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SOUNDS LIKE A BELT IS BREAKING AND HITTING THE INSIDE OF THE CABINET

I want to get inside and look around at the belt?If I have to replace it do I have to take the back off or the top or both?

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Remove the top sheet metal screws at the top rear of this unit,,then pry up the top,,,back to forward!!!,,,then have a look at the belt,,,,Replacement cost of belt usually around $12

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My whirlpool duet sport dryer made a loud bang then stopped working and now says its sensing,,what could be wrong


Try reaching inside the dryer and turn the drum by hand. There should be some resistance because of the belt going around the drum. If you can turn it freely my guess would be the bang you heard was the belt breaking and the idler pulley hitting the floor or the side of the dryer. Most dryers today will not run if the belt breaks because of a safety switch. Hope this helps.

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Manual on How to replace belt


  • 1

    Remove the power cord from the wall outlet.

  • 2

    Open the dryer door. Remove the screws located along the inside of the doorway with the Phillips screwdriver.


  • 3
    Pull the top part of the front panel away from the MDE5500AY dryer to disconnect it. Lift the front panel up to disconnect it from the metal clips on the dryer cabinet.

  • 4

    Unplug the wire connector leading to the door switch.

  • 5

    Unscrew and remove the four screws connecting the front panel to the rest of the cabinet. Lift the front panel up and away from the dryer to remove it.

  • 6

    Pull the idler pulley toward the left to relieve tension in the belt. Slide the belt off of the idler pulley and the Neptune dryer drum.

  • 7

    Route the new dryer belt around the drum and along the pulley system. Release the idler pulley to restore proper tension in the belt. Rotate the drum to ensure the belt is positioned properly.

  • 8

    Replace the front panel onto the dryer cabinet. Replace the four screws that connect the front panel to the cabinet of the MDE500AY dryer.

  • 9

    Plug the wire connector into the door switch assembly. Lower the front panel down into its original position.

  • 10

    Replace the screws along the inside of the doorway.

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How to fit a belt to a hotpoint v3d01 dryer


Instructions

Tools Needed:

Screwdriver

Hand vacuum

1. Unplug the electrical cord of the Hotpoint tumble dryer from the electrical outlet before attempting to replace the belt.

2. Pull the door open on the dryer and locate the screws on the underside of the top cover. Unfastening the screws with a screwdriver.

3. Flip the top cover back so that it rests on the rear hinges, and find the screws on the top of the front panel on the inside of the dryer cabinet.

4. Undo the screws on the top of the front panel with a screwdriver, and tilt the panel away from the dryer cabinet. Unplug the door switch connector from the metal prongs on the back of the front panel.

5. Lift the front panel up and remove it from the dryer cabinet. Set it out of the way. Locate the idler arm and motor on the bottom of the cabinet.

6. Move the idler arm forward to relieve the tension on the belt, and take the belt off the idler arm and motor pulley as well as from around the drum.

7. Place the new belt around the drum, looping it over the idler arm pulley and around the motor pulley. Move the idler arm back into place to add tension to the belt.

8. Verify that the belt is lined up correctly with no twists in it, and put the front panel back on the dryer cabinet. Plug the door switch connector into the metal prong on the back of the panel by hand.

9. Secure the front panel with the screws at the top, and flip the top cover down over the cabinet. Secure the top with the screws on the underside of the front lip.

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My dryer starts to squek real loud when it is running


The source of this noise is usualy the dryer drum drive belt.
  • Unplug the electrical cord before replacing the dryer belt.

  • 2

    Pull open the dryer door and locate the screws underneath the top lip that secure the top of the dryer.

  • 3

    Unfasten the screws holding the top on with a screwdriver and lift the top, flipping it back and resting it on the hinges.

  • 4

    Unfasten the holding the front panel on the cabinet, using a screwdriver. These screws are at the top on the inside of the panel.

  • 5

    Disconnect the door switch wires on the back of the front panel by hand, pulling the connector straight out off the electrical prongs and setting the front panel aside.

  • 6

    Locate the idler arm pulley next to the motor on the bottom of the cabinet near the back and push the idler arm forward to relieve the tension on the old belt.

  • 7

    Remove the old belt from around the idler and motor pulleys as well as from around the dryer drum and take the belt out of the dryer cabinet.

  • 8

    Place the new dryer belt around the drum in the center of the cabinet, fitting the belt inside the V-groove in the center of the drum, and lay the rest of the belt on the bottom of the cabinet near the idler pulley so you can access it easily.

  • 9

    Move the idler arm forward to allow room for the belt and thread the end of the new belt around the idler arm pulley and over the motor pulley, letting the idler arm move back to apply tension to the new belt. Check the new belt over to verify that it is lined up correctly in the V-groove on the drum and around the pulleys and that there are no twists in the belt.

  • 10

    Place the front panel back on the dryer cabinet, securing it with the screws on the top of the panel with a screwdriver, and plug the door switch wires back into the electrical prongs, pressing the switch wires on by hand on the back of the front panel.

  • 11

    Lower the top of the dryer back down onto the cabinet and secure it with the screws underneath the lip of the front panel.

  • 12

    Plug the electrical cord of the Hotpoint dryer into the electrical outlet.

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    • UNPLUG DRYER
    • remove lint filter
    • remove two screws in lint filter panel securing cabinet lid to filter frame
    • with putty knife or other blunt blade, depress clips ~2inches in from the front corners of the lid to release cabinet lid
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