broken drum belt

ApplianceMaytag Dryer

Modelmdg4658aww

Level of DifficultyA Bit Difficult

Time to do repairMore than 2 hours

Age of Appliance1 - 4 years

Tools Socket set

OLIVIA From TORRANCE, CA

Dec 03, 2009

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The first time, I inserted the belt the wrong way. The drum turns a little bit then stops. The manufacturer does not give any instructions or drawings on their website on that particular model, only drawing of parts.I called the technical support department and they told me to call different telephone numbers in my area and repair technicians. Still no schematic and instructions.
The solution: I took the broken belt, put around the drum, measured it, the remaining slack, did some trial and error around the motor axle and the pulley.
Placed a 2 X 4 piece of wood to hold the tension of the pulley. With the belt around the drum, carefully inserted the drum downward. placed the belt starting from the left side of the drum to the bottom of the motor axle, around it then to the bottom of the tension pulley, then towards the right side of the drum.
Lift the drum to its proper position, horizontal. Remove the piece of wood. Turn the drum manually so it moves freely. check the belt moving around the axle and the pulley. Install back the panels and screws tightened. Test and observe a few drying runs.

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Part PhotoPart DescriptionPriceAvailability

Multi-Rib Belt

Part Number: PS2041323

$11.38
In Stock