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Sunday, November 16, 2003
At some point during the life of your dryer, you're gonna need to open it up to do some surgery. Here are basic disassembly procedures for the most common dryer brands and models. And, Hoss, a genuine manufacturer's repair manual can be a valuable accomplice in your dryer repair odyssey. Come git you some.
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I have a small addition to your instructions for disassembling early model (pre-1990) GE electric dryers. In my case, it was to replace the belt.
I can't tell you how happy I am that I ran across your web page. I have been trying for hours to put a new belt on my Maytag dryer and after searching every newsgroup and web page for help I finally found yours! You had exactally what I needed (just a simple picture of how to route the belt). Thanks a lot.
You're site was of great assistance. Thanks alot!
Your picture of the how the belt is routed on Mayag dryers was a blessing. I was ready the call the supplier and bless them out for sending the wrong belt. I spent hours trying to figure this out.
Great info on replacing the belt on Maytag dryers! Finding parts wasn't too difficult... but how to disassemble and install new belt??
I'm back at your site a second time to fix a dryer that loves to be BAD :-) You guys are awesome, amazing and very cool to be offering the wisdom that even I, so-not-super-repair-woman, was able to use to diagnose and fix first my whining screeching noise and now my faulty door switch. (which by the way I ~may~ have been responsible for breaking by slamming the door too hard...maybe)
Many thanks for your info, I just did my first dryer repair (Maytag dryer belt) and it was a snap thanks to your site. The links to the photos were especially handy.
These pages rock!!! I pulled out my dryer switch and diagnosed the problem in about 8 minutes. I'm currently drying my last load with the switch bypassed with a **temporary** jumper. New switch will be ordered tomorrow.
One thing you might mention in your incredibly helpful guide to the Maytag Dryer belt is that the evil geniuses at Maytag made a grove in the drum very close to where the belt is supposed to run. If(make that when) the belt falls into that groove while replacing the belt or idler wheel, when you put it back on it will seem as though you have not properly looped it around the motor and idler wheel, even when you have. It will seem as if the belt is (has somehow become) too long, and drags against the alignment slot, until you rotate the drum enough to get the belt out of the groove and up on the drum, where it belongs. I respectfully suggest you might add this tidbit to your otherwise excellent instructions.
You are a genius, and a great asset to society. Blessings to you. I will tip a Leinenkugel in your honor.
Thank you for making my first ever dryer belt replacement (on a came-with-the-house older GE dryer) a complete success! The nasty squeaking is gone at last!
I had to replace the theromostats on my dryer. I had no idea how to go about it until I happended upon your website. Now my dryer is working again thanks to your instructions. I saved myself a HUGE house call bill and my cloths are dry again!. Thanks again.
Thanks to the Samurai, I got change left over for some liquid carbs by performing the repairs myself with his help. Come on down Kemo Sabe!! We'll hoist a few for the holidays. Why call a repairman when the Samurai is here?? Got a couple of cold ones for you in the cooler. Let me know!!!
Great information. Pictures were very helpful. Can you assist in determining what type of "noise" it makes (re: so that I know what to fix - Belt, Rolers or Motor).
Awesome! Thank you for sharing your knowledge of appliances. I would have destroyed my dryer by prying up on the lid if I had not found your site to learn how to access the heater element. Thanks, again!
Thanks, the directions and snapshots were spot on for my frigidaire fde546res1
Ooowwaaahh great sumarai repair mahn, sank you so much for your wisdom. Wet garhments I must wear no longer.
I just closed my old Hotpoint dryer after opening to inspect for parts that need replacement. One thing I would add to the instructions to access to the idler pulley for removing the belt. The picture for removing the drum center bearing clip shows the entire back. There is a black panel at the bottom. This must be removed to expose the drive motor and get access to the belt. When going around the perimeter removing screws, do not remove those along the top at the back panel. Get low enough to see below that line and you will find three more screws indented about an inch in from the rear panel. They are the correct top screws to remove.
THANK YOU THANK YOU THANK YOU!!!! here i just bought a new dryer but was cheap and didnt get the warranty. I was so upset when the drum stopped spinning so i did a google search and your pictures are truly worth millions! It was such an easy fix and repair and I couldnt have done it without this help forum! (the belt needed to be re-looped cuz the bottom roller fell out of place) THANK YOU AGAIN!!
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