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Ge dryer How do I replace the drum belt on ge dryer model dde7100mdlwh.

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  • pja915 Jul 19, 2008

    I replaced the drum belt, your advice was very helpful. I noticed the bar the holds the pulley is bent. Can that be straighten or is a replacement part recommended.,

  • brihp Aug 07, 2008

    How do you remove the front panel?

  • jondeere79 May 11, 2010

    How do i get the front panel and kick plate off?

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You need to remove the front panel and kickplate (if you have one) This will allow you to detach the front of the top of the dryer and you can prop the top up while you replace the belt around the drum, down to the drive belt. Here's a link for your make and model. It shows an exploded view of the parts of your dryer. http://www.partselect.com/MultiModels.aspx?ModelNum=dde7100&searchTerm=&RefineSearch=0. This can help you figure out what parts you might need and how things go back together. Good luck!

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How install a drive belt on GE Dryer DBVH512EFWW.


Instructions Things You'll Need:
  • Phillips screwdriver
  1. Unplug the dryer and open the dryer door.

  2. Unscrew the screws under the top lip, where the dryer's door closes, with your screwdriver. Once these screws are removed, lift the top off of the dryer. On older models, the entire top will hinge upward out of the way, and on models made after 1997, half the top will pull off.

  3. Remove the screws on the inside-top corners of the front panel so the front panel of the dryer can be removed and set aside. On models made before 1997, the front panel should be carefully set to the right side; on newer models, the panel should be set to the left side of the machine. Be careful not to damage the door-control wires.

  4. Locate two screws approximately 6 inches off the floor on each side and remove them, allowing you to push the sides of the dryer slightly apart so the drum can be removed. Pull the drum slightly toward you and reach around to remove the dryer belt from the motor pulley. If the belt is broken, this step should not be necessary. Once the belt has been removed from the motor pulley, the drum should pull up slightly and out of the dryer toward you.

  5. Remove the old dryer belt and put the new one in place, with the ribs of the belt facing the drum. The slack part of the belt should be placed near the motor. Reverse the previous directions to replace the drum, replace the screws that hold the sides in place, replace the front and replace the top.

  6. Pull the dryer out from the wall and remove the four screws holding in the panel near the bottom of the back of the dryer. You will see the motor, the drum and the belt you just set in place. Loop the belt around the motor pulley and the idler pulley, and turn the drum by hand to make sure that the belt is straight and will stay in place. Screw the panel back on and push the dryer back into place against the wall.

Sep 22, 2010 | GE Dryers

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Fridgidaire and GE Dryer Belt Replacement


Here are the belt diagrams for replacing your dryer belt for Fridigaire and Ge Dryers

For Fridigaire dryers 1970-1985
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Installation Tips: Ribs face toward drum


For 1985-1995
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Style: Flat with ribs
Installation Tips: Ribs face toward drum

For 1995- present
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Style: Flat belt
Installation Tips: Side of belt with words faces away from drum

For Ge Dryers
1970- 1990 standard capacity
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Style: Flat with ribs
Installation Tips: Ribs against drum

1970- 1990 Large capacity
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Style: Flat with ribs
Installation Tips: Ribs against drum

1990 – to present
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Style: Flat with ribs
Installation Tips: Ribs against drum

on Mar 02, 2010 | Dryers

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How do i oil the belts? The dryer squeaks every time its turned on?


You don't oil the belts on a dryer. This will cause the belt to slip on the motor shaft and/or drum. Oil permiated into the metal of the dryer drum can ruin it causing any replacement belt to slip as well.

If the dryer is squealing, you probably need to lubricate the idler pulley wheel at the axle point (also known as a tension pulley). If this is a GE model they usually have drum slides and a drum bearing that support the front of the dryer drum as well. When they wear down, they begin to make noise. The drum slides are made of teflon and not only help support the drum, but ensures it turns smoothy. You may need to replace both the drum slides and the drum bearing.

If the model number is correct, the part numbers are as follows:

Drum Bearing - WE3M26
Drum Slide - WE1M481 (Blue), WE1M333 (White)

Replacement parts (if required) can be found at the following websites:

searspartsdirect.com
pcappliancerepair.com
appliancepartspros.com
repairclinic.com

The average cost of these components varies, so shop and compare. The first three websites I listed have helpful exploded view parts diagrams that can help you locate and properly identify the parts you need.

If you have any questions, or if your model number is different from the one you listed this question under, please post back and let me know. I hope this helps you.

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Dryer belt replacement


put belt around drum then around motor pulley, then pull or push idler pulley so as to put belt over this pulley and release,this will tighten the belt,then manually hand rotate drum to self-align belt on pulleys and drum and put covers back on

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I have a GE Dryer Serial #GL228541G Model DD25310 BAC WH. I am trying to replace the belt around the drum. I tried hooking the belt around the hooks to tighten the belt, but the drum is not turning.


Does the motor run? The path of the belt is a little tricky. You have to push a loop of the belt around the belt tightener and then over the motor pulley. The top of the belt loop will ride against either a rolling wheel, or a plastic guide made out of low friction plastic. The bottom of the loop of belt should only go over to the drum. The tensioner is held in place by a tab that fits into the bottom pan of the dryer.

Jun 24, 2009 | Dryers

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Need to know the exact way to put belt on ge dryer model number DDE7200RALWH cant figure it out around the pulleys , ge assures its the right size belt for the dryer , but belt seems loose and drum wont...


with belt around drum, pull idler back with tension on it and put belt over pulley of motor and let idler up against belt and it should be right ,,,, larryyb

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Ge Cloths dryer will not stay running or turn drum


probably broken belt some dryers have broken belt switch that shut dryer off if belt broke

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Drier Belt Replacement on GE model DDG7580


Open the door and remove four screws which go into the dryer top. Swing top back. Take out the screw on each side holding the dryer front to the side panels near the open top. Tilt the dryer front forward and lift it off the bottom pegs, then swing it to the side. Leave door switch wires connected. Lift up slightly on drum to allow the belt to be placed around drum. (grooves of WE12X82 belt touch the drum) Belt goes down from the left side of the dryer directly to the grooved motor pulley, then around the belt tensioning pulley and back to the drum. Your model has a removable panel at the bottom side of the back which will allow easy access to the motor pulley area.

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It sounds like the belt broke off. Unless you have replaced even just the belt before,you need a experienced repairman, trust me.....

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Hi , in replacing belt try to trace where belt way to go outside remove some bolts be sure unplug power , in putting back belt is the same way go in to install belt.

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