WPW10112954 – Replacing Your Maytag Dryer’s Drive Belt AP6015116

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I’m going to be explaining you how to replace your dryer‘s drive belt the reason why you might have to do this is because the drum won’t turn when it’s running for this repair we’ll be using a 1/4 inch nut driver a phillips head screwdriver and a pair of needle nose pliers WARNING before doing any repairs please disconnect your power source so this is the dryer that we’ll be using it’s a Maytag Maxima X keep in mind yours might be different than what we have here but the same technique should still apply the first thing you want to do is make sure you turn your gas off so what we have to do now is turn our dryer around and now we’ll be removing these two screws here holding our top on and once you remove those two screws you can pull back on the top panel and then lift up and remove it so here’s our control board in order to get that out we’ll need to unplug all of these wires keep in mind some of these have tabs that will need to be pushed on the sides to release them so now we’re going to remove the bracket with the control board on it so we’ll have to remove these two screws here now that those screws are out just lift up on the bracket and remove this side first then we’ll twist it so we can get this anchor clip out now that we have that clip out of the way we can take out the whole bracket now we’re going to want to unplug these wires here that go through our dryness sensor and we’ll take out the lint filter now we have two screws in here that we have to undo so you’ll see right here that poking out of this hole there’s a screw still screwed in and right here’s where you just unscrewed the screw so now we’ll go unscrew the one that’s still screwed in next thing we need to do is remove this screw right here and once we get that screw out we can pull straight up and remove this entire filter assembly piece keep in mind that if you didn’t get the screws out when you were originally unscrewing them from the inside but they’ll still be in those holes so take care not to turn this upside down to not lose those screws now we’re going to be removing this metal plate right here though to get it off I have to remove two screws on each side and once you remove that second screw that housing should come right off next thing we need to do is remove this entire front part still so we have to remove the screws up here and we have to remove a bunch of screws right here from this front bulkhead so we’re going to start up top first and once you get those screws out you can pop this front panel right off you’re just going to want to lift up and it should come right out Now that we have those screws all out you’ll see there’s a couple of tabs right here that stick out that the bulkhead rests on so you should be able to lift it up and once they’re over those tabs just kind of lift up on the drum as well cause you’ll have the wheel on the other side that you’ll have to get out so now I have to reach in back here and I have to get the drum belt off the pulley we’re going to have to push up on the lever to release the tension reach in with our other hand and now we can just take that right off and now with the belt off I should be able to lift up on the drum and I’ll carefully remove the whole piece and just be careful when you’re taking this out that you don’t get the drum belt caught on anything now you can grab your new OEM replacement drum belt if you don’t have on already you can find one on our online store so now we have to put this belt onto the drum so we’re going to do that and we’re going to make sure that the black ridge side is facing the drum you can actually see on the drum from the last belt all the little marks from that ridge side and you’re going to put it where the other belt was when we get it on there it’ll get into place on it’s own slide the drum in and we’re going to set it right on top of the back roller wheels and just like that now to put the drum back on we’re going to take the belt we’re going to go on the other side of the wheel here just like this and we’re going to lift it up keeping this all together and then loop the belt around the shaft here make sure everything’s on straight and then everything should be able to spin freely now just like that now it’s a little bit more than a pull rotation and you see that the drive belt is about where it was before and you’ll also see your fan wheel spinning down there so now we need to put the front bulkhead back on and in order to do that lift up the drum a little bit so we can get these roller wheels underneath the drum and in there proper positions and then once you have that in there you can lock the bulkhead in place with those little tabs and then we can screw it all in now we’ll put the top panel back on so what I’m going to do is there’s a tab right here and it has to go in this little slot and that’s going to be on both sides so just line it up slide it down in same thing on this side line it up slide it down in there and then we’ll screw it all in now when we put this back on we’re going to need to make sure that this slot right here goes into that tab and then everything else should line up nicely for you and now we’re going to put this lint filter assembly inside you’re going to make sure that this cord goes out so we can plug it in there so now we’re going to line up this assembly on the bottom with that hole right there that goes into the fan blower wheel area now I’m going to plug these together now we’ll screw this middle screw back in here now we’ll be climbing in so we can do this screw next now the other one now I can put the lint filter back in now I’ll be putting the control panel back on put this anchor back into place here push down and that sticks and we’ll screw it down before we plug anything else back in and then once we have that back in we can plug everything in all the wires have just one spot where they can go so it shouldn’t be too difficult now that we have it all plugged in we can put the top back on now if you take a look at one of the sides of the panel it has these slots that go all the way down those slots correspond to each of these tabs here when you put the top panel back on you’re going to want to try and make those slots line up with the tabs and as long as everything lines up the top panel will slide in there nice and easy and the back holes should line up nicely so we can screw it back in and once you have that screwed in nice and tight you can turn it back around and your repair is complete now we can turn our gas back on Finally don’t forget to plug in your appliance if you need to replace any part for your appliances you can find an OEM replacement part on our website Thanks for reading and please don’t forget to like comment and share our article also don’t forget to subscribe to our website your support helps us make more articles just like these for you to read for free

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