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Tensioner The belt is intact looks good, I am not sure what the tensioner would look like, is it something that tightens the belt?

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Yes it keeps the belt tight so it can turn the drum. its like a pulley that keeps the tension on the belt so that the tub can spin the belt tight now or is it loose?

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How replace belt danby electric dryer dcd5505w

Remove the retaining screws off from the front panel. Remove the two wires connected to the door switch(the wires can go back on either way).Pull the front panel away from the drum. Look down to the bottom right corner facing the front of the unit and locate the tensioner and drive pulleys. If the old belt is still intact(which is usually not the case) remember the routing order of the belt. Slide the new belt onto the drum keeping in mind which side goes to the drum. The ribbed side should face outward.Next you want to curl the belt over the tensioner(providing the tensioner is still in it's slot) and then over the drive pulley. Replace the front panel and the door switch wires. You're good to go. Thank you, Dana

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These are a pain to do. You have to put the belt around the drum and at the motor, there is a pulley on a spring device.Twist the pulley toward the motor, until you can get the belt onto the motor pulley. Release the spring loaded pulley and it will automatically tighten the belt.

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I have an electric dryer. It's about 15 years old. The heater element works but the drum doesn't revolve.

Sounds like the drive belt has broken or come loose. If you can open the front of the dryer, you can replace the belt. If you have the make and model number, visit for parts. They've got pictures so you can match up easlily

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Drive belt keeps breaking

Could be a dozen things, from some kind of tension device that has failed to mis-alignment or over tightening of the belt.

If you look at the broken belt, does one side of the belt show more wear or shredding than the other?

That is misalignment. If something is locking up, the tension device or spring, it could put enough strain to break a belt.

Another overlooked problem and this one happens all the time, the original belt was the wrong belt, and each time the belt was replaced with the same belt, but the wrong belt.

This is another problem that needs a service call as you could check and check, but it will take someone familiar with alignment or the machine to see if there is a missing guide, wrong or broken tension device, the motor is not aligned putting the pulley out of straight,

Tough but great question, could be solved maybe over the phone, but would need someone on the other end with tools and some mechanical skills.

Also need history of the first break, and age, and how this all progressed.


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The drum is not spinning on a miele dryer, model T5206, the appliance is generating heat, the brushes are intact and also the belt on the centre of the drum is intact.

the tensioning device [ spring] is weak or the belt is stretched beyond its usable length. if a new belt has been installed, the tech didn't put the belt on the correct side of the tensioning device. it is possible to install it wrong.

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