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Offline Trav

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Broken Belt Whirlpool Dryer Question
« on: March 11, 2009, 10:07:07 AM »

Good morning,

Mid-cycle this morning during a dryer load in my Whirlpool Electric Dryer I heard a sound which sounded like someone opened the dryer door.  After that, it wouldn't start up again, so I took the top off of the machine and saw a broken belt.

I rotated the drum and the thing fell in the inside where I dug it out after I got the front of the machine off.

In any case, I now need to order the part.  Before I do, however, I see in the parts diagram that there is a broken belt switch wire and want to make sure that doesn't need ordering and replacing at the same time that one replaces the belt.  Not sure if that is a package kind of deal.

Thanks in advance for your time and assistance.

P.S.  I checked continuity on the thermal fuse and thermostats and they show resistance so I am not planning on changing those unless they have some kind of relay that craps out if one has a broken belt.


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Re: Broken Belt Whirlpool Dryer Question
« Reply #1 on: March 11, 2009, 10:45:13 AM »
When the belt breaks the switch kills the dryer. I have repaired many or these. Never had to mess with the switch. Pretty complicated dryer. Oil all your rollers and your idler with high temp zoomoil. ($2 at ace)
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