I just had the same problem. The answer for my dryer (hoover maxi 6) was that you don't! The belt goes between them (they move apart fairly easily) and then round the spindle of the motor. I put the belt round a bit of copper piping then slide the piping onto the spindle then pushed the belt whilst removing the pipe. If you seee what I mean.
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you have to remove the front of the dryer usually by popping the to top and then removing the 2 screws into the front
ring the belt strong around the drum, around the tensor and around the motor. it doesn't go around the wheel of the tensioner but it just puts tension on the belt like pushing it to user up the slack
Hi there, There is a switch at the bottom of the dryer. It has a groove for the spring to fit around. Then the spring goes through the metal tag with the holes in the pulley. The pulleys 2 prongs then fits into the slot near the motor. The belt goes through the pulley and around the motor wheel. When fitting the drum, tape the belt at three points on the drum with the machine door facing down making installation easier. Once installed remove the tape. The dryer now works like a dream. See the attached photo. Good Luck!
Unplug dryer and shut off gas. Disconnect gas line. Tip dryer onto its front. Remove back panel. Unscrew and remove inside back manifold. Place belt around drum and fit into pulley wheel(s) on motor shaft. (There may be a spring loaded tension arm on one of the wheels. Install the belt on it so that it pulls the belt tight around the drum and pulleys.) Check friction gasket (that the drum rotates on) on manifold and replace it if worn thin. Install manifold. Install back panel. Reconnect power and gas.
The idler pulley fits in the slots on the bottom of the cabinet (in
front of the motor) with the wheel or glide facing the left side. Place
the belt (grooves inward) around the drum. Pull the belt through the
middle of the idler pulley from the left side. Once the belt is pulled
through the idler pulley, loop it around the motor pulley (this should
force the idler pulley to "open up" and add tension). With the belt and idler pulley in place, it should look like this...
To fit the new belt, you will need the idler pulley (tensioner)...
The idler pulley fits in the slots on the bottom of the cabinet (in front of the motor) with the wheel or glide facing the left side. Place the belt (grooves inward) around the drum. Pull the belt through the middle of the idler pulley from the left side. Once the belt is pulled through the idler pulley, pull it around the motor pulley (this should force the idler pulley to "open up" and add tension).
If you still need help, I will try to provide you with a diagram shortly. Good luck!
pull dryer away from wall
remove 1 screw each side at back of top plate
slide top plate backwards and lift off
undo 1 screw each side of front kickplate
tlit front panel up
unplug door switch
set front panel aside
careful of control panel its V.fragile
(I lay the dryer on its back)
pull out old belt and bits of belt
loop new belt round drum at wear marks
pull tensioner to end of travel against spring
loop belt round motor pulley & both tensioner wheels(most creda) 1 wheel (old)
rotate drum by hand to make sure belt wont jump off
reassemble in reverse order
creda uses hotpoint parts
Looking from rear of dryer,one spring on motor is for tension,therefore put belt around drum(groove to the drum surface).Then rotate the motor firmly clockwise tensioning the spring,take belt from right of drum over tension wheel then put grooves of belt on shaft of motor.Release motor to tension spring,job done !!!!!
ensure that the tensioner pulley wheel is also part of the belt loop and that it is properly sprung to take up slack. sometimes, this pulley looks good mounted in reverse, giving no tension to belt. try it the other way, against the spring force.