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PartSelect Number PS11757542
The tumbler and motor belt in your dryer allows the drum to spin during the drying cycle. If your dryer will not tumble, is noisy during operation, or will not start you may need to replace the belt. At 100 inches in length, this dryer drum belt is 3/8 of an inch wide and has five ridges. The belt is black in color and it is made entirely of rubber. To complete this repair, you will need to remove the front panel as well as the drum. You will need a 5/16 nut driver and a stubby Phillips screwdriver to complete the repair. Be sure to disconnect power to the dryer before you begin this repair.
This part works with the following brands: Whirlpool, Admiral, Estate, Inglis, Kenmore, KitchenAid, Roper, Maytag, Crosley, Jenn-Air, Hardwick, Magic Chef, Amana, Caloric & Glenwood.
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Follow the installation instruction that came with the belt and it was done
After watching the short video on belt repair, I put the belt on and ran it through the idle wheel from the small opening on the back of the dryer. I made sure that the felt around the tumbler was not folded and that the tumbler was free to spin.I also thoroughly vacuumed the entire interior of the dryer and the lint filter channel
You tubed the directions & everything went smoothly.
Watched the Parts Select video showing how to get access to and remove damaged belt, install the new belt, and clean the lint trap system. I found congealed lint balls obstructing the lint outflow duct which probably contributed to the belt failure. After reassembling the dryer parts per the video instructions, the dryer works fine and is drying the clothes more efficiently. The diagram on the instruction sheet that came with the belt showed the directional placement of the belt over the motor pulley, thru the belt guard, and over tension wheel. I was unable to accomplish this task using only the video instructions. After placing the belt on the drum and placing the drum into its rear slots, I went behind the dryer and made the belt placement visually being sure to keep the smooth side of the belt against the drum and free of kinks, I returned to the front of the dryer and completed the installation as instructed in the video. If a diagram of belt placement over the motor and tension pulley were included in the video, it would stand alone as a complete and easily understood instructional video.
My Maytag DE710 dryer (very old) had a very loud rumbling noise (loud to the point that I could hear it loud throughout the entire house) constantly during operation and when shutting off. I purchased the parts that I thought would correct the problem (drum roller support kit, roller shaft, tumbler belt.) I installed these parts but unfortunately it did not correct the problem. These parts did show some wear so I didn't mind having to replace them. After further investigation, I noticed that the blower wheel clamp had fallen off into the vent tray. I inspected the blower wheel and found that it had worn the inside passage where the shaft fits through to a round shape (should have a partial flat edge to hold securely on the shaft.) The wheel also had a lot of excess movement in it that allowed it to slide back and forth on the shaft. These 2 issues are what was causing the rumbling noises; although I wouldn't have thought so originally because the wheel is plastic. Before beginning, I was sure it was the drum rollers. Anyway, after replacing the roller wheel with a new one, the problem is 100% eliminated. The dryer runs whisper quiet, a pleasant change from the loud rumbling. The replacement was fairly simple overall after watching the help videos on the website. I expect to get a lot more years out of this dryer, despite it being very old already.
Unscrew two screws at the bottom of the front panel. Grip the front panel by the bottom and swing it up so it comes off. Leave the wires attached and place it out of the way to the left. Notice how and where those wires come out of the dryer (don't be like me). Then remove the top by unscrewing two bolts near the front, one on each side. The top should now come loose and you can push it backwards and out of the way. You can now see the drum and the drive belt. To figure out the problem, I took it this far and saw that the belt was broken.Now take off the bit that holds the drum in place from the front. There are two sheet metal screws on either side. Undo them and lift the front bit off and out the way.The instructions that come with the belt are terribly written but they contain nuggets of truth. I departed from their instructions by removing the drum completely. It slides out easily.With the drum out the way, slip the new belt round the drive shaft and idler wheel, making sure it's the right way round. The smooth side of the belt touches the drum while the rough side is against the drive wheel.Now come the tricky part. Slide the drum back until it is close enough to the belt, then slip the belt round the drum. There are two depressions in the drum. The back end is slightly smaller than the main part of the drum and there's a 1" by 1" groove a couple of inches forward from the back of the drum. The belt should end up a couple of inches forward from that groove (you'll see the marks from where it was before) but for now, place it in the groove - it's easier that way. WHen you pull on the belt, the idler wheel moves enough to manhandle the belt round the drum. Now manhandle the drum back in position, attop the two free wheels it rolls on.Reassembly is the opposite of disassemble. :-)Now comes the other tricky part. If there are two of you, have one person hold the drum in place while the other person attaches the front bit that holds the drum from the front. I was on my own so I tilted the dryer back so I got a gravity assist, then put the front bit back on. After you've noticed that the wires going to the dryer door are all messed up, remove the front bit and do it again but this time attaching the wire where they were before.Now reattach the top, screwing in the two screws that hold it down.To reattach the front panel, hold it horizontally and push it in so the two clips on the top engage whatever they're supposed to engage, then let the front panel rotate to the vertical. Two screws at the bottom hold it in place and, as we say in my country, Bob's your uncle.
I have never replaced a belt on anything before, but I did this mostly with ease.I watched the video and said " I can do this". Removed the front and the blower as instructed, removed the tub and belt, tried to put new belt on,had a problem,watched the video again, put the belt on pretty easy, then put it all back together and WOW, it worked. So easy any WOMAN can do it !!!
took the front cover off the dryer to get front access to the tumbler and the rear access panel to get access to actually aligning the belt on the tumbler. all in all it was fairly simple to change and the part came in within 2 days of ordering. very pleased with the delivery time!!! thanks, jason hines
Removed the front casing of the dryer. loosened the barrel of the dryer, threaded the belt (per instructiond given inclosed with belt) replaced screws, casing and reconnected wiring. All went well and when connected to electricity and started, dryer ran fine. Thank you for the instruction sheet, there could have been trouble re-threading if the sheet had not been enclosed. I am a satisvied customer! !
Basically just followed the video instructions on this site. Only thing I did differently was rout the belt through the pulley via the back access panel. I also would recommend taking the belt out of the package right when you receive it and hang it on a hook overnight so gravity can pull out all the kinks (makes twisting on the drum less probable). This was my first time doing any type of appliance repair and it was relatively easy...just scary and time consuming. Took me about an hour to take everything apart, replace belt and reassemble...but took me another hour to vacuum/blow out all the lint that had escaped into the chassis, motor, etc. I also recovered about $2 in change from the blower unit...I'M RICH!!!!!
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.
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.
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