Dryer made a terrible squealing noise

ApplianceWhirlpool Dryer

Model

Level of DifficultyA Bit Difficult

Time to do repair15 - 30 mins

Age of Appliance5 - 10 years

Tools Screw drivers
Socket set

Will From Charlotte, NC

Oct 22, 2008

2 out of 2 people found this instruction helpful

Took a bit to first figure out how to get the front of the dryer off in order to access the motor, wheels, and belt, but found a "how-to" online. Once I had that, the rest was easy.

Lubricated motor and guide wheels but squealing still there. Then noticed the "idler pulley assembly" (the part that keeps the belt tight against the drum) looked a bit old and worn. Ordered a replacement part on this site because it was much much cheaper than a service call, installed it.... and NO SQUEAL!!!

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Part PhotoPart DescriptionPriceAvailability

Idler Pulley Assembly

Part Number: PS383724

$11.96
In Stock