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LNC7766A71 Admiral Dryer - Instructions

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All Instructions for the LNC7766A71
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Broken belt on dryer

  • Customer: Robert from Lauderhill FL
  • Difficulty: A Bit Difficult
  • Time to Complete: 30 - 60 mins
  • Tools Required: Screw drivers, Socket set
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This is a straightforward repair that you can do in an hour or less. Open the lint trap and remove the two screws. Use a screwdriver to pop up the top of the dryer. Remove two screws that attach the front panel. Now you can lift out the drum and then lift off the front panel. Clean out all the lint. Make sure the motor pulley turns smoothly. Tilt back the dryer diagonally to make the rest go easier. Loop the new belt around the drum (rubber side down) and reinstall the drum against the back wall of the dryer. Make sure the cloth liner fits perfectly around the ridge, with no folds so the drum rotates easily. Make sure the drum fits smoothly against the two rubber positioning wheels on the back wall. Position the new belt around the center of the drum. On the dryer floor, stand up the tensioner bracket. Tricky part -- thread the belt so it runs through the bracket and loops around the drive pulley on the motor, rubber side against the pulley. The belt should be tight, held by the tensioner. Reinstall the front panel so the opening aligns with the drum opening. Drop the top down, snap into place.and reattach the screws in the lint trap. Done!

Replaced Belt

  • Customer: MARCUS from MACON GA
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required: Screw drivers
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
The online vidio was very helpfull

dryer tub drive belt broke

  • Customer: Ray from Salisbury NC
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: 30 - 60 mins
  • Tools Required: Screw drivers
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Unplugged the power cord. Removed two screws on lint vent , used putty knife to release clips to raise top at front of unit. Disconnected the plug from front door switch. Laid dryer on its back. Removed two screws to remove front including the door. Vacuumed lint from inside unit. Installed belt temporarily using two pieces of masking tape to hold it in place while properly routing the belt. Gave the tub a full turn to insure alignment.. Reinstalled the front of unit with the two screws. Righted the unit and snapped down the top. Replaced the two lint vent screws. Plugged it back in and done! Piece of cake!

no power,would not start

  • Customer: richard from leicester NC
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Time to Complete: 30 - 60 mins
  • Tools Required: Nutdriver, Pliers, Screw drivers
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
removed front panel cleaned dust trap and ducting,removed heating element cleaned all lint changed thermal fuse and high lilit fuse reasembled and ALL BETTER,works fine

Drum does not rotate, motor runs and it heats

  • Customer: Barry from Virginia Beach VA
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: 30 - 60 mins
  • Tools Required: Nutdriver, Screw drivers
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1. Opened the top. (UN-plugged it first) by prying between top and front of machine.
2. Disconnected the door switch
3. Removed two screws one each on top corners of front
4. Pulled top of front cover forward and lifted up to remove.
5. The drum will fallout if not careful, good time to remove drum to clean dust from inside machine.
6. With drum in place slide new belt, skinny side down around drum, to about halve way back.
7. While supporting drum reach back to the motor area, should be on right side facing front of machine. There you will find the belt idler/tension assembly.
8. Thread the belt through the assembly and around the motor drive pulley.
9. Ensure the tensioning assembly is firmly in the slots on floor of machine.
10. Reassemble housing in reverse order. took about 45 minutes

Belt Broke

  • Customer: Dann from Granville NY
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required: Screw drivers
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
I watched the video to know how to change the belt. I removed the front panel and slid the belt over the tub (you will have to pick the tub up a little). Then I reached around with one hand and slid the belt over the pulley. Then I used the same one hand to push the tensioner back and slip the belt behind it. You will be doing most of the work by feeling not by vision but that's where their video is helpful. I paused the screen on my laptop where it shows how the tensioner goes around the belt. Also when you slide the belt over the tub look for the grove the previous belt left for alignment. It took me 10 minutes.

squealing noise while running

  • Customer: peter from shickshinny PA
  • Difficulty: A Bit Difficult
  • Time to Complete: 30 - 60 mins
  • Tools Required: Socket set
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
Disconnect power source remove front panel, lift drum off mounts, push old belt off the rear of the drum and remove drum from dryer cabinet. release tension on idler ass. and remove assembly idler was wrong depth so I had to remove the wheel from new assembly and replace it on the old mount (not a big deal, easier than returning it for a replacement 5 min. job)don't forget to vacuum out all the lint that accumalates in dry cabinet ( big fire hazard if left in there) lay new belt over drum, sneak it pass all obsticles and route it around idler which is the hardest part because of limited room for arms and hands. Make sure drum is snapped back into the rear seal and spin by hand to check proper belt alignment. Replace front panel and run.

No heat

  • Customer: John from Dillon Beach CA
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: 15 - 30 mins
  • Tools Required: Screw drivers, Wrench set
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
Disassembled the dryer- pretty simple process, replaced the heating element and high limit switch (which was included with the heating element), put it back together.

old drive belt had broken

  • Customer: Lloyd from LEBANON NH
  • Difficulty: A Bit Difficult
  • Time to Complete: 1- 2 hours
  • Tools Required: Nutdriver, Screw drivers
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
I followed the excellent video instructions for dryer drive belt replacement. The tensioner proved to be a little tricky. I also had to fiddle the drum back into position. Now that I've actually done the repair, it would take half as long if doing it over.

After 24 years the belt broke

  • Customer: Bill from Springfield OH
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Time to Complete: 30 - 60 mins
  • Tools Required: Nutdriver, Screw drivers
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
Removed top, removed front, laid dryer on back to keep drum in place and replaced belt. Used masking to hold new belt in place while installing. Easy job. Belt was delivered in 2 days. Thanks

Replace dryer belt.

  • Customer: Mark from Dryden NY
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Time to Complete: 30 - 60 mins
  • Tools Required: Screw drivers, Socket set
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
We followed instructions in videos from this site and youtube. The repair went smoothly and dryer works great now.

Dryer cut off in middle of cycle.

  • Customer: Danny from Rockwell NC
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Time to Complete: 15 - 30 mins
  • Tools Required: Nutdriver, Pliers
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
Stumbled across this websites video on how to open the dryer lid and replace 2 parts. Went and did it the same way and wala.. done. Before going wild and just unscrewing everthing take a moment to look over how everything is positioned it will help out later. I got a little confused on how to wedge the little fuse bracket back on, that took most of the 30min of the operation.

Dryer would not start

  • Customer: Kristen from Vallejo CA
  • Difficulty: A Bit Difficult
  • Time to Complete: More than 2 hours
  • Tools Required: Nutdriver, Pliers, Socket set
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
I'm a woman over 50 with little experience in appliance repair, but I didn't want to buy a new dryer. Landlord's Electrician ruled out house circuit. Viewed the expert videos. Opened top with putty knife, front with screw driver,cleaned out front lint areas then removed, tested and ruled out door switch and heater. Then removed the thermal switch, which tested to be dead. All parts were tough to remove, but saw fellow on video having trouble pulling off wires so it gave me confidence to use a little force and plyers. Since I knew if I didn't damage parts I could return them I gambled and spent under $30 to save my old dryer. It runs better than it has in years, so now I can save money on the electric bills and know how to maintain more than just the vent out. Thank you part select, because without the videos I would not have tried this by myself.

Dryer shuts off after 10 minutes

  • Customer: Nathan from Nashville TN
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Time to Complete: 15 - 30 mins
  • Tools Required: Nutdriver, Screw drivers
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
The dryer seemed to be shutting off due to overheating after 10 minutes. It would have to cool before turning on again, but it wouldn't stay running for very long before overheating. I cleaned the unit thoroughly and attempted to run another load with the same results. Other websites suggested replacing the motor, but in reference to this site, I tried the high limit fuse first, and I'm very glad I did. When I took the dryer apart to clean the blower, I found the old fuse which seemed quite used. It must have fallen down in the bottom when the repair man last replaced it. Anyhow, the color dot on the fuse is very important, but easy to miss. Even the repair man missed it as he had replaced the old pink dot electric fuse with the yellow dot gas fuse. The gas fuse will allow the electric dryer to overheat, tripping the thermal fuse and shutting down the dryer. This is a good design, as it prevents the dryer from burning down your house. The pink dot fuse MUST BE USED if you are using an electric model. I even missed this detail on my first attempt and almost lost hope after replacing the fuse with no change in performance. I double-checked my work though and caught my mistake. Now I enjoy a functional dryer again for fractions of the cost of a new unit. Thanks, Partselect!

My electric dryer suddenly stopped working in the middle of a load of clothes I was drying. When I tried to restart the dryer, nothing would happen. After finding no problem with the breaker switch at the fuse box, I knew the problem was with the dryer itself.

  • Customer: Gerald from Rocky Mount NC
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Time to Complete: 30 - 60 mins
  • Tools Required: Nutdriver, Pliers
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
As I had never faced this type of equipment problem before, I went to YouTube and searched on 'how to repair electric dryer'. Fortunately, a video came up that was provided by PartSelect.com that addressed the very problem I was having with my dryer. After watching the video, I proceeded to order the parts that were recommended by this site. The parts arrived promptly in 3 days and I watched the video one more time before starting on the repair. My repair job went almost exactly as expected, although the toughest part was removing and installing the new thermal fuse. Nonetheless, my dryer now works like new, and I am forever grateful for PartSelect.com and their excellent videos!
All Instructions for the LNC7766A71
646-660 of 681