pulley, follow these steps:

1. Loop the drive belt around the dryer drum with the groove side facing the drum.

2. With the tensioner in your left hand, insert the clip end of the idler pulley into the grooves on the dryer bottom casing with the idler wheel pointing to your left. (The grooves are directly in front of the drive motor.)

3. While holding the tensioner in place, insert the belt UNDER the wheel with your right hand and push the wheel to the RIGHT while pulling the belt over the drive motor pulley.

If this does not explain it well enough, you can also verify by going to Click on the Repair Help link and look for the "Dryer Belt Diagrams" link under the Special Features section on the next page. Look for WHIRLPOOL and refer to diagram H (This model Amana is manufactured by Whirlpool).

Replacement parts (if required) can be ordered on line at any of the following websites:

The part number for a replacement kit is 349241T. The kit includes BOTH rollers, the tri-rings and retaining clip for the support bracket. All these sites offer great service with competitive pricing, so shop and compare. The first three sites I have listed also inlcude helpful exploded view diagrams that can help you locate and properly indentify the parts you may need. you can view a diagram of the belt and tensioner under the "Cabinet Parts" section. The belt is listed as item 56 and the tensioner is listed as item 53.

NOTE: If you still have the teflon glide type tensioner, Whirlpool recommends you replace it with a conventional roller type idler pulley. The teflon type tensioners caused premature wear to the drive belt. The part number is 691366.

Once you have the belt installed, re-install the dryer front panel by holding it as you did previously. Line up the holes on the inside bottom edge of the front panel with the small mounting cleats on the front edge of the side panels. This can be done by yourself, but an assist may make it easier. Once you have the front panel in place, lean against it to hold it in place and install the mounting screws.

NOTE: Don't forget to reconnect the grounding wire and door switch connector plug. Without the door switch connected, the dryer will not run. Lower the top panel back in place and reinstall the two screws.

NOTE: Placing a piece of duct tape over the dryer vent chute will help safeguard against dropping anything down in the blower fan assembly. If you drop any screws down the chute, you will need to remove the dryer back panel to retrieve them. If you have any questions about this repair, please post back and let me know. I hope this helps you.

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No tension on the tension pulley.

Check that the slide/rod /bracket is not jammed on the adjusting mechanism.

Jan 18, 2010 | Kenmore Elite HE4 Electric Dryer

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Belt tensioner/bar not enough tension

Check closely where the idler bracket was at and also the spring location.
You look for a worn area on the frame of the dryer and also the worn area on the idler arm bracket. Once you locate the right place for them to go, then put your spring on and check to see where it may hook up, there should be a small worn spot to look for...Just remember that the spring will be under tension when it is hooked up. So look for an area that would be worn with the spring stretched out somewhat.
I will send you a website to check also, they have schematics of dryers and they may be able to show you the approximate location of the bracket. or try this one...
Good Luck,
I hope this helps.

Oct 13, 2009 | Dryers

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Belt came off tensioner, and tensioner off unit.

Here is the tensioner diagram you need, for most any dryer.

First clean and lubricate the axel of the wheel with some spray silicone. Try not to get it on the wheel outer surface.

Then locate the slot in the bottom of the cabinet floor. The wheel should line up with the drive wheel at the end of the motor shaft.

Place the tang of the tensioner in the slot.

Press the wheel wayyy back passing a loop of the belt BELOW the tensioner wheel and loop it over the end of the small drive wheel.

Release tension on the tensioner and the wheel will pull it taught.

Aug 13, 2009 | Whirlpool Dryers

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KENMORE SERIES 80 DRYER..The Tensioner use it or not and how?

To fit the new belt, you will need the idler pulley (tensioner)...

The idler pulley fits in the slots on the bottom of the cabinet (in front of the motor) with the wheel or glide facing the left side. Place the belt (grooves inward) around the drum. Pull the belt through the middle of the idler pulley from the left side. Once the belt is pulled through the idler pulley, pull it around the motor pulley (this should force the idler pulley to "open up" and add tension).

If you still need help, I will try to provide you with a diagram shortly.
Good luck!

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