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I need to replace the belt in my ge dryer. how do i get the back off to get to the inside. we have unscrewed every screw and it doesn't seem to want to come off.

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Whirl pool and most other manufacturesdryers are front serviceable for belts depending on dryer top pops up (2 srews under filter on whirpool top filter dryers )2 front clips push those in top lifts ..2 screws on inside front panle take out front lifts off

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BELT INSTALLATION


the way you install the belt is different depending on the model - the most common kind is whirlpool and kenmore. to install the belt on them you must first pull out the dryer filter on top and then unscrew using a phillip head screwdriver, the two screws on top underneath it. then with a flat head screw driver pop the front up off the dryer. Next you must unscrew the two front inside corner screws using a 1/4 or 5/16 and unsnap the right side lid switch wires. lift up and out to take the front of the dryer loose. now you can put the new belt around the tub and loop it around the bottom belt guide to the moter. Follow the steps in reverse to put everything back together.

Jul 16, 2011 | Dryers

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How install a drive belt on GE Dryer DBVH512EFWW.


Instructions Things You'll Need:
  • Phillips screwdriver
  1. Unplug the dryer and open the dryer door.

  2. Unscrew the screws under the top lip, where the dryer's door closes, with your screwdriver. Once these screws are removed, lift the top off of the dryer. On older models, the entire top will hinge upward out of the way, and on models made after 1997, half the top will pull off.

  3. Remove the screws on the inside-top corners of the front panel so the front panel of the dryer can be removed and set aside. On models made before 1997, the front panel should be carefully set to the right side; on newer models, the panel should be set to the left side of the machine. Be careful not to damage the door-control wires.

  4. Locate two screws approximately 6 inches off the floor on each side and remove them, allowing you to push the sides of the dryer slightly apart so the drum can be removed. Pull the drum slightly toward you and reach around to remove the dryer belt from the motor pulley. If the belt is broken, this step should not be necessary. Once the belt has been removed from the motor pulley, the drum should pull up slightly and out of the dryer toward you.

  5. Remove the old dryer belt and put the new one in place, with the ribs of the belt facing the drum. The slack part of the belt should be placed near the motor. Reverse the previous directions to replace the drum, replace the screws that hold the sides in place, replace the front and replace the top.

  6. Pull the dryer out from the wall and remove the four screws holding in the panel near the bottom of the back of the dryer. You will see the motor, the drum and the belt you just set in place. Loop the belt around the motor pulley and the idler pulley, and turn the drum by hand to make sure that the belt is straight and will stay in place. Screw the panel back on and push the dryer back into place against the wall.

Sep 22, 2010 | GE Dryers

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I have a portable stacking GE dryer Model D7003KW419. I have to replace the belt. How do I do that? Thank You-----John


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Thanks for using FixYa. Please check this video on how to replace the belt which also provides you info. on the idler pulley tension. Please do accept the solution if the issue is resolved or post a comment for further assistance.


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Rylee

Aug 25, 2010 | Dryers

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How do i replace the motor belts on GE Dryer model DPSR475E0WW? The squeeking is unbearable.


Instructions Things You'll Need:
  • Phillips screwdriver
  1. Step 1 Unplug the dryer and open the dryer door.
  2. Step 2 Unscrew the screws under the top lip, where the dryer's door closes, with your screwdriver. Once these screws are removed, lift the top off of the dryer. On older models, the entire top will hinge upward out of the way, and on models made after 1997, half the top will pull off.
  3. Step 3 Remove the screws on the inside-top corners of the front panel so the front panel of the dryer can be removed and set aside. On models made before 1997, the front panel should be carefully set to the right side; on newer models, the panel should be set to the left side of the machine. Be careful not to damage the door-control wires.
  4. Step 4 Locate two screws approximately 6 inches off the floor on each side and remove them, allowing you to push the sides of the dryer slightly apart so the drum can be removed. Pull the drum slightly toward you and reach around to remove the dryer belt from the motor pulley. If the belt is broken, this step should not be necessary. Once the belt has been removed from the motor pulley, the drum should pull up slightly and out of the dryer toward you.
  5. Step 5 Remove the old dryer belt and put the new one in place, with the ribs of the belt facing the drum. The slack part of the belt should be placed near the motor. Reverse the previous directions to replace the drum, replace the screws that hold the sides in place, replace the front and replace the top.
  6. Step 6 Pull the dryer out from the wall and remove the four screws holding in the panel near the bottom of the back of the dryer. You will see the motor, the drum and the belt you just set in place. Loop the belt around the motor pulley and the idler pulley, and turn the drum by hand to make sure that the belt is straight and will stay in place. Screw the panel back on and push the dryer back into place against the wall.

May 15, 2010 | Dryers

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I have a G.E profile dryer dpgt750 cant seem to figure out how to take off the back panel, the dryer is making a loud noise sounds like possible belt problem. any ideals? THANKS MARTY


Marty, you need to remove the front cover on these and most dryers by removing lower front kick panel screws, then remove the front cover and then you access the top cover screws to remove top cover then you can access th drum belt

Nov 17, 2009 | GE Profile Harmony DPGT750GC Gas Dryer

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How do i get into the dryer to change the belt GE dde6500galwh


There are probably 2 screws on the back towards the top of the machine, on the left and right sides of the machine. unscrew those then take a flat-head screw driver and pry the front of the top of the machine off on each side there is a clip holding it...

there is also a access door in the back of the dryer somewhere, that will likely expose the motor and belt tensioner/spring. release tension and belt should come looser.

Nov 17, 2009 | GE Dryers

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HOW TO INSTALL BELT FOR GE DRYER OR WHAT THE DIAGRAM FOR BELT FOR GE DRYER


Take the top off. There will be 2 screws on each side where the front is hooked to the body. Unscrew them. The whole front comes loose along with the drum. Put the belt around the roller and under the roller support, then around the drum. Was easier then you thought huh.

Oct 10, 2009 | GE DVLR223 Dryers

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My hoover tumble dryer hnv 380 is making grinding noise when in turns. Seems the drum bearing needs replacing. I am looking for instructions on how to fix this problem.


I've had exactly the same problem with this model and nearly traded it in as it was getting so noisy. However - it can be fixed! You need some general purpose grease from Halfors etc and some WD-40 and a philps screwdriver. Just follow these steps to get the front panel off the dryer: Instructions to lubricate the pulley wheels on the Hoover HNV380 dryer 1. Disconnect from the mains 2. Unscrew screws at the top of the rear of the dryer which allows the top panel of the dryer to slide backwards out. 3. To take off the front of the dryer, unscrew the screws at the top of the inside front panel, next lay the dryer onto it?s back and open the dryer?s door? there are 4 screws on one side and two on the other ? leave the outer 2 screws on the side that has 4 screws which keep the door on and unscrew 2 inner screws and the two screws on the other side. Then finally there are 3 more screws on the under panel to unscrew. This allows the front panel to be moved enough to see inside the dryer. 4. Check the belt that wraps around the drum is ok and centrally in position. 5. Under the drum the belt wraps around the spindle of the motor and is guided by the 2 pulley wheels. These wheels are probably the main culprit of the noise and can sometimes be reproduced by pulling at the belt through the wheels. Put plenty of grease around the pulleys and keep turning the belt to ensure that the grease gets into every bit of the wheels. 6. Then spray WD-40 around the pulleys for good measure and also into the motor and spindle. Make sure there are no more squeaks when you turn the drum by pulling at the belt trough the pulley wheels. 7. Re-assemble the dryer by going back trough the steps in reverse. 8. Just to be certain once the dryer is re-assembled undo the silver cover on the back of the dryer and spay more WD-40 around the plastic fan and into the motor through the fan. I reckon that this should last for a good 12 months or more before starting to squeek again - so far it's been 2 months and sounds as good as new Good Luck

May 01, 2009 | Dryers

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REPLACING THE BELT


Hi thanks for the question. to replace the belt. open the door. screws on the inside, under top. remove screws . lift the top. 2 screws on the inside, of front panel. remove. pull front off. now replace the belt. thanks the appliance doc. please rate me. thanks

Oct 05, 2008 | GE DCSR483EA Electric Dryer

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