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Belt tension I can't get the belt tight on the dryer. Do you know how it winds?

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Re: belt tension

There is a spring-loaded belt tensioner pulley. make sure it is part of the belt loop. you will need to move the tensioner pulley against the spring force then place belt on tensioner pulley and then release the tensioner pulley and belt will now be tight.

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We have put a new belt and bearing on my 4kg Simpson eziloader dryer and spring is in place it works for a while and then the belt comes off again what could the problem be

I would check the pulley on the motor, and the belt tensioner that the belt winds through. My initial thought is that when installing the belt onto the tensioner it may have been bent. GOOD LUCK FRIEND.

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Dryer won't turn

Okay, approach the dryer and first unplug it from power. Now very carefully take a flat blade screw driver and push the blade into the right or left front corners of the dryer box exterior between the mani box housing and the top. Carefully pry upward trying not to scar the porcelain paint finish. You will hear apop as the lid hold down spring detaches and releases. repeat on the other side. Place a hand on each of the lid corners and lift. the top will rise a angle upwards and to the back, use something to prop up the lid. Now looking down you will see the drum and a large narrow band running around the drums circumference . This is the drum belt if it is tight with no play. It is in
a proper position if it is about 4 to 6 inches from the back of the drum.
If it is displaced or hanging off the back see if it will move back up onto the drum. If when you do this it is loose or not tensioned tightly the belt will need adjusting down near the motor. To do this you must remove the back of the dryer, please be careful not break or disconnect the wires unless you mark them with tape to show where they were attached. Now this step works for both broken and displaced ,or improperly tensioned belts. at the motor near the bottom of the dryer you will see a pulleythat the belt attaches to on the motor right above the motor pulley you will see a tensioning bar or a pulley .this tensions the belt so it will tightly grip the drum of the dryer and the motor pulley.
Loosen the bracket position the belt and then retighten making sure the belt tension is tight on the drum. Now hand rotate the drum and see if the tension of the belt turns with the motor and does not slip.
IF it slips retension and recheck. If everything turns the way it should
Put the dryer back together, but do not entirely close the lid.Plug the dryer in, Set a dryer preset such as air dry and turn it on. if the
drum turns and doesn't squeal every thing is a okay . Turn it off and close the lid. Make sure the lid holddown catches lock the lid down.
Pop in a mid size load of clothes or Towels turn the unit on. If it squels it needs re tensioning. Now worst case scenario, the belt wont tension because it is stressed, frayed or stretched, go through the replacement procedure again. Proper Tension of the belt is key to peak operation. Good Luck if you are a stickler for proper belt deflection, a
technical term used forhow tight a belt can be before a belt is too tight, go to the dryer company's website and look for drum belt deflection measurements. I always used the belt rotation slip or no slip test. Have fun !!

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How do you put the belt back on? It was making a screeching sound so I took it apart and now cannot figure out to get the belt tight. I have it back on and back together but do not know how to get the...

you have to open back panel of dryer as well as the top. there will be a spring connected to the motor assembly. unlatch it, check your belt to see if it needs to be replaced. if cracked, replace. latch spring and belt should have tension.

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Belt over pullies correctly

they should be on a tensioner that automatically tightens check the spring on the tensioner if it is weak replace it they usually last the life of most dryers however you have a commercial one so Lord only knows how many hours a day it runs

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You might want to check to make sure that you bought the correct replacement belt. A new belt SHOULD fit correctly if the replacement belt is the right one? Did you buy an original belt or a generic one? I have ran into problems by trying to substitute for the original. If I were you, I'd double check the belt #. It sounds to me like the belt might actually be the wrong one & be a little shorter than the original. Let me know if that works for you? It should. Good luck and have a good day!

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yes it keeps the belt tight so it can turn the drum. its like a pulley that keeps the tension on the belt so that the tub can spin the belt tight now or is it loose?

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there is a tensioner pulley as well as the drum and motor
It hooks into a slot, usually on the floor of the case, and has a spring that pulls it against the belt to tension the belt.
Broken belts have been known to knock the tensioner out of place, it should be sitting on the floor of the case as should its spring.
There is usually ony one slot for it to sit in, self evident if you know to look for it
loop the belt around the drum.
slide the belt down the drum directly over the motor pulley
loop the belt around the motor pulley
pull the tensioner pulley hard to the end of its travel against its spring
wrap the belt around the tensioner pulley
release the tensioner so the spring pulls it against the belt
rotate the drum by hand to ensure the belt is aligned and does not pull offf the pulleys
reassemble case
dry clothes
its easier than it looks seeing a broken belt in the bottom of the case.
fd5c779.jpg tensioner may be on the bottom run pushing up, or on the top run pulling down

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How to change dryer belt on Asko 7305 dryer

You have to pull the back off the dryer.Then you,ll be able to see how it comes off.Ussally its on two pulleys similar to a car.There may be a tensioner on it to to keep it from slipping.If there is one you,ll have to losen it to remove the belt & replace it,then tighten the tensioner back up.Ussally you keep about a 1/4" to 1/2" free play on the belt.You use a sraight edge on the two pulleys to measure it with the belt on,tighten belt tensioner till you have the recommended tighteness.

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