Level of DifficultyEasy
Time to do repair30 - 60 mins
Age of ApplianceMore than 10 years
Originally, my wife was going to call a repair man to come replace the belt. I could not find the manual online since the dryer is at least 15 years, if not older. When I cut the belt and measured it, I did a search on Google and the Part Select website came up. I navigated to the belt and purchased it. Surprisingly, the belt was delivered much quicker than promised, so I was pleased with that.
I did another search on how to replace the belt, and foud the following directions:
1. Remove the two screws holding the lint screen (my dryer has the lint screen on top, skip this step if the lint screen is in the door).
2. Use a putty knife to pop the plastic pins that hold the lid to the frame.
3. Use a socket or screwdriver to remove the two screws at the top corners of the front panel.
4. Lift the front panel to release the brackets that hold it in at the base.
5. Remove the front panel, put a brick or block of wood to support the drum.
6. Put the belt on, trying to get it in the grooves.
7. The idler pulley popped off when the original belt broke. The base of the pulley fits into some slots next to the motor. Loop the belt under the pulley and put the loop into the drive pulley on the motor. The idler pulley will then spring up and hold itself in place.
8. Make sure the front and rear gaskets (cloth, felt and plastic) are in place.
9. Repeat the above steps for putting everything back together, don't forget to remove the brick or wood block first!
Very easy project. Thank you Part Select for shipping the part so quickly - ordered on a Thursday, received on Saturday, even though I paid for the standard shipping!