Broken Belt...measured 88" x 1/2" flat belt

ApplianceWestinghouse Dryer

ModelDE400JDW1

Level of DifficultyEasy

Time to do repair15 - 30 mins

Age of Appliance5 - 10 years

Tools Nutdriver
Screw drivers

ron From waynesboro, VA

Mar 19, 2013

The customer had removed the top cover hinges and the rear cover plate to recover the broken belt. I first removed the four screws holding the front panel and tilted it out to allow access for the new belt. The drum dropped about 2-3". Fed the new belt over the drum with the printing'This Side Up' facing me, lifted the drum up as I closed the front cover over the felt on the front rim of the drum. Replace dhtew four screws. Door switch leads were long enough to allow the front cover to tilt forward so did not remove. Next engaged the motor pully and tension pulley, then rotated the drum manually to assure tracking and no twist in the belt. Vacuumed the wall passthrough pipe,the flex vent tubing and the motor compartment of lint. Closed up the back cover and drove the 52 miles back to my shop.

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Part PhotoPart DescriptionPriceAvailability

Flat Style Belt

Part Number: PS459830

$10.10
In Stock