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Usually there is a tension wheel, and a spring which attaches to the body to take up the slack. Replacing a dryer belt can be awkward in most cases and needs a lot of patience so an extra set of hand can be helpful.
you don't have it around the idler pulley next to the motor,if its routed the correct way you will need to pull up on this pulley to get it over the motor pulley,then when you release pressure on this idler the belt will be taught then
If you have seen belts in cars, there is something to remove the slack (spring loaded). Its similar to dryers,, the dryer belt goes around the drum and the motor (obviously). from there, there is a wheel that connects to the base. It is spring loaded and takes the slack off the belt. If YOU took it apart (recently), hold the wheel/spring assembly in your hands as it would be positioned if it were screwed into the chassis. Move the wheel to get an idea what direction the spring pulls.
Its a bit frustrating to say the least just trying to explain this
one,so I'll give you my best and with patience you'll get the belt on.Follow the picture below closely to get the idea of how the slack is made up. Please Rate This !!
Looking from rear of dryer,one spring on motor is for tension,therefore put belt around drum(groove to the drum surface).Then rotate the motor firmly clockwise tensioning the spring,take belt from right of drum over tension wheel then put grooves of belt on shaft of motor.Release motor to tension spring,job done !!!!!
Remove the power to the unit and the bottom access panel. Remove the front bulkhhead where the drum sits on by undoing four screws one for each corner.Verify felt seal on exhaust fan cover is airtight on flange of duct. If seal is installed improperly air flow will be restricted which can cause poor
dryer performance.Belt must be positioned around cylinder between center and rear bafflescrews with the ribbed surface against the cylinder. You gotta push up on the spring loaded idler pulley the easily slip on the belt to the motor shaft. make sure that the ribbed part of the belt wraps around the drum and motor shaft and not kinked.