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Replacing the belt on my Whirlpool awz7303 tumble dryer

The belt has broken and I have taken the machine apart to retrieve the broken belt. I now need to put the new belt in but not sure how to do it correctly. Can you help or point me towards some instructions please

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  • abizack Jul 11, 2008

    Thank you. Worked a treat

  • scottallen21 Jul 29, 2008

    hi have a whirlpool awz7303 condenser tumble dryer and the belt has snapped a took the top and back panels and the drum out so i could get to the wheels underneath the drum but i cant work out how to fit the belt back on can any one help?

  • ijha Aug 12, 2008

    I want to know how to fit a new belt to a Whirlpool AWZ 650 dryer

  • iancrome01 Oct 23, 2008

    i need to fit a new belt also but cannot wrk out how to get the belt around the drive shaft from the motor i have removed all panels and the tumble drum but do i need to remove motor and drive shaft?? help pls.

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You definitely need circlip pliers to get the fan off though.. It's a bit tricky without them. Othere than that it's a fairly easy job.

Posted on Nov 13, 2009

  • adavb1 May 12, 2011

    I can't get the fan off. Aaaarrrgggg

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It is an easy enough repair with little need for tools.
Unplug the dryer first. Remove the top via the 3 screws at the back. then carry on and remove the back panel. It maybe easier to disconnect the mains plug on the inside of the machine (top left if looking from the back)
remove the other screws at the rear holding the drum in.
You can then remove the screws holding the fan cover in and just put a slight bit of force on pulling the plastic housing and push the retaining tabs down on the fan housing - that will come off.
To remove the fan I was able to to pull mine - but some say you need to remove the circlip - I am not sure if this is true - anyway you can take the fan out and gain access to the motor.
Fit the new belt over the drum (ridges down). and then you will need about six hands but you need to fit it onto the metal rod coming from the motor. this need to be fitted inbetween the tensioning rollers. Had to describe but easy to see when looking at it - basically you need to pull the wheels apart and fit the belt inbetween then.
Re-assamble it all and hey presto it works.

Posted on Apr 14, 2013

Hi i just fitted a belt to this tuble dryer, you have to take the bak off and the inside back off, lift out the drum and at the bottom there's a fan, take it all out and your left with the tensioner's and the mental rod, fit the belt on to the rod and sperate the tensioner's to pull the belt through the middle of the tensioner's, put the drum back on and fit the belt onto the drum, thenfit the rest, fan, etc.. tht should be it.

Posted on Jul 08, 2008

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    whiteamara2 Jan 21, 2012

    top tip , many thanks , thought i was stumped until i read this post

  • Steve Arendse
    Steve Arendse Dec 03, 2012

    hi guys,theres no way of getting around fan housing,must belt slip over shaft of fan as i am stuck at this point,,i need a set of sirclip pliersciorrect.

  • Steve Arendse
    Steve Arendse Dec 03, 2012

    im at stage of taking fan off..my electrician neighbour has sirclip pliers...i bought a belt slightly longer,will tensioner do its part??

  • Arron
    Arron Nov 28, 2014

    idk if you will reply now, but how did you remove the fan? It's the only thing stopping me from finishing this.

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