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How do I remove the front panel of my Whirlpool Duet Dryer model# WED975OWWO. I need to change the belt.

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SOURCE: Replace belt on Whirlpool LE09508KQ1 Electricl Dryer

remove the lint fiter and remove the two phillips screws then lift the top up
you will find two screws on each side of the inside of the frount panel down about 4 inches , this when removed will allow you to swing the frount arround to gain access to the belt

Posted on Apr 30, 2008

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SOURCE: Whirlpool dryer front panel

I located a video on youtube.com free of charge. I removed the lint screen, and removed the two screws located in the lint screen housing. Then I pryed the top off near the front of the dryer, which has two clips. Then I remove the two screws locate on the top of the front panel, but they are located on the inside. I removed the door lid swich by removing the two screws. Lastly, I pulled the front panel outward and pulled up lightly. The front panel was off. The issue I had was the dryer would heat up and then got cool after five minutes. The solution was to replace the coils. Important point is that the coils ohm readings were within specifications, but I did located information on the web that indicated this was a potential solution to the issue, and I replaced the coils even though the resistances were within specification. Total cost $22.95 plus tax.

Posted on Mar 25, 2009

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SOURCE: Whirlpool Duet Washer Model WFW9200SQ leaks

Removing the lower front panel would help immensly in determing where the leak is coming from. Most commonly, the leak is caused by the door bellow (gray rubber boot) leaking. If you pull back the rubber folds in the door seal and inspect around the perimeter, you may find that it has become ripped or torn. This is normal as they do wear out with age. If you determine the door bellow to be leaking you will need to replace it. The following link explains:

http://www.fixya.com/support/r385211-replacing_door_bellow_whirlpool_duet

The instructions to remove the lower panel are included in the link I provided. Another common symptom of a leaking bellow is the front counter weight on the drum will be wet.

If the bellow is intact, with no obvious signs of holes, check the water inlet tube that is located on the left hand side of the bellow to ensure it is fully inserted through the bellow properly. The inlet tube, if not inserted through the rubber correctly, will cause the water to run behind it and out the bottom of the cabinet. Push the tube through the rubber until it reaches the flange on the inlet tube.

Also check the following:

1. Check the drain line that runs from the bottom of the wash tub to the inlet side of the drain pump.
2. Make sure the drain pump reservoir cap is secure and not leaking.
3. Check the along the seam of the wash tub as well. There is a tub gasket that holds the two halves of the tub together that can develop leaks.

If you have any questions, please let me know. I hope you find this information helpful.

Posted on Jul 07, 2009

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SOURCE: how to remove front kick panel on whirlpool duet washer

just pull out the bottom it will un hook,,

Posted on Sep 13, 2009

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SOURCE: I need to replace a door switch on my Whirlpool Duet dryer. How?!

look toward the bottom the screws are recessed upward to hide them then it should open up like a car hood and there are spring clips at the top

Posted on Nov 01, 2009

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This advice is for dryer belt replacement on most Kenmore Elite and Whirlpool Duet model dryers. If in doubt, please provide me with a complete model number of your dryer and I will determine if these instructions apply.

In order to replace the drive belt on a Whirlpool Duet/Kenmore Elite dryers, you need to perform the following steps:


1. UNPLUG the dryer before servicing. Dangerous voltage is still present inside the dryer even when it is turned off.


2. Open the door and remove the lint screen. IMPORTANT: You will not be able to remove the air blower cover with the lint screen in place.


3. Remove the lower toe panel located directly below the door by loosening the screws under the bottom front edge. With the screws removed, the panel will drop down, then come off.

NOTE: Propping the two front feet of the dryer up can provide better access to the screws (a 2x4 works well).


4. Disconnect the auto dry sensor plug (usually yellow wires with a white plug to the right of the blower assembly) and any ground wires that may be connected to the front panel.


5. Remove the air blower cover by locating and removing the mounting screws.

NOTE: This is a good time to clean the blower fan housing, squirrel cage motor and dryer interior cabinet.


6. Remove the top panel of the dryer by locating and removing the screws holding the panel in place in the rear of the dryer. With the screws removed, the panel will slide back, then come off.


7. Locate the two screws that hold the operator console in place. There should be one on each side under the top panel. Remove the screws and carefully lift the panel straight up.

NOTE: You do not need to disconnect the ribbon cables. Carefully lay the console across the top of the dryer out of the way.


8. Disconnect the door switch connector plug and remove the dryer front panel by locating the four screws that hold it in place. Loosen the two screws along the bottom of the panel and leave in place. Remove the top two screws and lift up and turn the whole front panel slightly counter-clockwise to release the drum supports from the dryer drum.

NOTE: Make sure the dryer door is closed when removing the front panel to avoid damaging the door hinges.


9. You can leave the drum in place to install the new belt. Loop the belt onto the dryer drum with the ribbed side facing the drum. Reach in behind the air blower with both hands and pull the idler pulley to the right with your right hand to release the tension. With your left hand loop the belt over the drive motor pulley, then release the idler pulley making sure the belt rests on the pulley. You should feel the belt tighten with tension.

NOTE: If you need further clarification on how to properly route the dryer belt you can go to repairclinic.com and click on the "Repair Help" link at the top of the page. On the following page, locate the "Dryer Belt Diagrams" link under the Special Features section. Refer to diagram K.


10. Reinstall the front panel by turning it slightly counter-clockwise and aligning the front drum supports under the front of the drum. Once the supports are under the drum, turn the front panel clockwise and lift up, placing it on the bottom two screws. Reinstall and tighten the top two screws.


11. Reinstall the door switch connector plug and reinstall the operator console. Use caution not to put too much stress on the ribbon cables.


12. Reinstall dryer top panel.


13. Reinstall air blower cover and reconnect the auto dry sensor and ground wire.


14. Reinstall toe panel by inserting the top portion first and pushing up. Push lower portion of the panel in place and reinstall screws.


I know this may seem like a lot, but its actually fairly simple if you follow the steps provided. The trickiest part will be getting the dryer belt installed correctly and removing and reinstalling the front panel. If you have any questions, please let me know. I hope this helps you.

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This advice is on how to replace the drive belt on Whirlpool Duet and Kenmore Elite front loader washing machines. To replace the drive belt on a Whirlpool Duet washer, follow these steps:

1. Unplug the washer and turn the washing machine around so you can access the back panel. Remove the rear panel by locating and loosening the screws around the perimeter of the panel.

2. Loop the drive belt on the drive motor pulley with the ribbed side on the pulley. Leave a one-groove gap between the belt and the end of the pulley.

3. Take both hands and pull straight up on the belt and place on the drum pulley beginning on the left hand side.

4. Hold the belt firmly in place and slowly turn the drum pulley to the right while holding the belt in place. The belt will eventually align and hold in place on the drum pulley.

NOTE: This may require some effort to get the belt in place.

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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.

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Need to change the belt, for model # LER3624JQ0


To change the belt on a whirlpool dryer first unplug the dryer
  1. Remove the lint screen and take out the two screws.
  2. Take a 1 inch paint scraper and insert it between the top and the cabnet about 2 inches from the corner to release the spring clips holding the top in place.
  3. Swing the top back and rest it against the wall.
  4. Looking down inside holding the front dryer panel on,there is a screw on both sides. Remove these screws and tilt the dryer front forward seperating the front from the dryer drum.
  5. Mark the wires going to the lid switch and remove the wires.
  6. Lift the dryer front off and out of the way.
  7. On some Whirlpool dryers there is an access door at the rear lower corner of the dryer. Remove this door and observe how the belt goes on. If the belt is broken it is easier to replace the belt if you can access it through this panel. Some newer dryers have no panel and the belt has to be replaced from the front.
  8. Remove the drum and do a complete cleaning of all lent.
  9. Check to see that the two rollers on the rear panel of the dryer turn freely. If the don't , replace them. (Clean and lubricate the shafts.
  10. Check to see if the idler pulley moves freely. If it doesn't replace.
  11. Positoin the belt over the drum where the marks are where the old belt was and put the drum into the dryer
  12. Pinch the belt and position it threw the idler pulley and over the motor shaft pulley.
  13. Reinstall the front panel with the two screws removed. Lock the top down and reinstall the two screw from under the lint screen. Reninstall the lint screen. Plug dryer in and test.

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This advice is for dryer belt replacement on most Kenmore Elite and Whirlpool Duet model dryers. If in doubt, please provide me with a complete model number of your dryer and I will determine if these instructions apply.

In order to replace the drive belt on a Whirlpool Duet/Kenmore Elite dryers, you need to perform the following steps:


1. UNPLUG the dryer before servicing. Dangerous voltage is still present inside the dryer even when it is turned off.


2. Open the door and remove the lint screen. IMPORTANT: You will not be able to remove the air blower cover with the lint screen in place.


3. Remove the lower toe panel located directly below the door by loosening the screws under the bottom front edge. With the screws removed, the panel will drop down, then come off.

NOTE: Propping the two front feet of the dryer up can provide better access to the screws (a 2x4 works well).


4. Disconnect the auto dry sensor plug (usually yellow wires with a white plug to the right of the blower assembly) and any ground wires that may be connected to the front panel.


5. Remove the air blower cover by locating and removing the mounting screws.

NOTE: This is a good time to clean the blower fan housing, squirrel cage motor and dryer interior cabinet.


6. Remove the top panel of the dryer by locating and removing the screws holding the panel in place in the rear of the dryer. With the screws removed, the panel will slide back, then come off.


7. Locate the two screws that hold the operator console in place. There should be one on each side under the top panel. Remove the screws and carefully lift the panel straight up.

NOTE: You do not need to disconnect the ribbon cables. Carefully lay the console across the top of the dryer out of the way.


8. Disconnect the door switch connector plug and remove the dryer front panel by locating the four screws that hold it in place. Loosen the two screws along the bottom of the panel and leave in place. Remove the top two screws and lift up and turn the whole front panel slightly counter-clockwise to release the drum supports from the dryer drum.

NOTE: Make sure the dryer door is closed when removing the front panel to avoid damaging the door hinges.


9. You can leave the drum in place to install the new belt. Loop the belt onto the dryer drum with the ribbed side facing the drum. Reach in behind the air blower with both hands and pull the idler pulley to the right with your right hand to release the tension. With your left hand loop the belt over the drive motor pulley, then release the idler pulley making sure the belt rests on the pulley. You should feel the belt tighten with tension.

NOTE: If you need further clarification on how to properly route the dryer belt you can go to repairclinic.com and click on the "Repair Help" link at the top of the page. On the following page, locate the "Dryer Belt Diagrams" link under the Special Features section. Refer to diagram K.


10. Reinstall the front panel by turning it slightly counter-clockwise and aligning the front drum supports under the front of the drum. Once the supports are under the drum, turn the front panel clockwise and lift up, placing it on the bottom two screws. Reinstall and tighten the top two screws.


11. Reinstall the door switch connector plug and reinstall the operator console. Use caution not to put too much stress on the ribbon cables.


12. Reinstall dryer top panel.


13. Reinstall air blower cover and reconnect the auto dry sensor and ground wire.


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I know this may seem like a lot, but its actually fairly simple if you follow the steps provided. The trickiest part will be getting the dryer belt installed correctly and removing and reinstalling the front panel. If you have any questions, please let me know. I hope this helps you.

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Hi, you will need to change the belt. Here is how:
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