drive belt broke

ApplianceHotpoint Dryer

Model

Level of DifficultyA Bit Difficult

Time to do repair30 - 60 mins

Age of ApplianceMore than 10 years

Tools Nutdriver
Screw drivers
Wrench(Adjustable)

Brian From Yarmouth, MA

Oct 21, 2008

5 out of 9 people found this instruction helpful

I unplugged the machine, then unscrewed two screws that hold the top and front together, and lifted off the front door. When I pulled the drum out through the front, the belt came out broken. It was the original, so this is not a surprise. I ALWAYS take this dryer apart once a year to vacuum it out, clean all the ducts and fan, and check everything. This dryer is fifteen years old, and has survived three teenage daughters with their laundry. This time I noticed that the sliders on the front door were worn, blower wheel was loose, and rear bearing was loose,so I ordered everything. The parts came in three days. By then, you could no longer see the basement floor with piles of laundry and Friday night dates looming. I had everything replaced and working in under an hour, after which there was a conflict over who gets to use it first. Hey, I only fixed it, then I walked away. So, for 140 bucks, I have now replaced virtually every critical part, and with no rust, this thing will last as long as these guys have parts. I'm happy, my daughters are happy, and that means the wife is happy. And we all know what that means...

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Diagrams and Parts List for this repair

Part PhotoPart DescriptionPriceAvailability

CLAMP& SCREW

Part Number: PS267026

$9.31
In Stock

Rear Drum Bearing

Part Number: PS267865

$4.41
In Stock

Drum Slide Bearing

Part Number: PS267877

$5.73
In Stock

Blower Wheel

Part Number: PS960003

$36.29
In Stock