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Dryer belt replacement

I need to know how to get a new belt on. I accessed the back panel to find the belt snapped and laying next to the pulley and motor. It seems to be much different than replacing and accessing the drum on older dryers. I cannot find any info or steps to doing this for a dryer of this type.
plus, I think the heating element is sticking out a little and causing the drum the squeal as it turns (so I need to pull the drum out a little to push the elements back). p.s. the element works and heats ok.

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  • tasam65 Apr 17, 2009

    Yes this was helpful because I did not have to tear the complete unit apart to replace this part. Broken belt on Whirlpool gas dryer LGT7646AQ0. It took the same repair technique.

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Take the top panel off by slideing a putty knife about 2 inches in at the front and releasing the tabs. remove screws from top of front panel after top removed. also remove 2 screws from inside of front panel on both sides about 4 inches down screwing back into front panel. pull front off and slip belt through opening. Feed belt around drum and put tension on the idler spring release onto belt. reassemble unit.

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Model 5030D


Instructions

1

Unplug the electrical cord of the dryer from the electrical outlet before attempting to fit a new belt on the dryer.
2

Remove the lint screen from under the lint screen cover and locate the screws that are underneath the cover.


Unfasten the screws with a screwdriver and remove them from the lint filter slot, setting the screws aside.
4

Place a putty knife between the top and the cabinet on both sides of the dryer near the front, lifting up to dislodge the lid from the plastic clips that hold the top down.
5

Flip the top back toward the back of the dryer and let it rest against the back wall.
6

Locate the front kick panel and slide the putty knife just behind both sides of the panel, pulling forward to unfasten the panel from the plastic clips. Move the panel out of the way.
7

Locate the screws that hold the front panel on the dryer cabinet at the top on the inside of the cabinet. Remove the screws using a screwdriver.
8

Unfasten the electrical wire connector by hand, pulling it straight out from the back of the front panel. Move the panel out of the way.
9

Place a couple of wood blocks under the front of the dryer drum to support it while you are removing the old belt. The drum is the cylinder that holds the clothes as they are drying, located just behind the front panels.
10

Push the idler arm forward just a bit to relieve the tension on the belt, and slide the belt off the idler and motor pulleys. The idler arm is located next to the motor near the back of the dryer and has a pulley on a metal arm with a tension spring attached to it.
11

Lift the drum up off the blocks just a bit, slide the old belt off of the drum, and take it out of the dryer cabinet.
12

Hold the drum up just enough to slide the new dryer belt around the drum and fit the belt into the V-slot in the center of the drum, laying the remainder of the belt on the bottom of the cabinet near the idler pulley so you can access it easily.
13

Loop the end of the belt around the idler pulley and over the motor pulley, pushing back on the idler pulley to release the tension on the belt.
14

Let the idler pulley move back into place and check the alignment on the belt to verify that it is seated properly on the drum and the pulleys.
15

Remove the wood blocks from under the drum when the new belt is installed and attach the front kick panel to the dryer cabinet, pressing the panel onto the plastic clips.
16

Place the front panel over the kick panel and attach the electrical wire connector to the back of the panel by hand, pressing the connector back over the electrical prongs on the back of the panel.
17

Attach the screws at the top of the front panel on the inside of the cabinet with a screwdriver. Lower the top of the dryer back down over the cabinet.
18

Press the top of the dryer down over the plastic clips until the lid is secure and fasten the screws on the inside of the lint filter cover.
19

Slide the lint filter into the lint filter slot and plug the electrical cord of the dryer into the electrical outlet.

Jan 09, 2013 | Hoover Dryers

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My dryer will not turn on, when i press the start button, my heating element comes on but the dry does not. Where is the control panel can i access it from the front, my unit exhaust is from the bottom of...


If the dryer still heats, but the drum does not turn, this is commonly the symptom of a broken dryer belt. Another cause of a dryer failing to tumble can occur is the drive motor seizes up. Most often (and less expensive) the drive belt either slips off the tensioner, or breaks.

If the model number is correct, installing a new dryer belt for this dryer involves the following steps:

1. UNPLUG the dryer and remove the lint screen from the chute on top of the dryer.

2. Remove the two screws that were under the lint screen and lift the top panel. NOTE: You should be able to see the dryer belt tightly wrapped around the drum. If the belt isn't present, its a good sign that it has snapped and may be laying in the bottom of the cabinet.

3. Unplug the door switch conector plug and any ground wire that may be installed on the casing.

4. Locate the two screws that hold the front panel in place. There should be one screw on each side in the cabinet interior.

5. With the door shut, lean against the front panel and remove the two screws that hold it in place. Once the screws are removed, grasp the front panel at the top center and lift straight up to remove.

You should now have complete access to the dryer interior. If the belt is broken, this may cause the idler pulley (tensioner) to come loose. This is normal with no tension on the pulley to hold it in place. To install a new belt (if required) and re-install the pulley, follow these steps:

1. Loop the drive belt around the dryer drum with the ribbed side facing the drum. (Try to line the belt up with the wear marks already on the drum from the previous belt).

2. With the tensioner in your left hand, insert the clip end of the idler pulley into the grooves on the dryer bottom casing with the idler wheel pointing to your left. (The grooves are directly in front of the drive motor.)

3. While holding the tensioner in place, insert the belt UNDER the wheel with your right hand and pull it up and over the drive motor pulley.

If this does not explain it well enough, you can also verify by going to repairclinic.com. Click on the Repair Help link and look for the "Dryer Belt Diagrams" link under the Special Features section on the next page. Look for Roper and refer to diagram H.

Replacement parts (if required) can be ordered on line at any of the following websites:

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

The part number for a replacement belt is 341241. All these sites offer great service with competitive pricing, so shop and compare. The first three sites I have listed also inlcude helpful exploded view diagrams that can help you locate and properly indentify the parts you may need.

NOTE: If you still have the teflon glide type tensioner (non-roller type), Whirlpool recommends you replace it with a conventional roller type idler pulley. The teflon type tensioners caused premature wear to the drive belt. The part number is 691366.


Once you have the belt installed, re-install the dryer front panel by holding it as you did previously. Line up the holes on the inside bottom edge of the front panel with the small mounting cleats on the front edge of the side panels. This can be done by yourself, but an assist may make it easier. Once you have the front panel in place, lean against it to hold it in place and install the mounting screws.

NOTE: Don't forget to reconnect the grounding wire and door switch connector plug. Without the door switch connected, the dryer will not run. Lower the top panel back in place and reinstall the two screws.

NOTE: Placing a piece of duct tape over the dryer vent chute will help safeguard against dropping anything down in the blower fan assembly. If you drop any screws down the chute, you will need to remove the dryer back panel to retrieve them. If you have any questions about this repair, oir if you own a different model, please post back and let me know. I hope this helps you.

Apr 27, 2011 | Kenmore 600 6963 Electric Dryer

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My dryer starts to squek real loud when it is running


The source of this noise is usualy the dryer drum drive belt.
  • Unplug the electrical cord before replacing the dryer belt.

  • 2

    Pull open the dryer door and locate the screws underneath the top lip that secure the top of the dryer.

  • 3

    Unfasten the screws holding the top on with a screwdriver and lift the top, flipping it back and resting it on the hinges.

  • 4

    Unfasten the holding the front panel on the cabinet, using a screwdriver. These screws are at the top on the inside of the panel.

  • 5

    Disconnect the door switch wires on the back of the front panel by hand, pulling the connector straight out off the electrical prongs and setting the front panel aside.

  • 6

    Locate the idler arm pulley next to the motor on the bottom of the cabinet near the back and push the idler arm forward to relieve the tension on the old belt.

  • 7

    Remove the old belt from around the idler and motor pulleys as well as from around the dryer drum and take the belt out of the dryer cabinet.

  • 8

    Place the new dryer belt around the drum in the center of the cabinet, fitting the belt inside the V-groove in the center of the drum, and lay the rest of the belt on the bottom of the cabinet near the idler pulley so you can access it easily.

  • 9

    Move the idler arm forward to allow room for the belt and thread the end of the new belt around the idler arm pulley and over the motor pulley, letting the idler arm move back to apply tension to the new belt. Check the new belt over to verify that it is lined up correctly in the V-groove on the drum and around the pulleys and that there are no twists in the belt.

  • 10

    Place the front panel back on the dryer cabinet, securing it with the screws on the top of the panel with a screwdriver, and plug the door switch wires back into the electrical prongs, pressing the switch wires on by hand on the back of the front panel.

  • 11

    Lower the top of the dryer back down onto the cabinet and secure it with the screws underneath the lip of the front panel.

  • 12

    Plug the electrical cord of the Hotpoint dryer into the electrical outlet.

  • Dec 28, 2010 | Hotpoint Dryers

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    Heat element works but wont tumble


    If the dryer still heats, but the drum does not turn, this is commonly the symptom of a broken dryer belt.

    If the model number is correct, installing a new dryer belt for this dryer involves the following steps:

    1. UNPLUG the dryer and remove the lint screen from the chute on top of the dryer.

    2. Remove the two screws that were under the lint screen and lift the top panel. NOTE: You should be able to see the dryer belt tightly wrapped around the drum. If the belt isn't present, its a good sign that it has snapped and may be laying in the bottom of the cabinet.

    3. Unplug the door switch conector plug and any ground wire that may be installed on the casing.

    4. Locate the two screws that hold the front panel in place. There should be one screw on each side in the cabinet interior.

    5. With the door shut, lean against the front panel and remove the two screws that hold it in place. Once the screws are removed, grasp the front panel at the top center and lift straight up to remove.

    You should now have complete access to the dryer interior. If the belt is broken, this may cause the idler pulley (tensioner) to come loose. This is normal with no tension on the pulley to hold it in place. To install a new belt (if required) and re-install the pulley, follow these steps:

    1. Loop the drive belt around the dryer drum with the ribbed side facing the drum. (Try to line the belt up with the wear marks already on the drum from the previous belt).

    2. With the tensioner in your left hand, insert the clip end of the idler pulley into the grooves on the dryer bottom casing with the idler wheel pointing to your left. (The grooves are directly in front of the drive motor.)

    3. While holding the tensioner in place, insert the belt UNDER the wheel with your right hand and pull it up and over the drive motor pulley.

    If this does not explain it well enough, you can also verify by going to repairclinic.com. Click on the Repair Help link and look for the "Dryer Belt Diagrams" link under the Special Features section on the next page. Look for Roper and refer to diagram H.

    Replacement parts (if required) can be ordered on line at any of the following websites:

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

    The part number for a replacement belt is 341241. All these sites offer great service with competitive pricing, so shop and compare. The first three sites I have listed also inlcude helpful exploded view diagrams that can help you locate and properly indentify the parts you may need.

    NOTE: If you still have the teflon glide type tensioner (non-roller type), Whirlpool recommends you replace it with a conventional roller type idler pulley. The teflon type tensioners caused premature wear to the drive belt. The part number is 691366.


    Once you have the belt installed, re-install the dryer front panel by holding it as you did previously. Line up the holes on the inside bottom edge of the front panel with the small mounting cleats on the front edge of the side panels. This can be done by yourself, but an assist may make it easier. Once you have the front panel in place, lean against it to hold it in place and install the mounting screws.

    NOTE: Don't forget to reconnect the grounding wire and door switch connector plug. Without the door switch connected, the dryer will not run. Lower the top panel back in place and reinstall the two screws.

    NOTE: Placing a piece of duct tape over the dryer vent chute will help safeguard against dropping anything down in the blower fan assembly. If you drop any screws down the chute, you will need to remove the dryer back panel to retrieve them. If you have any questions about this repair, please post back and let me know. I hope this helps you.

    Jul 14, 2010 | Whirlpool LER4634J Electric Dryer

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    Dryer stopped turning


    If the dryer still heats, but the drum does not turn, this is commonly the symptom of a broken dryer belt.

    If the model number is correct, installing a new dryer belt for this dryer involves the following steps:

    1. UNPLUG the dryer and remove the lint screen.

    2. Remove the two screws that were under the lint screen and lift the top panel. NOTE: You should be able to see the dryer belt tightly wrapped around the drum. If the belt isn't present, its a good sign that it has snapped and may be laying in the bottom of the cabinet.

    3. Unplug the door switch conector plug and any ground wire that may be installed on the casing.

    4. Locate the two screws that hold the front panel in place. There should be one screw on each side in the cabinet interior.

    5. With the door shut, lean against the front panel and remove the two screws that hold it in place. Once the screws are removed, grasp the front panel at the top center and lift straight up to remove.

    You should now have complete access to the dryer interior. If the belt is broken, this may cause the idler pulley (tensioner) to come loose. This is normal with no tension on the pulley to hold it in place. To install a new belt (if required) and re-install the pulley, follow these steps:

    1. Loop the drive belt around the dryer drum with the groove side facing the drum. (Try to line the belt up with the wear marks already on the drum from the previous belt).

    2. With the tensioner in your left hand, insert the clip end of the idler pulley into the grooves on the dryer bottom casing with the idler wheel pointing to your left. (The grooves are directly in front of the drive motor.)

    3. While holding the tensioner in place, insert the belt UNDER the wheel with your right hand and pull it up and over the drive motor pulley.

    If this does not explain it well enough, you can also verify by going to repairclinic.com. Click on the Repair Help link and look for the "Dryer Belt Diagrams" link under the Special Features section on the next page. Look for Roper and refer to diagram H.

    Replacement parts (if required) can be ordered on line at any of the following websites:

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

    The part number for a replacement belt is 341241. All these sites offer great service with competitive pricing, so shop and compare. The first three sites I have listed also inlcude helpful exploded view diagrams that can help you locate and properly indentify the parts you may need.

    NOTE: If you still have the teflon glide type tensioner, Whirlpool recommends you replace it with a conventional roller type idler pulley. The teflon type tensioners caused premature wear to the drive belt. The part number is 691366.


    Once you have the belt installed, re-install the dryer front panel by holding it as you did previously. Line up the holes on the inside bottom edge of the front panel with the small mounting cleats on the front edge of the side panels. This can be done by yourself, but an assist may make it easier. Once you have the front panel in place, lean against it to hold it in place and install the mounting screws.

    NOTE: Don't forget to reconnect the grounding wire and door switch connector plug. Without the door switch connected, the dryer will not run. Lower the top panel back in place and reinstall the two screws.

    NOTE: Placing a piece of duct tape over the dryer vent chute will help safeguard against dropping anything down in the blower fan assembly. If you drop any screws down the chute, you will need to remove the dryer back panel to retrieve them. If you have any questions about this repair, please post back and let me know. I hope this helps you.

    Jul 10, 2010 | Whirlpool LER4634J Electric Dryer

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    How to replace belt


    Remove the rear screws that are on two small silver plates on the left and right ends. These keep the top attached to the rear panel. Next take a flat tip screwdriver and pry up each front corner of the top panel. The tops front has retainers that snap in place. They will not break so do not worry. Next remove the top, unplug connectors and lay aside. Now remove any hardware to the front panel. Carefully remove the front panel and hold the drum upward while doing this. It will come off easier this way. Remove the door switch harness also. Now the drum can be pulled out. You will see the belt going through a belt tensioner. Also replace the tensioners pulley. The bearing in that will go bad soon and produce a squealing noise which will drive you nuts if let alone.
    To reinstall the drum have a helper with you to hold the drum up while you install the belt.
    Reverse this proceedure to assemble back together

    May 16, 2010 | Whirlpool LGR5636L Gas Dryer

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    Maytag dryer , drum not turning , belt broke


    remove the two brackets on the back holding the top cver to the rear back cover. One screw is on each bracket. Next pry the top covers front section. It has hold down springs keeping it on. They snap right off. Now remover the front outer panel to gain access to the drum. You will need a new tensioner pulley and a belt to fix your dryer. The inner roller bearing is dried up and a replacement is needed with a new belt as well

    Apr 21, 2010 | Dryers

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    Replacement of belt on dryer


    Here's how to replace a belt on an GE Profile DPSE810EG4 electric dryer. There may be some minor variation for other electric GE dryers, but it shouldn't be too different. DO NOT USE THESE INSTRUCTIONS ON GAS DRYERS AS ADDITIONAL PRECAUTIONS MAY BE REQUIRED! For the electric DPSE810EG4, you will need a #2 Philips screwdriver, a flashlight, a new belt, and patience. You will also need something very close to the left front of the dryer against which you will lean the front panel. A chair, a washing machine, or a wall all work fine for this purpose.

    1) UNPLUG THE DRYER FOR YOUR SAFETY.
    2) Pull the dryer away from the wall and disconnect the ducting.
    3) Remove the top four screws on the back panel. (These secure the control panel)
    4) Open the dryer door and remove the two screws on the top of the door frame. (These secure the top panel.)
    5) Pop up the front of the top panel and slide the top panel forward an inch.
    6) Unlock control panel by sliding it to the right, then pull it up to detach it from the top panel.
    7) Lift off the top panel and set it somewhere
    8) Undo the two screws that hold the front panel.
    9) Pull up a little on the front lip of the drum while hinging the front panel forwards. On the DPSE810EG4, you can set the drum down on the support member that is underneath it. (On other models you might need to put something under the drum for it to rest on.)
    10) Lift the front panel off of the pins that secure its lower end, and then hinge it to the left (be careful not to yank the wires). Lean it up against something.
    11) Open the access door on the back. (On the DPSE810EG4 the access door is the exaust duct itself; remove the screw that secures it and slide it out of the dryer.) Set your flashlight inside the dryer aimed so that you can see the motor and the tension pully.
    12) Remove the old belt. If it's snapped in half you can just pull it out. Otherwise, reach in through the back access door with your left arm and pull it off the motor, then come around front, lift up the front of the drum a little and slide the belt off the drum.
    13) Reach in through the back access door with a cloth and remove any grease blobs on back of the tension pulley axle. (This way you won't accidentally get grease on the belt during the difficult step which comes next!)
    13) Install the new belt. Lift up the front of the drum a little and slide the new belt onto it (the side with the parallel grooves should be touching the drum). Reach into the back access door with your left arm. Grab the belt and pull it around the right side of the plastic tension pulley and then pull it down around the metal motor pulley. You're less likely to get your fingers stuck if you grasp the belt from the front. (The side of the belt without the parallel groves should be in contact with the tension pulley. The side of the belt with the parallel grooves should be in contact with the motor pulley.)
    14) Replace the front panel. Set it down on the pins, then hinge it forward while pulling up on the front lip of the drum. Secure the two screws.
    15) Make sure the drum turns OK. (If it's fairly difficult to turn, you may wish to try removing the front panel and then try putting it back so that the drum sits inside the felt strip semicircle rather than compressing it. A drum that doesn't turn well will stress the motor and cause it to pause mid-cycle.)
    16) Replace the top panel. Put it on top of the dryer, insert the control panel tabs into it, and lock them by sliding the control panel to the left. Slide the top panel back and pop it down in the front. Secure the front with the two long screws and secure the control panel with the four short screws.
    17) Replace the rear access door / exhaust duct. Double check that you didn't leave anything inside (including your flashlight). Slide the exhaust duct back into the dryer and secure the screw that holds it.
    18) Re-attach the rest of the ducting and move the dryer back into position.
    19) Plug it in and make sure it works.

    Dec 21, 2009 | GE Profile Harmony DPGT750EC Electric...

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    It makes a constant squeaking noise


    In most cases, this will be a worn idler pulley. I would inspect this pulley for excessive clearance.

    Access to the idler pulley varies by model, if your dryer has a lower front panel (kick plate) start there. It should lift up and off or it may be held in place with a few screws or snaps; it may also have a catch at the edges or center gap between the kick panel and main panel. To release the catch, push a putty knife, wrapped with masking tape, into the gap and push back the catch. The next easiest access point is the rear panel. The rear access panel is held in place with several screws along the outer edges. The last resort method of access is the removal of the entire front panel. The front panel supports the front of the drum and so removal is more difficult. Front panel removal varies. In general, access is gained by lifting the top (remove the lint trap screws first), removing the screws that secure the front panel, and detaching the panel from the drum.

    When reaching into the dryer be careful of sharp edges on the cabinet and interior supports. Reach in to the belt and give it tug. It should be taught and have only a little give. The belt should go under the idler pulley and over the motor pulley. Lift the idler pulley toward the motor to relieve tension on the belt and remove it from the motor pulley.

    Turn the idler pulley wheel, it should turn smoothly, quietly and without any wobble. Inspect it for cracks or uneven wear. If the idler pulley does not maintain proper tension or is damaged it should be replaced. Depending upon your model, the entire assembly or just the wheel or bearing may be replaced.

    Oct 04, 2009 | Hotpoint TDC32 Electric Dryer

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    Replace dryer belt


    Pull the front panel off, remove the top screws and tilt top back. Rout the new belt around drum at the old wear spot with the grooved side against the drum. Next remove the back access door and rout the belt around the idler pulley and motor pulley. There is only one way to do this and get proper tension on the belt.
    Also, when you order the belt, ask if it has a belt routing diagram on the belt package.

    Apr 07, 2009 | Maytag PYE2300AY Electric Dryer

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