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Can't get belt on dryer properly

Trying to replace belt onFrigedaire dryewr model FDE336RES1 belt# 134503600. Have the front, top and rear access plates removed; grooved side of belt to drum, flat side of belt to tension pully and grooved side to motor. Seems to short, am I missing an adjustment somewhere.

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  • mike1ea Apr 22, 2009

    can't find diagram for routing the belt

  • mike1ea Apr 22, 2009

    Figured it out. Was running the belt un the wrong direction from the drum to the pulleys. Just needed to back away for a minute nad recoupe. Thanks for the help anyways though

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The routing for the belt should be on a diagram somewhere inside the dryer. It sounds like the belt is not properly routed around the idler/tensioner pulley -- this is a very tricky routing -- without a diagram, it's a bunch of trial and error. Can you find the routing diagram?

Posted on Apr 22, 2009

  • Samuel Charles Spriggs Apr 22, 2009

    You might be able to find one on-line.



    Without that, here's one thing you could check. The temptation when installing that belt is to put it around the idler/tensioner pulley. In most cases the outside of the belt presses against this pulley -- it does not go around it. The pulley/roller is mounted on "springy" metal and slips into a slot in the bottom of the dryer. The outside of the belt pressing against the roller gives it the proper tension .



    To put it another way, the belt when properly installed does not form and "O", it's kinds shaped like a very big "apostrophe".



    Hope this is helping and not making matters worse.



    Charlie

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