How to Replace a Dryer Belt for the Whirlpool Imperial Series

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Whirlpool Imperial dryers come in both gas and electric styles. They are front-loading automatic dryers designed for everyday residential use. The drum inside the dryer is controlled by a belt connected to a motor-powered pulley system. A broken belt prevents the drum from rotating during the dry cycle. Install a new drum belt in place of the broken or worn one to keep the Whirlpool Imperial dryer working effectively.

Things You'll Need

  • Phillips screwdriver
  • Putty knife
  • Unplug the power cord before servicing the dryer. Lift the lint filter out of its compartment on the top of the dryer. Remove the two screws next to the filter compartment.

  • Slide the blade of the putty knife into the gap between the front and top panels. Press the putty knife into the spring clips located about 2 inches from each end.

  • Lift the top panel up and back to rest on the wall behind the Whirlpool Imperial dryer.

  • Remove the screws along the top of the front panel. Lift the front panel straight up to dislodge it from the base. Set the front panel aside.

  • Move the idler arm toward the front of the dyer to loosen the belt. Slide the old belt off of the drum and pulleys.

  • Position the new belt around the drum and pulleys. Move the idler arm toward the drum until the belt is tight.

  • Reposition the front panel. Install the two screws along the top of the front panel.

  • Lower the top panel back into its former position. Press down on the panel to lock the internal clips. Replace the two screws next to the filter compartment.

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References

  • "Troubleshooting and Repairing Major Appliances"; Eric Kleinert; 2007
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