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The drive belt goes around the drum near the rear. It does not use a special groove; it just runs on the surface of the drum. You will need to remove the drum to gain access to the broken belt, motor, and idler/tensioner pulley. It will make more sense when you remove the drum and view the motor pulley and belt tensioner. With a helper, install the new belt around the motor pulley and under the tensioner, then fit it around the drum little by little as you reinstall the drum. Make sure the drum is positioned properly on its rear support wheels, then manually support the front end and rotate the drum slowly by hand. It should rotate freely and the belt should start to track straight as it realigns itself on the drum. If it tracks well, reinstall the front panel, door, top, etc., and check operation.

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SOURCE: Replacing broken belt-Whirlpool dryer

For replacement parts - head on over to PartSelect.com or RepairClinic.com and enter in your full model number for a full parts listing.
I recommend both sites because ...


FixYa has no affiliation with either site - I have been using and recommending them for years - trouble free.

PartSelect has a great schematic database for locating the part on your unit and great "testimonials" for each part that often times includes HOW-TO information.
RepairClinic has pictures of each part they sell and also a great how-to and troubleshooting for basic repairs.


If your unit has never been serviced - there should still be an original service manual enclosed in plastic taped to the inside of the shell.
In the service manual are Error codes, maintenance procedures, and troubleshooting steps you can follow.


Anything too complicated or beyond your scope should be handled by a professional.

If you think you want to tackle the repair - and have gotten stuck on a step - reply to your question and I will be glad to help you out.




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How to change the belt on a whirlpool AWZ7814 AL


These dryers have common roots with lots of other brands. You should be able to see what you need via either video:
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How To Replace Dryer Belt on Whirlpool Models

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You have to remove the drum, by disassembling the dryer. That process depends on the model.

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I changed the belt, it sounds like it works now but drum does not roll????


Hi and welcome to FixYa. I am Kelly.

Things to check..

1. Belt and ilder pulley properly positioned?
Use this link to make sure you have it correct:
http://www.repairclinic.com/Dryer-Belt-Diagrams

2. Make sure the drum felt seals are not rolled / folded over. If it is folded / rolled slide the shanke of a screwdriver under the felt and rotate the drum 360 deg until it straightens out. (Front and rear seals.)

3. Make sure the drum rollers are resting in the drum groove and not behind the drum

These manuals will be a big help: (page 25)
https://secured.whirlpool.com/Service/SrvTechAdm.nsf/2cd44500d572193285256a45004fd9d6/4829abde74a34d7f85256ab000620794
and
(Page 10 below link)
https://secured.whirlpool.com/Service/SrvTechAdm.nsf/2cd44500d572193285256a45004fd9d6/3ffad75038c96fe4852571ca006cb80a/$FILE/L-58.pdf

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The belt is broken and we need a replacement for it.


Hi and welcome to FixYa, I am Kelly

Go to any of these sites and enter your model number:

http://www.searspartsdirect.com

http://www.appliancepartspros.com

http://www.repairclinic.com

If you have difficulty locating your belt I need your complete model number and will use those same sites to find your belt for you. There are 2 different sized belts for a whirlpool dryer depending upon the model number. 27 inch dryer and 29 inch dryer.

Download this manual to help you change the belt:
https://secured.whirlpool.com/Service/SrvTechAdm.nsf/2cd44500d572193285256a45004fd9d6/4829abde74a34d7f85256ab000620794/$FILE/4322260.pdf

The order of removal is the toe panel, top and then the front panel to gain access to change the belt.
Toe panel (page 15 / pdf file page 20)
Top panel (page 14 / pdf flie page 19)
Front panel (page 19 / pdf file page 24)

Make sure you inspect the drum seals (felts) and the the drum rollers in the process of changing the belt.

The manual link I passed is for the 27 inch dryer but access is exactly the same for the larger dryer.

Thanks for choosing FixYa,
Kelly

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Check out this page for good information on changing the belt. Good luck with your repair!

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the belt is off or broken, changing the belt yourself can be tricky, you must remove the front bulkhead and door/panel assy, then you have to route the belt correctly from th motor to the belt tensioner, you may want to call a tech.

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open the back where you can see the mechanical parts (motor / belt / drum / capacitor)

1. unplug the unit, see if you can manually turn the motor head

If not , then the problem is the Bushing or bearing

If yes, then your starting capacitor ( Small aluminum type like a can with wires on top) change it.

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Hi, You need to check and see if the belt has slipped off of one of the pulleys. Was the idler the wheels style or a glide style?
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