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Need to replace the belt whirlpool gas dryer have access to drum have old belt out. need to know how to femove the front have the two top screws out need to know how to remove the front panel also where do i find the model number. BOB

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Hi Bob!
To remove the front panel, you need to remove the top panel. If the lint tray is on top, there are screws inside the door that need removal. After lifting the top panel, *you may need a putty knife to pry up the lid) the front panel is attached to both side panels by screws. Once you pull the front panel off, the drum will shift toward you so be prepared for that. As far as the model number, look inside the door. There should be a plate with the model number and year of manufacture. Below is a diagram on how to loop the drive belt around the idler pulley and motor. Please post back with any questions.
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How to take apart a whirlpool gas dryer


If the dryer is a front loader and if a top filter in filter it has two screw take them out and in front where top and front put a screw driver and pot the top up. When top came up on the side at top they are 5/16 screws take them out some of the front just slides up and off but if it has a full front door open door and on ea. side they are three screw take the top screw on top of the three screw out and slides door off and unhook wire on door switch on top of door. Look under drum and see how belt go on pulley so when you go to put it back on you will know how to. Take belt off pulley and drum and pick up on drum and pull it out and there is motor and gas heater and roller in back of wall now you have it apart.

Apr 29, 2014 | Dryers

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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.

Dec 29, 2009 | Whirlpool Dryers

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Drum does not rotate!


Good day,
Yes, it sounds like a broken belt.
To replace it, remove the lint filter on top, and remove the 2 screws under it.
With a narrow screw driver, pop one side of the li, then the other.
Now rotate the lid up but do not go above vertical.
There are 2 screws holding the front panel on at the top.
Remove the 2 screws, and then unplug the door switch wires. and the support clip for them.
With the front tilted an inch or 2 lift the front panel up and off.

Here is an excellent tutorial.

http://www.wikihow.com/Replace-a-Dryer-Belt-on-Whirlpool-Models

The belt can be purchased at any appliance parts house.
IMPORTANT> On some of the newer models the belt tensioner was nothing more than a piece of spring metal.
It will be found on the bottom right side of the dryer floor.
If that's the style, it's a known deficient part, and must be replaced with the old version with has a wheel.
A good counterman will know all about it. Take the old one with you.

Dec 14, 2009 | Whirlpool LGR5636L Gas Dryer

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Whirlpool gas dryer, drum doesn't spin


You have a broken or loose drive belt.
You can order a new one online (repairclinic.com) have your make and model numbers handy.
There's also exploded views to help you.

You'll need to remove the front panel and drum front panel, the drum and route the new belt around the tensioner pulley below the drum...
It's a bit tricky but if you take your time you'll be able to do it..
Let us know if you need assistance with disassembly.
K

Oct 17, 2009 | Whirlpool Dryers

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Dryer will not heat, checked and changed thermal fuse and no heat


The igniter is located on the burner assemly inside the dryer cabinet under the dryer drum. You can view it by removing the lower toe panel directly below the dryer door. This is accomplished by inserting a putty knife along the seam where the dryer front meets the toe panel. About two inches in from each side is a retaining clip that you must push down with the the putty knife, while pulling out on the toe panel. Repeat this on the opposite side and the pane will come free.

The way the ignition system on your dryer is supposed to work is like this:

1. Press the start button.
2. The igniter on the burner assembly begins to glow.
3. Once the igniter reaches the required current potential, the gas safety valve opens.
4. Gas is introduced into the manifold and you have ignition.

NOTE: It can take roughly 30 – 90 seconds from the time you press start to the time it takes for the gas to ignite.

This is a built in safety feature that prevents free flowing gas from entering the dryer cabinet without ignition. Such a situation could lead to an explosion.

There are two basic types of igniters:

Carborundum (Cylindrical in shape) – needs to produce 2.5 to 3.0 amps for the gas safety valve to work.
Norton2.gif (Rectangular in shape) – needs to produce 3.2 to 3.7 amps2.gif for the gas safety valve to work.

I believe your dryer takes the Norton type igniter. The part number is 279311 and can be purchased at pcappliancerepair.com for about $22. NOTE: Just because your current igniter may still glow, does not mean it is good. Igniters will wear out with age and the current potential will decrease to the point where it no longer will open the gas safety valve.

Now...another cause of poor heating quality and longer dry times is poorly istalled, kinked, or clogged dryer exhaust ventilation ducting. If you have not checked the dryer ducting from where it exits the dryer to the point where it leaves your home, now may be a good time to do so. A dryer needs proper ventilation in order to dry efficiently.

You can easily replace the igniter by performing the following steps:

1. UNPLUG the dryer and remove the lint screen from inside the dryer door.
2. Insert a putty knife along the front seaam where the top panel of the dryer meets the dryer front. Locate the retaining clips and push down while lifting on the top panel. The dryer top will lift up.
3. Unplug the door switch connector plug and any ground wire that may be installed on the casing and disconnect the door hinge springs.
4. Locate and remove the dryer chute that covers the blower fan assembly and disconnect the auto dry sensor plug.
5. Hold the door closed and locate the four screws that hold the front panel in place. There should be one screw on each side at the top and at the bottom.
6. With the door shut, lean against the front panel and remove the four screws. Once removed, hold the top of the drum as you pull the front panel away and remove.
You should now have complete access to the dryer interior. You do not have to remove the drum, but if you have to for better access, release the belt tension on the drum. While the tension is released, remove the belt from the drive motor pulley. Leave the belt wrapped around the drum and lift the entire drum with it to remove from the cabinet. You now have full access to the burner assembly to replace the igniter. All you should have to do is disconnect the connector plug and a couple of mounting screws.

Once you have the igniter installed, you need to re-install the drum and belt by following these steps:

1. With the belt still looped around the dryer drum (grooved side facing the drum - try to line the belt up with the wear marks already on the drum from the belt) lift the drum with the belt and insert the back rim of the drum onto the support rollers in the rear of the dryer first.

2. With the drum resting on the rollers, slowly turn the drum clockwise until the rollers seat into the rear drum groove. You should feel the drum drop into place once it seats correctly.

3. Hold the drum in place (you can do this by resting it against your shoulder so you have both hands free). Loop the belt over the drive motor shaft first.

4. Then, with the tensioner in your right hand, pull the wheel to the right and place the belt on the idler wheel with your left hand.

5. Release the tensioner and the idler wheel will tighten up the drive belt against the drum.

If this does not explain it well enough, you can also verify by going to repairclinic.com. Click on the Repair Help link and look for the "Dryer Belt Diagrams" link under the Special Features section on the next page. Look for Whirlpool and refer to diagram K.

Once you have the belt installed, re-install the dryer front panel by lifting the front of the drum slightly and placing the drum support wheels under the drum. Lift the entire front panel with drum in place and insert the front panel in the side panels. Hold the door shut so it doesn't fly open and line up the screw holes on the bottom edge of the front panel and then align the top. Reinstall the door springs, the auto dry sensor plug, the dryer chute that covers the blower fan housing, followed by the door switch connector plug and ground wire. Lower the top panel back in place.

I know this is rather lengthy, so take your time and read thoroughly. This is not a difficult repair at all. If you still have questions, please let me know. I hope you find this helpful.

Sep 14, 2009 | Whirlpool GGQ8831L Gas Dryer

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I have a kenmore model#110.76662501 gas dryer. I


To access the dryer interior cabinet, follow these steps:

1. Unplug the dryer and turn off gas supply before servicing.
2. Remove the lint screen on the top of the dryer and locate the two screws under it.
3. Remove the two screws and the the top panel will lift up.
4. Disconnect the door switch connector plug and the ground wire (if installed). You may have to use a small flat blade screwdriver to unlock the tabs on the connector.
5. Locate the two mounting screws that hold the front panel to the two side panels. There should be one on each side of the dryer. Place your body against the front panel to keep the door closed and to support as you remove the screws.
6. With the front panel screws removed, grasp the entire front panel in the top center and lift straight up to remove.

You should be able to access the burner assembly now. You shouldn't have to remove the drum, but you can if it will give you better access. To do so, simply release the belt tension by taking the idler pulley and lifting up on the wheel. Remove the belt from the drive motor shaft and leave the belt wrapped around the drum. Using the belt as a handle, you can lift straight up and the entire drum will come out of the dryer.

NOTE: The idler pulley may come detached from the dryer cabinet floor when the belt tension is removed. This is normal.

Remember how the belt goes back in the dryer. If you forget you can re-install the belt and pulley by following these steps:

1. Loop the drive belt around the dryer drum with the groove side facing the drum. (Try to line the belt up with the wear marks already on the drum from the previous belt).

2. With the tensioner in your left hand, insert the clip end of the idler pulley into the grooves on the dryer bottom casing with the idler wheel pointing to your left. (The grooves are directly in front of the drive motor.)

3. While holding the tensioner in place, insert the belt UNDER the wheel with your right hand and pull it up and over the drive motor pulley.

If this does not explain it well enough, you can also verify by going to repairclinic.com. Click on the Repair Help link and look for the "Dryer Belt Diagrams" link under the Special Features section on the next page. Look for Whirlpool and refer to diagram H.

Once you have the belt installed, re-install the dryer front panel by holding it as you did previously. Line up the holes on the inside bottom edge of the front panel with the small mounting cleats on the front edge of the side panels. This can be done by yourself, but an assist may make it easier. Once you have the front panel in place, lean against it to hold it in place and install the mounting screws. NOTE: Don't forget to reconnect the grounding wire and door switch connector plug. Without the door switch connected, the dryer will not run. Lower the top panel back in place and reinstall the two screws.

NOTE: Placing a piece of duct tape over the dryer vent chute will help safeguard against dropping anything down in the blower fan assembly. If you drop any screws down the chute, you will need to remove the dryer back panel to retrieve them.

If you still have questions, please let me know. I hope this helps you.

NOTE: To avoid any confusion, your Kenmore dryer is manufactured by Whirlpool. The "110" prefix in the model number identifies the manufacturer.

Aug 27, 2009 | Dryers

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Whirlpool Dryer LEQ9558KQ1


If you can hear/see the motor running, but the drum does not spin, you probably have a broken or loose dryer belt. You can easily determine this by opening the top panel and looking at the belt. Just lift the lint sheet cover on the top of the dryer and and pull out the screen. With the cover still open, locate and remove the two screws. Once the screws are removed, the top panel will lift up. The belt should be seen wrapped around the drum. If the belt has broken or has slipped off the idler pulley, it may be fitting loosely around the drum, or lying on the cabinet bottom. If so, the following instructions explain how to access the interior and replace or reinstall the belt. Replacing the dryer belt on this model dryer involves the following steps:

1. UNPLUG the dryer and remove the lint screen.
2. With the lint screen door open, remove the two screws and lift the top panel.
3. Unplug the door switch conector plug and any ground wire that may be installed on the casing.
4. Locate the two screws that hold the front panel in place. There should be one screw on each side in the cabinet interior.
5. With the door shut, lean against the front panel and remove the two screws that hold it in place. Once the screws are removed, grasp the front panel at the top center and lift straight up to remove.

You should now have complete access to the dryer interior. If the belt is broken, this may cause the idler pulley to come loose. This is normal with no tension on the pulley to hold it in place. To install a new belt and re-install the pulley, follow these steps:

1. Loop the drive belt around the dryer drum with the groove side facing the drum. (Try to line the belt up with the wear marks already on the drum from the previous belt).

2. With the tensioner in your left hand, insert the clip end of the idler pulley into the grooves on the dryer bottom casing with the idler wheel pointing to your left. (The grooves are directly in front of the drive motor.)

3. While holding the tensioner in place, insert the belt UNDER the wheel with your right hand and pull it up and over the drive motor pulley.

If this does not explain it well enough, you can also verify by going to repairclinic.com. Click on the Repair Help link and look for the "Dryer Belt Diagrams" link under the Special Features section on the next page. Look for Whirlpool and refer to diagram H.

Once you have the belt installed, re-install the dryer front panel by holding it as you did previously. Line up the holes on the inside bottom edge of the front panel with the small mounting cleats on the front edge of the side panels. This can be done by yourself, but an assist may make it easier. Once you have the front panel in place, lean against it to hold it in place and install the mounting screws. NOTE: Don't forget to reconnect the grounding wire and door switch connector plug. Without the door switch connected, the dryer will not run. Lower the top panel back in place and reinstall the two screws.

NOTE: Placing a piece of duct tape over the dryer vent chute will help safeguard against dropping anything down in the blower fan assembly. If you drop any screws down the chute, you will need to remove the dryer back panel to retrieve them.

If you still have questions, please let me know. I hope this helps you. PS Appliancepartspros.com has some excellent exploded view diagrams of your dryer, along with parts listings that you cna use for reference as well.

Aug 04, 2009 | Whirlpool LGR5636L Gas Dryer

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Put dryer belt on maytag dryer


generic maytag dryer belt replacement

type 1:older models by Maytag with lintscreen under door
  • unplug dryer
  • remove 2 screws from under front panel
  • tilt front panel up from the bottom and unclip top
  • remove door switch wires
  • set front panel aside
  • remove front drum retainer 2 screws each side
type 2:newer models by whirlpool lint screen in top cover
  • unplug dryer
  • remove lint screen
  • remove 2 screws under lint screen
  • with putty knife or other blunt blade
    unclip spring clips at front corners of top panel
  • tilt front panel up
  • remove 1 screw each side of front panel 1/2 way from top
  • remopve door switch wires
  • tilt front panel down and unclip
  • set front panel aside
all
  • withdraw drum forward
  • examine drum rollers for wear
    if worn or locked replace in pairs
  • examine felts and nylon glides(if fitted) for wear
    if worn replace
  • examin case floor for tensioner
    (sometimes broken belt ends pull the tensioner out of place its easy to see the slots on the case floor for the 2 feet and spring, looks like a power socket)
  • loop new belt around drum at wear mark of old belt
  • insert drum
  • loop belt around motor pulley
  • pull tensioner to end of travel against spring
  • loop belt around tensioner
  • relax tensioner
  • rotate drum by hand to make sure belt wont jump off
reassemble in reverse order

Oct 29, 2008 | Maytag Dryers

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Whirlpool gas dryer model # lgr7646eq3


put back back on with top off remove screws in top corners of front panel remove bottom panel and screws holding blower/lint screen housing on remove door springs remove screws on bottom corners of front belt is probably lying in bottom

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