Dryer made intermittant LOUD SQUEAL noises

ApplianceAmana Dryer


Level of DifficultyA Bit Difficult

Time to do repair30 - 60 mins

Age of Appliance5 - 10 years

Tools Nutdriver
Socket set
Wrench set

DSC From Anza, CA

Mar 03, 2013

We replaced the Drum Rollers, Belt and Glides the first weekend. This DID NOT stop the noise(very loud squealing noise). I decided it had to be the Idler. Instead of replacing just the Wheel, I replaced the whole unit. Took the front of the Dryer off again, took out the Tumbler, removed the 2 screws on the motor assembly tray, moved it a couple inches forward to gain access to the Idler. R&R the Idler( a little contortion for the arms and wrists, but not horrible) and put it all back to together. Works perfectly and ZERO NOISE. YOU CAN DO THIS. Just be patient and give yourself an hour to save $180.00!!!

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Part PhotoPart DescriptionPriceAvailability

Idler Lever

Part Number: PS2039604

In Stock