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Thursday, August 19, 2004

Appliance Repair Revelation: How Does that Dryer Belt Go Back On?

appliance tip of the day archiveWhen your dryer drum isn't turning anymore, it's usually a broken belt. Tearing the dryer apart is usually straight-forward enough but stringing the new belt on the motor and idler pulley can be tricky. This handy little picture shows the proper belt configurations for eight different makes of dryers. Your dryer is most likely included in this picture.

Didn't see yours? No worries, mate. Check out the complete encyclopedia of dryer belt configurations.

I have more detailed photos illustrating the dryer belt configurations here for

Need a belt for your dryer? We got 'em for every brand and model you can imagine right here.

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Great service, I was about ot pull my hair out when I found your site. Had the dryer fixed and running in 20 minutes after seeing how to route the ------- belt


By Anonymous Anonymous, at March 21, 2005 8:10 PM  

Thanks for the good feedback!

By Blogger Samurai Appliance Repair Man, at March 21, 2005 11:46 PM  

I bow my head to the dryer ninja! Thank you for your ancient wisdom, for w/o it my frustrations would be great. Cool web site too!

IT Ninja

By Anonymous Anonymous, at April 07, 2005 10:42 PM  


you own me.. thank you for your help. im the person that ppl. always ask "do you need me to draw you a picture?" your old skool g.e. dryer belt config saved all the cats in my yard a good ass-kickin. j/k.. you rule!!

chef p

By Anonymous Anonymous, at August 06, 2005 1:19 PM  

Thank you for your service. My nephew, quite handy in his own right, was having fits trying to install a replacement belt on our 10-year old GE Electric Dryer. We found your site just by entering "Dryer Belt Replacement" in Google. Scrolling down the page we saw the belt replacement section and one look at your picture showing the belt's configuration told him all he needed to know. Thanks for your willingness to serve others.

God bless your day and your service to others.

Rev. Richard J. Boeck, Jr.
Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA

By Blogger Pastor Boeck, at August 18, 2005 7:22 PM  

Your website is a GODSEND to me! My dryer had been out of commish for way too long.I waited and waited for the hubsand to fix it for me for well over a month. I was getting so sick and tired of hauling the laundry to the coin-laundry in town to dry each week,so I took the old broken belt and bought a replacement.I was ready to rock and roll with it when I got home butttt I realized that I had no idea what to do to install it,so I had done a web search and I found your website. Soon I was back in the comforts of my own home drying my laundry! Thanks so much for your site! I bookmarked it just incase I need it for future home appilance repair. Let's just hope I won't have to use it, except to recommend to family and friends that is.

By Anonymous Anonymous, at October 28, 2005 6:46 PM  

O Great one,

Once again I return for wisdom. To date, I have diagnosed and fixed two washer problems, one stove problem, and one dryer problem with your on line aid.

Now my dryer belt has gone TU. Where else to turn but here. Confident that with your enlightening wisdom, all will be well soon.


By Anonymous Anonymous, at December 18, 2005 6:59 PM  

Having successfully "retrained" several miscreant appliances by following your wisdom, I now approach new challenges in the dark world of appliantus malfunctionus with a calmness and resolve that is missing from my relationship with other mechanical beings. No longer do I live in fear of those spine chilling words uttered by She Who Knows All:"The f*@#ing ###$$@%%^&$#@ machine doesn't work!!!"

By Anonymous Anonymous, at February 21, 2006 5:48 PM  

THANK YOU!!!! For you website! made my dad go crazy thinking he could fix our dryer by just looking at it.. he spend 3 hours trying to figure the problem when it took me only 5 minutes to see what was going on.. Thank you again

By Anonymous Anonymous, at May 02, 2006 11:04 AM  

With two kids my wife and me down with the flu for 5 days, my lovely dryer coil decides it time to go - for the 2nd time! Having learned how to fix it the 1st time a few years ago, I quickly dismantled the machine and called the parts shop to make sure they had what I needed. I raced over and luckily they were still open - 5 minutes after closing time. Got home got the coil fixed and beagn putting machine together. One problem - I couldn't remember how belt mounted. Searched for my manual, but then found your site. One look at the picture and I was set. Thank god for you!

By Blogger catfish9, at March 08, 2007 10:03 PM  

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I have a Maytag LDG9804AAL Dependable Care Plus / Heavy Duty Dryer. I'm having problems iwth the belt. If you look at the pictures you have on your site, when the belt leaves teh idler pully and goes up it doesn't touch the motor pully nor does it rest on the belt that wraps around that motor pully... mine does..? its very strange and I'm nearly bald the way i've been ripping my hair out this past week. The belt is brand new and the right part y312959 and it's also set in the tumbler's groove where the belt should be. I would really appreciate any light shed on this because it'll be a disaster this weekend when everyone wants to do their laundry. THANK YOU VERY MUCH! I appreciate it.

By Blogger Michael, at October 26, 2007 11:31 PM  

Ah, Samurai. I am so blessed to have found you. My dryer stopped spinning, I suspected a belt. Your website helped me open the dryer, find the broken belt, order a new one (which arrived in 3 days!) and install it (about 5-10 minutes of "work") without one bit of frustration. I even refused my VERY busy husband's noble offer of help - I assured him I truly felt I could do it! Thank you so very much, this website will be a favorite from now on! I will recommend you to anyone who will listen!

By Blogger Anne, at April 11, 2009 10:43 PM  

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