Hi, Good morning. I ordered and received a new dryer belt. I put it on, but when I run the dryer the belt won't stay on the track the old belt
was on. Can you think of anything I did wrong. I am about to redo it.
Thank you Teresa Domergue
Answer Teresa, make sure the belt is not twisted and that the idler is in the proper position, and the belt rides as close to center on the idler pulley as possible. There may be a slight difference in the belt path (1/4 in. or so) but not like you're describing. Then check and make sure the drum was installed in the same direction / position as when it was removed. You may have "flipped" the drum without knowing it.
If the dryer is screeching, but the belt isn't broken. Will changing the belt still fix it?
Answer Hello Paddy. No, most likely the bearing, rollers, glides, or idler pulley is making the noise.
The dryer squeals a great deal when first turned on, but after a minute or two it goes away. I was thinking it was the belt slipping until it warms up, but may also be the rollers. Would prefer to only get the part I need and open the box only once. If I need both rollers, pulley wheel and belt, is there a kit for this model? Any help is appreciated.
Answer Al, You're on track, You are going to want to replace the drive belt 661570, but that should be all you need. The squeal noise could be due to several possibilities, including overloading, room temperature, and usage. However, while you have the dryer dismantled, you may want to remove the drum rollers and idler pulley from the shafts, clean off the shafts and the inside of the roller bearings and idler pulley with a clean dry wrag, and lubricate each shaft and roller bearing with a couple of drops of "turbine oil" TJ93240. Other than the motor, these are the only moving parts inside the dryer, and the clean up and lubrication, should keep the dryer quiet and operating properly for quite some time.