dryer belt broken

ApplianceAdmiral Dryer


Level of DifficultyEasy

Time to do repair30 - 60 mins

Age of Appliance5 - 10 years

Tools Nutdriver
Screw drivers

Pamela From Saunderstown, RI

Oct 30, 2009

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First I watched a video on YouTube that showed a similar procedure, though was not exactly the same. It was very helpful. I also researched and printed a diagram of the belt/pulley/motor configuration from the internet. First, unplugged the machine. The first screws to be removed were the two in the hinge in the back of the machine that hold the top in place. Then the top of the machine is popped up from the front using a flat head screw driver gently wedged under the edge. The top of the machine then lifts up and away toward the back. Then two screws are removed from inside the front two corners of the machine using a nut driver. The front panel then swings to the right after lifting off two shallow clips under the bottom front edge of the panel. Next I located the broken belt laying on the floor of the inside of the machine and removed it. It's hard to see the motor and pulley inside the machine because it is located behind an immovable structure bolted to the floor of the machine underneath the front of the drum. I was able to reach around this structure and feel the pulley and the motor attachment with my hands. I checked the range of motion of the pulley to be sure it was not the cause of the belt breaking and found that it rotated freely and the the spring mechanism was flexing properly toward the motor attachment. While my husband supported the drum from the front, holding it up about an inch, we worked the new belt around the drum, made sure the ribbing was facing down onto the drum, then working with my hands, and without being able to see where I was working, I worked the belt over the pulley, pushed the pulley - thereby stretching the sping - toward the motor attachement and slipped the belt over the motor attachement. The drum was lowered back into place and checked for rotation by hand. The front panel was set back on the two clips under the lower front edge of the panel then reattached with the two screws at the inside front corners with the nut driver. The top was lowered back into position and pressed down on the two clips at the front edge to attach. The hinge plates were reattached at the back with the two screws using the nut driver. The machine was plugged back in and started. Working well.

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Diagrams and Parts List for this repair

Part PhotoPart DescriptionPriceAvailability

Multi Rib Belt - 92-1/4"

Part Number: PS346995

In Stock