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PartSelect Number PS11740748
If you notice that your dryer is noisy or will not tumble, then you may need to replace the drum roller shaft washer. This drum roller shaft washer is just under an inch in diameter and is sold individually. It is located on the shaft of the drum roller, in the interior of your dryer. To access the drum roller shaft, you will need to remove the front panel of your dryer, and then remove the drum. Before completing this repair, be sure to disconnect the power source from the dryer. Tools required for this repair include a 5/16 nut driver, a stubby Phillips screwdriver, and a pair of snap ring pliers.
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:
First of all I looked at the Video, which made it a lot easier. I decided to replace both rollers, the idler pulley, the idler bracket, and the belt so I should be fixed for a while. Installing the parts was not that hard. When installing the drum turn it by hand to make sure their are no binds, this will also insure the belt is not twisted and the felt around the drum is installed correctly. The hardest thing was getting all the panels back together with the right screws. Use a small screwdriver to line up the holes. Parts Select resources on their web site make it easier for the handyman to complete this repair. Parts were in Stock, at a fair price, and received in two days on normal delivery. I will use you again and give you a 10 on your service....
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My first time repairing a clothes dryer. viewed online demonstration on "how to remove parts for repair. Followed these instructions and did not have a problem finishing the job.
Took the dryer front panel off, loosened the drum, but not all the way out. Removed and checked the old rollers and shafts. Then put all the new shafts and rollers in. Put the drum back in place and front panel. Now it drys without a sound and this is a 25+ year old dryer.
replaced worn parts
The key points to a complex repair:Unplug the power cord and don't touch the plug conductors.. it's 220 VOLTS!!! Also I use safety glasses, just a thought.Take the small cover off the back and make a drawing right on the back of the dryer or inside the cover of how the drive belt runs off the drum to the motor and around the idler pulley. When you put it back on don't put it around the back of the metal bracket. It goes between the bracket and the puley. When you get the front off and the drum out clean the lint out of the motor. The rollers go together dry no oil or grease. Don't leave the drive belt on the floor when you put the dryer back together. A wedge on the floor under the front panel will help lift it in place.Good luck. And don't put your hands in the dryer when it's running.
First, you'll need snap ring pliers to do this job. Most DIYers may not have these, so buy them or call a professional. I took off the front cover of the dryer by loosening the two screws on the front at the bottom. Then I took the drum out, making sure not to pull the belt too hard, and paying attention to how the belt was looped. It was obvious that the lint trap had been almost completely clogged, and the blower wheel had sheared off the keyway for fitting it to the motor shaft. I removed the cover of the blower wheel assembly with a 1/4" nut driver, and used the snap ring pliers to release the retaining clip and then the wheel. Reverse the process for installation.I didn't really need to replace the drum roller and shaft, but I figured I might as well since i had the whole thing apart. The only tricky thing about that was getting a wrench onto the nut to loosen the roller shaft. I think it was 9/16".A tip when putting the belt back on: it doesn't go in the groove of the drum, it rides along the top smooth surface. The job would have taken me 15 minutes less if I'd realized that before putting it all back together.Dryer is now good as new. I can't believe the element hadn't burned out without the airflow across it.
-Remove the 2 screws holding the dryer hinges; lift the door and pull out- Remove the 2 screws on the opposite side of the door. Now pull the front panel off the dryer (held in place with spring clips)- Use a 5/16 nut driver to remove the 2 bolts at top. Now lift the lid- Remove the bolts holding the front panel that the drum rests on.- Now remove the drum- Remove the spring clip holding the Idler Pulley Wheel. Replace with the new wheel and washer.- Replace the drum and position the belt with the ridges facing the drum.- Reach under the drum and loop the belt over the motor pulley- Replace all the parts.
I knew it needed new roller spring washers, so I ordered two, with a set of roller shaft washers & the two drum glide kits. The parts arrived two days later. When I opened the parts the roller spring washers I needed were not included. The parts bags were labeled as Washer,Spring (roller shaft washers), but were really just the fiber Roller Shaft washers that ride next to the roller. If you look close, the part numbers for the ROLLER SHAFT WASHERS or WASHER,SPRING(ROLLER(Roller Shaft Washers) are the same,PS2031959.....There is a metal spring washer ( a bent washer )that goes on the roller shaft first. This pushes the roller out & gives it some horizontal play.Then a fiber washer goes on either side of the roller.I have replaced all of these every 4 or 5 years in the past. One of the existing ones I had was steel & the older original type were copper, which wear very thin then get cut into two separate rings. This causes a lot of squealing & squeaks.Since I didn't have two good springs, I had to use the good steel one & the remainder of the best copper one I had. I will have to find some new ones & install them later. There are a few minor squeaks but nothing like what it was.The glides were shot some time ago & earlier this year I had cut the teflon off of one side since it had worn out & folded over it self.The only problem with replacing these was that I had to go get a new pop rivet gun, since the last one I bought was hiding that day.
I removed the screws from the back, ( top ) then i removed the door, then the front cover.. then the blower shroud, then the front tumbler. and the drum after that it was easy, This was easy to work on.
It was nickle and dime. 2 screws off came the front cover. Turned the mechine around unbolted the shaft, installed the new one, done.
First, take off the door. That lets you take off the front panel. Remove three screws on each side and take out front panel that holds the drum in place. Be care full there are wires in the lower right corner. Reach your left hand in under the drum and undo the belt off the pulley. pull the drum strait out.A 7/16 wrench behind the roller shaft will remove shafts.I'm not a rocket scientist and it only took me an hour and fifteen min. PS The rollers are not bearings, so I could have let them scream for probably months, before I fixed it, . Good luck
We went to Lowe's to look at a new washer/dryer set. We told the sales lady what our dryer was doing, she said she had that problem before and told us it was probably the rollers had gone bad. The next morning, 5 a.m my wife couldn't sleep so she took the dryer front off, pulled out the tumbler and found the rollers, the lady was right . My wife already had your web site pulled up on the computer so I could look to see what parts I needed. We called to order our parts, we were told it would be 2-5 days before they would get here, they were here the NEXT DAY!!! That was awesome!! I put the new roller on, my wife put everything back together, she turned the dryer on and.... it was so quiet we weren't sure if it was on so I opened the door and held the button to watch it turning, peacefully. Thank you all and the sales lady at Lowe's for saving us $1200. We did our repair with your parts and only spent $85.00.
Disconnected dryer, took off front, took off screen housing, took belt off pulley and lifted out tub. Removed snap rings from roller shaft and removed rollers. Then removed roller shafts. Reversed procedure and added new shafts, rollers, washers, nuts and snap rings. Put tub in and put belt on pulley. Replaced auto dry sensor before replacing lint screen housing and connected wiring. Put front on and connented dryer. Be very careful when working with roller shafts. My wrench slipped and I ended up with 8 stitches in my right hand. The sheetmetal is sharp!
disassembled dryer and removed and replaced rollers and shafts and installed new belt while i was at it. very easy fix, ordered parts from PARTS ELECT.COM , excellent website with great views of my machine made it east to order correct parts.very fast delivery , will use partselect again! HIGHLY RECOMMEND
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