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PartSelect Number PS459830
This is a flat style ridgeless dryer belt.
This part works with the following brands: Frigidaire, Gibson, Kelvinator, Kenmore, Tappan & White-Westinghouse.
This part fixes the following symptoms:
1st I pried the dryer top open then disconnected the two wires for the auto shut-off. Removed four nuts with driver that opens front and releases dryer barrel. Lifted front up a bit to remove from two lower tabs at bottom of unit and put aside. I then slid the belt over the barrel noting the side up directions on the belt. On the lower left on the back of unit I opened up the vented cover to reveal the motor pulley and belt tension pulley. I put the belt on the pulley and brought the belt tension pulley over the belt. I then aligned the belt to the proper point on the barrel and reattached the front being careful to center the barrel onto the rim that is built into the front. Take care to align all the tabs and shims in the correct order so that barrel rotates freely. Replace auto shut off wires to switch on inside of front and close top.
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Very easy install. Removed the top and front of dryer, and put new belt on drum. Also replaced Idler Pulley (altho didn't really need to.)I've had the dryer more than 20 years, so I am really glad such a simple repair will keep it going!Parts arrived very quickly - great service from PastSelect!
My local repair parts shop did not have the part in stock. Shipping was really fast, so I repaired the dryer in less time than it would have taken if I had let my local shop order the belt for me. Repair was simple, just unplug dryer, pry up the front of the top, remove 4 screws from the top inside of front panel, disconnect two wires from door switch, pull front off, and slip belt around tub. Remove small panel on rear (2 screws), place belt around pulley and move tensioner in place. Reassemble front panel and rear panel.
first I remove the top cover,then the front cover. Then slide in the belt. that it.
First of all, check the feedback on your parts installation at partselect.com. You can learn alot and make the job that much easier. I simply popped the top lid on the dryer, remove the electrical connections to the front panel shut off, then removed the screws and popped the tabs for the front panel to install the new belt around the drum. I then opened the back louvered panel to loop the belt correctly around the pulley and proceeded to reinstall both the front and top panels. The lint screen is a simple two screw installation with little or no issues. Once installation was complete the dryer fired up and the drum began to spin once again. A simple repair done at a great savings!
Removed 4 screws from 8" service panel from rear of dryer removed panelRemoved 4 screws holding rear of dryer top, removed rear brackets. compressed spring retainers on front of dryer top, removed dryer top.Removed 2 screws from inside of dryer front, removed dryer front.Removed old belt, cleaned machine, installed new belt on dryer drum, inspected rear service panel to insure belt had reached the drive motor.Reinstalled front of dryer, being sure to hold drum up in position to match front panel..Went back to rear service panel and installed belt on motor pulley and tension pulley.Set top back on dryer, test ran dryer for short time to ensure all was functioning properly.Installed dryer top, and brackets.Installed service panel.
I raised up the top then took 4 bolts out of the front and it came off and then I slipped the belt on. Now was the fun part. I tried to put belt around the tension spring from the front of the machine. Bad mistake. So I turned the machine around and took off little plate bottom left, back side reached in and WA-LA back in commision. I took a long brush and cleaned all I could reach and put it back together. Bingo, back in business.And I'm 71 yrs. old.
I first removed a vent cover in the back where the idler is located. With pliers I removed the tension off the spring. Next I simply slide the idler off the post. I pulled up on the top panel which opened like a clam shell. I used a flat blade screw driver to separate the front panel from the dryer so I could slide the new belt around the drum. I reversed the steps. All in all it was easy. It took me about 30min including cleanup.
Popped the top of the dryer off. Removed 3 screws from lower front panel. Removed front panel slide belt over drum, remove 2 bolts from rear panel and installed belt over motor and around idler tensioner. Reinstalled front panel and top of dryer . Also greased idler pulley to shaft , beings tensioner was okay. Plugged in and tested dryer, it was okay. We went to PartSelect. com and order the belt and it was fast shipping. We couldn't find the belt anywhere else. Thanks for PartSelect.
I took the front part off, then removed the old belt out and installed the new one in. Also fix the tensioner wheel (it had come off) After I posisoned / aligned the belt. Also cleaned the whole dryer with compressed air, it was really dirty and nasty, this dryer has not been cleaned in 20 years, overall I had a great experience with parts select, they send the parts real fast.Tank youJorge Garcia, Buena park CA
Opened the top, removed the 4 screws that held the front top the cabinet, took the front off, went after the dust with the vacuum cleaner, lifted the drum, installed the belt, put the front back on, and put the belt over the idler. Most of the time was in the cleaning.
First of all, I've purchased a belt from local service center that cost me more than $21 (local tax is 8.5%). But, I can not find the idel pulley assembly so I searched on the Internet and ordered from PartSelect.com.Surprisedly, my order came just one day - they must cross-ship from local distribution that it's even faster than to get those in local stores (driving .. and hope they have what I want ..).I've replaced the belt 2 days ago - it's easy with 4 screws removed to pull out the front door. The back panel is opened with 2 screws remove, and very easy to replace the pulley. It's a heavy duty gas dryer made in 1989 and this is the third time I changed the belt and the first time to change a new pulley. I would recommend to change the idle pulley because I may not need to change the belt if I have had replaced it last time. A broken or not functional idle pulley may damage the belt in a short time. Appliance such as gas dryer like mine will last forever with replaceable belt and pulley. I'm really happy to see a working dryer (almost 20 years old) and my wife is asking a small component for her washer .. that I think I can easily fix that too .. with the help of PartSelect search. Hope this will help.John
removed front of drier , removed rear access panel, replaced the belt. reinstalled front of drier and rear access panel
Followed the video on partselect web page.
Removed small panel from back of Dryer,and removed Idler Pulley Assembly. From the front,lifted the top of Dryer to get access to the drum,disconnected the two wires for the Stop switch, removed the four screws, two on each side,and lowered down the front panel. Now,removed old belt and installed new, installed new Idler Pulley Assembly,aligned belt with Pulley.Reassembled the front and the top of the Dryer and I was done.The pulley was squeaking,but a shot of DW40 took care the problem.Thanks Domenico Intrieri
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