Model #LEC8858EQ2 WHIRLPOOL Residential Dryer

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need to replace the drive belt LEC8858EQ2 Whirlpool Electric dryer


Thank you for choosing Sears Parts Direct. I can certainly understand how frustrating it can be when needing to replace the belt on your Dryer. I did look into your model number you have provided and I have found information that will assist you in replacing the belt. I have also located a video that will assist you. Click here to view the video.


The first step is to make sure the unit is turned off.

Start by removing the lihnt filter and the two screws under the lint filter.

Next take a putty knife and placit it between the top of the dryer and front of the dryer opening and pop the lid open.

Flip the top out of the way.

There will be two screws in each upper corner of the inside of the dryer. Remove both of these and put screws in container for later.
Remove the front of the dryer. Pull the top away from the cabinet and then lift it up.  You may need to disconnect the lid switch wires.

Release the belt from around the drum. To do this, the belt will be looped under the idler pulley and then attached to the motor. Reach under the drum and unhook the belt from around the motor.

To attach the new belt, begin by placing the belt, with the groove side down and lined up with the markings around the drum. Then loop the belt under the idler pulley and attach it back to the motor. The idler pulley should apply tension to the belt. You may need an extra hand for this step since the dryer drum can sag down and make it difficult to reach the motor.


Let me know if this helps.


Thank you for your question. Have a great day.


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Natasha12 -
Sears Technician
October 03, 2013

Whirlpool Electric Dryer Model #LEC8858EQ2


Diagnosing Dryers can be difficult. While you wait for the expert to review your model, you can check a similar question from a previous expert post if you like. I attached the link below. If you do decide to have a technician diagnose and make repairs, an option is to visit Sears Home Services and use the handy scheduler.

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Priscilla V -
July 20, 2011

Thank you for your question and I understand your concern.

Actually the seal between the lint chute and the back of the blower housing is there to prevent any fresh/cold air from being sucked/drawn into the blower and with it missing can cause reduction in the air flow through the dryer drum.

The blower pulls air into the drum from the left side of the rear bulkhead where the heat is pulled in and the heat is drawn across and out on the right side or the rear bulkhead through the lint screen and then out through the exhaust.

The seal on the lint screen housing is also a critical component also; I recommend replacing both seals in order to keep your dryer safe and running efficiently.

The part numbers needed are 347139 and 339956 which can be ordered at Sears PartsDirect

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Joey S -
Sears Technician
July 22, 2011
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