Adjust the Dryer Drive Belts
Ensure that all dryer electrical power is shut off and disconnected before proceeding.
The circuit breaker box or individual circuit breaker should be locked and tagged out by
personnel following this procedure. Remember that the CBL is a wet environment.
Serious injury or death to personnel can result from electrocution if proper safety
precautions are not observed.
Ensure that the dryer power is shut off and disconnected before proceeding. Rotating
machinery and belts may snag fingers, hair, or clothing. Failure to observe safety
precautions may result in serious injury or death to personnel.
1. Disconnect power by switching the dryer circuit breaker to OFF.
2. Remove screws retaining belt guard, and remove belt guard.
3. Adjust outer belt (Figure 2, Item 2) first by loosening pulley adjusting screws (Figure 2, Item 3),
increasing or easing tension on belt by moving idler housing (Figure 2, Item 4) up or down, and
locking idler housing in place. A correctly adjusted belt should have approximately -inch deflection.
4. Adjust inner belt (Figure 2, Item 5) by loosening motor adjustment (Figure 2, Item 6), increasing or
easing tension as necessary by moving motor up or down, and locking motor in place. A correctly
adjusted belt should have approximately -inch deflection.
5. Recheck all belt tensions after completing last adjustment.
6. Install belt guard and retain with screws.
7. Connect power, operate IAW procedures given in TM 10-3510-226-10, and monitor for normal