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Fan Belt replacement

How di I change a fan belt? Do I do it by taking off the front, back or side panels of the dryer? Is it obvious how the fan belt fits on?

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I also have this tumble dryer hoover hdv6uk & having trouble accesing how to change the belt. Can anyone help please.

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Re: Fan Belt replacement

Most dryer to chang the belt is take the top and the front cover off and the drum out . you will see the belt. but if you give me the m# of the dryer i can help moor.

Posted on Dec 29, 2007

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How to change the belt on dryer

1. Remove the top cover and the rear panel.
2. T720/780: Remove the external fan housing.
3. Remove the special tool.
4. Remove the belt from the belt pulley and take off the belt.
5. Feed the belt over the drum onto the motor shaft and over the belt pulley.
6. Install the special tool.
7. T720/780: Replace the external fan housing.
8. Replace the rear panel and top cover.
1. Remove the three T20 screws at the rear of the top cover. (Keep the two star washers.)
2. Tilt the cover and pull it backwards.

25758001-gtkp3url2ghtdqenstp5bokb-1-0.jpg REMOVING THE REAR PANEL
1. Remove the top cover.
2. Unscrew the centering nut until the face of the nut is level with the end of the thread and knock out the bearing.
3. Fit the special tool (part no. 88 011 54) by fitting the tube end into one of the stamped out keyholes in the front rail. Lift the rear edge of the drum and press the drum edge onto the roller.
4. Remove the ground connection (yellow/green wire) from the input terminal block (see pages 8 and 9).
5. Take the cable bundle out of the cable clamp and pull the header block off its terminal pins.
6. Remove the wiring:
T700/T720: R1 a, R1 b, R1 13, R1 14, R1 34 on the contactor.
T760/T780: Ra, Rb, R13, R14, R34 on the contactor and F3 and F4 on the radio interference filter.
7. T720/T780: Remove the hoses to the water tank housing.
8. Remove the centering nut and the eight screws.
NOTE: Do not remove or loosen the screws around the heater housing or drum bearing.
9. T720/T780: Remove the three plastic screws at the lower part of the rear panel.
10. Lift off the rear panel.
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25758001-gtkp3url2ghtdqenstp5bokb-1-27.jpg REMOVING THE EXTERNAL REAR FAN HOUSING
1. Remove the top cover and rear panel.
2. Unclip the external rear fan housing suction side.
3. Unscrew the 10 mm nut on the external rear fan wheel and remove it.
4. Lift the external rear fan housing motor side and pull it toward you.

Jun 23, 2015 | Asko T701 Electric Dryer

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Dryer was not pulling air out of machine,

This belt and pulley are what spins the fan.Which explains why it is not pumping air.What you will need to do is take the whole front off flip up the top and remove the that point you will see a fan housing on the bottom directly under where the drum need to screw that pulley you found back on to the fan shaft and run the belt that you found from the fan pulley to the front of the drive motor.Then reinstall the drum and drum belt and it's good as new.a good thing to do would be to use some loctite when screwing the fan pulley back on so it will not fall apart again.another little tip is that pulley has a reverse thread so you will need to screw it on counter clockwise.Also on most models with this type of fan you need to get to the drum belt from the back of the dryer to remove and install the drum belt

Apr 16, 2014 | Kenmore Elite Oasis ST 6807 Dryer

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How do we replace the fan belt?

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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Dec 28, 2010 | Dryers

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I have a whirlpool electric dryer (cabrio) every now and then it displays a code of AF what does that mean

I checked all the obvious things posted throughout the internet about this code on my 5 month old WED7800XL and none of them were the problem. What I found on my dryer was the belt that drives the fan had come off. After further inspection I also noticed that the pulley on the top of the fan was missing. After removing the front panel from the dryer I found the pulley, reinstalled it and the belt, the removed panels and it was fixed.
Also FYI, underneath the electronic panel there is a service manual for the dryer.

Dec 26, 2010 | Whirlpool Dryers

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My kenmore gas dryer model#.110.77422600, 400series when I push the start button, motor hums, but drum will not spin. I can hold start buttom and hand spin drum and it will run through whole cycle, the...


There can be many reasons why your dryer will not start or turn...

The most common causes are the belt breaking or jumping off, or the motor going bad...

Here are a couple of tips that I wrote will help you to figure out why your dryer will not run...

Dryer Repair - The
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Dec 23, 2010 | Kenmore Dryers

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Vent fan belt fell off because the housing unscrewed kenmore elite oasis st mod 110.68062801. how do i get it back on? it is obviously tight. and which way should the belt be looped?

Rich, I had the same problem. Popped the top by sliding a putty knife into the space between the front panel and top corners to release the clips, laid it bach and supported it,unscrewed the front two screws, detached the door wires. Removed the cover off of the lint shoot, (glad I did .... yuck) cleaned it out. My pulley had unscrewed from the top of the exhaust fan and the belt had fallen off. I reattached the pulley by using an adjustable wrench and holding the fan blades underneath in the lint shoot. Now you should have the motor/flywheel on the right and the fan pulley on the left. Place the belt over the flywheel and seat it into the pulley groove. With your left hand, hold the bottom belt into the groove on the fan pulley and with your right, push the top of the belt against the top of the pulley and begin to turn the fan pulley clockwise threading the belt into place. Good luck!!

Apr 19, 2010 | Kenmore Elite Oasis 6808 Electric Dryer

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I am trying to replace the belt but the drum is still attached to the back (I have taken every visible screw out). Should I try from the front? Is there a way of getting the drum unsecured from the back?

Dryers do not open from the back
the screws removed secure parts to the inside of the case
carefully replace them.
to opent the front of the dryer
unplg dryer

type I: maytag:kenmore stackable:speedqueen:
  • remove 2 screws from bottom of front panel, swing front panel out at bottom and unhook from dop
  • remove door switch wires from switch
  • remove front panel set aside
type II: Kenmore:whirlpool:ge:frigidaire
  • remove lint filter
  • remove 2 screws in lint filter holder
  • with putty knife or other blunt blade
    depress spring catches at corners of top cover
  • lift top cover at front
  • remove 1screw each side 1/3 way down
  • remove door switch wires
  • remove front panel set aside
dryer internals are exposed and easily repairable
examine back panel to ensure that nothing is detached from screw removal
assemble in reverse order

while the dryer is disassembled, examine felts rollers and glides for wear, most common cause of belt breakage, if there is any wear, replace.
examine fan, fan housing and ducting for lint that got past the filter screen.

Oct 28, 2008 | Dryers

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Drum problem

While I don't know about your specific dryer, most dryers are set up the same. I just replaced the belt on my Maytag LDE8404ACE. It was easy. The hard part was cleaning out 14 years worth of lint and fuzz that coated everything inside. Here's the instructions:

1. Unplug the dryer or disconnect power.
2. Remove the front panel. There are two screws, each is about 4 inches up from the bottom of the front panel. Unscrew them. Then hold the front panel along the bottom edge and pull it away from the dryer. Once it's away enough, the clamps along the top will pop and disengage from the dryer. Be sure to note the wires connected to the door switch are connected to the dryer. Disconnect them if you need to move the panel away from the dryer.
3. With the front panel off, you should be able to reach inside the dryer to remove the old, broken belt.
4. Remove the tumbler from the dryer. It's held in place by the tumbler front which is secured by 4 screws, 2 on each side. That piece will pull straight out toward you. With the tumbler front out of the way, the tumbler itself will come straight out as well. I recommend taking it out and cleaning the inside of your dryer while it's open. A vacuum hose works great. Also, check the pulley and the back two wheels that the tumbler rests on to make sure they turn easily. If not, you may want to grease them. Also, it's normal for the idler pulley to appear to be loose and wiggle in place. Once a new belt is installed, it's under tension from the spring so any play that exists shouldn't be a problem.
5. put the new belt around the tumbler with the smooth side of the belt against the tumbler. Use the old belt marks on the tumbler to align the new belt. It's easier to hook the belt to the idler pulley and motor pulley from the back. So we'll get to that part in a minute. Just let the belt hang loose for now.
6. Reinstall the tumbler front and secure with the 4 screws you removed earlier.
7. Reconnect the wires to the door switch, if you removed them earlier.
8. Reinstall the front panel, reversing the steps you took to remove it in #2 above.
9. Go to the back of the dryer and remove the access panel along the bottom right hand side.
10. From there, reach in pull the dryer belt around the idler pulley. Then take the belt on the left side of the pulley and move both the belt and the idler pulley to the right, until you can get the grooved side of the belt onto the motor pulley. I've attached a diagram with instructions.
11. Once connected, manually turn the tumbler so that the belt will align and make sure the tumbler turns as easily as it did when you first removed it.
12. If the belt looks good and you've manually turned the tumbler at least one full revolution (to ensure the belt didn't get twisted), then plug the dryer in and turn it on to make sure it works correctly. If so, then re-attach the access panel on the back of the dryer. You're done!

Aug 28, 2008 | Kenmore 73952 Gas Dryer

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Replacing Belt on Jenn Air CLothes dryer

1. Disconnect power
2.Use Putty knife and push in to release two spring catches between top and front panel about 3 inches from either side. Top then lifts up. Undo two hex screws on either side of side panels close to top. Front panel then tilts forward. Un-clip door switch and wiring harness before lifting off front panel. If belt is broken, drum should lift off by slowly raising front of drum to disengage wheels at rear of drum.
3. clean accumulated lint from inside fan housing and duct work on front panel as well as from total inside of dryer base before placing new belt around drum, smooth side up before carefully replacing drum in place to engage two wheels at rear of drum.
4. reaching left hand under drum, raise spring loaded idler arm and place ribbed side of belt around pulley on end of motor with right hand before releasing idler arm to provide tension on belt.
5. Place front panel on bottom clips and reengage door switch wiring harness before reattaching hex screws at top of side panels.
6. drop top pannel of unit in place to reengage spring clips before reconnecting power

Dec 24, 2007 | Dryers

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Roper gas dryer

Remove 2 screws by filter area on main top.
Grab back of dryer and pull top forward while holding dryer in place with knees. Do this to pop up top on front left then front right. Remove 2 screws holding front panel 2 side panels. They are at top front of side panels, inside.
Pull front panel out at top and pull up to remove front panel. Put belt around drum with grooved side toward drum.

Nov 08, 2007 | AEG T57800 Electric Dryer

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