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I got a new belt but unable to put it on the motor shaft which is beteen the moteor and the blower. My dryer model is Asko T721

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  • josephtanmai Mar 24, 2011

    Firstly there is no pulley behind the motor. the shaft has groves to guide the belt.
    My question is how to loop the belt onto the motor shaft which is connected to a
    fan unit on the other side.

  • josephtanmai Mar 24, 2011

    Not sure I have sent my reply correctly. So here it goes again.

    1) My question is how to loop a new belt onto the motor shaft which is between the motor and a blower unit.

    2) For your info, there is no pulley on the motor shaft. The motor shaft has groves to guide the belt (The belt has same kind of groves).


  • josephtanmai Mar 24, 2011

    Thank you Kelly.

    I did it the stupid way - I loosened up the motor, rerouted the wiring and managed to slip the belt in. But that took me 5 hours.

    Now I cannot put the front panel back in. Well, I will do it tomorrow.

    May be you can stop your research.

    Thanks anyway.

  • josephtanmai Mar 26, 2011


    I fixed the damned dryer!

    The air blower is not removable and perhaps my way is the best - remove the motor from

    the base and loop the belt over.

    However, I mixed up with one wiring in the process. Luckily, I managed to reverse it - it is the switch

    that turns off when you open the door. I connect to the wrong terminal so it runs when open and stops when door closed!

    It was a learning cursve - should have paid someone $150 to fix it.

    Thanks for the help. I will accept your comments as positive but please look further into the manual.

    God bless!

  • josephtanmai Mar 26, 2011

    A lot of work but I overcame it.
    Asko should re-design it with connector between the motor shaft and blower shaft to let the belt to slip in.



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Hi and welcome to FixYa, I am Kelly.
The ribs go against the drum and the belt is routed like this:

I got a new belt - 4ac4ac1.gif
There should be a pulley BEHIND the motor that drives the drum which is where you should install the belt.

Thanks for choosing FixYa,

Posted on Mar 24, 2011

  • Kelly
    Kelly Mar 24, 2011

    My error for passing you incorrect information. After much more research I note this is a condensor dryer and although I have worked on appliances especially washer dryers and refrigerators for over 40 years... this is not one that I have worked on. I am sure I could figure it out quickly but that does not help you right now. I have to ask that you reject my solution so that an expert with the skills that you need can respond to you. Again my apology.


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    Kelly Mar 24, 2011

    Usually when the front panel gives you a fit there is something wrong with the drum seals. Very carefully place the shank of a phillips screw driver somewhere on the front and rear bulkheads pointed inward and slowly rotate the drum so that the folded over drum seal is back where it belongs. If there are drum rollers under the drum make sure they are not pushed up against the rear bulkhead. Usually they run in a groove near the back of the drum on the outside. If the rollers get pushed back it is nearly impossible to put on the front panel. As far as the screwdrive shank trick depending on how your drum is sealed you may have to unfold the rear seal first then do the front seal as you ease the front panel back into place.

    As for the belt change I did more research and everything I read has you removing an air duct and the blower housing to change the belt. Obviously it is a little late for that now.




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