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Gas dryer not turning

How do i locate the drive belt on my gas dryer, too replace it as drum is not turning

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  • rbrame1 Aug 28, 2008

    The dryer drum won't turn when you push the start button.

  • cruzer47 Sep 03, 2008

    i have gas dryer which needs a new belt. i have the belt. i have it removed but how do i get it back on? do i have to remove the drum, because i can't get it over the drum? it's a frigidaire, propane gas dryer, model -- DWXR463GGWW

    thanks

  • Anonymous Sep 29, 2008

    dryey turns on but will not rotate

  • Jeff Rockwell
    Jeff Rockwell May 11, 2010

    Please post your brand and model number in order to give instructions on how to disassemble.

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I can explain how to do this but I would suggest going to the library and looking for a generic repair book with diagrams. It's hard to explain but very easy to do. Most Whirlpool, Kenmore and Roper dryers are basically the same as far as belts and moving parts. The only difference is the features. What you neet to know applies to both gas and electric dryers. You should also replace the idler pulley and both rear drum rollers while you are in there. One of these probably caused the belt to break. Your dryer will run so quietly after this you will hardly know it's running You will also need the diagram on the belt package to replace the belt as it is very tricky the first time especially if you haven't seen it in place. Replacing all the parts I mentioned will cost around $20 - $35 and take about an hour. While you have it apart clean out all lint and check vent hoses and outside damper. DO NOT USE FLEXIBLE PLASTIC DUCT PIPE!!!!!!! It is now against most building codes for darn good reason. It's a fire hazard!

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Hi david lebron
This solution is for an electric dryer, but the gas dryer would be the same.
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ALWAYS UNPLUG YOUR DRYER BEFORE ATTEMPTING TO DO ANY WORK ON IT.
Sounds like your problem may be the belt may have slipped off of the motor pulley, or idler arm pulley and/or you have noisy drum rollers.
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If you have to check/replace/repair your drum motor,drum seals,belt,rollers, etc.
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Then remove the top of the dryer by inserting a screwdriver between the top and frame on each side of the dryer to pop the lid up from the retaining clips.
Note: Some of the tops tilt backwards on a type of hinge and do not have to be removed completly.
Remove the front of the machine by disconnecting the door switch and removing the two screws located on either side of the dryer frame.
Move the door and front of machine forward to remove.
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Sometimes the belt will slip off of the idler arm or motor causing the drum not to turn.
Note:The way the belt goes back on is, as the belt comes off the drum has to be doubled (pushed together to form a loop) and goes under the idler pulley then to the motor pulley.
Here is a link to see a picture of your belt routing in case the belt is broken when you open your dryer:
http://www.expertappliance.com/dryerbeltconfiguration.html

While you have the drum out, I would recommend that you remove and lubricate the drum rollers.
And also clean the shafts of the rollers as they will collect hair,dust,etc and cause problems and then lubricate the shafts and rollers with a good grade of machine oil like 3 in One oil or a vasoline type of lubricant. This will save you a problem later with the rollers getting dry and making a squeeling noise, also check your drum rollers for flat spots, if they have flat spots on them this will cause a thumping type noise.
You will need to replace the drum rollers if they have flat spots on them.
Please take time to rate me
Bud

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  • Step 2 Locate the center pivot suspending the dryer drum. If held by a clamp, removed any nuts or screws retaining the pivot axle.
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  • Step 4 Replace the drum pivot in the bracket and reassemble the bracket.
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  • Step 2 Locate the groove or wear mark the previous belt left in in the circumference of the drum.
  • Step 3 Wrap the belt around the drum in this groove or wear mark, with available slack at the bottom of the drum.
  • Step 4 Wrap the belt around the drive wheel located on the drive motor in the lower corner of the dryer.
  • Step 5 Insure the belt is snug but not biting the drive wheel. This indicates the proper size belt is installed.
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  • Step 1 Reattach any clips or wires to the back cover.
  • Step 2 Reattach the back cover using the six-sided sheet metal screws removed earlier.
  • Step 3 Reattach the top cover. Close tightly so clips secure the cover.
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