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Drive Belt

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PartSelect Number PS1766009
Manufacturer Part Number WE12M29
Manufactured by GE

This is a dryer drum drive belt. It is 89.5 inches long with four ribs on the inside for a better grip. The drive belt on your dryer attaches to the motor pulley and then wraps around the drum and a tensioner pulley, and spins the drum as the motor rotates. Your dryer drum cannot spin without this belt. Belts can stretch or become brittle over time which may cause it to malfunction. This is an original manufacturer replacement part. Be sure to use work gloved to protect your hands from sharp internal parts during this repair.

This part works with the following brands: General Electric, Hotpoint.

This part works with the following products: Dryer, Washer Dryer Combo.

This part fixes the following symptoms:

  • Noisy.
  • Will not tumble.
  • Will Not Start.
  • Takes too long to dry.

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Question:

I didn’t know what length drive belt to buy so I measured my old one and it was 90 inches but this one says it is 89 inches … do these expand over time or am I buying the wrong belt

Joaquim
Answer:

Hi Joaquim, there is a small amount of stretching that will happen with dryer belts, depending on different factors. The tension spring and idler pulley will usually make up for the 0.25 to 1-inch difference in length. You should be fine with this belt. Please let us know if you have any further questions. 

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Question:

dryer is noisey and making weird clunking noises is this what I need to make it stop what do I need to looks at

Don
Answer:

Hello Don, for this problem we recommend starting with the bearings, the idler pulley, the rollers, and the blower wheel. I hope this helps!

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Question:

Im installing a new drum drive belt for my dryer, took out the old one and installing the new one. My problem is that my new one seems to drag a little like it’s too big. Is there a reason for this? How do I make the idler wheel press the belt.

Lola
Answer:

Hi Lola, we recommend checking your belt to make sure it is properly lead around the pulleys. Then check and make sure that the idler spring arm WE03X20434 is in the right position on the motor plate. Best of luck with this repair.

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Parts Used:
Level of Difficulty: Really Easy
Time to do repair: 15 - 30 mins
Tools: Screw drivers
Customer: David from Gibraltar, MI

Dryer would not tumble the clothes.

After finding the belt was broken, I also discovered the idler pulley was broke. Your website made it incredibly easy to identify and purchase the parts. This is my third great experience with your site. The last repair was the whole front bearing assembly and that went very smooth thanks to your site. Keep up the great work and thanks again.

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Parts Used:
Level of Difficulty: Easy
Time to do repair: 1- 2 hours
Tools: Screw drivers
Customer: Chris from Gilbert, AZ

Dryer developed a load squeeking noise that occurred as the drum rotated.

I've experienced same symptoms on previous dryers over the last 30+ years, so I immediately ordered a rear drum bearing replacement kit from PartSelect. Perfect replacement parts for replacement of OEM parts.

1) After unplugging dryer, moved it to garage because of expected dust and lint deposits.
2) Removing two screws under from top lip allows top to lift and rotate off of dryer.
3) Removing two screws inside on both sides allows the front panel to be removed. Just remember to lift drum when you pull pannel off.
4) Best to take front panel off completely, so remove single screw on green ground wire at lower left and disconnect the white two wire connector (pull apart). Three wires need to come off of door switch (yellow/brown and white leading from the dryer inerds and one white to the drum light). Best to tag or remember where they connect. Otherwise, white from inerds goes to switch common, y/b goes to normally open and bulb white goes to normally closed terminals.
5) Get someone with really skinny arms to reach in to slide drum belt off of idler pulley. Otherwise, long sleeves are a necessity to keep from getting sliced to pieces on sheet metal edges.
6) Lift drum out and away from dryer frame. It's a pretty tight fit so get a helper to spread the side panels apart a bit.
7) Replace both bearing pin in drum and bearing socket in heater pan, following instructions that come with the parts or the video that is on the PartSelect website.

Didn't expect the drum slides and top drum slide support to be worn out, so I had to order them ASAP from PartSelect. The slides were totally gone and the support assemble was effectively toast. You might seriously consider replacing the slides and the lower felt when you try to fix the squeeks, since they are a major source of the noise and take an additional 2-3 minutes to replace.
8) Reassembly of the dryer is just doing the above steps in reverse. Best to clean out as much lint/dust as possible, since a clean dryer is an efficient dryer and we all want to make our "green" friends happy nowadays.

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Level of Difficulty: A Bit Difficult
Time to do repair: More than 2 hours
Tools: Screw drivers
Customer: Leonard from Johnstown, PA

No heat in perm. Press cycle/dryer then quit spinning

Started off not knowing what I was doing at all, never worked on a dryer before.
I knew the drive belt was broken so I had to get to the inside of the machine. I started taking screws off (way more than I needed two) then I finally discovered that I only needed to remove the two screw in front of the dryer that secure the front panel to the top panel.
I took the two screws out and the top lifted right off and the front panel/door assembly came off giving me access to the drum. I was then able to easily remove the drum which gave me easy access to the heater assembly.
I removed the heater assembly and found one of the coils had broken. At the same time I realized that I purchased the wrong heater coil kit but I was able to still use the supplied coil with a little ingenuity. I then reinstalled the heater assembly into the dryer.
The drive belt drove me to drink a few beers later that night. I thought it would be a breeze to install but nooooo! After reinstalling the drum and trying to reach my hands into places not meant for hands to go into, and loosing some blood in the process, I decided it might be smarter to remove the side cover. Well that was a much better idea. I was able easily rout the belt over the drive pulley and tensioner.
All the covers went back on with ease and the dryer works like a charm!
Overall not a hard job. I guess I just made it hard because it was my first time ever working on a dryer.
Now if I can ever figure out where those two extra screws came from......?

Scott D.

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Parts Used:
  • Drive Belt
Level of Difficulty: A Bit Difficult
Time to do repair: 30 - 60 mins
Tools: Screw drivers
Customer: rodney from VANCEBORO, NC

Belt broke on dryer

good replacement procedure on you tube.

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Parts Used:
  • Drive Belt
Level of Difficulty: A Bit Difficult
Time to do repair: 1- 2 hours
Tools: Screw drivers
Customer: Alvino from newtown, CT

Dryer belt was broken

I removed the top cover and the back cover to install new belt.
Once i put new belt i discovered that the pulley was also broken so now i have order the pulley so that i can complete the repair

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Parts Used:
  • Drive Belt
Level of Difficulty: A Bit Difficult
Time to do repair: 30 - 60 mins
Tools: Screw drivers
Customer: Scott from Poughkeepsie, NY

Dryer not starting

First I replaced the timer, but dryer still did not start. took apart dryer, jumper out door and componet near motor to see what problem was and to be able to run dryer while opened up. Actually motor had seized up just enough to not allow motor to start rotating. Lubricated motor shaft and rotated motor for oil to work its way in. Tried starting again and motor started. Buttoned dryer back up and reconnected wires to appropriate places and started dryer again and again.Worked for 4 loads of laundry and still working for 3 loads on Wednesday. Working fine

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Parts Used:
  • Drive Belt
Level of Difficulty: A Bit Difficult
Time to do repair: 1- 2 hours
Tools: Screw drivers
Customer: Michael from Laurel Springs, NJ

Dryer belt snapped

Replaced it as one would. I took off the front facing and replaced the belt. It took a bit of searching to find the proper way to route the belt around the pulley.

It took a while since it was my first time and I wasn't sure what to take apart and what to leave intact.

If I were to do it again, it would take 30 minutes or less.

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Parts Used:
Level of Difficulty: Easy
Time to do repair: 30 - 60 mins
Tools: Screw drivers
Customer: Mark from salem, NH

Slides worn and belt broken

Unplugged power. removed 2 screws to take of top cover. once inside removed 2 more screws to slide front panel of. I first replaced slides on front panel. I then lift drum and installed new belt. Only trick is to make sure you wrap belt around tension arm pully properly. Basically a very easy job

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Parts Used:
  • Drive Belt
Level of Difficulty: Really Easy
Time to do repair: 1- 2 hours
Tools: Screw drivers
Customer: ruoli from Germantown, MD

Dryer's drum doesn't run

Follow YouTube "how to change dryer's belt" some video is very clear.

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Parts Used:
  • Drive Belt
Level of Difficulty: Easy
Time to do repair: 30 - 60 mins
Tools: Pliers, Screw drivers
Customer: joseph a from VALLEY STREAM, NY

Belt broke

had a great video to follow, made it easy to install.

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Parts Used:
  • Drive Belt
Level of Difficulty: Easy
Time to do repair: 1- 2 hours
Tools: Pliers, Screw drivers, Wrench set
Customer: Cindy from EPHRATA, PA

Dryer needed a new dryer belt

I followed the directions I found on my tablet on youtube.

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Parts Used:
  • Drive Belt
Level of Difficulty: A Bit Difficult
Time to do repair: 1- 2 hours
Tools: Pliers, Screw drivers
Customer: tim from NEW PRT RCHY, FL

Evidently the pulley spring on video was very very very weak

the pulley spring took so much pressure to hold it down it took 3 men and a boy to hold it and place it in position to to get the belt on. Also there is not enough room to get your arms and hands in without getting some small cuts.Ultimately I removed the screws in the back of the dryer and spread the side of the dryer out to gain proper access. It was an easy repair if the spring would not have been so strong.

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Parts Used:
Level of Difficulty: Really Easy
Time to do repair: 15 - 30 mins
Tools: Pliers, Screw drivers
Customer: Walter from CASA GRANDE, AZ

Loud squeaking noise from worn out slides, bearing, and felt seal. Drive belt was replaced since it was convenient.

I simply followed the how to videos. No need to deviate from those.

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Parts Used:
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Level of Difficulty: A Bit Difficult
Time to do repair: 15 - 30 mins
Tools: Pliers, Screw drivers
Customer: Al from CORP CHRISTI, TX

Belt squeaking

TOOK OFF TOP AND FRONT PANEL REACHED IN UNDER TUBE AND REMOVED FROM BELT TENSIONER HARDEST PART IS PUTTING BACK ON TENSIONER TAKES TWO HANDS LAYING ON YOUR BELLY

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Parts Used:
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Level of Difficulty: Really Easy
Time to do repair: 30 - 60 mins
Tools: Screw drivers
Customer: Jeff D from NEW MEADOWS, ID

Drum would not turn

Exactly how your perfect video instructions showed me. Thank you for a job well done!

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PartSelect Number: PS1766009
Manufacturer Part Number: WE12M29
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