How do you install a Maytag dryer belt?


Quick Answer

To install a new dryer belt in a Maytag dryer, remove the panels to access the idler arm pulley, wrap the new belt around the drum, fit the belt into the motor pulley and idler arm pulley, and fasten the panels. The process may vary slightly depending on the model.

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Unplug the dryer, and open the front door of the appliance to unscrew the screws under the upper lip so the top of the dryer can be flipped up. Grab the front panel from the base, lift it straight up, and slide it out of the plastic clips that secure it. Unfasten the screws on the shroud cover to remove it, and then locate the idler pulley near the back of the dryer. Ensure the new belt is not twisted, and wrap it around the drum, fitting it into the V-groove.

Sliding the belt over the motor pulley, create slack to allow the belt to fit over the idler pulley by pushing the arm forward. The belt should become tense upon releasing the pulley arm. Screw the shroud back on the dryer, and put the front panel back in place by pushing it downwards to engage the clips. Secure the top of the dryer before plugging the appliance back into the electrical outlet. Test the appliance.

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