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TI am trying to replace the belt on my GE DDE7200SBLWW but the belt is loose. Do you have a diagram or instructions on how to thread the belt to get the proper tension?

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  • teramarshall Aug 24, 2010

    the diagram that you sent is for a different dryer. My dryer does not have a spring. My tension wheel is on the end of a long arm that can be moved backwards and forwards. When I thread the belt per the illistration it is too loose. There isn't a manual available inside my machine.

  • teramarshall Aug 24, 2010

    I believe I have the belt in the correct configuration but the idler pulley is not putting tension on the belt. The belt is really loose and the dryer will not turn on.



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The idler pulley (tension wheel) is installed on the short end of the idler spring and the long end is inserted into the bracket at the base of the dryer. Insert the idler spring into the slot on the bracket in the direction of the motor. In this manner, the idler pulley is pushed against the belt as shown in the diagram below.

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Belt diagram facing the rear of the dryer.

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    Make sure to install the idler spring properly. Replace the idler spring if it is bended/deformed or not pushing enough against the belt for proper belt tension.

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Hi, well this is a pretty simple job.
Take a look at this website above, there is a picture, on how to Thread it. (A small pic, but it's easy to see how the belt threads)
Also, often there is a manual of sorts, inside the dryer under the inspection hatch.

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