installing a gas dryer belt


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Old 07-19-03, 12:07 PM
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installing a gas dryer belt

I have a speed queen gas dryer, hubby is trying to install a new belt, when he got it installed and put everything back together, the tub will still not turn...and yes it is plugged in, and the moter is running. Would appreciate any help!!
 
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Old 07-19-03, 06:36 PM
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Welcome pagefanatic to my Gas Appliances forum and the Do-It-Yourself Web Site.

Be adivsed that solving the problem may mean undoing everything and starting anew. No real problem, just a word of wisdom from prior personal experiences.

What needs to be known is was a hand written drawing made prior to removing the belt? Doing so would insure that it is currently installed correctly.

That is to say, over and under each pulley as it originally was. Otherwise I would need to know if the drum is also reinstalled as it originally was.

The idea here is to determine where the problem most likely is. If the drum where not reinstalled as it was, the drum may be the cause of the problem.

To determine that, remove the belt or loosen it by taking it off a pulley so ther is slack in it. Then attempt to rotate the drum. Do so by opening the front door and attempt to rotate the drum.

It should rotate with a slightly drag as it glides over the pads which support it in the front and possibly the rollers or rear bearing support the back end of the drum.

If the drum does rotate, the problem is how the belt loops over or under a pulley. If the drum does not rotate well, the drum is the cause of the problem.

That will have to be determined and corrected. Once that is resolved, reinstall the belt over the pulley it was removed from and retest.

Use the reply button to update the information or ask additional questions. Kindly try the methods mentioned first, then reply back with the update.

Be sure the electrical power to the appliance is turned off, before attempting any repairs. Trun the gas off once again as well.

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Old 07-25-03, 09:25 PM
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I've done it to

I took my belt loose on my Maytag LDG9806AAE to find out what was causing a lot of racket. I wanted to isolate the motor so I moved the tensioner and took the belt off. I think I found the problem but don't know how to get to it and that is the blower. How does the front cover come off and how does the drive belt wrap back around the tensioner?
 
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Old 07-26-03, 06:30 AM
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Hello: Daniel

Several variations used in regards to the location of the blower fan. They are always installed on one end of the motor but may not be located in any specific location.

Therefore, access is not the same for each brand nor model. Those that attach in the front are usually secured with sheet metal screws and require drum removal prior to fan removal.

Some require drum removal first than motor assembly removal as an assembly. While some are located at a central location and secured to the base of the machine.

To offer you some help you will find both generic, brand & model specific links to pictures below. Hope they help.

Belt Replacement Links:
http://www.applianceaid.com/ge-dryers.html#belt

http://www.applianceaid.com/images/belt-config.JPG

http://www.applianceaid.com/slideged.html

Dryer Access Help Links: <Generic>
http://www.applianceaid.com/take-apart.html

http://www.applianceaid.com/repair-help.html

http://www.repairclinic.com

http://www.fixitnow.com

http://www.applianceaid.com/dryers.html

http://www.american-appliance.com/service

http://www.applianceaid.com/repair-help.html

http://www.applianceaid.com/gas_dryer.html

Regards & Good Luck.
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