I repaced the heater element. When I put the drum back the belt is going around very loose
Answer Hello Vincent. The belt is not installed properly. Here is a link to our Repair Forum, this is a free service to our customers. Use this link to access the repair for your question. http://forum.appliancepartspros.com/dryer-repair/25860-dryer-belt-diagrams.html
Our Maytag electric dryer seems to turn too slowly. The sheets and towels roll up into a ball. Sometimes the dryer just will not spin at all.
Thanks for your help! Mike
Answer Hello Mike,
This sounds like someone has changed the belt and has installed the wrong one. This will prevent the drum from turning at the proper speed, impairing the units' ability to tumble the clothes properly. If the belt has never been changed, the voltage supply to the unit should be checked at the terminal block. If it is correct, the voltage to the motor should be checked and if it is below 120Vac, the cause of the voltage drop will have to be located to correct the issue. If the voltage is correct, the motor bearings should be checked.
The belt keeps coming off. Is my problem an idler or some other part?
Answer Hello Terry. It's possible that the belt could just be old and has stretched. I would probably replace the belt, idler pulley which is part number 37001287 and the spring part number 510185. Hope this helps..