Drum Belt Broke and One Front Drum Roller Bad

ApplianceWhirlpool Dryer


Level of DifficultyA Bit Difficult

Time to do repairMore than 2 hours

Age of ApplianceMore than 10 years

Tools Nutdriver

Lew From Saint Simons Island, GA

Dec 24, 2007

5 out of 7 people found this instruction helpful

First I removed the screws along the bottom of the front panel and let it down from the top studs. The next step was to remove the top. Doing this required the removal of the small screws at the top left and right side of the frame. Once you lift up the top like a hood on a car, you then can unplug the wiring connector that attaches to the control panel. With the top and front panel removed the drum belt can be placed around the drum. I replaced the wiring connector and the top using the two screws, and the the front panel just fit into the top roung plug openings. All that was left to do was then replace the few screws along the bottom of the front panel. As for the motor to dryer blower, it's a matter of removing the back panel and it's straight forward from there the motor belt is right in front of you at the bottom of the dryer.
The Best thing about dealing with Partselect is they sent the belt and drum roller out to me within two days. What service! I won't forget them when I need parts for my applicances. My gas dryer is over 30 years old, and I had no idea I could still get parts.

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Diagrams and Parts List for this repair

Part PhotoPart DescriptionPriceAvailability

Cogged V-Style Belt - 46.5" (Now subbed to Cogged V-Style Belt - 46.5")

Part Number: PS1611481

No Longer Available

Drum Support Roller - front of drum (Now subbed to Front Drum Support Roller)

Part Number: PS2053217

In Stock