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My issue is the belt came off than i found a an arm with a pulley inside...the only spot the pins in the bottom line up theres no screw hole, and even if there was it does nothing to tighten the belt.
I had the springs issue as well! This is a seriously old model of dryer. I couldn't even find the model number with an online search! LXE8700A0 What I needed to know was to take the bottom section off first. This is where you can disarm the two nasty springs. Take care not to pinch your hands with them. Also, beware that this area of the dryer can get pretty scary. There were lots of spider egg packs and such there that needed to be vacuumed out, so be prepared.
Thank you very much Elaine! Being the woman of the house, and about to embark on this situation (after being told it would be an easy repair for my husband to do), it helped me to see you here. What might be obvious to some who are used to dealing with mechanical situations might not be so obvious to newbies. I appreciate you speaking up about your experience with this.
How To Replace a Dryer Belt on Whirlpool Models
Very helpful. Couldn't figure out how to re-position the roller after the old belt broke(roller fell with no tension on it). This answered that question and more. Thank you!
There is no need for this, the instructions are correct, just pull front up and turn away. Never had to mess around with springs nor had to remove door.
I made it ! Excellent instructions...thanks !! The old idler had vanished...then I knew the black powder around the motor were its remains. Good thing you advised to clean outside drum - it was very dusty; and good thing you advised might as well change the pully assembly while at it :) saved me another trip to the parts site!
That was obvious when you see the motor pulley had same grooves and moreover grooves would'nt really serve any purpose outside
Being a self proclaimed "JANE" of all trades, I was able to repair our dryer using these instructions with the greatest of ease! Great Job!I would like to add one thing to STEP 10: if anyone is like me and question EVERYTHING, when you place the belt around the drum, make sure the "grooved side is on the drum and the flat or colored side (depending on the belt you purchased) is facing up toward you.. It will make a difference!
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