Whirlpool/Kenmore Electric Dryer Won't Spin? #341241

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This video provides step-by-step repair instructions for replacing the belt on a Whirlpool dryer. The most common reasons for replacing the belt are when the dryer makes noise, won’t start, or drum won’t turn or not spinning.

All of the information for this heating element replacement video is applicable to the following brands: Kenmore, Whirlpool, KitchenAid, Roper, Norge, Magic Chef, Maytag, Crosley, Montgomery Wards, Estate

Tools needed: hex socket, flat head screwdriver, Phillips head screwdriver, putty knife

RepairClinic has millions of replacement parts for appliances, lawn equipment, power tools, and heating & cooling equipment including washers, dryers, dishwashers, refrigerators, lawn mowers, snowblowers, furnaces, and air conditioners. Our customer care team is available to help by phone or live chat, seven days a week: 1-800-269-2609. We guarantee the fastest shipping possible—all in-stock parts ship the same business day. Return any part for any reason with our generous 365-day return policy.

In addition to providing replacement parts, RepairClinic.com offers free online troubleshooting information and DIY repair videos. Use our website to choose from a series of problems to discover the likely causes and the correct replacement part(s) for your particular model. Once you’ve determined the solution, our expertly-produced video tutorials will guide you through every step of the repair.

At RepairClinic, we make fixing things easy!

Step By Step Instructions

1
As with any repair, be sure you’ve unplugged the appliance before beginning.
2
Your first step is to pull out the lint screen and remove the two screws near the opening.
3
Next, insert a putty knife under the front of the main top to release the two spring clips and rotate the top up.
4
Disconnect the door switch wires and remove the top front panel screws.
5
Now, lift the panel up and out.
6
If your model has two front panels
7
Use a flathead screwdriver to release the clips above the lower panel to remove it.
8
Now, loosen the two screws at the bottom of the upper panel and lift the panel off.
9
If still intact, remove the old dryer belt by depressing the pulley to release the tension and unthreading the belt from the pulley and motor shaft.
10
Install the new dryer belt
11
By placing it ribbed-side down along the outside of the drum and looping it around the tension pulley and motor shaft in a “zig-zag” formation.
12
Rotate the drum to help align the belt.
13
You’re now ready to reinstall the front panel or panels.
14
If your model has a solid front panel, align the slots in the panel with the two retainer clips.
15
Line up the drum with the seal on the front panel and press the panel down until it locks into position.
16
If your model has two panels, align the slots in the upper panel with the screws while lining up the drum.
17
Tighten the screws and replace the lower panel by snapping it into position.
18
Now, reinstall the two screws on top and reconnect the door switch wires.
19
Rotate the main top back into place and press down on the front to secure the spring clips.
20
Install the two screws at the lint screen opening replace the lint screen and plug the appliance back in to make sure it’s functioning properly.
Description
This video provides step-by-step repair instructions for replacing the belt on a Whirlpool dryer. The most common reasons for replacing the belt are when the dryer makes noise, won’t start, or drum won’t turn or not spinning.

All of the information for this heating element replacement video is applicable to the following brands: Kenmore, Whirlpool, KitchenAid, Roper, Norge, Magic Chef, Maytag, Crosley, Montgomery Wards, Estate

Tools needed: hex socket, flat head screwdriver, Phillips head screwdriver, putty knife

RepairClinic has millions of replacement parts for appliances, lawn equipment, power tools, and heating & cooling equipment including washers, dryers, dishwashers, refrigerators, lawn mowers, snowblowers, furnaces, and air conditioners. Our customer care team is available to help by phone or live chat, seven days a week: 1-800-269-2609. We guarantee the fastest shipping possible—all in-stock parts ship the same business day. Return any part for any reason with our generous 365-day return policy.

In addition to providing replacement parts, RepairClinic.com offers free online troubleshooting information and DIY repair videos. Use our website to choose from a series of problems to discover the likely causes and the correct replacement part(s) for your particular model. Once you’ve determined the solution, our expertly-produced video tutorials will guide you through every step of the repair.

At RepairClinic, we make fixing things easy!
Step-By-Step Instructions
1
As with any repair, be sure you’ve unplugged the appliance before beginning.
2
Your first step is to pull out the lint screen and remove the two screws near the opening.
3
Next, insert a putty knife under the front of the main top to release the two spring clips and rotate the top up.
4
Disconnect the door switch wires and remove the top front panel screws.
5
Now, lift the panel up and out.
6
If your model has two front panels
7
Use a flathead screwdriver to release the clips above the lower panel to remove it.
8
Now, loosen the two screws at the bottom of the upper panel and lift the panel off.
9
If still intact, remove the old dryer belt by depressing the pulley to release the tension and unthreading the belt from the pulley and motor shaft.
10
Install the new dryer belt
11
By placing it ribbed-side down along the outside of the drum and looping it around the tension pulley and motor shaft in a “zig-zag” formation.
12
Rotate the drum to help align the belt.
13
You’re now ready to reinstall the front panel or panels.
14
If your model has a solid front panel, align the slots in the panel with the two retainer clips.
15
Line up the drum with the seal on the front panel and press the panel down until it locks into position.
16
If your model has two panels, align the slots in the upper panel with the screws while lining up the drum.
17
Tighten the screws and replace the lower panel by snapping it into position.
18
Now, reinstall the two screws on top and reconnect the door switch wires.
19
Rotate the main top back into place and press down on the front to secure the spring clips.
20
Install the two screws at the lint screen opening replace the lint screen and plug the appliance back in to make sure it’s functioning properly.

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