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Offline phlip2red

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Need help on belt replacement for Maytag dryer
« on: May 30, 2008, 06:59:28 PM »

I've got a Maytag electric dryer, model # LDE4914ACE. The belt is shot and I'm trying to replace. I can get the front and top off, but need help on what to do to get the new belt on. I don't want to disassemble something unnecessarily. Thanks in advance to all.

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Re: Need help on belt replacement for Maytag dryer
« Reply #1 on: May 30, 2008, 07:24:58 PM »
Hi,

You will need to remove the tumbler front next.

The pdf attachment will explain more.


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Re: Need help on belt replacement for Maytag dryer
« Reply #2 on: May 30, 2008, 08:08:46 PM »
Start by popping the top and removing the front. Get the drum out and oil the rollers.
« Last Edit: May 30, 2008, 08:10:20 PM by JWWebster »
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Re: Need help on belt replacement for Maytag dryer
« Reply #3 on: May 31, 2008, 06:35:01 AM »
The LDE models do not have a pop-open top. You must remove the front panel first by taking out 2 screws near the bottom.


Then, remove the front panel:


With the front panel removed, the next step is to remove the drum cover itself. If you want to replace the belt, blower, or motor, this is the next move:



One further tip regarding the LDE series....the new belt must go on with the flat side to the drum, not the ribbed side as on  other dryers.
« Last Edit: May 31, 2008, 06:41:57 AM by Repair-man »
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Re: Need help on belt replacement for Maytag dryer
« Reply #4 on: May 31, 2008, 07:34:15 AM »
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Re: Need help on belt replacement for Maytag dryer
« Reply #5 on: May 31, 2008, 11:35:10 AM »
With the responses I rec'd, I was able to take the dryer apart and reassemble very easily. The written instructions and pics were fantastic. While apart, it did give me a chance to clean the unit thoroughly and lubricate the bearings on the rollers. When I started it up, it was nice and quiet and running smoothly. Thank you so much to one and all.

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Re: Need help on belt replacement for Maytag dryer
« Reply #6 on: May 31, 2008, 11:40:09 AM »
Glad to hear you got it repaired.

Thanks for the update.