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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 products:
General Electric, Hotpoint, Kenmore, RCA.
Part# WE12X83 replaces these:
AP2043227, 275158, WE12X83, WE12M0008, WE12M8, WE12X0080, WE12X0083, WE12X0092, WE12X80, WE12X92
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    Betty
    September 26, 2017
    Dryer is making loud nose when dryer is on and running. Will the belt fix this problem and should i get the pulley too.
    For model number Dbxr463ed2www
    Hi Betty, Thank you for your inquiry. If the dryer is making noise There are some parts that you will need to check to see which one is causing the issue. You will need to check the drum glides or slides, the drum bearings, the drum support rollers and shaft, the drive belt, the idler pulley, the felt drum seal, the blower wheel and housing, the baffles and the motor. I hope this helps. Thank you and have a great day!

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    Traci
    November 5, 2019
    My dryer makes a squealing noise when there is a heavy load and sometimes with lighter loads. I was thinking it is my ideler pulley but i’m not sure
    For model number DCVH680EJOBB
    Hello Traci, thank you for your question. We would recommend checking the idler pulley wheel, belt, felt seal and the front plastic bearing. It sounds like the heavier loads are putting strain on the drum and causing that noise. I hope this helps.

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    Lynn
    March 10, 2020
    I change the drum belt and the felt belt on the lower door and still makes noise what is the problem
    For model number DBLR333EE2WW
    Hi Lynn, thank you for your question. There are a few other parts that are more commonly the issue than the ones you listed above. The parts you may need to replace are two of these: PS755842, two of these: PS6447706, and one of this part: PS960316. Good luck with your repair.

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    Betty
    September 27, 2017
    The dryer makes a squealing noise very loud. When the dryer is running. Sometimes it stops squealing but starts back up until it finishes.
    For model number DBXR463ED2WW
    Hi Betty, Thank you for the great question. The noise could be a number of things. First it is good to check the belt. Make sure it is not rubbing or needs to be replaced.While you are checking the belt you can check the Idler Pulley the belt sits on. Make sure the wheel is in good condition and not damaged. You will also need to check the Front Drum Bearing and the Slides. The slides will wear down over time and if not replaced the tabs on the bearing will also wear off and the bearing will need to be replaced with the slides. There is also a Felt Seal that attaches to the bottom half of the drum on the front. This prevent the drum from rubbing and causing the noise as well. If you are replacing the Front Drum Bearing and Slides it is a good idea to replace the Felt at the same time. If all of these parts check out then the problem would be the Rear Drum Bearing Kit. Hope this helps!

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    Carroll
    November 8, 2018
    Dryer makes a loud noise when drying heavy loads (towels) then as the clothes become dryer the noise stops. Medium to small loads no noise replaced the drum support bearing with glides and slides, new belt, new elt, and replaced the dryer bearing (rear). Saw no visible signs that the idler pulley was bad took the pulley off applied high temp synthetic grease inside pulley and on the arm didn't help. What do you recommend to do next? Thanks, carroll
    For model number GE DRYER DBST453EB3WW
    Hi Carroll, Thank you for your question. There are some other parts that you will need to check to see which ones are causing the issue. There is a felt strip in the back of the drum that runs along the bottom of the tub that may have come off. If it came off and moved towards the front of the drum, it can rub against the metal at the front of the dryer and cause this noise. Another part that may cause the noise you are hearing is the motor. If a load of clothes in the dryer is too heavy it can cause strain on the motor and also cause the noise you are hearing. I hope this helps. Thank you and have a great day!

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      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
      • Anthony from Mpls, MN
      • Difficulty Level:
        Easy
      • Total Repair Time:
        1- 2 hours
      • Tools:
        Socket set
      • Parts Used:
        WE12X83
      65 of 96 people found this instruction helpful.
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      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.
      • Warren from Ballston Lake, NY
      • Difficulty Level:
        A Bit Difficult
      • Total Repair Time:
        30 - 60 mins
      • Tools:
        Screw drivers
      • Parts Used:
        WE2X329, WE25M40, WE12X83
      46 of 65 people found this instruction helpful.
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      making noise
      Replaced idler pulley and belt very simple
      • Lissa from Redlands, CA
      • Difficulty Level:
        Really Easy
      • Total Repair Time:
        Less than 15 mins
      • Parts Used:
        WE12M29, WE12X83
      41 of 76 people found this instruction helpful.
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      pulley was worn and making noise
      removed back panel, released the belt off the pulley and replace pulley as ness. Very easy
      • Vinny from Port Chester, NY
      • Difficulty Level:
        Really Easy
      • Total Repair Time:
        15 - 30 mins
      • Tools:
        Socket set
      • Parts Used:
        WH2X885D, WE12X83
      35 of 55 people found this instruction helpful.
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      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!
      • Laura from Sonora, CA
      • Difficulty Level:
        A Bit Difficult
      • Total Repair Time:
        30 - 60 mins
      • Tools:
        Pliers, Screw drivers
      • Parts Used:
        WE1M461, WE12X83
      26 of 49 people found this instruction helpful.
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      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
      • Stephanie from Cicero, IN
      • Difficulty Level:
        Easy
      • Total Repair Time:
        1- 2 hours
      • Tools:
        Pliers, Screw drivers
      • Parts Used:
        WE25M40, WE1M461, WE12X83
      24 of 39 people found this instruction helpful.
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      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.
      • Joseph from Girard, OH
      • Difficulty Level:
        Easy
      • Total Repair Time:
        15 - 30 mins
      • Tools:
        Nutdriver, Wrench set
      • Parts Used:
        WH2X885D, WE12X83, WE12X10014
      20 of 32 people found this instruction helpful.
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      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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      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!!
      • CHARLES from MORGANTON, NC
      • Difficulty Level:
        Easy
      • Total Repair Time:
        30 - 60 mins
      • Tools:
        Nutdriver, Pliers, Screw drivers
      • Parts Used:
        WE12M29, WE2X329, WE25M40, WE12X83
      17 of 29 people found this instruction helpful.
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      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
      • CLARENCE from ENGLEWOOD, NJ
      • Difficulty Level:
        Easy
      • Total Repair Time:
        15 - 30 mins
      • Tools:
        Screw drivers
      • Parts Used:
        WE12M24, WE12X83
      17 of 34 people found this instruction helpful.
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