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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.
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.
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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.
Removed front of dryer and placed aside because of wiring. Placed belt around drum and then through pulley, which was the difficut part and we had to figure out just out it was put together. That done, replaced front of dryer and turned it on. So far had work fine.
The instruction sheet and the video made everything very clear, especially the proper belt path with the motor and idler/tensioner,so the job went without a hitch. We are very Happy!
Opened top panel in order to remove the front panel. Removed belt and removed drum seal. Replaced drum seal and belt.
The drive belt broke after looking at it I noticed the pulley was broken the processes really easy to replace the pulley and belt
I replaced the Motor Assembly & Fan but it still won't run! The drum & motor wouldn't turn over by hand when I first started the repair. After instaling the new Motor & fan it all turns but won't start! I rechecked everything and still won't work. LAFOOTE@aol.com
Took the screws out of the top, then the front, looked under the dryer drum and seen the broken belt and worn, "glide". I immediately went to Parts Select.com and found the replacement parts, ordered them and in a couple of days had my dryer going with minimum expense! My wife is Happy!!! that makes me Happy, too!
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