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PartSelect Number PS11743765
This part provides the tension required for a multi-ribbed belt. It also 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:
I removed the front cover and then the dryer drum.I replaced the idler pulley then fed the new belt to the motor pulley.The repair was simple and took about fifteen minutes.
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I'm a retired industrial machine mechanic of 40+ years. I found you instructions very good. I can not kneel. So I tilted the unit Back to rest on the deep sink. This was a good position to clean and replace the parts I ordered from your company. Witch were a perfict fit. My unit has a bottom hinged door. That's what I used the 2" C clamp for. To keep the door from slamming shut. Thank you for all your support. It was outstanding.
The original idler assembly was an inferior part. Instead of a wheel, it simply had a nylon strip attached to the arm. The belt rode against the strip and eventually wore it out. When the belt began running against the metal, it would not longer move causing the motor to eventually destroy the belt. Access to the idler assembly and belt is from the front of the machine. First remove the two small screws from under the door to the lint filter. Lift the top of the machine and tilt back. You have to move the top slightly forward from the base in order to lift it. Unplug the door switch. Remove the two screws (one on each side) that hold the front of the machine to it's sides. Lift up slightly on the front of the machine to disconnect it from the bottom. Move the front of the machine out of the way. The drum will drop down, but will not fall out. The idler is underneath the drum. It is not held by screws. It is simply a curved spring with the idler wheel attached. Bend it down to loosen the belt. Remove the belt from the idler and the idler from the base making note of how the belt runs through the idler. Replace the belt making sure the grooved side of the belt runs against the drum. Install the idler into the slots in the base of the machine. Fit the drum back into the back of the machine making sure the gasket does not get folded. Install the belt through the idler by bending the idler down to relieve the tension on the belt. If the idler and belt are properly installed, when you release the idler it will put tension on the belt. Re-install the front and top. Make sure you plug in the door switch before attaching the top. Warning: there is a lot of sharp metal inside a dryer. Be careful working around it.
took back ,front, and top off put belt and pulley on and replaced front the top then back and it is still working great
real simple,remove the two screws that holds the lent trap,then use a flat head screw driver to pop the front of the top up.then remove the two screws that holds the front to the sides,now lay the dryer on its back and remove the front and set it aside.now carefully pull the tub straight up and set aside.the idler pulley has probably fallen off its track,but know worries,it will go back once you have installed new belt.clean all of the lent that has been stuck around everything over the years.put the tub back in place,making sure that it ligns up correct.now put the new belt back making sure that it ligns up with the old marks.place the idler pulley back in place and turn the tub counter clocwwise to make sure it is aligned.put front back in place and snap the top on and reinstall the two screws in lent trap.
Fantastic website! After scratching my head, trying to figure out how to access the inside of the dryer unit, I did a Google search and found partselect.com. Watched the installation video, disassembled the dryer according to instructions. Located bad components (Idler pulley and belt). Placed an order on partselect.com and received repair components in only 3 working days. Reassembly with new components was a snap. I highly recommend PartSelect. Great website and service! A+++
Took the front of dryer off and saw that the idler pulley bar had broken(the metal part that attached to bottom of dryer) so we ordered it and a new belt since it looked like it would break anyday. The parts came in 2 days and we replaced both items without a problem. It works like a charm again.
I have to tell you the partselect.com video describing the replacement of a belt was the best I have ever seen. I chose to replace the idler pulley as well after receipt of the ordered belt and this was a good decision. The net of it was watching the video a couple times in advance of the effort was all the training required. I followed the video steps, found the old pulley, threw it away, ordered the new idler pulley, taped the new belt onto the drum, inserted the pulley, wrapped the belt past the pulley and onto the motor as instructed and applauded the ease of this effort.
!. Unplug dryer.2. Lift out lint tray and remove two screws that attach the lint tube to the dryer top.3. Using a large screwdriver, lift up the front of the dryer top at each front corner. There is a snap lock at each corner. Note: Prop or tie up the dryer top so you can work in the dryer.4. Remove the (2) 5/16" screws that secure the front of the dryer to the sides. Remove the (2) wires to the door switch. Tilt out the front section and lift up to remove. Note: the front section holds up the front of the drum and the drum will drop a bit.5. Underneath the drum on the right side, release (lift up) the idler wheel and remove belt from the motor pulley. Slide the belt forward off the drum.6. I found it easier to remove the drum and remove the idler wheel. The idler pulley sits in two groves in the dryer floor.7. Install the new idler pulley in the slots on the floor. Install the new belt on the drum with the belt grooves against the drum. Make sure the belt is fairly straight on the drum and in the same place as the old one.8.Lift drum back into dryer making sure it sits on the (2) rear support wheels and the rear seal isn't tucked back into the drum. I found it very helpfull to support the front of the drum with a block of wood or books for the next step.9. Under the dryer drum, take the belt and wrap it under the idler pulley and around onto the motor pulley while lifting up on the idler pulley. Make sure the belt isn't twisted and the belt grooves are against the motor pulley.10. With the front section tilted out at the top, lower it into the (2) tabs in the side sections. CAREFULLY tilt the front in making sure the front section goes into the drum without binding the felt gasket.11. Reattach the two wires and 5/16" screws to the sides. Spin the drum by hand to make sure the belt is straight and the front and rear drum seals aren't binding.12. lower the top down and snap onto dryer. Install (2) screws into dryer lint tube and plug back in.
Replaced the drum belt and idler puley with new parts. Most of the time was spent cleaning up lint and shreded pieces of broken belt and pulley. Replacing the parts was less than an hour.
Unplug. Dissembled the dryer. Front off ,back off ,all covers off. drum removed . Belt and idler pulley set aside. Vacuum everything clean! Motor shaft turned very hard. OILED both end with a 5w30 motor oil, few drop. Spins much easier .. Put back together.. ORDERED PARTS.. Motor needed , rest were PREVENTIVE.. (this is my 3rd Whirlpool dryer in 37 years of marriage)..Have yet to actually change motor --but a humming growl is starting from the motor again. Will change it this weekend, + new belt and pulley , saving the old (belt & pulley) just in case.
I opened the top of the dryer, removed the door and held up the dryer drum. I placed the new belt over the drum and placed the pulley assembly on. I then bolted the front door back on and placed the top back down.
I brought in a broken belt to a local parts store to replace it. They gave me one that was too large. When I returned the belt for a larger one, the clerk measured it against the one I returned, determined that is was shorter, but mistakenly gave me the same belt back. I couldn't go back a third time so I ordered online with Partselect. The part was much cheaper and arrived the next day. I put the belt on in minutes. Your products are great and your service is quick. Thank you!
I can honestly say this site saved me over $200. I am a divorced mother of three and i am not mechanically inclined. My daughter is a freshman in college and i need to save all of the money i can. Not only did this site help me diagnosis the problem but it taught me how to repair my dryer ALL BY MYSELF. The parts with shipping cost under $33. I took the cabinet apart using the instructions provided by this site and i replaced the belt and the idler assembly. I was so proud of myself and so was my 17 yr old son and my daughter. The entire repair from taking it apart replacing the parts and putting the dryer back together took less than 60 minutes. Sears would have charged me $139 just to come out for one hour and that does not include the parts. I found $13.65 in change in my dryer. If i subtract the money i found from what i paid...it only cost me $20 something dollars to fix my dryer. I saved well over $200 dollars...not to mention i did not have to sit for 4 hours & wait for a tech to come to my house.
My husband is the repairman here, not I. My dryer just seemed to quit working. He pops the top and determines it wasn't the belt. He takes off the front and removes the drum -- not so easy in our little, crowded laundry room. He turns the motor and determines that it is difficult to turn, so we must need a new motor. I go to parts select on my computer in the adjoining bedroom to read instructions on how to change the motor. You have to take off the back, and then remove the intake cover, I tell him. He does so. "Oh," he says "what's this? I think I see the problem." Suddenly, he bolts from the room and runs to the kitchen. I hear him furiously scrubbing his hands. He comes back, gets a long necked pair of needle-nose pliers from the garage, reaches into the dryer, and extracts a very big, ugly, and very dead rat. EEEWWWW! Mr. Rat had apparently crawled in thru the dryer exhaust, which is vented on our roof, and wrapped himself around the motor. The motor, by the way, was fine after all. Thank heavens he got to the repair quickly before, well, you know! So he determined that we may as well replace the little gizmo the drum belts go on, as it was worn, so he did that easily and I was back in the laundry business, so to speak. Thank you, Parts Select, for your speedy delivery and helpful repair stories. I doubt this story will help anyone, but it may get a laugh.
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