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How do you get to the motor of the dryer looks like all one bug piece of metal wrapped around the drum ..the tension rod on the belt broke and we need to be able to get into the cabinet

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YOU SHOULD BE ABLE TO REMOVE THE BACK COVER AN ACCESS THE MOTOR

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Haier 6.5 current ft dryer, how do you put the belt on after it came off?


if its still wrapped around the drum an drum turns with it fine .. see the white idler belt goes on bottom then around the motor idler.
take the right side of belt an pull it around motor an down an under the idler .

Oct 12, 2014 | Dryers

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I am wanting to replace a drum bearing, and I've gotten the dryer top panel and front panel off, but I don't see how to release the drum belt (which is okay) so I can get the drum out. How to do...


On the bottom left side next to the motor you will see a small plastic wheel (idler pulley) which the belt is wrapped around. The wheel is attached to a L-shaped piece of metal which is known as an idler spring arm which is made out of spring steel.

Move the arm one way or the other and you will notice the belt tension getting looser. Push the arm further that way until you can get the belt off the pulley an motor. Use caution as the spring arm has torque on it and could snap back.

Once the belt is off the motor and idler pulley you can then pull the drum out. You will need to lift the drum up slightly since the back sits on drum wheels(the groove on the back of the drum). Take the drum and belt out together.

Once you have made the repairs, install the drum in reverse order.

Note: Before removing the belt, make a diagram of how the belt goes around the motor and pulley for future reference.

Hope this helps you out.

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The drum does not spin, the blower works, the gas will fire up, belts look to be in tact but may be loose?


Most gas dryers have a tensioner on the drive belt under the drum a metal bar with a teflon pully that is spring loaded to tension the belt. Try spining the drum by hand if it spins freely the belt may have come off the tensioner or it may be streched. If it doesn't turn the drum rollers or bushing may be bad. Without a make and moddel # it's hard to say
Hope this helps
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Dec 04, 2009 | Dishwashers

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How to wrap belt around belt and drum tensioner


These are a pain to do. You have to put the belt around the drum and at the motor, there is a pulley on a spring device.Twist the pulley toward the motor, until you can get the belt onto the motor pulley. Release the spring loaded pulley and it will automatically tighten the belt.

Oct 05, 2009 | Whirlpool Dryers

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Motor is running but not turning drum to dry the clothes. We removed the back of dryer to see if maybe belt slipped or broke but can not see any belts and do not want to start removing a lot of screws...


Look from the rear, near the bottom. The belt wraps around the drum, and near the bottom is a tensioner that keeps tension on the belt. If it is broken, you'll see it laying on the floor of the dryer.

Jul 03, 2009 | Estate EED4300TQ Electric Dryer

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Dryer is squeking badly and drum seems to be loose. Dryer is about 9 old.


ther are rollers that hold the drum up and a big belt that wraps around the drum and the motor pully it sounds like one of the rollers has broken and has lessened the tension on the belt. pull the dryer out and take the back off. unplug first. giggle the drum and find what is loose the belt can be wareing out too. or a bracket may be broke that holds the pulley

Jun 25, 2009 | Dryers

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Zanussi tumble dryer. no.TC7114W


loop the belt around the drum.
slide the belt down the drum directly over the motor pulley
loop the belt around the motor pulley
pull the tensioner pulley hard to the end of its travel against its spring
wrap the belt around the tensioner pulley
release the tensioner so the spring pulls it against the belt
rotate the drum by hand to ensure the belt is aligned and does not pull offf the pulleys
reassemble case
dry clothes
its easier than it looks seeing a broken belt in the bottom of the case.
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Aug 07, 2008 | Zanussi TC7114W Electric Dryer

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Change a belt?


Replacing the belt is not that hard.
  1. You have to take the back of the dryer off.
  2. Then lift the tension arm on the motor releasing the pressure on the belt.
  3. Inspect the tension pulley, checking the bearings on the pulley.
  4. Wrap the new belt around the drum, and wrap it around the tension pulley, lifting the tension pulley to adjust the belt.
  5. Reinstall the back of the dryer.
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Aug 03, 2008 | Whirlpool LEQ9858P Electric Dryer

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BELT WON'T TURN THE DRUM


there is a tensioner pulley as well as the drum and motor
It hooks into a slot, usually on the floor of the case, and has a spring that pulls it against the belt to tension the belt.
Broken belts have been known to knock the tensioner out of place, it should be sitting on the floor of the case as should its spring.
There is usually ony one slot for it to sit in, self evident if you know to look for it
loop the belt around the drum.
slide the belt down the drum directly over the motor pulley
loop the belt around the motor pulley
pull the tensioner pulley hard to the end of its travel against its spring
wrap the belt around the tensioner pulley
release the tensioner so the spring pulls it against the belt
rotate the drum by hand to ensure the belt is aligned and does not pull offf the pulleys
reassemble case
dry clothes
its easier than it looks seeing a broken belt in the bottom of the case.
fd5c779.jpg tensioner may be on the bottom run pushing up, or on the top run pulling down

Jul 07, 2008 | Zanussi TC7114W Electric Dryer

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Maytag Electric Dryer - replace belt


The belt needs to be above the metal. Otherwise the repair looks good. Easy fix. Thanks for the pic.
Oceti

Jan 03, 2008 | Maytag Neptune MDE5500AY Electric Dryer

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