How to Install a GE Front-Load Dryer Belt
Front-loading dryers manufactured by GE come in both gas and electric models. Each model is equipped with a distinct set of features and dry cycles. The drum inside every GE front-loading dryer is connected to a belt that is powered by the motor. A broken belt cannot grip the drum properly, preventing the drum from rotating. Install a new belt in place of the broken belt to keep your GE front-load dryer operating properly.
Turn the GE dryer off. Unplug the power cord.
Open the door in the front of the dryer. Remove the screws along the top of the door frame.
Lift the top panel up. Set the panel against the wall behind the dryer.
Remove the two screws connecting the top of the front panel to the GE dryer cabinet.
Unplug the wire harness that connects the front panel to the door switch. Lift the front panel off and set aside.
Push the idler pulley down and to the right. The idler pulley is under the left side of the drum.
Lift the belt off the pulleys. Slide the belt off the drum.
Position the new belt along the belt groove around the drum. Hook the other end around the pulleys.
Move the idler pulley back to its original position to tighten the belt.
Replace the front panel. Connect the door switch harness. Install the two screws holding the front panel in place.
Lower the top panel onto the dryer cabinet. Install the screws inside the door frame. Plug the dryer back in.
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