Broken Dryer Belt

ApplianceMaytag Dryer


Level of DifficultyA Bit Difficult

Time to do repair15 - 30 mins

Age of ApplianceMore than 10 years

Tools Screw drivers

charles From alexandria, VA

Dec 14, 2010

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Not going into how to open the top and front of dryer. That can be found easily. Once open, you need to pull/pop the dryer drum forward to get it lose from the back seal and wheels. Thread the new belt around the drum (mine was ribbed side down, different from all info I found. I say this because I could see the ribbed marks left on the drum - unless it was done wrong from factory). I never found an exact picture of how to thread the belt through the motor wheel and pully for my model but it can really only work one way. So look over any pictures and you will figure it out. I was by myself so it took several tries to get it over the drum, which is now pulled forward, and threaded through the motor wheel and pully. The pully is on a arm that is tensioned by a spring so can be pulled up to make it easier but it's still tricky to get it in place AND not have it slip off the drum. The motor and pully on mine was in back right corner - looking from top front - which is under the drum if the drum wasn't pulled forward. So after threading it you need to slowly work the drum back and keep sliding the belt forward on the drum without it slipping off the pully/motor wheel. That's the hard part. Once you get the drum back in place and still threaded correctly the drum needs to be popped back into the seal. I had to tip the dryer onto it's back so I could push hard enough to do this. Make sure the seal around the drum is outside the drum all around - just turn the drum and check. My drum turned counter clockwise when done which I never noticed before. Which you can't check before hand if your belt is already broken, hehe.

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Part PhotoPart DescriptionPriceAvailability

Multi Rib Belt - 92-1/4"

Part Number: PS346995

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