It should be tight, just a little bit when you touch it. Slide the idler pulley towards the engine to release the tension on the belt.
When the drum roller shafts are worn, the rollers cannot rotate freely, overloading the motor and stopping the dryer. To see if the drum roller shafts are worn, remove the belt from the dryer and try to manually rotate the drum. If the drum does not turn freely, check the wear on the shafts.
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Replacing the dryer When replacing the dryer belt, all difficult parts can be repaired. You can usually do these repairs yourself, but a professional can help you if you are unsure of your abilities. The cost of a professional dryer replacement is approximately $ 200 per project.
According to the Angies list, both devices have an average lifespan of eight to twelve years. You can extend the life of your dryer by regularly cleaning the lint filter. In addition, at least once a year, clean the washing and drying tubes, the heating element and the drying channels.
Balancing the dryer can be done in minutes. Tilt the rear of the dryer forward to lift the machine a few inches off the floor. Place a spirit level above the dryer from left to right. Use the clamps to adjust the dryer feet if they are rigid and cannot be moved manually.
Instructions Turn off the power. Unplug the dryer. Lift the top of the cabinet. Pull the fluff filter out of the housing at the top of the dryer. Remove the front panel. Remove the drive belt. Install the new drive belt. Replace the front panel. Reinstall the top plate. Reconnect the power to the dryer.
Wrap the dryer around the drum so that the belt grooves point towards the drum.
The hollow disc wheel keeps the dryer tensioned so that the motor can spin the drum. If the pulley bearing is worn, it will cause excessive friction on the belt and could break. It also accumulates it on the pulley and dries up the grease.