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Asko T700 loose belt, access from front?

My Asko T700 dryer stopped working.  I hear the motor, but the drum doesn't rotate.  I removed the bottom panel and found that the belt was loose.  I tried to open the front panel, but couldn't figure it out.  According to I need to remove the back and top to get at the inside.  Is there a way to do what I need from the front?  My installation makes it difficult for me to pull out.  Thanks!

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Re: Asko T700 loose belt, access from front?

To change out belt- remove top panel from 3 screws in back along top edge. Then remove the 2 top and the 2 middle screws along the sides of the back panel. You can leave the 2 bottom screws in the corners in place. Now seperate the drum from the front plate just enough to slide the new belt down and over the drum. push drum back into place and set new belt back onto tension roller and motor spindell.

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Re: Asko T700 loose belt, access from front?

I think you must replace the belt and the tensionarm. It MUST be done from the backside of the machine... Remove the backpanel, and the drum, change the tensionarm, and put the drum into the machine again. Put on the new belt, and mount it together again. Be careful for sharp edges! Hope this helps :-)

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The drum stopped turning on our Asko t700 dryer even though the dryer motor works fine so it runs and blows air but will not turn. Both of the fuses seem fine and as I say the motor and everything else is...

the belt is broken, here is a thread:

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Apr 25, 2011 | Asko T700 Electric Commercial Dryer

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Asko T701 stopped running.

Test the wirings to control panel and the switch.
Try also a different outlet, and eventually check with a tester the power cord.
Also the switch must be tested.
If the wirings are ok then the whole control panel can be replaced.

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Sep 13, 2008 | Asko T701 Electric Dryer

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Trying to replace drive belt. How do I get the new belt around the drum?

hey to get the belt on the asko dryer you need to take all the screws out of the back of the dryer back plated dont worry you can do this take the top plate off 2 then remove the cap from the optional side vent pipe if applicable lay dryer on to the front side down position lift the back plat a littlew say 5 inches reach in and take the vent plastic manifiold out by pulling it right an inch or so then pull it toward you (back ) when you get it out you can see the motor wih the belt idler pintle (axle) if your belt idler has fallen loose locate it and or remove it temporarily figger out hay the idler fits to the belt onto the motor houseing (unit) pull belt off the drum towards you remove between the space between the back plate and dryer drum to preplace instale in reverse order note 1 wire you will need to reach into the bak at top to reatrtache the plastic clip so you can screw it up to keep it from rubbing ect and good luck

Oct 18, 2010 | Asko T700 Electric Commercial Dryer

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Drier does not tumble but it still heats.


Sound like the belt being broken or slipping badly, burn out motor, or worn support parts.
  • Dryer have a belt that rotate the drum, If the belt worn out or broken, it can not move the drum then you just need to replace it.
  • You can check motor by hearing buzzing sound, if the belt has the problem. If you do not hear any sound from the motor then you may have to replace it.
  • Try to move drum manually (by hand), if it is hard to turn then problem with the idler pulley, glides, or drum rollers.
I hope this will solve you problem

Good luck and have a nice day
Rating the solution is highly appreciated.

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How do I replace the belt on my Asko T761 dryer? Do I go in thru the front, the back? Are there instructions on-line for belt replacement?


How to install a belt on ASKO dryer
Belt Type: Flat belt with ribs
Installation Notes: Ribs go against drum


You could Refer to :-

It would be a Generic one but would help you.

Let me know, if needed further assistance.

Hope i helped you.

Thanks for using ' Fixya ' and have a nice day!!

Mar 11, 2010 | Asko T761 Electric Dryer

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I have a kenmore 27 inch electric dryer that when you push the start button it sounds like it starts but the drum doesn't turn. What could this be?

A clear indication that your dryer belt is broken is when the dryer drive motor runs but the drum does not rotate. A new belt is relatively inexpensive from several online or a local parts vendor, but installing it can be a bit frustrating since the dryer drum usually needs to be remove to install a replacement belt. Access to the interior of the dryer is usually necessary. For Maytag (and some Kenmore) models, the front of the dryer can be easily removed (two screws below front contour) by pulling out on the bottom of the panel and rotating up to release the top clips. Once off, place to the side, then remove four machine screws from the front drum/lint filter assembly, then remove by pullling out. Once off, place aside. Remove drum by lifting up and pulling out on drum (since the belt is broken it will not provide any resistance). Once removed, inspect the motor pulley arrangement noting the belt routing path around the motor pulley, belt tensioner, and the drum. Inspect the drum for belt wear marks, noting approximate location on drum where belt rides. Install replacement belt by routing through pulley arrangement (ridged side of belt rides againt motor pulley), then "hang" the belt on the interior backside to enable reaching the belt after reinstalling the drum. After placing the drum edge on the rear rollers, lift the front of the drum up into position, working the belt around the drum into the drum groove. Once the belt is in the groove, the drum should stay in position without lifting from the front. Check for proper pulley routing, taking care to avoid routing the belt OVER the tensioner belt keeper, i.e., route the the belt under the belt keeper to avoid belt riding on the keeper and failing prematurely. Install the front/lint filter assembly. As you manually rotate the drum, reach along the top and side of the drum and gently pull the belt out of the groove and into its normal ride position. Install the front panel, plug the unit in, start and check for proper rotation of the drum.

Oct 04, 2009 | Kenmore 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!

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Replace belt

A belt replacement problem solution has been posted above. However, to install a new belt the top and back of the machine will have to be removed so that the belt can be slipped off the back of the drum.

Before replacing the belt, I recommend checking the tensioner pulley that is located at the back of the dryer motor. The tensioner pulley is a plastic pulley with a spring attached. Your belt may have come off the tensioner pulley which would mean that it is too loose to drive the drum.

Hope this helps

Jun 05, 2008 | Asko T700 Electric Commercial Dryer

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Asko T700 dryer

Seems like you need new drum rollers. If one(or both) is bad, the drum will rub in the plastic.

Dec 10, 2007 | Asko T700 Electric Commercial Dryer

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ASKO t700 dryer thumping sound

usually whin you get one thump (or a quick double thump) you have a dent in the roller surface of the drum itself. Easiest way to check this is to unplug the unit and take the top off by removing the 3 torx screws in the rear, then lifting the top off. Once the top is off look at the very front edge of the drum as you rotate the whole thing by hand. If you see any irregularities on the surface, thats your problem. If you see nothing it could be a bad motor or roller, but its unlikely if its happening in the same place on the rotation evry time. What has usually happened with dents in the surface of the drum is that the unit was set down too hard (or dropped) and the wheels it rests on dented the metal they ride on. If thats the case the only solution is to replace the drum or live with it .Good Luck!

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