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How do I replace a Dryer Drive Belt in a Laundry Center?

The dryer drive belt moves the rotation of the drive motor to the dryer drum. The motor won't run if the drive belt breaks. You should replace the dryer drive belt if it's broken.

Follow these steps to fix your issue:

  1. Shut off the power

    Unplug the laundry center. Shut off the gas supply for the dryer. Gloves are used to protect hands. When moving the laundry center, have a helpers help you.

  2. Remove the rear access panel

    Pull the laundry center away from the wall with your helpers. Pull off the access panel if you want to remove the screws from the rear access panel.

  3. Remove the heat shield

    Pull off the panel if you want to remove the mounting screws. Pull the heat shield off by removing the mounting screws.

  4. Release the control panel

    The control panel is mounted to the laundry center frame. Release the control panel from the laundry center frame by pulling it down. The control panel should hang by the wires below the dryer front panel.

  5. Remove the front panel

    The front panel has 2 mounting screws. Plug the door switch wire harness back in. Pull off the front panel after removing the 4 mounting screws.

  6. Remove the dryer drive belt

    Release the drive belt from the motor pulley if the belt is not broken. Pull the drive belt out of the dryer after raising the dryer drum slightly.

  7. Install the new dryer drive belt

    The drum should be raised from the front of the dryer. You can route the belt around the motor pulley from the back of the dryer.

  8. Reinstall the front panel

    Put the front panel on the laundry center frame. Remove the door switch wire harness. The front panel has screws on it.

  9. Reinstall the control panel

    Put the control panel into the laundry center frame.

  10. Reinstall the heat shield

    The heat shield should be on the frame. The laundry center frame has a front access panel.

  11. Reinstall the rear access panel

    Put the motor access panel in the rear panel of the dryer. The laundry center needs to be moved back in place.

  12. Restore power to the laundry center

    The laundry center should be plugged into the wall outlet. The gas supply should be turned on if the dryer uses gas.

Time required:

60 minutes.

You would need the following tools:

2 square-head screwdriver, phillips screwdriver, step ladder, work gloves.

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