The tumbler belt broke.

ApplianceMaytag Dryer


Level of DifficultyA Bit Difficult

Time to do repair15 - 30 mins

Age of ApplianceMore than 10 years

Tools Nutdriver
Screw drivers

Owen From Fort Ashby, WV

Feb 24, 2013

I pulled the dryer out so I could get to the back of it. I removed the cover at the lower right side on the back to access the pulley and idler. I removed the front of the dryer by taking out the two screws at the bottom and pulling out the bottom until the top clips popped out. There were two wires for the door safety switch, I marked on the inside by the switch with a sharpee which color went on each side. Removed wires. Removed four screws to take off the bracket that holds the tumbler in place, that's to be able to put on the new belt. On my machine there is a groove in the tumbler that the belt should not go into, if it does it will make the belt appear too big and the belt will rub on things it shouldn't. Put the belt in place around the tumbler, then reinstall the bracket that supports the front of the tumbler, it's a good idea to rotate the tumbler to make sure it turns like it should. With the smooth side of the belt against the tumbler and the belt riding about an inch or so toward the front of the machine from the groove wrap the belt around the pulleys. The last two points seemed wrong by instinct, putting the smooth side of the belt against the tumbler and not putting the belt in the groove, but that's what worked for my dryer. Re-attach the door safety switch wires, then put the front back on. I did mine two weeks ago so I might have forgot a few minor points.

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Part PhotoPart DescriptionPriceAvailability

Tumbler and Motor Belt

Part Number: PS2200550

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