Appliance Repair Guide for Replacing a Dryer Belt

If a dryer belt in your dryer needs to be replaced, you do not need to opt for an appliance repair professional right away, because it is quite easy to do that you can do yourself. All you need are the right tools and instructions so you can save money and time. Quality Home Services specializes in appliance repair.

Before beginning the replacement process, you need to make sure that you have all the necessary tools and parts. You need a screwdriver, a 5/16” nut driver, a putty knife, a slotted screwdriver, a vacuum and a container for screws. Also, you need to prepare a new dryer belt. The entire process is going to take you less than 90 minutes.

First, you need to unplug the appliance. Unplug the dryer and make sure that it is totally disconnected from power. Before you begin working, it is recommended that you wear protective gloves. Next, you need to remove the lint screen. Take the lint screen out of the housing by grabbing it with your fingers and pulling it up. Once the part is removed, you need to set it aside.

Then, you need to take out housing screws of the lint screen. This is how you are going to get access to two screws which attach to the lint screen housing to the top panel. You have to take them out, and for this, you have to use your Phillips screwdriver. As soon as the screws are removed, place them into your container for screws. You must then raise the cabinet top. Insert your putty knife in the opening under the lid near the right edge of the front of the dryer and pull it open. Repeat the same procedure using the left edge of the dryer. Now, you can then lift the top of your appliance and place it carefully against the wall behind the appliance. Set-up an appointment at: in home services

Disconnect the door switch wire harness. Use a slotted screwdriver for releasing the locking tab on the wire harness plug so that you can disconnect the door switch. Then, remove the front panel. You are going to use a nut driver for removing the front panel mounting screws from the inside of the cabinet. You will have two of them in every upper corner of the appliance. Place them in the container for screws so that you can make sure that it will not be lost. Push the front panel forward slightly, lift, and unhook it from two bottom hangers. Pull the front panel off the appliance and then set it aside.

Then, remove the drive belt. Remove the old belt by grabbing it with your fingers and pulling it off gently. If it does not come out easily, release it. The belt is looped under the idler pulley and attached to the motor, so you will have to unhook the belt from around the motor. You definitely should not that dryers can get quite dirty over time, and since you have accessed the inside of the appliance, you could use this situation to clean everything well. All you need to do for this purpose is to pull out the drum, then use your vacuum to clean and return it to its position, get an Dumpsterman quote now.

Install the new drive belt. Position a new dryer belt around the dryer drum. Run the belt underneath the dryer and through the pulley. Now you are going to have to thread the belt through the idle pulley. It comes with a moving wheel. Push the idle pulley to the right and lift the dryer belt over the motor pulley. If the drum of your appliance sags, you might have to ask someone to help you with it. Also, you can just remove the drum to attach the dryer belt to the pulley motor and then install it back and run the belt around the drum. Make sure that the idle pulley applies tension to the belt. It is also important to ensure that the rear felt located on the back of the drum is not folded under. You can pop it out by rolling the drum with your hands and the use of a screwdriver.

Reinstall the front panel. Place the front panel back on the hangers located at the bottom of the Dumpsterman cabinet. You will also need to reinstall the screws. Line up the screw holes and install the screws on the top of the front panel to secure them to the cabinet of the dryer.