Question about Kenmore 63932 Electric Dryer
I beleive my belt broke.its on but the drum doesnt rotate.do u have a guide to help me replace this matter,thanks
If the belt is broken, you can first check by removing the lower panel under the door. There are a couple of tabs in the front, about 3inches in from each side. Place a putty knife in the seam and push straight in while pulling out on the panel at the same time. The tabs should release from each side and you will be able to lower the panel to look inside. If the belt is broken, you will be able to see it with no problem. To replace the dryer belt, follow these steps: 1. Unplug the machine or turn off the main breaker. There are still live voltages present with the machine turned off. 2. Remove the bottom panel. 3. Remove the top panel. This can be accomplished on a couple different ways depending on the model you have. a. Facing the dryer, grasp the rear corner of the top panel on either side and pull towards you. This will release the plastic tabs and the panel should lift up and can be rested against the wall. You may have to slide the dryer out some to make sure the top stays in the rested position. b. The other method involves taking the dryer console off. There will be three screws that you will have to remove. The top will slide towards you and off. 4. Remove the front panel by following these steps: a. You will need to remove the door switch connector first, followed by the door springs on each side at the bottom. Remember, how they go back on. This is an important step later. If you forget, the door will fall open when you go to use it. The springs provide tension to prevent this. b. Take the lint screen out. c. Disconnect the moisture sensor wire (usually yellow and red in color) and ground wire (green) from the bottom of the panel. Remember to reconnect these. d. Remove the air vent housing under the front panel by removing 2 - 3 screws. e. There should be four screws remaining in the panel to remove. Take the bottom screws out first, followed by the top. The front panel should now come off. 5. Remove the drum. If the belt is broken this should be fairly easy. This would be a good time to oil those drum rollers in the back with some light machine oil, and to remove any lint or dirt. Only lubricate the spindle of the rollers where they meet the shaft. DO NOT put oil on the rollers themselves. This will cause slippage. 6. Wrap new belt around drum with the groove side down. Using the belt as a handle around the drum place the entire drum back in the casing. This can be tricky, but is easy if you follow these steps: a. Looking at the drum rollers, the right one can slide forwards and backwards, the left one stays stationary. Pull the right roller to it's forward most position. b. Using the belt as a handle with one hand, grab the front rim of the drum with the other hand. Insert the back of the drum on to the rollers by tilting the drum down to make sure the roller fits into the groove along the back of the drum. Carefully lift the drum into place and rotate CW a little to make sure the rollers seats in the drum groove and to make sure the drum seal does not fold inside in the drum. c. Now, here's the tricky part; getting the belt back on. There should be an idler pulley for the belt. It probably fell off if the belt broke. Re-insert the idler by placing into the slots in the casing bottom. The pulley should be pointed TOWARDS the drum. Now...this will take two hands. You will need to lie in the prone position and rest the drum on your left shoulder to keep it from falling off the rollers. A second person would be a big help at this time. Holding the pulley wheel in your LEFT hand, push up and to your RIGHT while keeping it seated in the mounting slots. This keeps tension on the pulley and will enable you to weave the belt UNDER the pulley wheel with your RIGHT hand and on to the drive motor shaft. If you do this correctly the smooth side of the belt will ride UNDER the pulley wheel. 7. Supporting the drum, place the front panel back in place. Re-install everything in the reverse order that I described before. Remember to re-install the door springs, the moisture sensor wire, ground wires and the door switch connector. These are easy to forget. I know this seems like a lot for dryer belt, but it can be done if you take your time and follow these steps. If you have any questions let me know.
Posted on Jul 29, 2007
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