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How do I replace a Drive Belt in a Dryer?

Remove the top panel of the dryer and look at the belt. Don't replace it if it's broken or damaged.

Follow these steps to fix your issue:

  1. Shut off the power

    Plug the dryer in. Shut off the gas if it is a gas dryer. You should wear gloves to protect your hands.

  2. Raise the top panel

    The lint screen needs to be removed from the top panel of the dryer. To remove the 2 screws that secure the lint screen housing to the top panel, use aPhillips screwdriver. To release the clips that lock the top of the dryer in place, push a putty knife under the lid. Put the top against the wall behind the dryer.

  3. Remove the front panel

    The locking tab on thewire harness plug can be released with a slot screwdriver. Remove the wire harness. The front panel mounting screws need to be removed with a 5/16-inch nut driver. Lift and unhook the front panel from the 2 bottom hangers after pulling it forward. Put the front panel of the dryer away.

  4. Remove the drive belt

    The cabinet has a broken belt.

  5. Install the new drive belt

    The drive belt needs to be on the dryer drum. The drive motor and idler pulley can be accessed by lifting the front of the drum. The drive belt should be Threaded through the idler pulley. To loop the drive belt over the motor pulley, push the idler pulley to the right. The dryer cabinet should be vacuumed while it is open.

  6. Reinstall the front panel

    The front panel should be on the bottom of the cabinet. Remove the screws from the top of the front panel and place it in the dryer cabinet. The wire harness needs to be plugged into the door switch. The locking tab needs to be engaged properly.

  7. Reassemble the top panel

    Put the top panel in place by lowering it. Attach the screws to the lint duct housing.

  8. Restore power to the dryer

    The dryer can be plugged into the wall outlet. If it is a gas dryer, turn on the gas supply.

Time required:

90 minutes.

You would need the following tools:

nut driver set, phillips screwdriver, putty knife, slot screwdriver, vacuum cleaner or shop vac, work gloves.

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