Level of DifficultyA Bit Difficult
Time to do repairMore than 2 hours
Age of ApplianceMore than 10 years
William From Jennings, FL
Mar 01, 2011
20 out of 885 people found this instruction helpful
It was obvious that the noise was coming from the drum support rollers. All of the ordered merchandise came quickly and as ordered. Be sure to order 2 drum roller kits and 2 roller shafts because there are 2 on the machine. Disconnect the power to the machine. Take the panel directly above the washer door off. Take the control panel off, but no need to disconnect the controls. There are a few wires that you will have to remove from the door, so make a note as to how these are put on so you will get them back correctly. Remove the dryer door. Once the two panels are removed you can see the dryer motor and Idler Pulley. Draw a picture as to how the belt goes around the motor pulley and the idler pulley. Slip the belt off of the motor pulley and carefully remove the dryer drum. When you accomplish this, you can see the drum rollers and the idler pulley very well. Take a half inch wrench and take the drum roller shaft off. Take the retainer off the roller and replace both the roller and shaft with a new one because if it is squealing this is probably the wise thing to do, as the bearing rolls over the shaft. Replace the washers onto the shaft along with the roller and reattach to the dryer. I replaced the Idler Pulley wheel and bearing as a precaution to avoid having to go into the machine again. (Note) it is held on with a C clamp that you can remove with a screw driver. I also ordered a lint filter as mine was slightly worn. I also ordered a new belt because the machine was 11 years old and the old belt was slightly cracked. When putting the new belt on, be careful to put the rib side next to the dryer drum. Place the belt over the back part of the dryer before putting the drum into the machine. Once the drum is placed into the machine and before putting the drum on the rollers you reach into the back and get the belt and place the rib side over the drum and onto the pulleys the same way that you drew your picture. Once the belt is on the idler pulley and motor pulley you can raise the drum up over the rollers and then spin it around a few times to see that the belt isn't kinked and that the drum and blower move as they should. Make certain the rib side is next to the drum and that it is installed like your picture. I took the blower cover loose and some other parts while I was in the machine and vacuumed it out good to prevent fires and to make certain that it was free of lint. Put everything back and the machine works like new.