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The on line instruction for replacing Maytag dryer belts say " insert a flat screw driver under the top panel and it will come off. Problem is: on my older model, there are two large metal screws underneath and it will not pop off. Where can I get instruction for replacing the belt on my older Maytag. Probably 15-18 yrs old?

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My 1955 edition of the Maytag top popped off because it used the spring clamps you refer to. If there are screws there, you will have to remove them. Once the top is up, you will see how to remove the front. If you can get this far, the rest of the job will become self evident (I think) .If you need more help, let me know

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Maytag pyg2200aww idler pulley spring replacement


You will have to dis assembly the dryer. UNPLUG, pop the top up with a putty knife, insert between the top and front panel about 2 inches in a press the clip so the top will come up. Remove the screws on each side holding the front on, each under the drum and remove the belt , now you came remove the drum, and get to the idler pulley spring. Re Assembly is opposite of removal.
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Why won't my Dryer tumbler turn with heavy load?


Your belt is almost worn out...replace you belt
I will give some instructions on how to do this, plus include a drum belt configuation link to show you how to make your new belt work right
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http://www.applianceaid.com/images/belt-config.JPG

If you hear a loud bang while your dryer is working, and you notice that the
drum has stopped turning, chances are the drivebelt has snapped.
Fortunately, replacing the belt is a fairly straightforward operation that
can be handled with a few simple tools.
First, unplug the dryer. Lift the lint-screen cover and pull out the lint screen
If your dryer has a lint screen on the inside of the door, skip this step.
Then remove the two screws that are under the cover. To unlatch the dryer top,
insert a thin-blade putty knife between the top and front panel,
about 2 1/2 in. in from one corner. Push in on the knife to release the locking
clip, lift the corner, then release the clip on the other side. Swing the top
up and lean it against the wall.
Next, move to the lower toe panel. Slip the putty knife between the lower panel
and the door panel at one side and twist the knife to release the clip
Then release the opposite clip and lift the panel up and off the hinge springs.
To support the dryer drum while the belt is being replaced, place scrap wood
under the front of the drum.
Loosen the two screws at each side of the bottom of the front panel.
Move to the top of the panel and remove the screws from the inside of the
cabinet that hold the front panel to the sides.
Slide the old belt off the drum.
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Installing the belt
Lean the front panel out slightly and allow the drum to rest on the scrap wood
support. Drop the new dryer belt between the front panel and the drum, and
loop it over the drum. Then, lift the drum slightly while pushing the front
panel back into position.
Replace the screws at the top inside of the front panel, tighten the lower panel
screws and remove the scrap wood from under the drum. Check to make sure that
the rear drum seal fits properly over the lip on the rear bulkhead.
Position the new belt where the old belt was, with the grooved side of the belt
facing down.
Now, move to the motor area and pull out the old belt. To route the new belt
around the idler and drive pulley, first pass the entire belt, doubled up,
under the idler pulley. Then, push the idler belt toward the motor, slip the
belt around the motor pulley and release the tension on the idler pulley.

Open the dryer door and rotate the drum counterclockwise a few times to make
sure the belt is tracking properly. Lower the top and press down at each
corner to engage the clips. Lift the lint-screen cover, replace the two screws
and reinstall the lint screen. Finally, secure the lower front panel and turn
on the dryer for a test.
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I have a Maytag gas dryer model #LDG8420 and the belt broke. I need a diagram on how the new belt goes back on.


Go to this website and view the pictures of your dryer belt routing
http://www.applianceaid.com/images/belt-config.JPG

If you hear a loud bang while your dryer is working, and you notice that the
drum has stopped turning, chances are the drivebelt has snapped.
Fortunately, replacing the belt is a fairly straightforward operation that
can be handled with a few simple tools.
First, unplug the dryer. Lift the lint-screen cover and pull out the lint screen
If your dryer has a lint screen on the inside of the door, skip this step.
Then remove the two screws that are under the cover. To unlatch the dryer top,
insert a thin-blade putty knife between the top and front panel,
about 2 1/2 in. in from one corner. Push in on the knife to release the locking
clip, lift the corner, then release the clip on the other side. Swing the top
up and lean it against the wall.
Next, move to the lower toe panel. Slip the putty knife between the lower panel
and the door panel at one side and twist the knife to release the clip
Then release the opposite clip and lift the panel up and off the hinge springs.
To support the dryer drum while the belt is being replaced, place scrap wood
under the front of the drum.
Loosen the two screws at each side of the bottom of the front panel.
Move to the top of the panel and remove the screws from the inside of the
cabinet that hold the front panel to the sides.
Slide the old belt off the drum.
------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Installing the belt
Lean the front panel out slightly and allow the drum to rest on the scrap wood
support. Drop the new dryer belt between the front panel and the drum, and
loop it over the drum. Then, lift the drum slightly while pushing the front
panel back into position.
Replace the screws at the top inside of the front panel, tighten the lower panel
screws and remove the scrap wood from under the drum. Check to make sure that
the rear drum seal fits properly over the lip on the rear bulkhead.
Position the new belt where the old belt was, with the grooved side of the belt
facing down.
Now, move to the motor area and pull out the old belt. To route the new belt
around the idler and drive pulley, first pass the entire belt, doubled up,
under the idler pulley. Then, push the idler belt toward the motor, slip the
belt around the motor pulley and release the tension on the idler pulley.

Open the dryer door and rotate the drum counterclockwise a few times to make
sure the belt is tracking properly. Lower the top and press down at each
corner to engage the clips. Lift the lint-screen cover, replace the two screws
and reinstall the lint screen. Finally, secure the lower front panel and turn
on the dryer for a test.
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Install dyer belt MAYTAG


Hello there
Here is a detailed instruction for you ok
  1. Remove the two screws that hold the control console to the dryer; they are located on each end of the console. Turn the control console forward onto its face. Disconnect the wiring harness from the dryer to the console. Press in on the locking tab and pull the connectors apart. Set the control panel out of your work area. To remove the top, insert a putty knife between the front and top panels. Locate the retaining clip and push in on it to release the corner of the top panel. Lift up on the corner and release the opposite retaining clip. Set the top panel out of the way. Two screws that attach the front panel to the sides are located at the top corners. Remove the screws and swing the top of the front panel out so that you can access the door switch wiring harness. Disconnect the wiring harness from the door switch and lift the front panel away from the dryer.
  2. Replace the Belt
  3. Locate the idler pulley by reaching behind the drum and motor assembly. Using your hand, push the idler pulley to the left to release tension on the belt2.gif. Notice the routing of the belt around the motor and idler arm for reference when attaching the new belt. Remove the belt from the motor pulley. Lift up on the drum slightly and remove the belt from the drum.

    With the rib side pointed inward, lift the drum up and set the belt around the drum. Route the belt through the motor pulley and idler pulley. Pull the idler pulley to the right to reapply tension to the belt. ok?
  4. not too hard
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Replacing a belt


Hi, To replace this belt, UNPLUG the dryer. Remover the screws under the lint screen. Insert a flat blade screw driver in the gap between the top panel and the front panel and pry up the top panel.
Now locate the screw inside the front panel in the upper corners. Remove them and the front will lift up and release.
Now you will be able to change the belt. Follow the instrutions included in the belt packadge to thread the belt throught the idler pulley.
You can get the belt from my web site @ www.whirlpoolpartssurplus.com if you would like.
Part# 8066065
Please let me know if I can assist you further.

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How do I open the dryer to replace a loose belt?


there are 2 clips holding down the main top, approx, 3-4 inches in form each side of the main top where it meets the front panel. With a flat blade screw driver or a putty knife, youll be able to "pop" the clips and tilt the top backwards, form there there ar3 2 5/16screws holding hte front panel on within hte machine.

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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

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Install dryer belt


more information needed to specifcally match the model
however dryers are all similar so
generically, UNPLUG dryer

A:top mounted lint filter (kenmore maytag(New))
  • remove lint filter
  • remove screws in lint filter housing
  • with putty knife or other flat blade depress lock tabs at front corners of top body panel
  • tilt top panel up
  • remove screws 1/3 way down each side, remove door switch wires
  • remove front panel set aside
B:dryers with screws at bottom of front panel (maytag speedqueen)
  • remove screws from bottom of front panel
  • tilt front panel up
  • remove door switch wires
  • remove front panel set aside
All
  • pull drum forward & out
  • examine drum felts, rollers, and slides for wear replace if worn
  • wrap new belt round drum at old wear marks
  • insert drum
  • wrap belt round motor pully
  • pull tensioner pulley hard to end of travel against spring
  • wrap belt round tensioner pulley
  • release tensioner
reassemble

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