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Re: Changing the belt on Frigidaire GLER642
Ok here we go facing the drier take a putty knife come about 1-2 inches from the edge and push in should feel a spring clip depress in lift one side then the other look inside on the front panel and remove the two 5/16 inch screws grasp the front and snap it off give it a good tug then your ready to go be sure to un plug the drier and slide it out from the wall so you can tilt the top back before removing the front don't forget my 4 boxes and make sure the idler pulley is on the belt the the belt goes around the drum around the motor pulleythen you pull the idler pulley back and put the belt on top of the idler pulley let it back against the belt to keep the belt tight you do not have to remove the drum for this can all be done from the front
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More than likely it is the belt. The dryer has a motor that drives the drum usind a rubber belt that has probably broken. It is fairly easy to replace. Take top off dryer by lifting up top in front, (should be hinged) then you will see if belt is on or broken. Go to local appliance store with make and model number from your dryer and then you will have to lift drum out of case and put belt around it and replace. if you cannot reach belt to put around motor from top you will have to remove back access panel. Put belt on motor and dry away. Good luck.
Assuming this is stand alone front loading dryer, to replace the belt, you access the drum from both the back service access panel and the top. Pop the top at the front corners and it will hinge up at the back.
Reply back with the make and model number of your specific dryer and I can help you more.
Think I can help. Use a large screwdriver "flat head" and pry up the top of dryer. there is a clip on each side on front of dryer. the top should lift in front and stay connected in rear. Prop the top up with something so it doesnt fall. Then look inside twards front and you will see a screw near top on each side. Remove these and the two screws on bottom front close to floor. There is also a ground wire attached to the front with a clip. This can also be slid off with a screwdriver. On some models you have to remove the door. If so just remove the screws that secure the hinge. Now the front should be free. Lift up to remove it. Now you have access to the components. Look in twards motor and you will see a tentioner that keeps the belt tight. Its spring loaded. Push it away from belt and remove belt. Now its just a matter of taking out old belt. Install new belt in reverse of removal. Hope this helps and good luck.
You have to remove the front of the dryer to
access the drum. First unplug the dryer.There are screws at the bottom of the front to remove the lower section. Once you remove that you can get to the screws for the door section. The front of the drum rides on the inside of the front panel so when you remove the panel the drum will drop down. Try to keep the drum in place with something to hold it up. Remove the old belt and place the new belt around the drum. Slid the belt back to where the belt used to ride and then loop the belt around the motor and the tension wheel. Make sure the tension wheel is tightening the belt. Hold up the drum and put the front panel back on. You may need a helper to hold things while you do this. Rotate the drum by hand and make sure it moves smoothly. Plug it back in and give it a try. I hope this helps. Any questions feel free to ask. Please rate me so I know if I'm Helping. Thanks.
Take off front and put belt over drum. Reinstall front. Take small access panel off back to install belt on motor. Idler pulley pushes against belt to tension it. Thanks, please leave feedback or contact me again for more info if you need it.
Take the top panel off by slideing a putty knife about 2 inches in at the front and releasing the tabs. remove screws from top of front panel after top removed. also remove 2 screws from inside of front panel on both sides about 4 inches down screwing back into front panel. pull front off and slip belt through opening. Feed belt around drum and put tension on the idler spring release onto belt. reassemble unit.
I Can help .....
Remove 2 phillips screws under lint filter
pull top of dryer forward and then raise like hood of a car
Remove 2 5/16 Hex screws holding front on dryer
Disconnect door Switch
let front hinge down a tiny bit and up and off
Belt is routed with idler hinged into base of the dryer 2 slots