How to Replace the Belt on a Frigidaire Dryer

Occasionally, the belt on a Frigidaire dryer will need to be replaced because of wear and tear on the material. Because the belt is in constant movement during operation of the dryer, it can get worn out or even break. You can replace the belt yourself in less than an hour and save the expense and time of calling a repairman.

Step 1

Unplug the electrical cord of the Frigidaire dryer from the electrical outlet.

Step 2

Lift the top off the dryer base by sliding a putty knife between the top and the cabinet on both sides near the front and pulling up to dislodge the plastic clips holding the lid in place.

Step 3

Flip the lid back so it is resting against the wall and locate the screws on the inside top of the front panel in the cabinet, unfastening the screws with a screwdriver.

Step 4

Remove the front panel from the dryer by pulling it up and away from the cabinet, unfastening the electrical wiring connector by hand from the back of the front panel.

Step 5

Locate the inspection plate on the left-hand side near the back and remove the screws with a screwdriver to access behind the plate. Remove the inspection plate and notice how the belt is wound around the idler and motor pulleys.

Step 6

Loosen the bolt on the idler pulley with a socket wrench to remove the belt from the motor pulley. Moving to the front of the dryer, lift up on the drum and take the belt off the drum.

Step 7

Lift the drum up enough to slide the new dryer belt underneath and around the drum, fitting the belt in the slot in the center of the drum and placing the rest of the belt near the motor.

Step 8

Thread the new belt from the inspection plate opening around the motor and idler pulleys, tightening the idler pulley bolt with a socket wrench.

Step 9

Place the inspection plate back on the side of the dryer and attach it with the screws. Place the front panel back on the dryer cabinet, sliding it over the lower clips and securing it with screws on the inside of the cabinet at the top.

Step 10

Lower the top of the dryer back over the cabinet and press down, securing the lid to the plastic clips.

Step 11

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