Broken Pulley Idler and Timer.

ApplianceGeneral Electric Dryer


Level of DifficultyEasy

Time to do repair1- 2 hours

Age of Appliance5 - 10 years

Tools Screw drivers

Michael From Broussard, LA

Oct 18, 2009

2 out of 5 people found this instruction helpful


I just want to start by saying thanks to Partselect for having such a great website. The site is easy to navigate and with the explosion views allowed 'us novice' to select the right part the first time.

With post from previous DIY'ers, help make my repair very easy and simple. I had to replace the timer and the Pulley Idler. I first removed the top, leaving the timer panel connected by wires. I then removed the belt from the drum. That step was easy since the Pulley Idler was broke. I simply slid off the drum with ease. Once the belt was off I disassembled the front panel of the dryer. With the front panel off, I used a 3ft clamp to hold the drum in place while I unscrewed the three drum screws inside. I then pulled the drum out and set to the side. The tension pulley was simple to remove and reinstall. I reversed the steps above until the I got to the installation of the timer panel. With the new timer I put them side by side. I pulled one wire at a time and replaced to the new timer. Once all wires have been transferred, I then pulled the knob off the front. I used a small and medium flat head screwdriver, the small one to pry up the keeper flap and the medium to hold it. I was able to turn the timer and release it with ease. I then inserted the new timer and replaced the knob. I finished reinstalling the dryer and tested. Works great! This all took approximately an hour.

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Part Number: PS267933

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