Dryer belt broke

ApplianceWhirlpool Dryer


Level of DifficultyEasy

Time to do repair30 - 60 mins

Age of ApplianceMore than 10 years

Tools Nutdriver
Screw drivers

Richard From Bel Air, MD

Sep 26, 2009

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Remove clothes from dryer.
Unplug power cord.
Pull the dryer a few inches away from the wall, don't pull too much to disturb the gas line.
Lift the dryer lint catch panel and remove the two screws with a straight blade screwdriver.
Remove the front lower access panel. Remove broken belt.
Using a screw driver, "pop" the two front corners and hinge back the dryer top enough that it doesn't come crashing down on your head or fingers.
Unplug the two wires to the electrical component to the right side front, one red, one white. Mark what went where. Slide the wire clip off its spot, allowing the wires to be moved clear of the front panel.
Using a 5/16" nut driver remove the two front screws. While holding the drum with your left hand, carefully lower the front panel enough to allow you to "fish" the belt between the drum and panel. There is enough room to allow this.
Once you have the belt fed down through and laying on top of the dryer drum. Reverse the directions.
Before connecting the belt tensioner, feed the belt around the drum to check that the belt is on correctly and not rolled.
Feed the belt through the tensioner and attach to the main drive pulley. Install the belt tensioner to its base slots. Again roll the drum by hand to make sure the belt is installed properly
Vacuum out any excessive lint and debris. Install the front lower access panel. Slide the dryer back into position, not kinking any gas lines.
Plug back in power cord, turn on for test. Done in 45 minutes.

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Part PhotoPart DescriptionPriceAvailability

Multi Rib Belt - 92-1/4"

Part Number: PS346995

In Stock