Has the drive belt for your tumble dryer worn out over time? Or if you've damaged it somehow, don't panic, eSpares can soon help you out. This genuine spare belt could be just what you're after to get your old dryer back in action. You'll be enjoying warm, fresh clothes again in no time.
Type: Poly-vee belt
Note: This belt is a stretch type and can be very tight to stretch over the motor spindle, this is normal.
When fitting this belt, try using a belt fit tool which can be found on our site - ES809986.
Genuine spare part suitable for select models of Ariston, Creda, Hotpoint, Indesit & Proline tumble dryers.
Please check the list of suitable models to ensure that this spare part will fit your appliance.
How to replace a tumble dryer belt
This video should help with fitting this part. However, the exact layout and fitting technique may differ for your make and model.
Be safe - always unplug any appliance from the electricity supply before carrying out any work on it.
If you are in any doubt contact a qualified repairer.
QHow do you stretch the tumble dryer belt?3 Answers
Cant stretch it far enough to get it back on.
By dazman- scotland
- 08 February 2010
I used the old belt as recommended in the video. I turned the machine on its side and there were some slots in the bottom panel under the motor. Thread the old belt through the slot, around the new belt (which is on the drum) and back through the slot. Then, by pulling on the old belt, the angle was perfect for getting the new belt round the motor spindle.
- 09 September 2013
Use a long screwdriver & use the motor output shaft as a lever point.
Put the screwdriver between the belt & motor output shaft & force down & push the screwdriver down at the same time to lever the belt onto the shaft. May take a few goes. but be patient & it can be done.
If you have the side panel off the tumble drier the pressure of the belt will cause the drum to disengage from the front panel, but if you position the unit against something or have someone lend a pair of hands this can be overcome. When the belt is on you need to spin the drum manually & aligh the belt by applying a slight pressure with your fingers on the area where the belt is just contacting the drum. If you don't align the belt it will come off the motor output shaft when rotating as it will track.
- 04 March 2010
It may feel like it won't fit on, but it will it just needs to be stretched a lot. If necessary wedge it on using screwdrivers as leverage.
Read through this article - http://www.howtomendit.com/answers.php?id=104379
QHow to fit new tumble dryer belt as its really tight1 Answer
By Sparkle- essex
- 07 October 2014
With the belt in position around the drum use a long screwdriver to pass through the belt and fix this under the motor spindle. Carefully lever the belt under and onto the spindle and remove the screwdriver. Or order the specific tool Stock Number: ES809986
Qhow to fit a tumble dryer belt on creda tvr21 Answer
By Anonymous- cornwall
- 23 November 2011
Unplug the dryer from the mains, unscrew and remove the top, use a flat blade screwdriver to lever off and unclip the base fascia, remove all the crosshead screws holding on the two sides, but only remove the RHS panel (ie as seen from the front), then slip on the new belt from the front of the drum, ease it to the back (it's a tight fit) and use a 12" long, sturdy screwdriver to lever it against its own tension, and thus stretch it onto the motor spindle. Re-position the panels, re-fix the screws, re-attach the base fascia and put back the top, re-fastening with its screws. No more than a 10-15 minute job, at the outside.
Fitted this belt to a Hotpoint VTD20 machine over the weekend along with the Tumble Dryer Drum Shaft Kit (V4).
All went well although the belt was tough enough to get on. I loaded up the dryer and the dryer intermittantly struggles to start rotating. Would this be because the belt is so tight and will it loosen some bit over time? When the machine has a small load there are no issues. The drum shaft kit fitted with no problems.
By difftech- Ireland
- 03 October 2011
Maybe overloaded or fitted slightly off centre on the main drum. Belt should not loosen easily as is perfect fit when new. I had no probs with mine.