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Offline mookie3333

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Re: Old Maytag Dryer Sensor Dry Not Working Anymore (LDG7314AAE)
« Reply #30 on: October 31, 2016, 09:59:44 AM »
There is a groove on the outside of the drum. If the belt is in there pull it forward about an inch.



ha- the belt is definitely in the groove.  I saw this, and noticed it was weird that the old belt was OUT of the groove, but thought to myself, why the hell would there be a groove, if the belt isn't supposed to ride in it??  Well, what is the point of the groove?? This might be the problem. That extra circumference will give it more tension.  Will report back after I try it tonight. thanks guys.

CAN I do this without taking the whole drum out again?? For some reason, I feel that if I take the belt totally out, it won't be as easy to put back together as it was the first time.  I feel like I got lucky that time. Thanks guys.
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Re: Old Maytag Dryer Sensor Dry Not Working Anymore (LDG7314AAE)
« Reply #31 on: October 31, 2016, 10:59:26 AM »
214354  Take front panel off again and you can take the Two 7/16 bolts out and the top will lift up and just pull the belt back and turn the drum in the same direction as it tumbles. Those bolts are in the front of the dryer after you take the front panel off. Look up and one will be on the upper left and one on the right side.

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Re: Old Maytag Dryer Sensor Dry Not Working Anymore (LDG7314AAE)
« Reply #32 on: October 31, 2016, 11:18:13 AM »
214354  Take front panel off again and you can take the Two 7/16 bolts out and the top will lift up and just pull the belt back and turn the drum in the same direction as it tumbles. Those bolts are in the front of the dryer after you take the front panel off. Look up and one will be on the upper left and one on the right side.

Great- Thanks much! 

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Re: Old Maytag Dryer Sensor Dry Not Working Anymore (LDG7314AAE)
« Reply #33 on: October 31, 2016, 11:30:07 AM »
Update:  That is a 3/8 screw  Also i am known to get my wife birthday wrong to. ::)

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Re: Old Maytag Dryer Sensor Dry Not Working Anymore (LDG7314AAE)
« Reply #34 on: October 31, 2016, 06:30:27 PM »
Update:  That is a 3/8 screw  Also i am known to get my wife birthday wrong to. ::)

LOL - you know your stuff huh!  Wife's birthday is most important...  bolts, you can guess and switch... birthday, not so much!

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Re: Old Maytag Dryer Sensor Dry Not Working Anymore (LDG7314AAE)
« Reply #35 on: November 01, 2016, 08:22:36 AM »
The grooves in the drum are not related to the belt position . They are in the drum to stiffen it structurally  and the belt does not run in the groove. Some old Maytag units run the belt with the ribs of the belt against the surface of the drum and other ones run the flat side against the drum surface. This depends on the orientation of the idler roller. Always keep in mind that the ribs of the belt must wrap around the motor pulley. Also some cheaper belts are 4 rib as compared to the original which is probably a 5 rib type. Been there done that ! The spring that holds tension on the belt is non adjustable and is adequate unless it is stretched  a lot which is not likely.  I have found that some dryers that use a 1/4 HP motor dont have enough starting torque to start the drum turning with a load of wet clothes as compared to others that use a 1/3 HP motor. I have found a lot of Amana  dryer motors with this problem . I have worked on about 300 dryers over the last few years and if the belt is in decent shape it will start and turn the drum OK if it is installed properly.

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Re: Old Maytag Dryer Sensor Dry Not Working Anymore (LDG7314AAE)
« Reply #36 on: November 07, 2016, 10:15:39 AM »
Finally got a chance to adjust the belt over the weekend.  Really simple. Just removed the 2 screws at the bottom, pulled off the front panel, and was able to reach in on both sides and pull the belt towards me.  Didn't need to remove the top panel.  Boy did that make a difference!  She spins like a charm now.  You guys are great - Especially Bailey, who recognized that I may have put the belt in the groove.  I totally forgot I even did that.... thanks again!

 

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