457526-1-S-Frigidaire-5303212849        -Idler Pulley Assembly
457526-1-S-Frigidaire-5303212849        -Idler Pulley Assembly 457526-2-S-Frigidaire-5303212849        -Idler Pulley Assembly 457526-3-S-Frigidaire-5303212849        -Idler Pulley Assembly http://www.partselect.com/Schematics/Frigidaire/O2AWU1W6.gif

Idler Pulley Assembly

PartSelect Number PS457526

Use this idler pulley assembly with gas or electric clothes dryer that has a flat dryer belt. ***Please NOTE: This part has been redesigned by the manufacturer and may not fit your appliance.

This part works with the following brands: Frigidaire, Gibson, Kelvinator, Kenmore, Tappan & White-Westinghouse.

This part fixes the following symptoms:

  • Noisy.
  • Will not tumble.
  • Compare At

    $12.19
  • You Save

    $2.03
  • Your Price

    $10.16
In Stock
Fast Shipping Get this part fast. Average delivery time via regular ground: 1.8 days.

Related Parts Additional or alternate parts to consider.

Part PhotoPart DescriptionPriceAvailability

Flat Style Belt

Part Number 459830

This is a flat style ridgeless dryer belt.

$7.02
In Stock

Installation Instructions Provided by PartSelect customers like you.

Average Repair Rating: 3.4 / 5.0, 17 reviews What's this?
 

3 of 4 people found this instruction helpful

Parts Used:
  • Idler Pulley Assembly
Level of Difficulty: Really Easy
Time to do repair: Less than 15 mins
Tools: Nutdriver, Socket set
Customer: Paul from Placerville, CA

Bearing wore out in original idler pulley

Removed rear inspection plate, removed pulley spring and one hex bolt, replaced in reverse order. Very simple removal and install for this. Glad to see that Part Select still had parts for this 22 year old drier.

Help other customers find the most helpful instructions.

Were these instructions helpful?

2 of 2 people found this instruction helpful

Parts Used:
Level of Difficulty: Easy
Time to do repair: 30 - 60 mins
Tools: Pliers, Screw drivers, Socket set
Customer: Peter from Middletown, CT

Intermittent squealing noise

I've replaced the rear plastic bearing on this dryer twice, so I am familiar with taking the unit apart. After replacing the bearing in December, the machine still made noise (which had been masked by how loud the bearing was). The belt didn't look so great and it's 13 years old, so I ordered one and a new idler pulley assembly.

First, I disconnected the power and pulled it out for access. Using a large blade screwdriver, popped the cover open from the two clips in front. Be sure to support the top cover when you open it on the tabs or they will bend - I propped it against the wall. I disconnected the two wires that go to the door switch, and then removed the two screws that hold the front panel and door in place and lifted/opened that and removed the front panel and set it aside.

Next, I removed the back access grill (2 screws) and popped the belt off the idler by relieving the tension on the belt. Using a 10mm socket, I removed the idler pivot bolt and idler arm assembly. I installed the new idler arm assembly in its place and reattached the spring.

Moving to the front of the dryer, I lifted the drum off the blower housing on which it was resting and took off the belt through the front of the dryer. I then replaced the belt in reverse. Back through the access panel on the rear, I put the new belt on the motor and idler.

Be sure to check that there are no flips in the belt. I rotate the drum by hand a couple of revolutions to be certain.

I then reinstalled the front cover and door, reconnected the door switch, replaced the access panel and put the cover back down, popping the clips into place.

Put the dryer back in place, reconnected the exhaust and plugged it in. Voila - quiet dryer.

As an aside, I also took the time to clean the lint out of the blower and exhaust with a vacuum cleaner hose.

Help other customers find the most helpful instructions.

Were these instructions helpful?

2 of 3 people found this instruction helpful

Parts Used:
Level of Difficulty: Easy
Time to do repair: 15 - 30 mins
Tools: Nutdriver, Pliers, Screw drivers
Customer: Ben from Weaverville, NC

Dryer drum would not turn

I first removed a vent cover in the back where the idler is located. With pliers I removed the tension off the spring. Next I simply slide the idler off the post. I pulled up on the top panel which opened like a clam shell. I used a flat blade screw driver to separate the front panel from the dryer so I could slide the new belt around the drum. I reversed the steps. All in all it was easy. It took me about 30min including cleanup.

Help other customers find the most helpful instructions.

Were these instructions helpful?

2 of 4 people found this instruction helpful

Parts Used:
  • Idler Pulley Assembly
Level of Difficulty: Really Easy
Time to do repair: 15 - 30 mins
Tools: Nutdriver, Pliers
Customer: DOUGLAS from EAST LANSING, MI

Extremely noisy, grinding, old electric dryer.

Removed small panel at rear of dryer which allowed access to the Idler Pulley asembly. Easily removed, and replaced with new idler assembly. Fed belt onto new pulley and attached tension spring. Actually, this replacement idler pulley assembly is much better than the original. It has a shoulder to allow the belt to "track" better over drum and around motor pulley. Dryer is now extremely quiet, like a new machine. Hope to get another 29 (yes 29) years out of it. Extremely pleased. Doug East Lansing, Michigan

Help other customers find the most helpful instructions.

Were these instructions helpful?

2 of 4 people found this instruction helpful

Parts Used:
  • Idler Pulley Assembly
Level of Difficulty: A Bit Difficult
Time to do repair: 15 - 30 mins
Tools: Screw drivers, Socket set, Wrench (Adjustable)
Customer: Lawrence K from Harrisonburg, VA

New belt slipped off pulley - drum won't rotate

Removed access door. Disengaged spring, removed old idler. Slipped belt around new idler and motor pulley. Difficulty is putting spring back and inserting idler pulley bracket back in place while there is a lot of tension from the belt. Finally used adjustable wrench as a mini hammer.

Help other customers find the most helpful instructions.

Were these instructions helpful?