Dryer squeaks when running. I believe it's the belt but not sure.
Answer Hello Jack,
It is a possiblity that it could be the belt. You may also want to check the pulleys and rollers to make sure that this is not what is causing the squeaking noise.
How do I replace the belt?
Answer Hello Jack, I need to get your complete model number to determine which configuration you have. The number you listed resembles a Kenmore model but the 1st three digits appear to be missing. Could you re-check the model and get back to us?
Where to locate belt the drum doesn't turn?
Answer Hello Rick. We will need your model number to help you with this. Please post your model number with a new question on the parts page. http://www.appliancepartspros.com/modelnumber_locator.aspx
My frigadaire dryer hums & the drum won't turn. The belt is fine, what could it be?
Answer Hello Jean . Try turning it by hand if it starts and runs, replace the dryer motor. You do this with the door switch taped closed and pressing the start switch as you turn it.
You told someone that if their belt was broken, they needed to replace the idler bar too. Is that always the case, is it required? If so, what is that part number? My belt definitely broke, (already pulled it off and is snapped in one spot), so I really don't know how to get it back on, as it came off easily without any dis-assembly other than opening the panel and pulling it out. Is there anywhere to get instructions on installing the replacement belt, and idler arm if that part is also necessary?
Answer Hello Rachael,
Basically, the belt is just used to transfer motion from the motor to the drum. The only thing that causes wear on the belt is when the drum opposes motion. This in turn causes the belt to slip, wearing the belt. If enough opposition exists, the belt will break. If you just replace the belt, the belt will break again, because you treated the symptom and not the cause.
Most of the time, either the idler, drum rollers, glides, drum bearings, or another mechanical part is the cause of the belts' failure. Post your model number and we will guide you through the repair.