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PartSelect Number PS1766009
Manufacturer Part Number WE12M29
Manufactured by GE
Product Description

Drive Belt Specifications

This Drive Belt is 89.5" long and comes in black, featuring four ribs on the inside for a better grip. This is a long belt that wraps all the way around the dryer drum, around a tension pulley, and then around the drive motor pulley, allowing all the parts to work together, spinning the drum as the motor rotates. If the drum will not turn when the dryer is turned on the belt is likely broken. It is common for belts to stretch or become brittle over time, which is what leads to the breakage. If broken, it should be replaced; the drum simply cannot spin without this belt. Refer to your model number and user manual to check if this part is right for you. Ensure you use work gloves to protect your hands from sharp internal parts during this repair. Please note: When comparing the length of your old belt to the length of the belt as stated here, remember that a small amount of stretching and contortion may occur with belts over time for a range of different reasons. Unless your belt is drastically different in length, this belt is what you are looking for despite any small inaccuracies. You will need to remove power to your appliance, remove the main panel, and access the motor drive to slip your new belt back into place.

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Troubleshooting
This part fixes the following symptoms:
Will not tumble | Noisy | Will Not Start | No heat or not enough heat
This part works with the following products:
Dryer, Washer Dryer Combo, Washer.
This part works with the following products:
General Electric, Hotpoint, Kenmore.
Part# WE12M29 replaces these:
AP4324040, 1381519, WE12M29, WE12M0022, WE12M22, WE12M33, WE12X21574
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Joaquim
July 20, 2017
I didn’t know what length drive belt to buy so I measured my old one and it was 90 inches but this one says it is 89 inches … do these expand over time or am I buying the wrong belt
Hi Joaquim, there is a small amount of stretching that will happen with dryer belts, depending on different factors. The tension spring and idler pulley will usually make up for the 0.25 to 1-inch difference in length. You should be fine with this belt. Please let us know if you have any further questions.

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Don
July 20, 2017
dryer is noisey and making weird clunking noises is this what I need to make it stop what do I need to looks at
Hello Don, for this problem we recommend starting with the bearings, the idler pulley, the rollers, and the blower wheel. I hope this helps!

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Lola
July 20, 2017
Im installing a new drum drive belt for my dryer, took out the old one and installing the new one. My problem is that my new one seems to drag a little like it’s too big. Is there a reason for this? How do I make the idler wheel press the belt.
Hi Lola, we recommend checking your belt to make sure it is properly lead around the pulleys. Then check and make sure that the idler spring arm WE03X20434 is in the right position on the motor plate. Best of luck with this repair.

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Robert
January 5, 2018
My dryer belt broke it looks like it might have stuck on motor turning and it got hot and broke. I’ve noticed the dryer making a clumping noise like rollers were bad but this particular dryer doesn’t have rollers it has a front bearing and rear bearing which i think seems to be good but i looking at them . Maybe replace the slides at best but not worn too bad. Just wondering what might have caused this belt to break from looking at idler pulley it seems good and spends freely, do you have any suggestions what i might look for other than what we have discussed already but i do need a belt now because the other one is broke
For model number HTDX100EM7WW
Hello Robert, Thank you for your inquiry. There are multiple reasons why the drive belt can break. Any kind of friction, such as overloading the dryer or the drum getting stuck for a moment can cause the belt to wear out; if the idler pulley, drum bearings, or motor pulley wear out, so check all of these parts as well. Hope this helps!

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Lance
February 24, 2018
My dryer is making loud squeaking noise. It still works good and no burning smells. Just a very loud squeaking sound
Hi Lance, Thank you for the question. Depending on the model of the dryer, it could be the roller wheels, bearing, drum slides or felt. It could also be the motor or belt and belt pulley. If you wish to provide the model number of the appliance we will be happy to take a look what could be causing the noise on your appliance. Look forward to hearing from you!

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Steve
March 7, 2018
I'm trying to fix a starting problem my dryer won't start the button that the door hits should that show continuity ?
For model number GTDP490ED2WS
Hi Steve, Thank you for your question. The part you are describing is the door switch. It should show continuity. Use your ohmmeter to test your switch for continuity. Begin by setting your ohmmeter to measure resistance at a scale of R x 1. If yours is a two-wire switch, touch each tester probe to each of the switch's terminals. You should receive a reading of infinity. While the probes are still touching the switch's terminals, press in on and hold the switch. The reading should change to zero. If the test you conduct does not produce these results, you should replace the switch. There are some other parts that you will need to check to see which ones are causing the issue. You will also need to check the interlock switch, the drive belt, the push-to start switch, the timer and the high limit thermostat. I hope this helps. Thank you and have a great day!

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Elvin
November 23, 2019
The machine is making a squeaking noise as it turns
For model number DWSR483EB2WW
Hi Elvin, it could be worn bearings, drive pulley ect; Thank you for your question and good luck with your repair!

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Adam
November 15, 2018
Dryer will not tumble, it just hums. However, if i push the door closed button, hit start and manually start the drum tumbling then it will keep going. Thoughts on belt or motor replacements and if it’s the motor hen is it worth it?
For model number DCVH680EJ0WW
Hello Adam, thank you for your question. It sounds like the motor is the issue. I would recommend checking the tension on the belt, and check the pulley wheel and the idler arm. If these parts are in good condition you will want to replace the motor. Please enter the part number into the site for current price and availability. Good luck with your repair!

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Bobby Mcadams
July 23, 2019
The washer doesn’t spin . I can hear the motor and it goes though the water cycles .
For model number GTUP270EM4WE washer/ dryer combo
Hello Bobby, thank you for inquiring. You will want to replace either this Drive Belt part number PS9493093 or the Door Latch Lid Lock part number PS3496878 for your model. Good luck with your repair!

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Lee
January 18, 2019
Spring for pulley where does it hook up, just laying in bottom of the dryer .
For model number Nvl333eb6cc
Hi Lee, Thank you for your question. You would first hook one end up to the motor frame and then hook the other end to the idler end. I hope this helps. Thank you and have a great day!

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Replacing your General Electric Dryer Drive Belt

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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.
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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.
  • Adrian from Middletown, MD
  • Difficulty Level:
    A Bit Difficult
  • Total Repair Time:
    30 - 60 mins
  • Tools:
    Screw drivers
  • Parts Used:
    WE12M29
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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!
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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.
  • James from Charleston, MS
  • Difficulty Level:
    Really Easy
  • Total Repair Time:
    15 - 30 mins
  • Tools:
    Screw drivers
  • Parts Used:
    WE12M29, WE05X20431
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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.
  • Christopher from Miami, FL
  • Difficulty Level:
    Easy
  • Total Repair Time:
    15 - 30 mins
  • Tools:
    Screw drivers, Wrench (Adjustable)
  • Parts Used:
    WE12M29
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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.
  • Richard from Ashton, MD
  • Difficulty Level:
    Easy
  • Total Repair Time:
    1- 2 hours
  • Tools:
    Nutdriver, Screw drivers
  • Parts Used:
    WE12M29
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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.
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making noise
Replaced idler pulley and belt very simple
  • Lissa from Redlands, CA
  • Difficulty Level:
    Really Easy
  • Total Repair Time:
    Less than 15 mins
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  • Parts Used:
    WE12M29, WE12X83
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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.
  • 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!!
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      Model Cross Reference
      This part works with the following models:
      PartSelect Number: PS1766009
      Manufacturer Part Number: WE12M29
      Brand
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      Description
      Kenmore
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      Kenmore
      2661532513
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      Kenmore
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      Washer Dryer Combo - LAUNDRY CENTER
      General Electric
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      Washer Dryer Combo
      Kenmore
      2671532211
      Washer Dryer Combo - HOME LAUNDRY COMBO
      Kenmore
      2671532212
      Washer Dryer Combo - HOME LAUNDRY COMBO
      Kenmore
      2671532311
      Washer Dryer Combo - HOME LAUNDRY COMBO
      Kenmore
      2671532312
      Washer Dryer Combo - HOME LAUNDRY COMBO
      Kenmore
      2671532412
      Washer Dryer Combo - HOME LAUNDRY COMBO
      Kenmore
      2671532413
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      Kenmore
      36361532110
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      Kenmore
      36361532412
      Washer Dryer Combo - LAUNDRY CENTER
      Kenmore
      36361542
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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
      36371532110
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      Kenmore
      36371542
      Washer Dryer Combo - HOME LAUNDRY COMBO
      Kenmore
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      Kenmore
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