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How to reinstall the belt on drum - Dryers

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    milten1 May 11, 2010

    model and manufacturer? sorry but it does matter

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This is a fun one. :)

I'm assuming that you have the top and sides off so you have access, if not start tearing it down so you can manuvuer inside the frame.

Now would be a really smart time to inspect and either lubricate or replace worn roller bearings!!! They are cheap if replacement is required and will make you dryer run quiet like new.

I found that 2 of my 3 support roller bearings were almost impossible to deal with after the drum was back in place and had to leave one bearing out during the positioning of the belt for some slack. I elected to remove an upper bearing so there was bearing supporting the lion's share of the drum weight as I was doing this alone with no help.

You can test before reassembly and that would be a good idea incase there is something else you'd like to address while it's broken down.

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