Screeching dryer followed by later clunking when roller went

ApplianceAmana Dryer


Level of DifficultyEasy

Time to do repair1- 2 hours

Age of ApplianceMore than 10 years

Tools Pliers
Screw drivers
Socket set

Joseph From Upper Montclair, NJ

Apr 28, 2011

2 out of 3 people found this instruction helpful

I pretty much followed a lot of the earlier postings on that provided encouragement to pursue replacing this part on my 17 year old dryer (sorry, money is tight these days and I prefer repair to $800 replacement).

I'd like to add that I borrowed a pair of snap-ring pliers from work which made removal and later securing of roller onto shaft much easier and probably avoided a lot of knuckle bruising and cursing.

I erred though in a couple of places during the replacement. Disassembly took about 20 minutes. However, when I re-assembled I had mistakenly already put the roller onto the shaft before trying to put the drum back in. That isn't possible so I had to remove (an initial groan but only a few extra minutes in the end) the roller from the shaft, then reposition the drum and then the roller back on the shaft.

I also decided to replace the belt while I was in there and I should have taken a picture or made a drawing of the belt route before I took it off since I was later left pondering how the heck to snake the belt onto the shaft and also the tensioner. A quick trip to the internet though showed me a similar route and reminded me how to route it.

I'd also like to add to be cognizant of the wires on the door and front panel when disassembling.

Anyone with any sense of mechanical ability and a little common sense ought to be able to do this repiar.

Thanks Part Select!

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Diagrams and Parts List for this repair

Part PhotoPart DescriptionPriceAvailability

Thrust Washer

Part Number: PS333174

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Retaining Ring

Part Number: PS2025108

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Drum Support Roller

Part Number: PS2039408

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Multi-Rib Belt

Part Number: PS2041323

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Roller Bracket and Shaft Assembly

Part Number: PS2041342

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