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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:
took off fabric softener dispenser. used socket to remove agitator. Cleaned and then replaced the little plastic dog ears...works like brand new! It took 15 minutes or less.Also repaired noisy dryer. replaced drum rollers, pulley and belt. The job took about an hour and was real simple. However..the dryer was still noisy. Fixed with a prybar to force drum to be tighter. It now sounds like brand new.
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I took the long way around and removed the back with the nutdriver (8mm), unscrewed the lint catcher from the top and back (phillips). From there, I reached around and unscrewed the support brackets (9/16"). Once I confirmed the problem, I ordered the parts. There was really nothing wrong with the belt or pulley, but considering its age, I figured it was easier to replace now while I already had it apart.Once I received the parts (about 3 days), I removed the front of the dryer by popping the top of the cabinet off, and the kick plate at the bottom with a flat screwdriver. Then, I removed the two screws holding up the door at the bottom, and the two holding it from the inside top. Once the front came off, I removed the idler pulley from the bottom, and the drum fell out. I was left with an empty cabinet with the exception of the motor.I replaced the tri-rings on the support shafts, which was the most time consuming part of the whole ordeal. Those buggers are tight. I ratcheted the support brackets back on , removed the belt from around the drum and replaced it with the new one. I added the idler pulley back in, placed the drum against the back, and hooked the belt back around the motor. I also replaced the lint seal that goes from the drum to the catcher before putting it all back together.I wish all machines were as easy as this dryer to repair.
I removed the 2 screws in the lint filter. Then pried up the top of the dryer. I removed the 2 screws inside the front panel at top.I then unplugged the wires inside attached to the front panel. I pulled up on front panel and removed it. I then lifted out the drum and set aside. I replaced the 2 drum wheels prying off the plastic retainers. I didn't relpace the tension pulley as I didn't have one. I took old belt off drum and replaced it with the new one and replaced drum. I held up the drum with a bungee cord while I rethreaded the belt. I put the front panel back on and replaced the screws. I then plugged the wires back together. I put the top down and then replaced the 2 screws in the lint filter. I relaced the lint filter and tested the dryer. The noise was gone and new belt installed. fairly simple.
PartSelect you have to have the best online customer service in the industry. No, I take it back. It's the best online service I've experienced anywhere. Period. Your online parts lookup showed me all the parts I needed. Nothing more. You have excellent installation videos which also came with the confirmation email.The percentage of repairs for each spare part helped me to accurately diagnose the problem. The dryer problem was in the motor bearings and not the roller wheels as I had originally thought. Smart idea. All the parts fit perfectly and installed exactly as your videos described. But the best thing is I got the complete order delivered in two days. Your entire end-to-end customer care is terrific. My wife is happy with the repaired dryer. And you guys made me look like a hero. Thanks again. Charlie in Napa. CA.
The instructional videos were very helpful in diagnosing and correcting the problem. I order the idler pulley and decided to replace the drum support rollers since I had to open it up. It was very simple to do and did not take long. The old pulley was completely shot. It sounded like a baby rattle when rolled by hand. Now the old dryer runs like new. Parts were delivered quickly and I am very happy with the service!
Removed screws fastening lint catching housing. Unpluged door open switch and removed nuts on front panel. Before removing front of dryer, I bent a piece of a wire hanger into a hook and tied a string to it and tightly to the top rear panel of the dryer. I then put the hook along the top of the drum to hold it so that it could be removed easily without falling when lifting the front panel off. I then removed the drum which opened the entire internal of the dryer for viewing. Before ordering parts, I removed the belt and ran the motor to realize the motor seemed to be creating the screeching noise. Upon futher review I noticed other parts were worn. I oreded and replaced the idler pulley and drum support rollers. I then removed screws in rear of the dryer to replace the fan from the motor shaft. I realized after a few minutes that the fan attached to the motor shaft was reversed threads. I could not remove the fan assembly from the motor shaft so with a drill,I drilled several holes in the fan and cut it off of the shaft with a hack saw. I now had to purchase a fan. The installation of the fan and motor were very simple. I again used the string and hook to secure the drum while reassembling the new belt through the idler pulley and to the motor. Turned a few nuts and all was complete. It now runs as it did when it was new.
I started my repair by watching the PartSelect.com videos about idler pulley and support roller replacement so I could become familiar with disassembly and reassembly of the cabinet. Use a vacuum to clean up as you go. You might be surprised by the amount of lint that has collected inside the cabinet. Also, be careful of sharp edges. There are lots of sharp edges and pointed screws that can cut. 1) Remove back - 6 screws 2) Remove dryer vent housing - 2 screws on top, 3 on bottom - lots of debris here to dump out and vacuum 3) Pop the top open and lean it against the wall 4) Remove front of dryer cabinet - 2 screws and the door switch connector 5) Remove the belt 6) Remove the drum and idler pulley 7) Clean up all lint 8) Remove blower fan by putting a large adjustable wrench on the square lug on the backside of the blower fan. Put another wrench on the squared off end of the motor shaft. From the front of the dryer, turn the motor shaft clockwise to loosen while holding the other wrench on the blower lug. 9) Pop off motor retainer clips front and back, remove motor power connector10) Clean up more lint11) Install new support rollers12) Install new motor, put motor clips back on13) Install new blower fan. With the motor installed, screw the blower on the shaft until it seats, then put a wrench on the blower lug to hold it in place. Put another wrench on the square part of the motor shaft and, from the front of the dryer, turn the wrench on the motor shaft COUNTER CLOCKWISE to tighten. I have no idea about how much torque to apply.14) Remount the drum, making sure it's riding on the rollers correctly.15) Replace or remount the belt and idler pulley. 16) Carefully line up and then reattach the front of the cabinet. Reconnect the door switch17) Check the drum rotation by spinning it round a few turns before closing up the cabinet. Make sure the belt and rollers are in their proper place. Close the top lid.18) Reinstall the dryer vent and lint filter19) Put on the back cover
Found the drum roller worn out. Replaced the roller, belt and idler pulley. Took drum out and replaced per your insrtuctions.
Previous repair experience: a few months ago pump failed (jammed by daughter's sock).took washer out on deck, drained it, took everything I could find off, THEN found this site, and easy directions. This time: Found exploded drawing and description of problem, removed front panel, found broken belt. Phone call to delightful staff, parts arrived in a few days. More work to keep other household items out of the way than to do the job. Idlerpulley just drops in place, work the belt around the drum, idler and onto the drive gear.An extra hand would have been helpful to keep the drum in place, and my four year oldwas intimidated by the task, though she is capable of doing it- ended up just propping itup with a flashlight. Replace front panel, turn drum by hand to assure everything is inplace, and start drying clothes. Moral of the story.....don't wait until you HAVE TO dolaundry, and check here first for repair help!
Removed the two screws to the lint screen. Popped open the top panel and swung up to open.Removed the two socket head screws holding on the front panel and then lifted up and out to remove the panel.Disconnected the drum belt from the bottom tensioner pulley and then removed the drum.I then replaced the two drum support rollers and the belt tensioner pulley. I put the new belt around the drum and reinstalled the drum. From the bottom, I threaded the new belt around the new tensioner pulley.I then reinstalled the front panel and top panel in the reverse of disassembly.All went well.
I started by removing the back of the dryer thinking that was the proper procedure. That is where I found the broken belt. After purchasing the belt I found belt replacement instructions on-line. The instructions guide you through simple steps to remove the two screws in the area where the lint filter is on top of the dryer. The top then simply lifts back exposing the drum. Two more screws just inside the top of the front panel and two screws to remove the door switch assembly and your in. That is where I found the bent idler pulley assembly that pops free when the belt breaks. I purchased the part and followed the directions and then re-assembled the dryer. Dryer works like new. The most important thing I learned through this is that I believe I can now fix anything that breaks on my dryer. With the all the information that is available on-line and the easy access to replacement parts dryer repair is really cheap and simple. Makes me wish I had done some troubleshooting on my previous dryer before I replaced it. Also going through the back of the dryer was a waste of time.
Watched video on changing belt and idler pulley first. That is the most important and helpful video I have ever encountered. Be sure and clean out your vent duct while you are at it. Very easy repair.
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.
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.
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