How to Replace the Belt on a Samsung Dryer

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Always unplug the electrical cord of the Samsung dryer from the power source before attempting to change the belt.

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Replacing the belt on a Samsung dryer is a job you can accomplish in less than an hour. Samsung dryers are part of the GE/ Maytag line of appliances and share many of the same mechanical designs and systems. Occasionally, the belt wears out or breaks from the constant movement while the dryer is operating. You can replace the belt yourself and save the time and expense of calling a professional to fix the dryer for you.


Step 1

Unplug the electrical cord of the Samsung dryer from the electrical outlet before attempting to replace the belt.

Step 2

Locate the screws on the bottom of the front panel, and remove them with a screwdriver.

Step 3

Pull the front panel up, dislodging it from the clips on the top of the panel and place the panel out of the way.

Step 4

Remove the shroud cover that is below the dryer drum, unfastening the screws with a screwdriver and locating the motor and idler arm at the base of the dryer cabinet.


Step 5

Push the idler arm forward by hand to relieve the tension on the belt, and remove the belt from the motor and idler arm pulleys as well as from around the dryer drum.

Step 6

Place the new belt around the drum, and move the idler arm forward to give enough slack to loop the belt over the motor pulley and around the idler arm pulley, letting the idler arm move back to add tension to the belt.

Step 7

Reattach the shroud cover to the dryer with screws and place the front panel in position, sliding the top of the panel over the clips and securing the bottom with screws.

Step 8

Plug the electrical cord of the Samsung dryer into the electrical outlet.


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Carl Pruit

Carl Pruit has been a freelance writer since 2005, specializing in service journalism and travel. His work has appeared on various websites. Born and raised in California, Pruit attended Contra Costa Community College in San Pablo, Calif. and received an associate degree in the administration of justice.