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We have a maytag dryer, we just replaced the drive pulley on the motor and the drive belt we tested it and it ran fine, we put a load on it and the drum doesnt turn what could be the cause

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    Rob Eldred Jul 22, 2019

    Unless the brake assembly is on the tighter pulley there is no brake on the drum it has two wheels on the back and two plastic pads to guide the drum on the front.

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The most likely cause is a lack of tension on the belt.?

I'm not familiar with this particular model so here's a few diagnostic pointers;
It may be that there's a spring-loaded belt tensioner that you've not properly reattatched.?

I could be that there's a (or a couple) of tension-adjustment bolts, around the drive-motor, which can move the motor a little, to take up the belt tension.?

It could also be that the new drive-belt is NOT the correct one for the job.?
If there is no tensioner or adjuster, then the belt will be a 'stretch' type, which is a tiny bit undersized & needs to be gently levered into place on the motor & drum pulleys.?

The old belt should have a part number on the webbing on the outside of it.
Make sure that the new belt has exactly the same part number on it.?

Posted on Aug 06, 2019

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Sounds like a sticky brake assy. This type of brake is very tricky and should be checked be a service technician

It's possible to do it yourself but not recommended because of the 200 lb. pressure spring. Hope the diagram will help.

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SOURCE: How do you replace the drum belt on a Maytag DE610 dryer ?

OK, this one's a few years old. First, of course, disconnect power to the machine. Second, remove the two phillips head screws, one at L and one at R near the bottom corners of the front panel. Third, pull the bottom of the front panel toward you and unhook it from the dryer's top. Swing it to the side. You do not have to disconnect the wires to the door switch. Fourth, remove the four 5/16 hex head screws holding the drum supports and set it aside. Fifth, put belt around the drum. The smooth side of the belt touches the drum. Sixth, belt goes to the motor drive pulley and then around the belt tensioning idler pulley. Seventh, put the drum support part back on and turn the drum by hand to make sure the belt tracks OK and has no twists in it. Eighth, finish reassembly and test. Note: genuine Maytag belts usually have installation instructions on the back of the package, with a couple diagrams.

Posted on Sep 17, 2008

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SOURCE: Motor runs but the drive drum that hold the sanding belt does not turn.

Instead of removing the drum, remove the belt and the cover over the gearbox. The gearbox cover is normaly fixed in place by screws around the drive pulley. There may be a couple of screws under the pulley, if so they can be accessed via holes in the pulley wheel itself. Check for worn or stripped gears. These gears can be replaced if need be, but if this is the case make sure you remove and clean out all the grease first and replace that aswell as it may contain bits of teeth that have come off the faulty gear. As far as I know belt sander drive rollers can not be removed without removing the drive inside the gearbox first.

Posted on Nov 01, 2008

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SOURCE: Maytag DE303 dryer installing the drum belt

No don't lube the idler pulley replace it. There are videos at www.appliancehelponline.com/servicemanual.html that can walk you thru the disassembly and also on replacing the belt. You can also enter in your model # for diagrams and illustrations.

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