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How do I install the idler wheel for the belt on my Maytag Dryer

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Lookm on the front panel under the ridge on the body where the door is you will see two screws there remove them and pull the panel out from the bottom that should give you acess to the idler pully

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Need to put belt back on the dryer


Get the drum out and clean up the area inside the dryer. Check the blower wheel is tight on the motor shaft. Oil the rollers and idler with zoomspout oil. Place the new belt onto the drum at the mark where the old one ran along and use the belt to set the drum back over into the dryer. Remove that brace number 24 so that you can get your arm in there. It is better if you have the dryer on a tailgate or appliance platform. Reach in there with your left hand and loop the belt onto the motor as you raise up on the idler. Release the idler to where its spring action will hold the belt to the motor and drum.Then slowly turn the dryer to make sure the belt is in the mark on the drum and is not twisted.

I have some Maytag type dryer service manuals HERE

Dryer belt routing information is HERE

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Maytag DE303 dryer installing the drum belt


No don't lube the idler pulley replace it. There are videos at www.appliancehelponline.com/servicemanual.html that can walk you thru the disassembly and also on replacing the belt. You can also enter in your model # for diagrams and illustrations.

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Installing a belt on a maytag dryer the belt seem to be too big what's the solution


you probably don't have it strung right thru the idler pulley by the motor, thats if you have the right length belt to start with,measure it with the old one to be sure

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Hello there
Here is a detailed instruction for you ok
  1. Remove the two screws that hold the control console to the dryer; they are located on each end of the console. Turn the control console forward onto its face. Disconnect the wiring harness from the dryer to the console. Press in on the locking tab and pull the connectors apart. Set the control panel out of your work area. To remove the top, insert a putty knife between the front and top panels. Locate the retaining clip and push in on it to release the corner of the top panel. Lift up on the corner and release the opposite retaining clip. Set the top panel out of the way. Two screws that attach the front panel to the sides are located at the top corners. Remove the screws and swing the top of the front panel out so that you can access the door switch wiring harness. Disconnect the wiring harness from the door switch and lift the front panel away from the dryer.
  2. Replace the Belt
  3. Locate the idler pulley by reaching behind the drum and motor assembly. Using your hand, push the idler pulley to the left to release tension on the belt2.gif. Notice the routing of the belt around the motor and idler arm for reference when attaching the new belt. Remove the belt from the motor pulley. Lift up on the drum slightly and remove the belt from the drum.

    With the rib side pointed inward, lift the drum up and set the belt around the drum. Route the belt through the motor pulley and idler pulley. Pull the idler pulley to the right to reapply tension to the belt. ok?
  4. not too hard
  5. hope this is verry helpful for you
  6. Best regards MIke

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Belt installation


HI, Looking at the idler assembly from the back, move the idler wheel to the left (spring loaded).
Slip the belt on the motor pulley with ribs touching pulley. Now let the idler pulley rest againdt the back side of the belt.
I hope this helps you.
Please let me know if I can help further.

Vic

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Start from the motor threaded shaft. Then pull out the Idler pulley so that the back of the belt will lying on the Idler pulley in upright position. that is all.

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Which wa does the belt on a Maytag Atlantis dryer run around the motor and idler pulley. I have the belt groove side down, which is the way it goes in the Atlantis, but I couldn't find a schematic for the...


Hi you're correct in putting it groove side down. Now make a loop, like when you first started tying your shoes with the slack around the drum. Push the entire loop just beneath the idler pulley through the metal channel and apply pressure to the idler pulley assembly. pushing it towards the motor pulley until you can get the loop you are holding over the motor pulley and Waa Laa you've installed your new belt. Good Luck!

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My dryer keeps breaking belts this is 2 belts in less than 2 months what is causing this to happen


Check the idler pulley, if not turning freely, the belt may have excessive friction against pulley wheel, overheating and failing. Or dryer drum seals may have failed causing excessive tension on belt.

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If the belt looks worn you should replace it. But it sounds like the idler pulley has gone out of position or possibly broken. The idler pulley adds tension to the belt and keeps it from spinning on the drum surface. Check the path of the belt on the bottom of the dryer. That is where the idler pulley is.

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