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Dryer wont tumble the belt has come off and also the spring system, ho can this be fixed?

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Follow the bellow steps in order to replace the belt:

  1. Safety first! Unplug the machine from the wall-socket and make sure the machine has been idle long enough so that the heater elements, etc. have cooled.
  2. dryer wont tumble the belt has come off and also - 180px-p3090017.jpg magnify-clip.pngTop cover removalRemove the top cover of the machine by undoing the 2 bolts at the back of the top panel.
  3. 180px-p309dryer wont tumble the belt has come off and also - magnify-clip.png magnify-clip.pngTop cover removedYou should now be able to see if the belt is broken or not. It should be wrapped around the back of the drum. In this pidryer wont tumble the belt has come off and also - 180px-p3090047.jpg it has snapped and is loose on the drum.
  4. 180px-p3090047.jpg magnify-clip.pngRemove plastidryer wont tumble the belt has come off and also - 180px-p3090019.jpgplastic cover at the bottom rear of the machine and take off the black belt going from the reddryer wont tumble the belt has come off and also - magnify-clip.pnghite pulley (this turns the fan).
  5. 180px-p3090019.jpgAir-flow coverAt the back of the machine, undo the 5 or 6 bolts securing the air-flow cover...
  6. 180px-p3090020.jpg magnify-clip.pngAir-flow cover removed...revealing dryer wont tumble the belt has come off and also - 180px-p3090034.jpge-ring and washers.
  7. Remove these and keep them in a safe place for ndryer wont tumble the belt has come off and also - magnify-clip.png"http://www.wikihow.com/Image:P3090023.JPG">180px-p3090023.jpg dryer wont tumble the belt has come off and also - magnify-clip.png> & washers
  8. 180px-p3090034.jpg magnify-dryer wont tumble the belt has come off and also - 180px-p3090025.jpg_midrum and back panelThe drum is no longer holding in the back panel of the machine. dryer wont tumble the belt has come off and also - magnify-clip.pngi"> 180px-p3090037.jpg magnify-clip.pngBack PanelUsing a 7mm socket wrench, remove the screws holding in the back panel of the machine. Take care to support the panel (and the drum) as the screws are removed. A second pair of hands is useful here!
  9. 180px-p3090025.jpg magnify-clip.pngBack panel removalTaking care to support the drum, move the back panel away from the machine slightly. Do not move more than a few inches yet!

Posted on Jul 14, 2009

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    mithun dey Jul 14, 2009

    Rest of the steps:


    1. Before removing the back panel any more, carefully undo the electrical connector for the heating element.





    2. Broken beltRemove the broken belt if not already done.




    3. Positioning the beltMove the back panel away from the drum and put the new belt over the top of the drum (towards the rear) and feed it through between the drum and the back panel and finally around the motor-shaft.




    4. Motor/Spring assemblyThe motor can pivot and has a spring securing it to the body of the machine.
    5. The trick to fitting the belt is to hold the belt with your left hand as shown and with your other hand, push the pulley-wheel anti-clockwise until you can get the belt to loop over it.




    6. The belt is looped around the pulley-wheelOnce this is in place, the hard work is over. Rotate the drum slowly by hand to make sure the belt is able to travel unhindered. Now is your chance to hoover out the back of the machine! Reconect the heating element connector.
    7. Re-fit the back cover, taking care to line up the drum with the hole.
    8. Screw on the back panel. Replace the washers/e-ring securing the drum.

      • Make sure you put back on everything you removed (such as the belt for the fan).

    9. Re-fit the top cover.
    10. You're good to go!

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How old is the belt? Probably stretched so far that the spring couldn't supply enough tension to keep it on the pulleys. Need a new belt.

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