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How to put new belt on Roper dryer

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ALWAYS UNPLUG YOUR DRYER BEFORE ATTEMPTING TO DO ANY WORK ON IT.
If you have to replace your drum belt and if you have a front loading machine.
Remove the electrical console that holds the timer switch, start switch, etc. from the top of the dryer. Be real careful not to knock any of the wires off of the timer switch. Then remove the top of the dryer.
Remove the front of the machine, this will expose the belt and drum, remove the drum and belt and this will expose the drum rollers, idler arm bracket with pulley, and motor with pulley. Pay attention to the route of the belt, this will come in handy when you go to reinstall the belt and drum.
Sometimes the belt will slip off of the idler arm or motor causing the drum not to turn.
While you have the drum out, I would recommend that you lubricate the drum rollers at the shaft of the roller with a good grade of machine oil like 3 in One oil. This will save you a problem later with the rollers getting noisy, also check your drum rollers for flat spots, if they have flat spots on them this will cause a noise like a thumping type noise. You will need to replace the drum rollers if they have flat spots on them.
I will include these two websites for parts and further help:
http://www.partselect.com/
http://www.appliancepartspros.com/index.aspx
Both also have chat assistance 24/7.
Good luck,
I hope this helps

Posted on Nov 14, 2009

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SOURCE: Roper Dryer

i have the same dryer it runs but doesnt heat and the timer wont move. its only 3 yrs old

Posted on Jul 10, 2008

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SOURCE: trying to put a new belt on a roper dryer model

Look at these illustrations. One of them is yours, it will give you the idea...

8067315.jpg

Posted on Sep 03, 2009

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SOURCE: what is the routing of a dryer belt?

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.

You can also refer to pcappliancerepair.com for some excellent exploded view diagrams of your dryer. Just type in your model number as "GL6050VL0" (the last digit is a zero, not the letter O), and go to the "Bulkhead" section.

NOTE: Roper is manufactured by Whirlpool, so these instructions will apply.

If you have questions, or require additional assistance please let me know. I hope you find this information helpful.

Posted on Oct 17, 2009

hunter19_46m
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SOURCE: I want to know how to put the belt on my roper

This method works on Whirlpool,Kenmore, but I am not l00% sure of Roper, you might give it a try.
ALWAYS UNPLUG YOUR DRYER BEFORE ATTEMPTING TO DO ANY WORK ON IT.
If you have to replace your drum belt and if you have a front loading machine.
Remove the electrical console that holds the timer switch, start switch, etc. from the top of the dryer. Be real careful not to knock any of the wires off of the timer switch. Then remove the top of the dryer.
Remove the front of the machine, this will expose the belt and drum, remove the drum and belt and this will expose the drum rollers, idler arm bracket with pulley, and motor with pulley. Pay attention to the route of the belt, this will come in handy when you go to reinstall the belt and drum.
Sometimes the belt will slip off of the idler arm or motor causing the drum not to turn.
While you have the drum out, I would recommend that you lubricate the drum rollers at the shaft of the roller with a good grade of machine oil like 3 in One oil. This will save you a problem later with the rollers getting noisy, also check your drum rollers for flat spots, if they have flat spots on them this will cause a noise like a thumping type noise. You will need to replace the drum rollers if they have flat spots on them.
I will include these two websites for parts and further help:
http://www.partselect.com/
http://www.appliancepartspros.com/index.aspx
Both also have chat assistance 24/7.
Good luck,
I hope this helps
Please do not forget to rate me
Thank you

Posted on Dec 03, 2009

hunter19_46m
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SOURCE: how to replace a dryer belt on a roper dryer

ALWAYS UNPLUG YOUR DRYER BEFORE ATTEMPTING TO DO ANY WORK ON IT. If you have to replace your drum belt and if you have a front loading machine. Remove the electrical console that holds the timer switch, start switch, etc. from the top of the dryer. Be real careful not to knock any of the wires off of the timer switch. Then remove the top of the dryer. Remove the front of the machine, this will expose the belt and drum, remove the drum and belt and this will expose the drum rollers, idler arm bracket with pulley, and motor with pulley. Pay attention to the route of the belt, this will come in handy when you go to reinstall the belt and drum. Sometimes the belt will slip off of the idler arm or motor causing the drum not to turn. While you have the drum out, I would recommend that you lubricate the drum rollers at the shaft of the roller with a good grade of machine oil like 3 in One oil. This will save you a problem later with the rollers getting noisy, also check your drum rollers for flat spots, if they have flat spots on them this will cause a noise like a thumping type noise. You will need to replace the drum rollers if they have flat spots on them. I will include these two websites for parts and further help: http://www.partselect.com/ http://www.appliancepartspros.com/index.aspx Both also have chat assistance 24/7. Good luck, I hope this helps Please do not forget to rate me Thank you

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Dryer works and come on but won't turn to dry. its a roper by whirlpool


Check your belt.

This video on replacement should help you in opening the top panel so that you have a good view of the drum and belt (turn off the breaker and unplug your dryer before proceeding with any work).

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GZsDbMuimm8&feature=channel

Replacement procedure is the same as shown in the video. If the belt is broken check the tension pulley on the bottom before purchasing or ordering a new belt, some Roper model came with a "tension slide" and not a tension wheel (mine was one of them).

http://www.applianceaid.com/WLP_idler_slide.html


The slide will wear and a groove will form that will accelerate the wear on the belt, this part can be replaced with a normal tension wheel (recommended), so you're not repeating this repair in another few months or so.

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Sounds like a broken belt, Excellent tutorial on changing the belt on the link below.
Caution: Some models used a very poorly designed belt tensioner. If the tensioner is that style, replace it while purchasing the belt.
Appliance parts house counter men are well aware of the problem. The Roper line is made by whirlpool.

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

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i have the same dryer it runs but doesnt heat and the timer wont move. its only 3 yrs old

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