Squeeling noise when drum turning

ApplianceWhirlpool Dryer


Level of DifficultyEasy

Time to do repair30 - 60 mins

Age of Appliance1 - 4 years

Tools Screw drivers
Socket set


Dec 19, 2012

Unplugged dryer and moved away from wall about 0ne foot. Removed lint catcher. Removed two screws holding lint catcher duct to top of dryer. Removed top of dryer by inserting putty knife into gap between top and front cover of dryer at both front corners, beginning with left side first. A slight amount of pressure and a little bit of wiggling helped to release the clip holding the dryer top on. Leaned top back and secured with a stick. Removed two screws on inside of front cover near top. Pulled up on front cover to remove. (Leave dryer door closed during this process). Removed front cover and set aside. Layed on floor and looked at Tensioner/idler pulley and made a drawing of the belt configuration at the pulley. Pulled pulley back to remove tension and removed belt from pulley. Used socket and ratchet to remove bolt holding tensioner/idler. Installed new tensioner/idler and reinstalled belt. reassembled dryer and tested.

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Part PhotoPart DescriptionPriceAvailability

Idler Pulley Arm with Wheel

Part Number: PS1487714

In Stock