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Manufacturer #: WE12M29 /
Manufactured by: GE /
Fix #: FIX1766009
Manufacturer #: WE12M29 |
Manufactured by: GE |
Fix #: FIX1766009
I followed all the video on the website with all the parts I had purchased. Very easy. Just make sure you unplug the dryer first. Thank you,
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I came to PartSelect and put in my model number. I clicked on dryer not heating. The cycling thermostat was the part that causes this problem most often and I took the chance that this is what was causing my dryer to not heat. Replacing it was super easy. I watched the video on the replacement. My therm. was in a different location then the one shown on the video but the same instructions still worked. I replaced my belt at this time too just because I use my dryer constantly. I have 7 kids so laundry is always being done. The repair went smoothly and quickly. Removed the top panel. Removed the Front panel and the wire assembly from the door and set that aside. Loosened the belt. Removed the drum. Took the wire harness off the thermostat, and took the old one out. Put in the new one and popped the wires back on. Slid the drum part way in, and placed the belt over the drum before putting in back in fully. Reached under and got the belt back on the tensioner and motor shaft. Replaced the front panel and top panel. I plugged it back in and tried it out. Unfortunately for me, this was not the cause of my problem. I am not a professional repairwoman. I got it wrong this time. I am replacing the gas coils tomorrow and if that does not do the trick, I will be calling a repair man. Usually part select allows me to fix my own appliances without any problems. This is the first time the top recommended part did not correct my problem. I have repaired my dryer once, washer once, dish washer three times. I have also been able to repair my sister's dryer, my mother's dryer and my mother in law's washer with the videos and parts from PartSelect. This truly is a very easy repair. It does not take long at all.
Remove the top by opening the door and removing the two screws, one on each side, at the top of the door opening. Lift the front of the top, unlatch it from the back and slide it off. Remove the front by removing the two screws, one on each side, near the top inside holding the front on. Make sure you support the top of the front so it doesn't fall forward and break the door switch by jerking on the wires. Lean the front out and unhook the wires to the door switch and the light. Then lift the front out of the holes on the bottom and set it aside. Remove the drum and belt. You've likely have to spread the sides out before the drum will slide out. Remove the wires from the thermostat at the back of the dryer then remove the one screw holding it in. I used pliers to loosen the screw from the underside because there's not enough room to get leverage with a stubby screwdriver. Remove and replace the thermostat and hook up the wires. Reinstall the drum and belt. I laid the dryer on its back to make it easier to reinstall the drum. Set the dryer back up to reinstall the belt on the motor and idler pulley. I set a block under the front of the dryer to put it up at an angle to make it easier to get my hand in under the drum to deal with the belt. Reinstall the front making sure to reconnect the door switch and light wires. Finally, reinstall the top and you're done. I found a good youtube video which showed all these steps. I don't recall the url but, with a little bit of searching, I'm sure you can find it.
Unplug dryer from 220 outlet. Open dryer door and remove screws in each upper corner of dryer opening to remove top of dryer. Remove screws in upper front corners on right and left to remove the front of dryer. Be careful of wires at lower.left behind front of dryer. Mark these or take a picture. Remove these wires and lift away front of dryer. Gently spread the right and left sides of dryer to allow dryer drum to be lifted up or removed out of the front. Remove broken belt from bottom of dryer. Lift drum and put new belt on it. Be sure belt fits in dark track old belt made on drum. The belt fits dark grooved side against the drum. Put drum back into dryer. Be sure drum posterior fits in back drum bearing. Lift up drum reaching under to put belt on motor pulley. Be sure to pull over the belt idler pulley and put it.onto belt to tension it. The idler pulley can be locked.over.and released against the belt after putting it on motor pulley. Recommend wearing long sleeve shirt or light jacket to protect arms from sharp edges. I also wore mechanic gloves to protect my hands. Put front of dryerback in place. Put each wire back on its correct connector. Place dryer drum back into place on front of dryer. Place a screw ineach side of dryer front. Lift top of dryer up and place it under 3 connectors at back of top of dryer. Put dryer top down flat and replace screws inside dryer to attach top. Plug 220 connector into outlet.
My advice is to watch the instruction video from this site that arrives in the email telling you that your part is shipped. Also if the belt is worn make sure to buy the FOUR bearing slides because they will be paper thin & worn. They cost almost $9.00 each and you need to replace all four but it is worth it! The total cost including shipping for these parts and to do this repair myself was less than $70.
New shaft, belt and housing. Installation was going fine until went to install belt and IT was way to short .THANKS
I watch a video of the repair on this site & it was very helpful with out it I had no idea what to do it was fast and easy to install thanks for your help you guys are great!
I ordered the part and then watched the online installation video, which was REALLY helpful. The tech said and showed removing the top and then the front, get the new belt in position around the drum, plenty easy. He then put one arm in over the motor to manipulate the idler pulley and the other arm to guide the belt. I couldn't get my forearms in the available space, so I removed screws where the control panel meets the sides at the top-rear, and the screws that secure the sides at the bottom-front, all so I could move the sides further apart so I could get my arms in. My right hand/arm basically held the drum up so my left fingers could get the belt in place at the motor sheave and then move the spring-loaded idler pulley and arm to capture the belt. After getting the belt on, putting the machine back together, the 6 screws and the wires to the switch on the front panel took 5 minutes, so the whole job took me a tad over an hour.
After taking top and front of dryer off I fed the belt around drum and then looped belt around the pulley. I watched the installation video on the website which was helpful but keep in mind you are looking at a mirror image so you have to feel your way to determine which way the belt goes on
Look at the video you sent me .and did the same thing on vedio it was easy to do thanks a lot
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