Drum stopped revolving - broken belt suspected

ApplianceKenmore Dryer

Model

Level of DifficultyEasy

Time to do repairMore than 2 hours

Age of ApplianceMore than 10 years

Tools Pliers
Nutdriver
Screw drivers

Eugene From Crownsville, MD

Sep 07, 2009

0 out of 2 people found this instruction helpful

I looked at two or three repair stories on your site and followed the advice given there.

Three major things helped:

First, access to the innards by lifting the top AFTER RELEASING THE CLIPS AT THE FRONT USING A PUTTY KNIFE or similar - very helpful.

Second, instructions on removing the front panel and pulling out the drum were helpful

Third, a caution about checking and re-seating the rear drum seal using a putty knife or similar - I wouldn't have noticed that the seal was curled over in a couple of places without that warning - I'm sure it frequently gets bent over when replacing the drum.

PartSelect was very helpful and very quick in getting me the parts needed. I didn't realize I needed the idler pulley until after I received the belt I had ordered, but the pulley came so fast it really didn't matter - gave me time to clean out bags of lint - the worst part of the job.

Dryers are very simple, but hardy and enduring machines - enjoyed making a 30+(?) year old machine run like new.

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Diagrams and Parts List for this repair

Part PhotoPart DescriptionPriceAvailability

Idler Pulley Assembly

Part Number: PS383724

$11.96
In Stock