The dryer just quit working

ApplianceKenmore Dryer


Level of DifficultyA Bit Difficult

Time to do repair30 - 60 mins

Age of Appliance5 - 10 years

Tools Pliers
Screw drivers
Socket set

Carol From Georgetown, TX

Aug 19, 2009

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My husband is the repairman here, not I. My dryer just seemed to quit working. He pops the top and determines it wasn't the belt. He takes off the front and removes the drum -- not so easy in our little, crowded laundry room. He turns the motor and determines that it is difficult to turn, so we must need a new motor. I go to parts select on my computer in the adjoining bedroom to read instructions on how to change the motor. You have to take off the back, and then remove the intake cover, I tell him. He does so. "Oh," he says "what's this? I think I see the problem." Suddenly, he bolts from the room and runs to the kitchen. I hear him furiously scrubbing his hands. He comes back, gets a long necked pair of needle-nose pliers from the garage, reaches into the dryer, and extracts a very big, ugly, and very dead rat. EEEWWWW! Mr. Rat had apparently crawled in thru the dryer exhaust, which is vented on our roof, and wrapped himself around the motor. The motor, by the way, was fine after all. Thank heavens he got to the repair quickly before, well, you know! So he determined that we may as well replace the little gizmo the drum belts go on, as it was worn, so he did that easily and I was back in the laundry business, so to speak. Thank you, Parts Select, for your speedy delivery and helpful repair stories. I doubt this story will help anyone, but it may get a laugh.

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Idler Pulley Assembly

Part Number: PS383724

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