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PartSelect Number PS11757542
At 100 inches in length, this dryer drum belt is 3/8 of an inch wide and has five ridges. This belt is all black in color and it is made entirely of rubber.
This part works with the following brands: Whirlpool, Admiral, Estate, Inglis, Kenmore, KitchenAid, Roper, Maytag, Crosley, Jenn-Air, Hardwick, Magic Chef, Amana, Caloric & Glenwood.
This part fixes the following symptoms:
MAJOR MOTOR ISSUE: Motor would attempt to start, but the shaft would not turn. The cause was a build-up of lint that was jammed between the armature and field. The fix was the patient use of compressed to blow out the motor, and a light application of wd-40 onto the shaft where it emerges from the housing at each end. I had fully intended to replace the motor; and after removing the wires, the fan from the shaft and the motor from the bracket holding it tried the above and it worked. The fan was stubborn to remove from the motor shaft, but a light application of wd-40 enabled it to slip off without resistance. After testing the newly cleaned motor (starting, stopping, running without getting warm) I concluded that it was still turning freely and basically ok. There was no slop in the armature bearings. I ordered a new belt and door seal and reinstalled everything after thoroughly removing the dust and lint that coated everything. I also paid careful attention to the ductwork—I used duct tape to seal the connections & hopefully should be set for another 20 years or so. The disassembly and re-assembly instructions on this web are excellent and should be read carefully before starting the job. The purpose here is to help people save motors that are just clogged with lint.
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had done belt exchange before so it was not a new drill...this time belt was *not* broken and probably wouldn't need to have been changed...bearings (they're a wheel- like in much the same way as are those wheels on the Chilian rescue capsule) seem to spin free but tumbler does not turn quietly still drys clothes ok but imagine it is providing these noises as a clue to it's pending demisethe new lint filter works good, however
Pulled the power plug,removed the front cover,disconnected the door switch ,then the drum cover then the drum giving me access to the drum rollers and the belt,replaced the rollers [applying grease the new ones] and belt as I reassembled the drum and drum cover,then the front cover went to the rear access cover ran the belt over the tensioner pulley abd motor,plugged the dryer power cord in and tested
Forget about the instructions about mounting the belt from the front. Remove the front and Slide the belt over the tumbler from the front per the instructions then open the rear access panel. It is a piece of cake once the belt is in the proper position. The rear view drawing helps a lot.
Removed two screws on bottom of front panel. Lifted bottom of front panel, it then it dropped down and was moved to the left side. Removed 4 socket screws and removed drum front cover. Replaced felt strip, removed belt and replaced. Replaced two idler pulleys in back. Removed blower housing front cover, removed blower wheel and replaced. Installed front drum glides after drilling out rivets from the old glides. Vacuumed entire inside thoroughly and reassembled.
I removed the two screws located on the front panel close to the bottom. I took the front panel off. Then I removed the four screws holding the framework in place in front of the tumbler. Then I removed two more screws, each located on the upper inside of the front of the top. Then I took the top off and set aside. Next, I took out the tumbler and put some oil on the rear rollers. I installed the belt around the pulley system located at the rear left side of the dryer. Then I stretched the belt around the tumbler, aligning it about 2 inches back from screws located towards the back of the tumbler. Afterward, I put everything back together.
I followed the instructions given by other DIYs. The rubber band for the belt was a great suggestion, however having no rubber band nearby, I used a zip-tie that worked out perfectly.The only tool that I wished I had is a pair of split ring pliers. Not having a pair, used a pair of needle nose and a very small screw driver to provide the leverage to remove the washer.After following the instructions that came with the belt on how to properly align it to the motor wheel and tension wheel, I plugged everything back in and started it up. Sounded like it was brand new.I decided not to replace the rollers or drum guides as they looked to be in good shape.
My husband was working alone as I was at work. He followed the drawing to install the new belt. Removed all the screws and nuts then slid the front panal away from the machine. He put on the new belt with some difficulty but did get the new one on. He also had to work from the back of the dryer to get the belt onto the motor gears. He then replaced the front panal, screws, and bolts and was finished. And his wife said "YYYEEEAAAHHH!!! Thanks guys, PartSelect is the best. AAA++++
After reading the other E-mails and checking the Schematics included with this website - I found the information extremely helpful. I decided to order a new belt (even though the old one looked acceptable), because mine is more than 10 years old. They send you information with order too that helps explain the process of replacement. I followed the procedures that everyone else recommended - therefore, It would be repetitive to do over again. I could not find an exact match with my model number, but some of the descriptions were close (unfortunately I do not have the model number with me right now). People who attempt to replace their belt should be aware that replacing it is a trial and error thing. It took me a while when holding the tumbler up with my left hand and hooking the belt over the motor wheel and pulley wheel with my right hand, at the same time. You can not see what your doing and you are doing everything by touch. You have to twist it a certain way - not easy in tight quarters! The other thing that I discovered was the pulley wheel was difficult to turn. I had to spray alot of silicon spray and turn it by hand a number times to get it loose. Once it loosened up it turned over very easily.I'm glad I did this procedure on my own. Its good to know that you are saving money by not calling a repairman and figuring it out on your own.Thanks again Parts Select!
the right belt was easy to find on your website. It arrived in short order. The instructions were good and easy to follow and we were able to remove the front panel four screw and the tumbler was out. placed the belt on the tumbler replaced it and laced the belt on the motor. replaced the screws holding the tumbler then the front panel. about 30 mins and it was working again. Thanks :)
I took out the front cover then holding piece of drum in front then the drum(tumbler) place the belt around and put everything back in place. Then pulled the dryer and remove the little window at the back.Then while I washolding white piece my wife place the belt around the motor.Only thing different than instructions, it was not possible for meto reach motor from front of the unit with my left hand and place the belt around motor and tensioner.
I removed the screws to the front panel which allowed access to the inside. There were four screws that held the drum in place. I removed the drum to have more working room. Once inside, I removed the screws, clamp and clips that held the blower wheel assembly in place. After removal, I replaced the old blower with the new one and installed the new belt. I reassembled everything and the dryer runs like a new one. Very easy job that saved me lots of money. Also, the diagrams on your site were very helpful.
removed the front panel, pulled out the drum, applied the new belt, reassembled, put in screws and voila.....the dryer worked.
Remove the two screws under the door, lifted front panel outward and pulled it free at the top, removed the lint trap assembly ( 4 screws). I pulled the entire dryer drum out and cleaned out the inside o fhte dryer cabinet. Gettting the belt to track correctly took a little fiddling- I had to take the small panel off the back to access the motor pulley to feel the belt and get it set on the drum in the correct spot.Overall, installing a new belt was fairly easy.
Well lots of other people here described the process and thats basically what I did. Unscrewed the front of the dryer and behold the mountains of filth, lost toys, and spare change. Unplugged the dryer. Did some basic cleaning but wanted to get to the matter at hand.Unscrewed the lint trap - realized I did not need to and put it back on. Unscrewed the 4 screws holding the drum and pulled the front off.I just cut the old belt off. It was cracked and about to go. Put the new belt on and snaked it back into place. Opened up the back hatch and got it into place via the diagram. (It was spot on)Put it all back together, plugged it in and started it up. Hmmmm.. a odd rubbing noise. Took the front off and looked around. Things looked fine. Checked the belt and started making sure it was working right.NOTE!!!!!!! It is plugged in at this time you idiot.Ok, so im trying to get the belt in the right spot and checking how the drum turns when i pull the belt. Well my arm touches the contacts for the dryer element and shocks me. Natural reaction is to yank my hand out as fast as I can. In doing so I punch a nice big gash into my palm. So laying on the floor, shocked, bleating, and its a flithy cut with lint in it. Yeah me!!After stopping the bleeding and cleaning it with peroxide I got back to it the next day.I had the belt IN the grove of the drum. I messed around and moved it OUT of the grove. Worked perfect. While it was in the grove there was not enough tension. Moving it to the main drum tightened and had it go perfectly.
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