Followed video instructions for replacing belt drive. No problem until i tried to put the new on. Part#
we12m29. The belt is very loose.
Answer Hello R[ck,
The idler arm should be hooked into the motor mount properly and pulled to the right as you are facing the front of the unit. If either of these are not correct, the belt will not install tightly.
LOUD SQUEEKING RUNS AND DRYS OK
Answer Dan, Loud squeaking noises from this type dryer is usually due to a worn drum bearing sleeve WE1M462 or shaft WE25M40, a worn belt WE12M29 can make noise, but is usually at the start of the cycle and goes away during the cycle. Depending on age and usage, you may want to replace both, the belt WE12M29 and bearing sleeve.
My dryer was making a speaking noise that got louder, then it was drying and made a loud thumping noise and stopped working. What could it be?
You will want to check to make sure that the belt is not broken. If the belt breaks the unit will not run. Also check the rotation of the tub to ensure that it spins when turning by hand. Check the bearing to make sure that it is not bad. You may have a sieze bearing.
When the dryer is turned on and has run for a short time you can start to smell a rubber smell. I was wondering if the belt is in need of replacement.
Answer Hello Charlene,
When the belt starts slipping it is because something in the unit is opposing the turning of the drum. This is either the idler pulley WE12X83, the rear bearing kit WE25M40, or the front slides WE1M504 two of these, and WE1M1067 two of these. The front drum bearing support WE3M26 may require replacement if the clips that hold the slides in place are worn off. The belt WE12M29 will only require replacement if the unit is run too long with the opposition to the drum rotation occurring. As a note. the two green slides go to the middle and the white ones go on either side of the two green ones.
These part numbers are for model number DCXR463GA1WW. The model number you had listed came up as invalid.