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Whirlpool Dryer - replacing belt


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#1 Caretaker

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Posted 03 June 2005 - 02:08 PM

I got the dryer apart ok, and i'm buying the new belt tomorrow... but how do I get the belt around the idler wheel (the wheel that takes up the slack in the belt). 

Do I just pry the thing apart with a screwdriver and try to snake the belt in?


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Posted 03 June 2005 - 05:34 PM

NO, you make a loop with the belt and insert it between the black brackets and then loop it around the motor pulley.  Be sure the ridges are against the drum and you have the back of the belt against the idler pulley/.  The FSP belt will have the instruction sheet in the bag or will be printed on the back of the package.
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Posted 04 June 2005 - 07:44 PM

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Posted 04 June 2005 - 07:56 PM

:D  That poor motor pulley looks like the drum roller!!!........hope he does not string it around the drum roller shaft!!   hahaha, boy would that be one tight bad belt!!!    :D  Sorry, is late, have been dodging toronadoes and could not help myself..  I best go get some sleep so things will look right again.....:?   sniker, snicker.....snicker......:silly:
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Posted 04 June 2005 - 08:41 PM

Yeah, it's a crude cartoon.  I have a real phot somewhere but can't find it right now.  I'll look again if confusion remains.

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Posted 04 June 2005 - 08:45 PM

Is this what you were looking for? Thought I would help you out :-)
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Posted 04 June 2005 - 08:55 PM

THANK YOU ALL!

After starting this topic I found a photo online, with the path of the belt outlined in bright yellow.

There was a major 'DUH' moment here; OF COURSE the back side of the belt goes against the idler wheel. That's how it's done on timing belts and serpentine belts in auto engines!

The lower guts of a dryer were just strange enough to keep me from remembering that, and seeing the obvious. And miracle of miracles, it's all back together, and working, with NO parts left over!

Thanks for all the help.


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Posted 04 June 2005 - 08:56 PM

Thanks the one.  Domo.

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Posted 05 June 2005 - 12:07 PM

;)  Back to normal today, well as normal as I get.  The drawing does look like the end of the motor today.  Wonderous sleep and sunshine..  :smokin:
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