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I have a maytag dryer model number PYE1000AYW I am changing the belt and have no idea how it goes back on and can not find any diagram to help, PLEASE HELP!!!!

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  • hbrat77 Nov 17, 2009

    Okay I believe that I have done all this and there is still not enough tension on the belt, Do you know of a diagram somewhere so I can make sure that I have it on there correctly.

  • hbrat77 Nov 17, 2009

    Thank you you were right it was on the wrong side THANK YOU so much for all the help finally we can dry clothes again.

  • hbrat77 Nov 17, 2009

    Thank you so very much for all your help flatech. Your information was perfect. Thank goodness to I was tired of going to laundry mat.



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Don't panic my friend, we have all been there before(Well most of us).
At the bottom you will see a pulley which is usually above the motor.
I usually put the belt around the drum first. Make sure its lined up where it was before, or close to the line.
Then squeeze the bottom of your belt together at the bottom and pull both parts of the belt under the pulley, then attach it to the motor pulley.
The first pulley you may have to pull it back a little to stretch it to the motor, Its not easy and you may get a little frustrated, but hang in there and give it a few tries, you will evrntually get it on.
Once you do then turn it clockwise a few turns until it all lines back up.

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    Michael McQuay Nov 17, 2009

    You may have the belt on the wrong side of the pulley, Have to remove it from the motor and put it on the other side of the tension wheel.

    When it is on correctly you will feel the tension against the belt, and if you can turn it clockwise then you have it on correctly.

    My first time was very frustrating and bel;ive me i understand, just have to look at it a few times until you get it properly on.

    Thanks for using FixYa!


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Hi. click here to access a diagram for your unit.

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