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PartSelect Number PS346995
This dryer drum belt has four ridges, three grooves and is 1/4" wide.
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:
This part provides the tension required for a multi-ribbed belt. It also serves to help the belt to rotate the drum. This arm is what attaches to the idler pulley wheel.
NOTE: This kit is for 29" wide dryers built 1965 or later. Please verify model # before ordering as may not work for all models.
This kit comes with one multi-rib belt, two drum support rollers, one idler pulley, four tri-rings, and one clip. This part can be used with both gas and electric dryers.
i first unplugged the power. I took off the screws to the lint trap, and removed the lid. I unhooked the wires so that the lid could be rested against the wall. I then unscrewed the front cover, and lifted it to remove it. I then put the belt around the drum, and then placed the pully back into place and routed the belt through it and around the motor. I then replaced front cover and screwed it back on. I then put the wires back together and put the cover back on. I replaced the lint trap screws and plugged it back in. Yeah - dry clothes!
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we took the dryer apart (this was the longest part, cause we didn't know exactly was wrong with it and how to take it apart) we didn't have a schematic or manual for it came with the house i bought a year ago. the dryer would turn on and get the heat, but the tumble wouldn't work. idea= belt snapped.we pulled off the back, tada broken belt. ordered the belt from this wonderful partselect.com website (home depot doesn't carry them!) and within 2 days i had the part to put on... real easy. it took longer for me to initiate project broken dryer than to order the part and reassemble. smeasy. it cost me 12$ and 2 days to do the same job a serviceman would have charged me 200$ and take 10 days to book an appointment with.
I removed the two screws holding the lint trap to the top. I popped the lid up and leaned it back. The broken belt was lying on the bottom. I copied the model #. I found the belt onthe Internet and ordered it having it sent directly to the house where the dryer was. It arrived two days earlier than I anticipated. Since shipping was being tracked I knew it had arrived. After work I stopped there to fix it. I popped open the bottom panel, vacuumed out the inside, removed the two top screws holdin the front. Then I slipped the belt between the drum and the front. Inlaced the belt on the motor pulley and tensioner according to the drawing that came with the belt. Then I put the two top screws holding on the front. Then popped on the bottom and top panelsand put the two screws holding on the lint filter. All done, 15 minutes including ordering the belt.
After my husband went to work, I looked up info of "how to" video on internet. After viewing video I thought I would try to replace belt myself. Everything went well. The only thing I did wrong was placing the belt on the wrong side. After seeing that it kept sliping off, I realized what I did and reversed it. And all was well.
Following video clip instructions helped. Had trouble removing blower fan from the motor spindle shaft (must of had rust on threads). Wrenching rounded off the square plastic shaft of the blower and was not able to remove motor for replacement. Recommend removing plastic blower from motor prior to placing order for parts. Knowing the plastic blower was going to be destroyed, a replacement unit was ordered. When new one arrived, I simply used a 1/4" bit drill and drilled a circular series of holes around where the metallic threaded sleeve was contained to separate the blower from the motor for removal and installed a new motor and blower at the same time.
Your instructional video was very helpful - made it a simple one-man job.
My dryer of 15 years quit on me. After a quick check, I found that the motor has siezed. Went shopping for a new NOTHING on the market was a good match without paying $700+. Fixed it myself for $115 after watching partselect.com youtube video. It took me 20min. The dryer is quieter and works as if it new.
I followed the video on this web site and it was done just like the video. Very easy to do .
First I watched a video on YouTube that showed a similar procedure, though was not exactly the same. It was very helpful. I also researched and printed a diagram of the belt/pulley/motor configuration from the internet. First, unplugged the machine. The first screws to be removed were the two in the hinge in the back of the machine that hold the top in place. Then the top of the machine is popped up from the front using a flat head screw driver gently wedged under the edge. The top of the machine then lifts up and away toward the back. Then two screws are removed from inside the front two corners of the machine using a nut driver. The front panel then swings to the right after lifting off two shallow clips under the bottom front edge of the panel. Next I located the broken belt laying on the floor of the inside of the machine and removed it. It's hard to see the motor and pulley inside the machine because it is located behind an immovable structure bolted to the floor of the machine underneath the front of the drum. I was able to reach around this structure and feel the pulley and the motor attachment with my hands. I checked the range of motion of the pulley to be sure it was not the cause of the belt breaking and found that it rotated freely and the the spring mechanism was flexing properly toward the motor attachment. While my husband supported the drum from the front, holding it up about an inch, we worked the new belt around the drum, made sure the ribbing was facing down onto the drum, then working with my hands, and without being able to see where I was working, I worked the belt over the pulley, pushed the pulley - thereby stretching the sping - toward the motor attachement and slipped the belt over the motor attachement. The drum was lowered back into place and checked for rotation by hand. The front panel was set back on the two clips under the lower front edge of the panel then reattached with the two screws at the inside front corners with the nut driver. The top was lowered back into position and pressed down on the two clips at the front edge to attach. The hinge plates were reattached at the back with the two screws using the nut driver. The machine was plugged back in and started. Working well.
I took the front loose carefully and set a cup under the tub to keep it from dropping down ,slipped the new belt on checked the roller to see if free put a couple drops of Zoom oil on the shaft and put it all back together. really pretty easy repair. Wife was very happy, that's whats it's all about, guys.
Try one of the following websites for a pictorial on how to open your dryer and install a new belt.
I lifted the top of the dryer by pulling out and up on the front end - over the two clips holding it to the front panel. The front cover was next. I removed this by removing the two screws holding it to the drum (located inside the door), then I lifted the front panel up and off the clips holding it at the bottom.I then laid the dryer on it's back. This keeps the drum in place and makes it easier to install the new belt. I put the belt on, following the instructions provided with the belt. Very easy. While it was disassembled I vacuumed out the insides and found about $5 worth of change.I reassembled the dryer (working backwords from above) and fired it up with no problems.
Unscrew two screw from lint filter. lift top of dryer remove lower toe panel . put block under tub to hold tub from dropping. Remove the screws from the inside of the cabinet that holds the frunt panel.Lean front panel away from the side and slip new belt over drum . Secure frunt panel then secure belt around idler pulley and moter pulley. Remove block then put machine cabinet back together.
Removed front . Slip belt over drum
i was a little iffy at first but once i looked at it . i knew it would go well trook alittle more than 15 minutes to fix and now all is well and i have dry shorts for the summer.
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