How to replace a tumble dryer belt, Whirlpool, Bauknecht, Bosch, Ignis, Maytag & Proline

by / Friday, 07 March 2014 / Published in Belts, Repair Guides, Tumble Dryers

How to replace a tumble dryer belt, Whirlpool, Bauknecht, Bosch, Ignis, Maytag & Proline


This video will show you how to replace and change the belt on your tumble dryer for models listed below.

We are replacing this belt 1965H6 with a 1965H7 this means it has got one extra rib on the belt which gives it more strength. In most cases the tumble dryer belt is snapped or burned through you will normally find the old belt at the bottom of the appliance.

It is very important to Aligning the belt on the jockey wheels and drum after fitting see video on this.




Tumble Dryer Belts wear out for a couple of reasons:

  • The tumble dryer has been overloaded to the point where the drum cannot turn so the belt slips or stops moving and the motor pulley continues to spin burning its way through the drive belt.
  •  A tumble dryer can be overloaded by putting too much laundry in it or, by putting laundry that is too heavy into it, both have the same effect, they stop the drum from moving.
  • Other possible reason for this are, a jockey pulley or tensioning wheel that’s faulty or the motor shaft itself.

The first thing you will notice if your tumble dryer belt has snapped, is the dryer is making a motor noise but the drum is not turning or the dryer is not drying. If the drum in your dryer is no longer rotating the chances are that your drum-belt may have snapped, you end up with a warm, damp pile of clothes! take the lid of the appliance to check this. If the tumble dryer belt has snapped then follow this tumble dryer repair guide and watch the video tutorial.


  • Safety first! Unplug the machine from the wall-socket and make sure the machine is cool.
  • Remove the top cover of the machine by undoing the 2 screws at the back of the top panel.
  • You should now be able to see if the belt is broken or not.


Now follow the steps in the video to replace the belt all the models are listed below which this video is good for.

The trick to fitting the belt is to hold the belt with the tube that i show you in the video with your left hand as shown, and with your other hand, push the drum clockwise until you can get the belt to loop over the motor shaft pulley.

Once this is in place, the hard work is over. Rotate the drum slowly by hand to make sure the belt is able to travel unhindered and line up on the pulley wheel correctly. Now is your chance to hoover [vacuum] out the machine! Reconnect the panels and test machine







2 Responses to “How to replace a tumble dryer belt, Whirlpool, Bauknecht, Bosch, Ignis, Maytag & Proline”

  1. Adrian Shannon says : Reply

    Thanks a million, replaced the belt and jockey springs with your tutorial on my whirlpool

  2. Tony Davies says : Reply

    Many thanks for the video which helped a great deal. I have a Whirlpool AWZ8812, which is identical externally to the one shown in the video, but has the following differences:
    1) the back support plate also has 3 screws securing it to the plastic housing behind. These need removing.
    2) the condensed water reservoir sit at the upper right of the machine (when looking from the back). The machine’s back support plate can be removed and refitted by disconnecting the hoses and very carefully lifting the end of the reservoir.
    3) the jockey wheels and the motor spline are behind a plastic cowl (3 screws), ‘blower wheel’ (pulls off) and a further cowl.
    4) the belt for this model is 1936 H6.

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