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Tumbler is not turning in my gas dryer. I have purchased a new belt for model SDB2606AWW, but not sure to install from front or the back. Tumbler stopped tumbling after weeks of "screaming" for help. Now it just hums. We live in the montains, (35 miles from nearest service, and could take weeks for help to come if I can't fix it myself. Any other suggestions if not the belt?

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  • sophspot Mar 27, 2008

    I CAN turn it with one hand, BUT it is difficult. It makes a rubbing sound
    as I turn it.
    I just decided to try to turn it on one more time, and it turns under power now (empty of course).
    Before I had a cotton quilt in it and it would not turn under load.

    I can put my fingers under the belt? Should it be this loose?

    Laura

  • sophspot Mar 27, 2008

    It was the belt (too loose), but the pully is bad also. It wobbles sideways (a little)and I need to replace it. But I put the new belt on and secured the pully as best I could temporarily, so that I can now get out from under all this laundry, I'll order the pully and replace it ASAP.

    Thanks for all your help. Laura

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Hi can you try this me can you turn the drum by hand as the problem could be due to the bearing seizing on the drum.
From the noises your describing it does sound like the bearing has collapsed on the back of drum and possibly seized
get back to me after trying the drum ok

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  • paul proctor Mar 26, 2008

    The belts are installed from the back and are really easy to do but before doing that can you try and turn the drum by hand if it turns easily then you might find its just the belt needs replacing witch is easy enough to do.
    The noises could have been one of two problems the first and easyiest is the belt slipping causing the noise.
    The second could be the biggest problem witch is the drum bearing itself failing this is difficult to do and reqiure special tools to extract the bearing of the drum so be warned but if you can turn the drum by hand then the chances are the belt just needs repalcing this is done from the back of the drier

  • paul proctor Mar 27, 2008

    Right the belt should be tight not loose if its loose then the chances are its not turning the drum at all so replace the belt should solve this problem but if the drum has siezed then this will cause the belt to stretch as its under loads of pressure.
    Ok if it turns with no load in then the chances are its just going to be the belt needs replacing if the bearing had gone you would hear grinding noise and would be really difficult to turn.
    The belt shoul be tight enough not to slip if the drum turned with nothing in then i would go with replacing the belt and that should solve your problem.
    Ok get back to me once this has been done.

    @sweet_rascal
    fine mate keep up the good work mate

  • paul proctor Mar 27, 2008

    The belt should not be loose you can tighten it or if its damaged ie split or frayed then replace it ok else it will slip and you will get a burning smell.
    Get back to me if you like but im sure your problem is just the belt if the bearing had gone you wouldnt turn the drum by hand.
    When you turned it by hand it would hve been rough to turn sort of jumping juddering but if it turned smoothly it will make some noise but if its smooth then just replace the belt and then you should have no problems ok

  • paul proctor Mar 27, 2008

    Oh remember this when you replace the belt you will need a metal bar or long screw driver so you can pull the belt tight onto the drum and motor if its lose your going to have same problem.
    If you have a car go and look at your cars fan belt and feel the tension on that your drier needs to be about the same.
    If its to tight you can damage the drum bearing but it needs to be tight enough to turn the drum.
    It shouldnt be loose and should have a springy tension you shouldn be able to move the belt by hand without turning the drum ok.
    So if you have a car go and check the fan belt it should be as tight as this ok

  • paul proctor Mar 30, 2008

    no problems glad to help you

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I think this is the problem with the motor.

Posted on Mar 26, 2008

  • dewan nafees ahmed Mar 26, 2008

    yeah paul was right.

    this can be any problem in motor.

    may be bearings.
    may be no proper supply to motor itself
    may be some loose connections.
    may be some other problem in motor windings.

    if it is to be the last option then its very difficult for getting thins one fixed.
    but you got to try all of them..

    @paul
    fine brother.. hw r u.. is everything fine there

  • dewan nafees ahmed Mar 27, 2008

    then it is your bearings problem sir.
    you need to either lubricate them or change them

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I bought it in 2003 neptune dryer and the 3 bar inside the dryer broke and the dryer is not working right . we have to dry them 3 time before they are all dry


Instructions
Things You'll Need:

* Phillips-head screwdriver
* Replacement belt

1. Disconnect the power cord of the Maytag Neptune dryer from the dryer electrical outlet.
2. Open the dryer door, and locate the four screws on the inside lip of the door opening. Use a Phillips-head screwdriver to remove the four screws. This will disconnect the front panel from the shroud assembly.
3. Grab the front panel on each side with your hands. Lift up on the front panel to unhook it from the retaining tabs on the side panels. Remove the front panel, and set it out of your way.
4. Use a Phillips-head screwdriver to remove the four outside perimeter screws that secure the shroud and tumbler front to the dryer cabinet. Pull the shroud and tumbler front away from the tumbler while lifting the top panel partially up.
5. Reach both of your hands underneath each side of the tumbler. Use your left hand to grasp the idler pulley, and pull it to the left while using your right hand to slip the belt off the motor pulley. Pulling the idler pulley to the left releases tension on the belt. You can now slip the belt off the back of the tumbler.
6. Take the old belt with you along with the model number of your dryer to purchase a new belt. Most appliance repair shops will have replacement belts in stock. Make sure that the new belt matches the old one by comparing the two.
7. Slide the new belt over the rear of the tumbler with the ribbed side pointed to the inside. Using both hands under the tumbler, route the belt around the motor pulley and idler pulley. Pull the idler pulley to the left while routing the belt, and carefully allow the idler pulley back to the right to apply tension.
8. Reattach the tumbler front and shroud to the front of the cabinet using the retaining screws. Place the front panel over the side retaining tabs, and push it down to lock it in place.
9. Open the dryer door, and secure the front panel to the shroud using the retaining screws. Close the dryer door, and plug the power cord back into the dryer electrical outlet.

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Maytag gas dryer broken tumber belt. how do i replace it myself? the tumbler doesn't turn, the belt thah goes around it is broken. i need to put a new belt on.


Each dryer is made differently on how to access the drum (tumbler) and belt replacement. If you can provide a model #, that would be very helpful. On most dryers the model# is located on the door frame usually to the left when you open the door. This will get you started in the right direction.

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Tumbler belt came off


  • Unplug your dryer from the electrical outlet. Remove the lint trap by lifting its cover and sliding it out. Use a screwdriver to unscrew the two screws that hold in the housing of the lint trap.Lift up the top panel of the dryer and take off the holder for the door switch wire. Look for the screws that hold in the front panel of the dryer, located on top of the front panel, and unscrew them. Take the panel off the dryer by lifting it off.Look inside the dryer, find the broken dryer belt, and before taking it off, note the way it is routed around the pulleys, then take it off. Install a new Whirlpool dryer belt by slipping it around the tumbler with the grooves facing the surface of the tumbler. Ask an assistant to hold up the tumbler while you move the belt into the proper place, aligned with the black line around the width of the tumbler.Wrap the new dryer belt around the pulleys as noted in Step 3. If you don't remember how, or the old belt was snapped and not aligned properly, look at the dryer belt diagram in your user's manual.Align the front panel of the dryer with the tumbler. Put back in the two screws that hold the panel in place. Open the door of your dryer and with your hand, turn the spinner one time counterclockwise. Reconnect the holder for the door switch wire, being careful that it doesn't touch any moving parts.Use the screwdriver to carefully position the rubber seal along the back of the tumbler. Make sure the seal is on the outside of the tumbler and that none of it sticks to the inside of the tumbler.Slide the lint filter and housing back into place, and screw in the two screws that hold it in. Plug the cord of the dryer back into the electrical outlet and check that it spins properly.

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    Chances are that when you installed the belt you either didn't get the drum aligned on the drum wheels. Unfortunately you are going to have to remove the front panel again and the top and reposition the drum so that it sets on the drum wheels located on the bottom back plate. you will also need to make sure that when you install the front panel that the drum is riding on the felt around the door opening evenly.
    Sorry, I have had this happen to me before. Not a big deal just time consuming.

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    REPLACING BELT


    Hello, This is somewhat involved and time consuming, but if you are handy, it can be done. First unplug the dryer then start with the two screws in the hinges of the door and then the door lifts out. Two screws on the opposite side holding plastic spacers. Once these four screws are out the front panel tilts right out. The front panel will come off then 4 more holding on the front tumbler support and air duct. Removed wires from light and dryness sensor and clips holding wires to panels. Pull out the tumbler and removed belt. If your dryer gets a lot of use, then you might want to keep going and replace some more wear items while you have it apart. Remove the two drum support rollers and shafts by removing a nut on the back side of each shaft. Remove snap ring off each old shaft, install new rollers and fiber washers onto new shafts, reinstall snap ring and replaced on brackets with the old nut. Remove tension spring off idler pulley bracket and one screw holding on the bracket. Install new pulley and fiber washers on new bracket and reinstall bracket and spring. Placed new belt on tumbler and reinstalled tumbler. Used drill and bit to drill out pop rivits holding on the two front glides that are attached on the front tumbler support and installed new glides and pop riveted in. Reinstall front support and air duct checking that felt tumbler seal front and rear are in place. Placed new belt on motor pulley and idler pulley. Reinstall front panel.

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    1. Unplug the dryer or disconnect power.
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    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.
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    " It won't tumble If your dryer doesn't tumble, check these:

    Belt
    Motor
    Door switch
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    Click here for a belt installation diagram.

    Motor If the dryer motor only hums when you press the Start button, the motor may be burned out. Here's how to test the dryer motor:

    • Remove the belt.


    • Check for obstructions in the blower fan housing.


    • Manually rotate the shaft of the motor.


    If the motor is very stiff, or impossible to rotate manually, and the blower fan housing is clear, you need to replace the motor.

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    If the motor hums but doesn't rotate on its own even with the belt removed--yet you can turn it freely by hand--you usually need to replace the motor or the motor start capacitor.

    Door switch Your dryer can't operate at all if the door switch is defective. It's inside the dryer main housing near the door frame. Sometimes you need to raise or open the top or front of the dryer to reach the switch. If it's defective, you need to replace it."Source Repaiclinic

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    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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    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!0798e0b.jpg

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