Noisy idler pulley

ApplianceMaytag Dryer

ModelMDE9606AYW

Level of DifficultyEasy

Time to do repair30 - 60 mins

Age of Appliance5 - 10 years

Tools Pliers
Nutdriver
Screw drivers

Peter From Granby, CT

Sep 08, 2011

18 out of 644 people found this instruction helpful

Removed power to the dryer by turning the dryer AC breaker in the breaker panel "off". Removed dryer door and front panel with phillips screwdriver and/or nut driver. Removed spring tensioner from idler arm and shaft assy. Slipped off drive belt and removed idler/shaft assy with 5/16 open end wrench (or maybe 11/32, don't remember the exact size). No need to remove drum, you can get both hands in there, also used a flash light and mirror to locate the mounting screw. Mounted the new pulley on the new shaft assy, using the old washers and clip. Glad I ordered the shaft assy because it was scored up pretty bad. The pulley just has a bushing/sleeve, not a roller bearing. (I put a tiny dab of light gease on the shaft before mounting the new bearing.) Replaced the shaft assy, hooked up the spring and replaced the belt onto the pulley. Reassembled the front panel and door and was good to go.

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Diagrams and Parts List for this repair

Part PhotoPart DescriptionPriceAvailability

Idler Pulley Wheel and Bearing

Part Number: PS2347262

$9.55
In Stock

Idler Arm and Shaft

Part Number: PS2347263

$14.50
In Stock