The Idler Pulley broke off the Idler shaft

ApplianceMaytag Dryer

ModelMDE5500AYW

Level of DifficultyEasy

Time to do repair30 - 60 mins

Age of Appliance1 - 4 years

Tools Screw drivers
Socket set

Charles From Treynor, IA

Aug 28, 2007

2 out of 5 people found this instruction helpful

I removed the 2 screws that hold the door and removed the door. I then removed all the screws that hold the front panel and removed the front panel. Then I was able to lift (on hinges) the top panel. I then removed the screws that hold the front drum housing, then removed the drum and belt. At that point you have plenty of room to access the idler pulley. I removed the Idler pulley spring. Then I removed the the screw holding the Idler arm and shaft. Reinstalled in reverse order.

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Diagrams and Parts List for this repair

Part PhotoPart DescriptionPriceAvailability

Idler Shaft Retaining Ring (Now subbed to E-Ring)

Part Number: PS348085

$4.16
In Stock

Idler Pulley Shaft Washer (Now subbed to Idler Shaft Washer)

Part Number: PS2200521

$3.96
In Stock

Idler Pulley Wheel and Bearing (Now subbed to Idler Pulley Wheel and Bearing)

Part Number: PS2347262

$8.80
In Stock

Idler Arm and Shaft Assembly (Now subbed to Idler Arm and Shaft)

Part Number: PS2347263

$14.50
In Stock