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#1 suampman

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Posted 17 April 2013 - 06:45 PM

Help! I ran into this little Italian nerd today and was embarassed. It would not start so, I checked the vent first and then started looking for a thermal fuse. Well, by the time I found the real problem (door switch right on the edge of making) I had removed the back and the belt and drum came with it.

My question is how do you get the belt back on? There is about two inches to the motor and there doesn't seem to any way to get it on to the pulley. My appliantological brothers, I implore you, ease my embarassment with your wisdom of the ages.



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Posted 18 April 2013 - 07:29 AM

I feel your pain, mah bruvah.  Although these dryers excel in suckitude, the Job Aid is halfway decent.  See if this hepsya:

 

http://appliantology...service-manual/



#3 suampman

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Posted 18 April 2013 - 03:07 PM

Thanks for the info.. I'll check back when I finish.



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Posted 25 April 2013 - 02:30 PM

Ahh, Merloni...Had to lay on it's front. Remove cord and heater.  Detach rear drum support and remove rear panel.  Installed new belt on cylinder.  Resecured rear drum support to panel.  While trying to hold belt in place resecured rear panel screw by screw until tight.  Completely forgot what they showed us in training.  Me hate!



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Posted 25 April 2013 - 05:23 PM

Thanks for the run down. I put it back together and it squeaks. The customer said it has squeaked ever since another tech replaced the belt. The customer also said when they first had it installed the installer ran it with a shipping brace in it. In the front where the drum fits the glide there is more space on one side than the other.(looking down from the top) I'm going back to see if I can square up the cabinet on Monday. What puzzles me is how tight the belt is on this unit. I appreciate the feedback from da bodavyous.




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