Part Location Diagram of WE03X29897 GE Drive Belt
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PartSelect Number PS16542496
Manufacturer Part Number WE03X29897
Manufactured by GE
Product Description

Drive Belt Specifications

This dryer drum drive belt is 89.5" long and has four ribs. This part helps spin the drum during the drying cycle.
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Troubleshooting
This part fixes the following symptoms:
Noisy | Drum Not Spinning | Won’t Start
This part works with the following products:
Dryer, Washer Dryer Combo, Washer, Range.
This part works with the following products:
General Electric, Hotpoint, Whirlpool, Kenmore.
Part# WE03X29897 replaces these:
WE12M0022, WE12M22, WE12M29, WE12M33, WE12X21574
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Dryer making grinding noises
We live in a Condominium, space is tight especially in the Utility room where the washer/dryer are located. Turned dryer breaker off at the electical panel.
Removed the top cover and front assembly w/door and front drum support, right where the unit was located. Had to gain rear access to loosen drum drive belt so undid the dryer vent hose to floor connection through a front acess hole. Moved the unit out to the breakfast nook as well as disconnecting the power cable from the wall socket. Removed the rear access panel covers and unhooked the drive belt. At the front removed the top screws off the lower cross member to allow spreading of the side covers to allow the removal of the drum. Removed drum and found the bearing bushing gone, reduced to powder.
Using the supplied instuction sheet, replaced the rear bearing assembly, replaced the drum after vacumming the whole interior and started the reassembly of the unit using the new belt and moved the unit back into place. Reconnected the power cable and dryer vent then lastly replaced the lint filter and selector knob. Closed the breaker and turned on the machine, no noise!!!
Incidently I am 78 years old. Thanks PartSelect.
Other Parts Used:
Lint Filter - White Frame Selector Knob with Clip Rear Drum Bearing Kit D-Shaped Knob Clip
  • Edwin from Seattle, WA
  • Difficulty Level:
    A Bit Difficult
  • Total Repair Time:
    More than 2 hours
  • Tools:
    Screw drivers, Socket set
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Drum belt broke
Removed the front Dryer panel. Left drum in place and lifted it up slightly to get access to motor drive. Slipped belt in place and put panel back on.
This was a first attempt ever at fixing an appliance and it was no big deal.
Other Parts Used:
  • Adrian from Middletown, MD
  • Difficulty Level:
    A Bit Difficult
  • Total Repair Time:
    30 - 60 mins
  • Tools:
    Screw drivers
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Dryer would squeal when first starting and then gradually became very noisey.
The repair was done as follows:

1. Removed the door
2. Removed the two screws securing the top panel then removed the panel.
3. Removed the two screws securing the front panel then removed the panel.
4. Removed the screws securing the left side panel then removed side panel and the two leveling feet.
5. Tipped dryer over on its back (you will want to protect your floor, the four screws that attach the heater unit protrude through the back).
6. Disengaged the belt tensioner and removed the belt and the drum.
7. Removed the three Torx screws securing the drum bearing to the drum and discarded old bearing.
8. Removed the four screws securing the bearing retainer to the heater unit.
9. Removed the four screws securing the heater unit and two sensor wires.
10. Lifted heater unit just high enough to remove bearing retainer. Discarded bearing retainer.

The new drum bearing kit is supplied with self tapping screws. I installed the screws into the bearing parts to tap the holes and then removed them prior to assembly.

11. Installed new bearing retainer to back of heater unit using the supplied screws. Install the four screws by hand, finger tight.
12. Re-attached heater unit and tighten screws.
13. Re-attached sensor wires.
14. Tightened the four bearing retainer screws.
15. Attached new drum bearing to drum using the three supplied Torx screws. I used tape to hold everything together while installing the screws.
Tightened the Torxscrews.

Next I used a vacuum to remove all the lint from inside the dryer. I also used a small plastic putty knife to remove the caked on lint on the impeller blades.

16. Inserted drum bearing into bearing retainer.
17. Installed drum belt and belt tensioner.
18. Installed left side panel and feet.
19. Replaced the two grey and two white slide bearings on the front panel. They just slip onto a small post and slide into a slot.
20. Installed front panel. (Rotate drum to help with installation)
21. Installed top panel and door

PROBLEM SOLVED!
Other Parts Used:
Light Bulb Rear Drum Bearing Kit Drum Bearing Slide - Green (Sold individually) Drum Bearing Slide - White (Sold individually)
  • Gene from Kutztown, PA
  • Difficulty Level:
    A Bit Difficult
  • Total Repair Time:
    More than 2 hours
  • Tools:
    Screw drivers
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Broken Dryer Belt
I had to take most of the dryer apart because there is no rear access to the motor. It turned out to be easy to dissasembel the dryer. The only problem that I had was that I could not figure out how to route the belt around the motor and the idol pullies. I could not find anywhere that gave instructions on how to properly tension the belt. I finally figured out that the idoler pulley needs to be locked in place on the right side of the engie mount. Then the belt needs to be routed over idoler pulley and under the motor pulley. Finally release the idoler pully from the locked postion to put tension on the belt. It really turned out to be pretty easy.
Other Parts Used:
  • Richard from Ashton, MD
  • Difficulty Level:
    Easy
  • Total Repair Time:
    1- 2 hours
  • Tools:
    Nutdriver, Screw drivers
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Broken belt
Removed the top of dryer two screws behind door at top then removed top two screws top corner lift dryer tub put belt around the tub then looped belt around the pullies.
Other Parts Used:
Light Bulb
  • James from Charleston, MS
  • Difficulty Level:
    Really Easy
  • Total Repair Time:
    15 - 30 mins
  • Tools:
    Screw drivers
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dryer cylinder wouldn't turn
Pryed off the top with a flat head screwdriver and removed the 2 screws holding the front panel to the sides. Then lifted the front panel off of the bottom brackets. Belt fit perfectly and followed the provided instructions to loop it around the motor and pulley. PartSelect got the part to me within a couple of days and the repair was a snap.
Other Parts Used:
  • Christopher from Miami, FL
  • Difficulty Level:
    Easy
  • Total Repair Time:
    15 - 30 mins
  • Tools:
    Screw drivers, Wrench (Adjustable)
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The dryer was making noise.
I removed the two screws that hold the front panel to the top panel. I removed two more screws that hold the front panel to the side panels. I separated the front panel from the side panels and removed the drum.

I could see on the front panel the drum slides were badly worn. One was gone.

The new parts installed easily using no tools at all. Everything snaps in place. The new foam gaskets press and stick to seal the duct work. The felt strip pressed into place.

I replace all the panels in reverse order and plug it in. It operates fine, but the motor is making the noise. I will look into replacing the motor next.
Other Parts Used:
Duct Felt Seal Front Drum Bearing Drum Bearing Slide - Green (Sold individually) Foam Seal Drum Bearing Slide - White (Sold individually)
  • Joe from Eureka, CA
  • Difficulty Level:
    Easy
  • Total Repair Time:
    30 - 60 mins
  • Tools:
    Screw drivers
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making noise
Replaced idler pulley and belt very simple
Other Parts Used:
Idler Pulley Wheel
  • Lissa from Redlands, CA
  • Difficulty Level:
    Really Easy
  • Total Repair Time:
    Less than 15 mins
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Dryer squeeked badly when running.
I've always heard it was a simple job to replace the belt and that would solve the problem. I'd defer to others online when they suggest to replace the rear bearing - they are totally right about that suggestion. My bearing basically fell apart in my hands. Not sure if I needed a belt or not, but it's worth replacing while you are tearing the thing apart. It took way longer to tear apart than to put back together. The parts and prices from PartsSelect were perfect. The parts were received in 4 business days as they said and were perfect replacement parts.
Other Parts Used:
Light Bulb Rear Drum Bearing Kit Door Handle - White
  • Craig from Castle Rock, CO
  • Difficulty Level:
    A Bit Difficult
  • Total Repair Time:
    1- 2 hours
  • Tools:
    Nutdriver, Screw drivers
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noise in drum
i took the front load dryer apart found the parts that were bad ordered the parts which were a snap at partsselect at first i thought it would be tuff to put back together but the site has good pictures i put the dryer back together but had a tuff time with the belt after i watched a video it went right together i found that taking pictures with my cell phone while taking things apart helped a lot when putting it back together all in all im proud of myself i didnt think i could do it but i did and the dryer works great i will be using the site again i used it a few months ago for my washer it it worked great too!!
Other Parts Used:
Top Bearing Complete Duct Trap Assembly Drum Bearing Slide - Green (Sold individually) Drum Bearing Slide - White (Sold individually) Rear Drum Bearing Kit
  • billy from kissimmee, FL
  • Difficulty Level:
    A Bit Difficult
  • Total Repair Time:
    1- 2 hours
  • Tools:
    Nutdriver, Pliers, Screw drivers, Socket set
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Monte
January 21, 2023
is motor supposed to stay running after pressing start button with the belt off
For model number GTDP180EDOWW
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Hi Monte, Thank you for your question. The motor will still run, but the drum will not turn. If you need a new belt, the part number listed for it is PS16542496. If you would like to place an order for it, please call our customer service line and anyone will be happy to assist you. We look forward to hearing from you!

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Steven
May 22, 2023
I have a very bad squeaking noise happening when dryer is running. I’m assuming it needs a new belt. Could it been anything else?
For model number DPSR483EAOWW
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Hello Steven, thank you for getting in touch. Based on our understanding of the issue, we would suggest you replace the drive belt, part number PS16542496, to fix the issue. We hope this helps, good luck with this repair!

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Ariel
July 7, 2023
Im not sure of the model. But the belt is 1/8 in thick and 89 in long it ropp3d so im not sure... but im wondering if the width will fit
For model number GTDP350GMWS
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Hello Ariel, thank you for your question! The overall dimensions of the mentioned belt are: 89-1/2"L x 1/4"W x 1/8"H. We hope this is what you were looking for!

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Dan
April 4, 2024
Dryer shuts down while in the drying cycle.
For model number DBXR463GD2WW
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Hello Dan, thank you for reaching out. Based on our understanding of the issue, we would suggest replacing the timer, part number PS267977, to solve the problem. It controls the electrical components and the duration of the dryer cycles. Glad to be of help!

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Jerri
January 22, 2023
How do you if it is the belt? This just stop after turning it on. Does it need two belts?
For model number GTDP280ED0WW
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Hello Jerri, Thank you for your inquiry. Check the belt for any excessive wear and tear and to see if it came off the pulley. The model number that you have provided only uses one belt. The other causes of this issue could be a faulty drive motor, a faulty belt interlock switch, or a faulty door switch. You can test the parts with a multimeter. If you are unfamiliar with how a multimeter functions, we have videos available to assist you. Good luck with your repair.

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Denise
February 20, 2023
Do you have a belt compatible with the GE dryer model # DHDSR46GG7WW?
For model number DHDSR46GG7WW
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Hello Denise, thank you for contacting us. The compatible belt for your model is the belt drive, part number PS16542496. It attaches to the motor pulley and spins the drum as the motor rotates. Glad to be of assistance!

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Dung
March 1, 2023
I need washer belt only
For model number MUD27GESNOWW
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Hello Dung, thank you for contacting us. The part you are looking for is the drive belt, part number PS12342956. We hope this helps.

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Steve
March 27, 2023
Dryer turns on when pushing button stops when let go of button and drum doesn’t spin Is that a symptom of a broken belt ?
For model number GTD42EASJ2WW
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Hi Steve, thank you for contacting us. We have narrowed the issue down to the following parts: the start button assembly, part number PS11766637, the start switch, part number PS3487190, the felt seal, part number PS12722961, and the drive belt, part number PS16542496. Good luck with the repair!

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Annette
May 10, 2023
I need a belt for my ge dryer but I dont know the parts number the only 2 number are GTD33EASKOWW. AM839292C
For model number GTD33EASKOWW
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Hi Annette, thank you for reaching out. The part you are looking for is the drive belt, part number PS16542496. We hope this helps!

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JOE
4 days ago
I noticed that the drum of the dryer was not turning , I replaced the belt but now , I pressed the button to start the dryer and now the dryer does not stay on. Does it have a safety mechanism cause I don't have the gas line hooked up ?
For model number GTD42GASJ2WW
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Hi Joe, thank you for reaching out. Your model has a safety thermostat, but it shuts off the heating element when the dryer overheats. Before replacing the safety thermostat, we would suggest checking the drive motor, part number PS12743452. It rotates the dryer belt to spin the drum and includes the pulley to which the dryer belt attaches. You may need to replace it to fix the issue. We hope this solves your problem!

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Model Cross Reference
This part works with the following models:
PartSelect Number: PS16542496
Manufacturer Part Number: WE03X29897
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General Electric
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Kenmore
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Kenmore
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Kenmore
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Kenmore
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Kenmore
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Kenmore
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Kenmore
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Kenmore
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Kenmore
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Kenmore
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