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Idler Pulley

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PartSelect Number PS11722120
Manufacturer Part Number 8547174V
Manufactured by Whirlpool
Product Description

Idler Pulley Specifications

A dryer's idler pulley wheel serves to help the belt to rotate the drum. This arm is what attaches to the idler pulley wheel.
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Troubleshooting
This part fixes the following symptoms:
Noisy | Will not tumble | Will Not Start
This part works with the following products:
Dryer.
This part works with the following products:
Whirlpool, Maytag.
Part# 8547174V replaces these:
AP5983811, 8547174, 8547174VP
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Replacing your Whirlpool Dryer Idler Pulley

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 Average Repair Rating: 3.7 / 5.0, 9 reviews. What's this?
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    noisy and slow drum speed
    1. disconnect power,gas and vent lines
    2. pop off top of unit
    3. remove front of dryer
    4. lay unit on its back
    5. remove drum and replace pulley assembly,belt,drum rollers of which it has 2 rear and 2 front
    6. reverse above and then remove filter-vent housing and scrape off old seal install new seal
    7. re-connect power,gas and vent use again
    8. only sad part to whole job was seeing how cheaply whirlpool now makes thier products
    Other Parts Used:
    Drive Belt SEAL Dryer Drum Support Roller
    • Jeff from Phoenix, AZ
    • Difficulty Level:
      A Bit Difficult
    • Total Repair Time:
      30 - 60 mins
    • Tools:
      Nutdriver, Pliers, Screw drivers, Wrench set
    75 of 99 people found this instruction helpful.
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    Dryer making very loud noises!
    First unplug the dryer.
    Remove the lint filter.
    Remove two(2) screws by the filter.
    Use a screwdriver to raise the top of the dryer.
    Unplug wires going to the front panel (pull apart)
    Remove two(2) hex head screws.
    Lift front panel out of the way.
    Use a light to view the pulley assembly on the bottom.
    Raise the pulley to remove the drive belt.
    Use a hex socket to remove one(1) bolt from the bracket.
    Install new part.
    Reverse order of dis-assembly.
    Very Very Easy!
    • Steve from Saint Clair Shores, MI
    • Difficulty Level:
      Really Easy
    • Total Repair Time:
      15 - 30 mins
    • Tools:
      Screw drivers, Socket set
    24 of 26 people found this instruction helpful.
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    Wore bearing, idler pulley.
    Unplug dryer from receptial. Poped top off, useing thin bladed screw driver to push tintion springs, while pulling up on lid. removed two no 10 sheet metal screws, useing 1/4 nut driver, this removes loading door by pulling uo 1/4 inch. Removed twi NO 10 sheet metal screws useing 1/4 nut driver, removed front carrage system. Removed belt then tub. Removed idler arm spring useing plires, used 5/8 inch socket removed sholder bolt with arm. Reverced procedure with one execption. Used two by four to hold tub up so belt could be put on, rolled tub to alline belt. Not bad for 70 Years young. Curtiss
    Other Parts Used:
    Drive Belt
    • Curtiss from Morgan City, LA
    • Difficulty Level:
      Easy
    • Total Repair Time:
      30 - 60 mins
    • Tools:
      Nutdriver, Pliers, Screw drivers, Socket set
    15 of 23 people found this instruction helpful.
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    Noisy
    Used putty knife to release catches on dryer top. Removed two screws in Lint Filter cover. Used Nut driver to remove the screws holding the front on. Removed the drum and had easy access to all the parts I was having trouble with. I believe the real problem was the Idler pulley but since I was already there I replaced the drum rollers also. While drum was out I vacuumed the inside of the cabinet. After parts were replaced i put everything back together in reverse order. Very Easy
    Other Parts Used:
    Dryer Drum Support Roller
    • Greg from SAN ANTONIO, TX
    • Difficulty Level:
      Really Easy
    • Total Repair Time:
      30 - 60 mins
    • Tools:
      Nutdriver
    9 of 9 people found this instruction helpful.
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    The dryer started to rattle very loudly
    I pulled off the front panel to access the motor and pulley systems underneath the tumbling cylinder. I disconnected the tension spring on the pulley assemble. Then after sliding the belt off the pulley, I removed the screw that held the pulley to the bracket. I put the new pulley on, slide the belt over the new pulley and attached the spring. Nothing difficult, just a little uncomfortable squeezing both hands into the bottom space.
    • Scott from Fredericksburg, TX
    • Difficulty Level:
      Really Easy
    • Total Repair Time:
      15 - 30 mins
    • Tools:
      Screw drivers, Socket set
    7 of 8 people found this instruction helpful.
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    Noise when tumbling
    First ordered belt and rollers Noise continued then orders tension roller. Better but still noise. Son thinks may be motor. Repair was easy just followed what you already had on line.
    • Mona from Monroe, WA
    • Difficulty Level:
      Really Easy
    • Total Repair Time:
      15 - 30 mins
    • Tools:
      Screw drivers, Socket set
    4 of 5 people found this instruction helpful.
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    Rattling and making lot of noise
    Take front panel off with 5/16 nut driver and reach in and get 3/8 socket to remove 1 bolt off and replace idler pulley
    • Larry from Humble, TX
    • Difficulty Level:
      Easy
    • Total Repair Time:
      15 - 30 mins
    • Tools:
      Nutdriver, Screw drivers, Socket set
    3 of 4 people found this instruction helpful.
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    Noisy bad bearing on idle
    Taken dry a part remove the belt and then the idle replace with new one taken about 30 minutes.
    Other Parts Used:
    Drive Belt
    • Troy from Homer, GA
    • Difficulty Level:
      Very Easy
    • Total Repair Time:
      30 - 60 mins
    • Tools:
      Nutdriver, Socket set
    1 person found this instruction helpful.
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    Squealling when dryer starts up then squeals off and on while running
    We had to take the dryer apart first to figure out what the problem was. Put it back together after determining what was the problem, order parts ,receive parts in the mail, tear dryer back apart install new parts, close dryer up, test run, Get Thank-you kiss from wife!!!
    Other Parts Used:
    Maintenance Kit
    • William from STANWOOD, WA
    • Difficulty Level:
      Easy
    • Total Repair Time:
      1- 2 hours
    • Tools:
      Pliers, Screw drivers, Socket set
    1 of 2 people found this instruction helpful.
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      Model Cross Reference
      This part works with the following models:
      PartSelect Number: PS11722120
      Manufacturer Part Number: 8547174V
      Brand
      Model Number
      Description
      Maytag
      MED6300TQ0
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      Maytag
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      Maytag
      MGD6600TQ1
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      Whirlpool
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      Whirlpool
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      Whirlpool
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      Whirlpool
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      Whirlpool
      WGD6200SW2
      Dryer - Residential
      Whirlpool
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      Whirlpool
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      Whirlpool
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      Whirlpool
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      Whirlpool
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      Whirlpool
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