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AEM497W Speed Queen Dryer - Overview

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Drum Support Roller – Part Number: WP37001042
Drum Support Roller
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PartSelect #: PS11741913
Manufacturer #: WP37001042
This drum support roller is used for square-ported model clothes dryers. This part is sold individually; however, rollers tend to wear at the same rate, so it is suggested that both should be replaced...
$24.38
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Multi Rib Belt – Part Number: WP40111201
Multi Rib Belt
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PartSelect #: PS11742271
Manufacturer #: WP40111201
This dryer drum drive belt attaches to the motor pully and works the drum as the motor rotates. The belt has a length of 93- 3/6 inches, and wraps all the way around the dryer drum, around a tension p...
$16.12
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Drum Glide – Part Number: WP37001298
Drum Glide
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PartSelect #: PS11741931
Manufacturer #: WP37001298
If your dryer is noisy, will not tumble, or is leaving marks on your clothes, you may need to replace the drum glide. The drum glide is installed on the front bulkhead either at the top or the bottom,...
$13.92
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Idler Pulley Wheel with Bearing – Part Number: WPY54414
Idler Pulley Wheel with Bearing
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PartSelect #: PS11757553
Manufacturer #: WPY54414
The idler pulley wheel helps the belt to rotate the drum in your dryer. If your dryer will not start, will not tumble, or is noisy during operation, the idler pulley wheel may need to be replaced. Thi...
$15.56
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Thrust Washer – Part Number: WP233520
Thrust Washer
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PartSelect #: PS11740482
Manufacturer #: WP233520
This genuine OEM washer has a 3/4 inch outside diameter. This thrust washer can be used on most makes and models of dryers. A complete list of compatible dryers is available below. The washer is found...
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High Limit Thermal Fuse – Part Number: WP40113801
High Limit Thermal Fuse
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PartSelect #: PS11742274
Manufacturer #: WP40113801
Meant as a backup to a high limit thermostat, this fuse is typically set to trip at a higher temperature than that of a high limit thermostat. This is a one-time use fuse, so when it does trip, you do...
$12.92
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Door Catch Kit – Part Number: LA-1003
Door Catch Kit
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PartSelect #: PS2162263
Manufacturer #: LA-1003
This door catch kit is designed for use in dryers. This is an authentic OEM replacement part. This catch assembly ensures the door of your appliance will close, and remain closed. It allows your appli...
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Dryer Idler Assembly – Part Number: WP37001287
Dryer Idler Assembly
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PartSelect #: PS11741930
Manufacturer #: WP37001287
The spring for this part is sold separately. This idler assembly is for dryers. Idler assembly includes the idler arm and the idler pulley that maintains tension on the drive belt, allowing the ...
$38.36
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Retaining Ring – Part Number: WP23748
Retaining Ring
PartSelect #: PS11740487
Manufacturer #: WP23748
The metal retaining ring, which is under an inch long, holds the rear wheels on the axels of the dryer. The main reason why it would need to replaced is if the retaining ring has sprung out of place o...
$10.08
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Cylinder Felt Seal – Part Number: WP37001132
Cylinder Felt Seal
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PartSelect #: PS11741917
Manufacturer #: WP37001132
This cylinder felt seal is used in dryers and is located between the back of the drum and the rear dryer panel. If your dryer is experiencing any of these symptoms, replacing the felt seal could solve...
$46.62
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Door Switch Kit – Part Number: W10169313
Door Switch Kit
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PartSelect #: PS1964648
Manufacturer #: W10169313
This part replaces two terminal switches in a dryer and prevents the dryer from running when the door is open. This includes two connectors. If your dryer will not shut off, start, or does not tumble,...
$29.32
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Single Drum Glide Felt Pad – Part Number: WP500121
Single Drum Glide Felt Pad
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PartSelect #: PS11742773
Manufacturer #: WP500121
This dryer drum glide pad is an inch long. It is made of a felt material and is used for gas and electric clothes dryers. The dryer drum glide provides a soft surface for the front of the drum glide a...
$4.89
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Drum not centered , clothes getting stuck in dryer
The first thing I did was to unplug the dryer from the wall. Then I removed the bottom two screws and slid the bottom cover off so i could see all the way to the back, I tipped the dryer back against the wall and searched for the problem with a flashlight. I noticed that one of the guide wheels that held the drum in place was sheared off. I took the new drum support roller out and carefully slid it over the shaft, I had to jiggle it around for a bit, but then it finally was seated correctly. I replaced the washer and then the clip using a pair of needle nose pliers and a regular screw driver and then turned the dryer by hand to see if the wheel came off. After confirming that it worked, I put the cover back on, and plugged it in and tested it.
Parts Used:
Drum Support Roller Thrust Washer
  • Chris from Hopedale, MA
  • Difficulty Level:
    Easy
  • Total Repair Time:
    15 - 30 mins
  • Tools:
    Pliers, Screw drivers
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Squeeling and grinding noise
Wasn't the belt!! Changed it anyway. Should have come here earlier. That mistake added several days to the repair waiting for a second batch of the right parts. Became a pro at taking the dryer apart and reassembling, though! Easy job, just take your time and mark your wires, if you need to.
Followed other people's excellent instructions. Clean out all the dust bunnies. Schematics were a great resource. Those and the prices made me a repeat customer.
The shaft of the Idler Lever wheel was the cause, but decided, since I had it apart, to spend a little more money and replace both Drum Support Rollers and the Roller Bracket and Shaft Assembly. They showed some wear, and the parts were very inexpensive. Make sure you have snap ring pliers with prongs that are smaller than the standard 0.40 to save some aggravation with the Drum Rollers. $5 tool. Total parts were less than $60. Probably saved $150+ in labor. Quieter than ever now. Thanks!
Parts Used:
Drum Support Roller and Shaft Assembly Dryer Idler Assembly Drum Support Roller Single Drum Glide Felt Pad
  • Steven from Holderness, NH
  • Difficulty Level:
    Easy
  • Total Repair Time:
    1- 2 hours
  • Tools:
    Screw drivers, Socket set
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Replace drive belt
Remove front panel, lint basket, motor mounts,exhaust hood, front drum brackets. Then slip serpentine belt around drum, pressure w/ tension idler pulley and slip around drive motor spindle. Replace all parts in reverse order (a two person job).
Vacuumed inside of dryer (full of lint.)
Parts Used:
Multi Rib Belt
  • Robert from Skokie, IL
  • Difficulty Level:
    Difficult
  • Total Repair Time:
    1- 2 hours
  • Tools:
    Nutdriver
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