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PartSelect Number PS11722120
A dryer's idler pulley wheel serves to help the belt to rotate the drum. This arm is what attaches to the idler pulley wheel.
This part works with the following brands: Whirlpool, Admiral, Estate, Inglis, Kenmore, KitchenAid, Roper, Maytag, Crosley, Jenn-Air, Hardwick, Magic Chef, Amana, Caloric & Glenwood.
This part fixes the following symptoms:
1. disconnect power,gas and vent lines2. pop off top of unit3. remove front of dryer4. lay unit on its back5. remove drum and replace pulley assembly,belt,drum rollers of which it has 2 rear and 2 front6. reverse above and then remove filter-vent housing and scrape off old seal install new seal7. re-connect power,gas and vent use again8. only sad part to whole job was seeing how cheaply whirlpool now makes thier products
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First unplug the dryer.Remove the lint filter.Remove two(2) screws by the filter.Use a screwdriver to raise the top of the dryer.Unplug wires going to the front panel (pull apart)Remove two(2) hex head screws.Lift front panel out of the way.Use a light to view the pulley assembly on the bottom.Raise the pulley to remove the drive belt.Use a hex socket to remove one(1) bolt from the bracket.Install new part.Reverse order of dis-assembly.Very Very Easy!
Unplug dryer from receptial. Poped top off, useing thin bladed screw driver to push tintion springs, while pulling up on lid. removed two no 10 sheet metal screws, useing 1/4 nut driver, this removes loading door by pulling uo 1/4 inch. Removed twi NO 10 sheet metal screws useing 1/4 nut driver, removed front carrage system. Removed belt then tub. Removed idler arm spring useing plires, used 5/8 inch socket removed sholder bolt with arm. Reverced procedure with one execption. Used two by four to hold tub up so belt could be put on, rolled tub to alline belt. Not bad for 70 Years young. Curtiss
I pulled off the front panel to access the motor and pulley systems underneath the tumbling cylinder. I disconnected the tension spring on the pulley assemble. Then after sliding the belt off the pulley, I removed the screw that held the pulley to the bracket. I put the new pulley on, slide the belt over the new pulley and attached the spring. Nothing difficult, just a little uncomfortable squeezing both hands into the bottom space.
First ordered belt and rollers Noise continued then orders tension roller. Better but still noise. Son thinks may be motor. Repair was easy just followed what you already had on line.
Take front panel off with 5/16 nut driver and reach in and get 3/8 socket to remove 1 bolt off and replace idler pulley
We had to take the dryer apart first to figure out what the problem was. Put it back together after determining what was the problem, order parts ,receive parts in the mail, tear dryer back apart install new parts, close dryer up, test run, Get Thank-you kiss from wife!!!
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