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Jan 142011

If your dryer belt breaks and you are unable to route the belt correctly here is the routing on a whirlpool dryer. This is also used on most newer Maytag dryer’s as well.

If the belt is found to be broken, inspect the rollers and idler pulley as well. Most dryer manufactures have dryer maintenance kits, these kits will normally come with the rollers, belt, idler pulley, and front seal, on some models.

Place the idler pulley into the slots in the frame of the dryer, with the idler pulley locked into position push the belt through, while pushing the pulley at the same time. This will keep the belt slack so it can be hooked around the motor pulley. Once the belt is on, try turning the drum by hand, if the blower wheel takes off and drum stays on the roller button her up.

  11 Responses to “Dryer belt configuration Whirlpool dryer belt routing”

  1. I took my dryer apart and couldn’t figure out how to put the belt back around the pulley. The picture you posted and the help you guys gave in the forum really helped me. Thanks again!

  2. thanks guys the picture is really helpful …. i could not figure it out by myself

  3. Ever bang our head and grit your teeth trying to figure out something so simple… Thanks! Whew..

  4. Belt broke and the tensioner was just laying in the bottom of the dryer. Wasn’t sure how/where it went. Thank you for the pic!

    • Hi, thanks for taking the time to comment. You’re very welcome glad the pic helped get you back up and running:)

  5. Googled maytag belt repair your pic came up figured out problems and fixed it.

  6. That picture is worth eleventy billion words. Thank you so much, it took me longer to sift thru all the detritus in Googleland then it did to mount the belt after finding your picture.

  7. Whirlpool dryer original Idler pulley did not have a wheel, it had a stationary half curve with a groove which the belt passed thru. Maintenance kit idler came with a wheel. Installed new kit, works fine

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