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Manufacturer #: WPY312959 /
Manufactured by: Whirlpool /
Fix #: FIX11757542
Manufacturer #: WPY312959 |
Manufactured by: Whirlpool |
Fix #: FIX11757542
Disconnected power supply, removed front panel, removed tub support bracket, removed electrical lines from light and door switch( to have better access to install front guide kit), removed belt, removed drum, removed old rollers, installed new rollers and rest of installation was in reverse order of taking machine apart. In order to install the front guide kit(which I've never done before), I had to watch the installation instructions via you-tube. This was a tremendous aide as the instructions were simple and very adequate.
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Step 1: Disconnected from electrical sourceStep 2: Removed front panelStep 3: Disconnected wires from front panelStep 4: Installed per instructions sent with beltStep 5: Verify that the belt is flat side down and lines up with track marks from the previous beltStep 6: Rotate drum clockwise ( approx. 5x) to ensure proper seating of belt in pulley and motor pulleyStep 7: Reassemble dryer components Step 8: Plug in
As per instructions received with the replacement belt: Removed front panel by unscrewing two screws, removed tumbler front (two screws each side), placed new belt on tumbler where the old belt had been, removed plate to access motor pulley and idler pulley and installed new belt according to diagram provided with instructions. Had trouble getting the two retaining clips at top of from panel back in place. Dryer is functioning very well now.
Repair video is excellent and a major factor is choosing this supplier. The only thing I did differently was thread belt around tensioner wheel through rear inspection port. This is not a difficult job and seeing the entire procedure in a detailed video is like having experience.
Followed the Video Directions from website. All went as planed. The dryer is running like new now.
The gas heater would come on for 13 sec. and then go off for a few minutes. The most common cause for this problem was cited as the cycling thermostat. My local parts place did not have this part, and they told me they thought the high limit thermostat was the problem. I bought one and it did not help. I bought a cycling thermostat from this site because all the fiche diagrams I could find anywhere said that my dryer had one at the back. I took my dryer completely apart (my dryer does not have a removable back) to find that it does not have a cycling thermostat anywhere. I bought the only other possible bad part and replaced the multi- temperature gas thermostat. Dryer works great now, it dries a whole load of laundry in slightly more time than my old washer takes to wash a load. With the dryer apart, I took the opportunity to replace the ancient belt. The whole job was difficult because I didn't need to take the dryer apart. If I could have found a fiche for my exact dryer and known that it did not have a cycling thermo, it would have been an easy job.
1. Take off rear lower access panel, if you're lucky to have one. 2. Take off front panel with two screws on the bottom and lift it out. 3. Disconnect the two wires for the door switch. 4. Remove the four screws holding the tumbler support to the frame and set aside. 5. Remove the broken belt. 6. Put the new belt smooth side down around the tumbler. You'll have to lift up the bottom of the tumbler to get it past the bottom roller. 7. Push the belt back but not into the groove at the back end of the tumbler. 8. Put the belt around the motor and idler pulleys at the back rear access panel of the dryer as pictured in the instructions. 9. Make sure the belt isn't twisted and rotate the drum clockwise a few times to get it seated on the tumbler drum. 10. Put the front pieces back together. 11. Start it up and watch it from the rear access panel to make sure the belt is on correctly. 12. Put the rear access panel back on. 13. Congratulate yourself that you did it and saved a ton of bucks calling in a repairman !
Unplug dryer!! Remove two screws, pop front face off. Took picture of wires connecting dryer front. Disconnect two wires, set door aside. Removed four screws and removed front piece that holds drum in place. (Cleaned all the lint out while it was off.) Checked where the belt location was on drum, (should have taken a pic). Carefully removed drum. Removed both rollers and put new ones on. I did not replace the belt at this time, it was still in good shape. Replace drum, be sure the belt is in correct place. It will not work if it is in wrong area of drum. Replace everything, be careful to not lose a screw!
When I removed the drum drive I realized the belt was broken. I had never done anything like a belt replacement before. The order process was excellent. The actual belt replacement was fairly straight forward and the directions were OK (not great, just OK). After I replaced the belt, there was a high-pitched noise, which did not exist before. It sounded like a friction noise. I found a web site on YouTube (theapplianceman). It was excellent. He had an excellent video that showed that the belt was not seated properly on the drum, and that therefore, the belt was rubbing against itself on the pulley. I thought it should ride in the groove; theapplianceman's video showed that the belt rode an inch or so off of the groove. By moving the belt off of the groove, it stretched the belt away from the pulley housing. His videos were very clear and saved me a dryer repair person's house call. The repair took several hours, but I am inexperienced at this sort of thing.
Followed the directions to the letter that came with the kit and i was done in less than 3 minutes.
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