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Tension Spring

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PartSelect Number PS446551
Manufacturer Part Number 3204425
Manufactured by Frigidaire
Product Description

Tension Spring Specifications

This tension spring works in conjunction with the idler pulley. The spring is part of your top load washing machine assembly. The most likely reasons for needing to replace the tension spring is if you notice that your washer is not spinning or agitating, the drive belt has come loose, and the idler pulley is no longer secure. To access this part, you will need to remove the front of your washer. The spring is located underneath the bottom of the tub. This is a genuine OEM part that comes right from the manufacturer.

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Troubleshooting
This part fixes the following symptoms:
Pumps but will not spin | Will not agitate
This part works with the following products:
Washer, Washer Dryer Combo.
This part works with the following products:
Frigidaire, Kenmore, Gibson, Westinghouse.
Part# 3204425 replaces these:
AP2131606, 399
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    Dusty
    December 22, 2017
    My washing machine works until it gets to the rinse and final spin. I replaced the belt because i could smell it burning. With the front cover off i see that when it’s in the final spin the motor pulley is spinning on the belt but will not turn the belt. Could this be the idler spring needing replaced?
    Hi Dusty, Thank you for your question. Did you make sure that you installed the belt correctly? The belt should be installed with the ridged side around the motor pulley. If that is the case, you could take a look at your idler pulley and see if that is your issue. If it is not then it may be your motor that is the issue. Good luck with your repair.

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        Washer wouldn't spin.
        The problem with my very old washer was that the tension spring had broken long ago and I had jerry-rigged it in place with a cable tie. It would work, but you had to give the drum a spin by hand when it hit the spin the cycle. This probelm further caused the premature wearing of the drive belt, due to slippage. I ordered both a new spring and a new belt. Upon their arrival, I removed the two screws holding the front panel and lowered it off and out of the way. The old, worn belt was very easy to remove, as there was very little tension on it. Next I attempted to remove the washer that holds the idle arm on. It is in a very awkward spot, and it appears the the washing machine is sort of built around it. I bent it gradually with locking pliers until I could force it off with the blade of a flat screwdriver. Then the idler arm was easy to lower of its axle by twisting the drum a bit and pulling it to one side. I put the new spring into the idler arm, making sure the plastic bushing was in place and replaced the arm. I then repositioned to belt and replaced the front panel. It works great now.
        • garland from Morganton, NC
        • Difficulty Level:
          A Bit Difficult
        • Total Repair Time:
          30 - 60 mins
        • Tools:
          Pliers, Screw drivers
        • Parts Used:
          134511600, 3204425
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        washer tub wouldnt spin
        removed the front of the washer
        removed the "C" clip holding the idler pulley assembly in place.
        replaced the broken idler pulley tension spring.
        reassembled the idler pulley assembly.
        installed a new "V" belt just for good measure (it is after all a 15 yr old washer....)

        the hardest part was getting the "C" clip off and back on - but that still took less than 10 min total...
        • Greg from Dublin, OH
        • Difficulty Level:
          Easy
        • Total Repair Time:
          30 - 60 mins
        • Tools:
          Pliers, Screw drivers
        • Parts Used:
          5303280326, 3204425
        6 of 19 people found this instruction helpful.
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        Belt not tight
        Tensioner (pulley spring) replacement.

        The whole tub and motor are suspended by springs so I just got a flat bar and using the edge of the bottom of the washer as a fulcrum, lifted the whole thing enough to be able to shove a 2x4 under there at the base of the dome. It was still tight getting the lock washer off the bottom of the spring axel, but it popped off by pushing the ends with two screwdrivers.
        • Richard from Rahway, NJ
        • Difficulty Level:
          A Bit Difficult
        • Total Repair Time:
          30 - 60 mins
        • Tools:
          Screw drivers
        • Parts Used:
          3204425
        5 of 8 people found this instruction helpful.
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          Model Cross Reference
          This part works with the following models:
          PartSelect Number: PS446551
          Manufacturer Part Number: 3204425
          Brand
          Model Number
          Description
          Kenmore
          41789980100
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          Kenmore
          41789980800
          Washer Dryer Combo
          Kenmore
          41790802990
          Washer Dryer Combo
          Kenmore
          41790802991
          Washer Dryer Combo
          Kenmore
          41790802992
          Washer Dryer Combo
          Kenmore
          41790807990
          Washer Dryer Combo
          Kenmore
          41790812990
          Washer Dryer Combo
          Kenmore
          41790812991
          Washer Dryer Combo
          Kenmore
          41790812992
          Washer Dryer Combo
          Kenmore
          41790814000
          Washer Dryer Combo
          Kenmore
          41790814001
          Washer Dryer Combo
          Kenmore
          41790814002
          Washer Dryer Combo
          Kenmore
          41790817990
          Washer Dryer Combo
          Kenmore
          41790862990
          Washer Dryer Combo
          Kenmore
          41790862991
          Washer Dryer Combo
          Kenmore
          41790862992
          Washer Dryer Combo
          Kenmore
          41790872990
          Washer Dryer Combo
          Kenmore
          41790872991
          Washer Dryer Combo
          Kenmore
          41790872992
          Washer Dryer Combo
          Kenmore
          41791702000
          Washer Dryer Combo
          Kenmore
          41791702001
          Washer Dryer Combo
          Kenmore
          41792702200
          Washer Dryer Combo
          Kenmore
          41793702200
          Washer Dryer Combo
          Kenmore
          41793702201
          Washer Dryer Combo
          Kenmore
          41793802200
          Washer Dryer Combo
          Kenmore
          41793802201
          Washer Dryer Combo
          Kenmore
          41793812200
          Washer Dryer Combo
          Kenmore
          41793812201
          Washer Dryer Combo
          Kenmore
          41793814200
          Washer Dryer Combo
          Kenmore
          41793814201
          Washer Dryer Combo

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