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
Re: replacing the belt on my Whirlpool awz7303 tumble...
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.
Re: replacing the belt on my Whirlpool awz7303 tumble...
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.
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ALWAYS UNPLUG YOUR DRYER BEFORE STARTING ANY REPAIRS
Your problem sounds like drum rollers have flat spots on them or in need of lubrication.
Once you have taken the dryer apart and you will now remove the drum and belt and this will expose the drum rollers, idler arm pulley and motor. Be sure to note the route of the belt, this will come in handy when you go to reinstall the belt. Check your drum rollers for flat spots or wear, if they have flat spots or wear on them replace them. If the drum rollers don't have flat spots or wear on them then they probably only need lubrication. Lubricate the shaft of the rollers with a good grade of machine oil such as 3 in One oil. Reassemble the dryer, plug back in.
This should solve your noise problem.
The drive belt is either broken or slipped out of position. If you're handy, turn off the power, remove the back cover and check the situation. If it's a broken belt, take it to a place that repairs such machines to buy a new belt, or contact the maker of the machine for help in replacing it. Make sure the drum will turn by hand before putting in a new belt. If it doesn't turn look for objects that impede it's turning and remove it. If that is not the problem, it is likely the roller needs to be replaced. That's a job for a repair company.
Go to www.appliancepartspros.com and put in your model number. They sell new parts. Belts is around $10. Now the hard part trying to install it. This site will also give you a breakdown of the dryer and you can see how to get to the belt. GE pretty muck whole dryer has to be taken apart. Note when removing the front, hold drum in place and put something under it to hold it from falling. You will probably have to remove it anyway to get belt around it.
put it around drum,then around motor pulley, then idler pulley with spring attached to, move it forward and slip belt onto idler pulley and release and belt should become tight,then self align belt by manually turning drum before putting unit together
Most dryers can be taken apart on the back. Take out the screws holding the rear plate on and you should see the motor and pulleys. It's always good to keep the back oof of the unit until you test it once. The belt could be getting broken or just slipping off due to overloading the unit. Over time, this can severly damage the rollers and put too much tension on the motor assembly. Hope this helps.
Dryers need to be taken apart for cleaning and lubrication when they get noisy. The toughest part is getting the belt off and on. If the machine has a few years on it, a new belt is a good idea while it is apart.
A broken belt is very common. If you hear the motor running, that's probably it. The dryer must be taken all apart to replace the belt. Hopefully instructions will come with the new belt. Routing the belt over the motor shaft and around the tensioner is always a challenge.
you neen to access the machine from behind you will have to remove the back panel and the tensioner pulled back you should be able to work out where it goes put it around the drum first though its easier
dnkmett, the dryer actually comes apart from the rear. Remove the rear top section, remove the 28 screws holding the rear panel, unhook the belt and remove the assy. When putting it back together be sure to reset the broken belt switch after putting the belt back on. That switch is on the motor beside the idler pulley.
you can put the back back on, remove the 2 screws under the lint filter( if ones mounted to top of machine ), then the top tips back revealing 2 5/16 screws holding the front panel on. lift off hte panel and string new belt arond drum and hook ove rht e motro pulley , first passing the belt through the idler tension pulley. belt number is a 341241