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Have a maytag neptune dryer. The heat comes on but the tumbler does not turn. Are these belt drives and how do I take the top off?

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They are belt driven.you will need to take the door off and screws on other side from door out.once those are out pull forward.behind that you will continue taking screw out of the shrowd.on each side of the lid you will see screws that hold top down.their are clamps that are behind the screws for top.you should be able to lift top and put on new belt.

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Sounds like the belt is broken, in which case there will be little resistance.

If there is resistance, it may be the motor or circuitry controlling the motor.

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Instructions
Things You'll Need:

* Phillips-head screwdriver
* Replacement belt

1. Disconnect the power cord of the Maytag Neptune dryer from the dryer electrical outlet.
2. Open the dryer door, and locate the four screws on the inside lip of the door opening. Use a Phillips-head screwdriver to remove the four screws. This will disconnect the front panel from the shroud assembly.
3. Grab the front panel on each side with your hands. Lift up on the front panel to unhook it from the retaining tabs on the side panels. Remove the front panel, and set it out of your way.
4. Use a Phillips-head screwdriver to remove the four outside perimeter screws that secure the shroud and tumbler front to the dryer cabinet. Pull the shroud and tumbler front away from the tumbler while lifting the top panel partially up.
5. Reach both of your hands underneath each side of the tumbler. Use your left hand to grasp the idler pulley, and pull it to the left while using your right hand to slip the belt off the motor pulley. Pulling the idler pulley to the left releases tension on the belt. You can now slip the belt off the back of the tumbler.
6. Take the old belt with you along with the model number of your dryer to purchase a new belt. Most appliance repair shops will have replacement belts in stock. Make sure that the new belt matches the old one by comparing the two.
7. Slide the new belt over the rear of the tumbler with the ribbed side pointed to the inside. Using both hands under the tumbler, route the belt around the motor pulley and idler pulley. Pull the idler pulley to the left while routing the belt, and carefully allow the idler pulley back to the right to apply tension.
8. Reattach the tumbler front and shroud to the front of the cabinet using the retaining screws. Place the front panel over the side retaining tabs, and push it down to lock it in place.
9. Open the dryer door, and secure the front panel to the shroud using the retaining screws. Close the dryer door, and plug the power cord back into the dryer electrical outlet.

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ANt diagram of how the belt goes on the Maytag


pull the loop on the bottom of the tumbler once you have it warped around and hanging free
pull that loop twords the motor under the idler pully
both side of the loop
pull the loop twords the motor hub, you may need to left the idler pully to gain a liitle slack
once on the motor let go of the idler and it should tighten the belt

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i would have to say yes
its probaly the belt
take off the door hings screws, and the two opposite
lift the door and remove
grab the two slim spots on the sides and pull forward, you will see two 5/16 screws holding down the lid dogs
remove thoose and lift the top
if you dont see the belt on the tumbler
or if you do try to lift it out

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Open the door.
Remove the 4 visible screws.
Raise the hinge side of the door and remove the door,
The front panel will pull out.
Remove 2 screws on the top right and left of the cabinet just under the top panel.
Raise the top.
You will also have to remove the front drum support. 2 screws right and 2 screws left.

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