How to Replace Belt on a Hotpoint Aquarius Reversible Tumble Dryer

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Reversible tumble dryers in the Aquarius appliance line by Hotpoint have doors with a reversible open direction. A motor and pulley system inside each dryer powers the rotation of the tumbler drum. A broken, stretched or defective belt prevents the drum from tumbling properly. Replace the belt with a new belt to keep the dryer running properly.

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Things you need

  • Phillips screwdriver

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  1. 1

    Unplug the power cord before opening the Aquarius reversible dryer.

  2. 2

    Open the door in the front of the dryer. Remove the screws on the bottom of the top panel from inside the dryer.

  3. 3

    Lift the top panel to detach it from the dryer cabinet. Set the top panel against the wall behind the Hotpoint dryer.

  4. 4

    Lift the front panel away from the dryer base to detach it. Set the front panel to the side of the dryer.

  5. 5

    Pull the idler pulley arm toward the front of the Hotpoint Aquarius dryer cabinet to loosen the belt. Remove the old belt from the drum and pulleys.

  6. 6

    Fit the new belt along the groove around the drum. Loop the other end around the pulleys.

  7. 7

    Replace the front panel onto the dryer cabinet.

  8. 8

    Lower the top panel. Replace the screws securing the top panel to the Hotpoint dryer cabinet.

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