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Offline ticobh2000

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Belt replacement
« on: April 23, 2009, 11:28:09 PM »
MY wife said the dryer was funny today and I found the broken belt after removing the lower back plate. How can I replace the belt? I wanted to check with someone with experience before removing to may screws for places I wouldn't have to! Thanks for any help.

Model LDE8704ACE

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Re: Belt replacement
« Reply #1 on: April 23, 2009, 11:52:53 PM »
Here is the service manual for your dryer. See if that helps.

LDE8704ACE Maytag Dryer Service Manual 188 pages, 9.66MB

If you still need more help let us know.

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Re: Belt replacement
« Reply #2 on: April 23, 2009, 11:58:00 PM »
Belt Factory Part Number:312959
Substitution:Y312959

You will need to remove the front of the dryer to replace the belt.

Like Al said, let us know if you have any questions after looking at the manual.


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Re: Belt replacement
« Reply #3 on: April 24, 2009, 12:00:38 AM »
I see this belt is also listed in the "Common Appliance Parts" board at this URL.

http://appliancejunk.com/forums/index.php?topic=3640.0

I know it's a common part on my service truck. :)

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Re: Belt replacement
« Reply #4 on: April 24, 2009, 11:31:11 AM »
Start here by removing bottom screws
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Re: Belt replacement
« Reply #5 on: April 24, 2009, 11:32:43 AM »
Then you get the glide and filter assembly off and remove that drum. Oil them wheels and idler and clean out the lint.
The you must replace the belt slick side down to the tub.
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