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Idler Pulley Wheel

PartSelect Number PS265721

Manufacturer Part Number WE12X83

Manufactured by GE

Product Description

Idler Pulley Wheel Specifications

A dryer's idler pulley wheel serves to help the belt to rotate the drum.

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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 brands:

General Electric, Hotpoint, Kenmore, RCA.

Part # WE12X83 replaces these:

275158, AP2043227, WE12M0008, WE12M8, WE12X0080, WE12X0083, WE12X0092, WE12X80, WE12X83, WE12X92.
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Replacing your General Electric Dryer Idler Pulley Wheel

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Anthony from Mpls, MN
Difficulty Level:
Easy
Total Repair Time:
1- 2 hours
Tools:
Socket set
Parts Used:
WE12X83
belt broken, pulley worn out
Removed 4 screws from top of control panel , remove 2 from back to lossen top of dryer. Removed rear lower access cover,6 screws on back of dryer exposing pulley and tensioner, remove broken belt and vaccuumed out a ton of lint , removed pulley and tensioner and replaced. From the front remove 4 screws and take off front of dryer, disconnecting several wires, again vaccumed out lint, lifter drum evough to replace belt. Reassembled
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Warren from Ballston Lake, NY
Difficulty Level:
A Bit Difficult
Total Repair Time:
30 - 60 mins
Tools:
Screw drivers
Parts Used:
WE2X329, WE25M40, WE12X83
worn out drum bearing(squeaky)
If you're dis-assembling the dryer panels to remove the drum to acess the bearing located at the rear of the drum,don't hesitate to buy a idler pulley kit and a belt.It's easier to change them now,while it's apart. besides,their all pretty much in the same state of wear! In lew of prying my son away from the computer,an extra set of hands is a help, I used a scrap piece of 4x4 with a 1 inch whole bored in one side to place the bearing end into to steady it to get the screws started. otherwise you need to have 6ft.arms! re-assembly wasn't bad, a magnetic tipped #3 screw driver eliminates the frustration of dropping panel screws down inside the partially assembled body.
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Lissa from Redlands, CA
Difficulty Level:
Really Easy
Total Repair Time:
Less than 15 mins
Tools:
Parts Used:
WE12M29, WE12X83
making noise
Replaced idler pulley and belt very simple
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Vinny from Port Chester, NY
Difficulty Level:
Really Easy
Total Repair Time:
15 - 30 mins
Tools:
Socket set
Parts Used:
WH2X885D, WE12X83
pulley was worn and making noise
removed back panel, released the belt off the pulley and replace pulley as ness. Very easy
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Laura from Sonora, CA
Difficulty Level:
A Bit Difficult
Total Repair Time:
30 - 60 mins
Tools:
Pliers, Screw drivers
Parts Used:
WE1M461, WE12X83
Noisy running, slow turning dryer
I took off the top panel and ran the dryer. I watched as the drum turned more and more slowly until it stopped. I turned it off, and unplugged it.
I took off the front panel, simply swinging it to the left like a gate so I didn't have to disconnect any wires, then pulled out the drum. I should have taken the belt off the pulley idler first!
Got the drum out and could see the broken idler wheel and the groove on the drum's back post for the O-ring. There is a silicon sheath that goes on this back post - don't lose it if it is still good or you'll have to buy another.
Getting the idler wheel off the stem was as simple as using the pliers to turn the nut until it came off. I put the new one on, then put the nut back on. I adjusted the position of the idler pulley so that the belt would not be out of line with the pulley on the motor - I just eye-balled it.
I slipped the belt around the drum, put the silicon sheath back on the drum post, then put the o-ring in the groove on the post.
Put the drum back in the dryer, lining up the post to go back in the hole was a challenge.
Then, getting the belt back on the pulley needed a little muscle to apply the tension needed to allow the belt to get into place. I had one hand in each opening on each side of the drum and did it by feel.
I put the front panel back on and did a test run. The drum was turning with force now, not slowing down nor easy to stop by applying resistance with my hand. It was also much quieter.
Put on the top panel and done!
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Stephanie from Cicero, IN
Difficulty Level:
Easy
Total Repair Time:
1- 2 hours
Tools:
Pliers, Screw drivers
Parts Used:
WE25M40, WE1M461, WE12X83
Faint Squeek after dryer had been running for an hour or so
It makes it real easy if you have two people!! Put the dryer on it back--You'll need to protect the floor and the warm air exhaust of the dryer.
Remove the two screws that secure the top--they are located on the inside upper portion of where the door seats on the front panel. Remove the top
Remove the front by removing two screws near the top--one on each side
Remove the belt from the idler pulley--note how it comes off
Lift drum out of dryer
Use the torx bit to remove the bearing
If you got the kit it comes w/ the bearing housing--you'll need to disconnect a couple of the wiring harnesses holding the heater--replace the bearing housing
This is the perfect time to remove all dust bunnies
Re-install everything in reverse order
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Joseph from Girard, OH
Difficulty Level:
Easy
Total Repair Time:
15 - 30 mins
Tools:
Nutdriver, Wrench set
Parts Used:
WH2X885D, WE12X83, WE12X10014
broken belt
Belt and pulley both broke. Ordered parts; received 2 days later. Took off front and top, positioned belt, replaced pulley and nut. Parts fit perfectly. Reinstalled covers. Ran dryer. Easy fix.
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Dean from Mahtomedi, MN
Difficulty Level:
Easy
Total Repair Time:
30 - 60 mins
Tools:
Socket set
Parts Used:
WE12X10014, WE3X75, WE25X60, WE12X83
squeeling dryer
pulled off door, front panel and rear access panel. unscrewed drum. cleaned every thing. removed and replaced front slides, belt idler pulley and rear bearing. Reassembled everything. Dryer is as quiet as a it was when brand new.
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CHARLES from MORGANTON, NC
Difficulty Level:
Easy
Total Repair Time:
30 - 60 mins
Tools:
Nutdriver, Pliers, Screw drivers
Parts Used:
WE12M29, WE2X329, WE25M40, WE12X83
drum bearing failed
took two screws off the front. They were behind the door. These screws held the top on. Lifted top off and took two screws from the frame holding the front door and panel on. Disconnected three wires and removed front panel. Laid dryer over on right side and removed four screws from bottom and back,two from control panel and removed left side.lifted drum out and removed belt. Removed nut cap and idler pulley wheel. Replaced same. removed three screws holding screen and rear drum bearing to drum. Replaced same. Removed electric heat coils from back and removed receiver for rear drum bearing. Replaced same. Put everything back in reverse order. Works better than new!!
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CLARENCE from ENGLEWOOD, NJ
Difficulty Level:
Easy
Total Repair Time:
15 - 30 mins
Tools:
Screw drivers
Parts Used:
WE12M24, WE12X83
Broken Pulley And Broken Belt
I took the dryer rear and bottom panels off after removing a total of 6 screws . I then put on a new belt and pulley after removing the dryer drum by opening the front door of the dryer unit
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Idler Spring Arm
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This part, along with the idler pulley wheel, helps the belt to rotate the drum.
Model Cross Reference

This part works with the following models:

PartSelect Number: PS265721
Manufacturer Part Number: WE12X83
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