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Dryer repair We need to replace the belt part # 134503600 on our Frgidaire electric dryer. Do we need to remove the entire back of the dryer to do it? How do we go about replacing it?

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No. the belt is replace from the front, UNPLUG UNIT..remove front panel belt is looped over drum that way. Much eaiser to remove acess panel behind unit to reattach belt to idler and motor shaft, spring problably popped off idler, or motr shaft reattach and pull idler all the way to right and loop belt around motor shaft and relese(pulley should add tensionto belt)

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My dryer squells through the entire cycle.

You will need to replace the dryer belt. To do this follow the instructions below

  • Disconnect the power for your dryer before beginning any work. It can be disconnected from the wall outlet.

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    Open the top of your dryer cabinet and tilt it backward.

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    Use a Phillips head screwdriver remove the top two screws. Put the screws in a safe place.

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    Tilt the front forward and roll the belt around the drum.

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    Remove the old belt by lifting the drum slightly in order to give way to the front supports. You may have to open the dryer door to help the belt fall to the bottom of the basket.

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    Position the new belt by aligning it in the correct position before beginning to thread it through the motor pulley and idler. It will take someone with strong fingers and skinny arms to be able to get past the drum in the front. The dryer belt in a General Electric dryer has to be threaded looking in from the back.

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    Reassemble your dryer by replacing the screws in the top of your dryer.

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    Close the top and slide the dryer back against the wall.

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    Reconnect the power to your dryer by plugging the cord back into the wall outlet.

  • May 02, 2011 | GE Dryers

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    After the dryer has been running for aboout ten minutes, it begins to make a high pitche dscreaching sound more like bearings than a belt? How do you access the motor, do you have to remove the entire...

    Your problem sounds like drum rollers have flat spots on them or in need of lubrication, or maybe your drum belt has slipped off of the idler arm pulley.
    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 dryer. This will expose the drum and belt.
    Remove the drum and belt and this will expose the drum rollers, idler arm
    pulley and motor.
    Now is a good time to check the belt to see if it has slipped off of the
    idler arm pulley and also to check the belt condition for wear.
    Be sure to note the route of the belt, this will come in handy when you go
    to reinstall the belt.
    Check your drum rollers for flat spots or wear, if they have flat spots
    or wear on them replace them.
    If the drum rollers don't have flat spots or wear on them then they probably
    only need lubrication. Lubricate the shaft of the rollers with a good grade
    of machine oil such as 3 in One oil.
    Reassemble the dryer, plug back in. This should solve your noise problem.
    Please rate me

    Dec 04, 2010 | Maytag Neptune MDE5500AY Electric Dryer

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    My Kenmore Dryer Model 65732 drum won't turn. I opened up the front so that I could see the drum and I can see that the belt is okay. I can also see that the rear drum seal has deteriorated. Can anyone...

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    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...

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    Aug 11, 2010 | Kenmore Dryers

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    I Need to change the belt on a hotpoint TDC62 dryer, but I cannot see how to remove the front panel

    first take off the top then remove the back most tumble dryers dont have a removable front pannel

    Nov 27, 2009 | Hotpoint TDC32 Electric Dryer

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    Older model dryer--drum will no longer spin. Need

    The model number you provided is for a White Westinghouse. In order the access the internal cabinet to view the drum, you will need to lift the top panel. This is accomplished by inserting a putty knife along the front seam where the top meets the front of the dryer. About 2 inches in from each side is a small retaining clip. Push in with the putty knife and the top should pop free and lift up. The belt should be visible around the drum if it still intact. If the belt is loose, or missing, it has probably broken.

    NOTE: The only way a belt will come off the drum while enclosed in the cabinet is if it breaks.

    CAUTION: Make sure you UNPLUG the dryer before servicing. Dangerous voltage is still present inside the dryer even with it turned off.

    To access the drum to replace the belt, you will need to remove the front panel. Remove the lint screen and lint screen cover in the door, first. Then, remove any screws holding the panel in place. The belt can be installed with the drum in place. Simply loop it around the drum first, then feed the remaining portion of the belt behind the blower fan housing and loop it on to the drive motor pulley and belt tensioner.

    The part number for a replacement belt (if required) is 134503600. You can purchase a new one at any of the following websites:

    Prices vary between these sites, so shop around for the best deal. The first three sites also offer very helpful exploded view parts diagrams you can use as reference. will have diagrams to show up how to properly route the dryer belt. Just click on the "Repair Help" link, followed by the "Dryer Belt Diagrams" link under the "Special Features" section. Refer to Diagram G under Westinghouse.

    If you have any questions, or require additional assistance, please let me know. I hope this helps you.

    NOTE: If the belt isn't the problem, please let me know.

    Oct 10, 2009 | Dryers

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    I need to change the belt for my Kehmore Series 80 dryer

    HI. this guide will help you replace this worn belt. make sure you have safely unplugged this unit before initiating this procedure.

    1 From the top of the dryer, remove the lint trap. Using your screwdriver, unscrew the assembly that houses the lint screen and remove it from the dryer, setting it aside.

    2 Using your screwdriver as a lever, insert it under the front right side of the dryer, between the top and the body. Press down to force the top slightly up from the body. Repeat this process on the left side, and lift the top off the dryer.

    3 Remove the lower panel from the dryer by inserting the screwdriver into each side and rotating to release the clips that hold it in place. Slide your phone book under the now-exposed dryer drum so that the drum will be supported.

    4 Loosen the screws at the bottom of the front cover, but do not remove them (this allows access to the belt without requiring you to remove and replace the entire front cover). Move to the top of the dryer, and remove the screws holding the front of the dryer in place. (These will be located at the top, behind the front.) Tip the cover toward you, exposing the drum, and slip the broken belt off the drum without fully removing. Slip the new belt over the drum, and lift up on the drum while returning the cover to the closed position. Replace the screws to the front cover and tighten the lower screws. Remove your phone book from its position under the drum.

    5 Check the rear drum seal to the back of the dryer, and position the new belt identical to the old, with the textured side facing down.

    6 Directing your attention to the motor area, remove the old belt and feed the new belt through, passing the entire belt, doubled over, under the idler pulley. Push the belt toward the motor pulley, placing the belt around it, and allow the tension to release on the idler pulley.

    7 With your hand inside the dryer drum, rotate the drum counterclockwise to ensure that the belt has been properly installed. Replace the top of the dryer, exerting downward pressure for a snug fit, followed by replacing the lint screen assembly, and the lint trap, and then replacing the lower front cover.

    8 Run the dryer for several minutes to ensure that the dryer is operational and that you have installed your belt correctly.

    Aug 13, 2009 | Kenmore 64852 Electric Dryer

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    Can't get belt on dryer properly

    The routing for the belt should be on a diagram somewhere inside the dryer. It sounds like the belt is not properly routed around the idler/tensioner pulley -- this is a very tricky routing -- without a diagram, it's a bunch of trial and error. Can you find the routing diagram?

    Apr 22, 2009 | Dryers

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    Replace dryer belt

    Pull the front panel off, remove the top screws and tilt top back. Rout the new belt around drum at the old wear spot with the grooved side against the drum. Next remove the back access door and rout the belt around the idler pulley and motor pulley. There is only one way to do this and get proper tension on the belt.
    Also, when you order the belt, ask if it has a belt routing diagram on the belt package.

    Apr 07, 2009 | Maytag PYE2300AY Electric Dryer

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    Hi there I am trying to replace a belt on my old dryer how hard is it

    If you have a NVL333EY which you posted under, I'd rate the repair a 4 on a scale of 1 - 10 in difficulty. That Hotpoint model is actually manufactured by Frigidaire / Electrolux and sold through GE as a Hotpoint. (Hey, it's a global economy, right?)
    Disconnect power to the dryer. Use a putty knife to push in the seem of the front panel with the dryer top to release the dryer top, allowing it to swing back. You may be able to use a phillips to remove the screws holding the front panel, but a #2 square drive works much better. Slip new
    134503600 belt around drum from front. Put front panel back on. Remove 4 screws (again the #2 square drive works best) holding the back access panel at lower left back side to allow you to finish belt installation. Belt grooves touch the drum. The worst part is keeping the spring from falling off when you put the belt tensioning wheel on. After you have the belt installed, give the drum a turn by hand to make sure everything is OK before you close up the top and reconnect power.

    Dec 07, 2008 | Hotpoint NVL333EY Electric Dryer

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    I believe the belt on my maytag electric dryer model LDE412 is going out. How to I get to the belt to remove it for replacement? Through the front of the dryer or the back?

    Remove the front panel(s). and you will be able to remove the top panel, which will give you access to the top of the drum and be able to replace the belt. There should be a small pulley at the bottom of the dryer where the belt attaches to, as well as around the entire drum.

    Jul 03, 2008 | Maytag Dryers

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