Question about Roper REX4634KQ Electric Dryer
REX3614kQ1 Roper electric dryer. Hi does anyone know how and were the tension pully is supposed to be located on this machine.The drive belt came off and on investigation the tension pully was laying loose in the bottom of the machine and for the life of me and can not find out how it works. A picture would be great. The manual shows nothing. Hope some one can help Jim
Jim, the pulley faces to the left as your looking at it from the front of the dryer with the panel removed. The sprung steel of it (in the shape of a "U") will point to the right. Hold the idler in your hand with the pulley to your left, on the pulley side you'll see that it has an indention or bend at the end of it. About an inch and a half to the right you'll see a metal tab. OK, line the idler up with the motor pulley (idler pulley facing left) and insert the "bend" into the slot in the base of the cabinet. Now lower the other end into its' slot. (HINT---> use a flashlight and scrape away any lint/debris so you can see what I'm talking about.) Now install the belt, it goes over the drum with the ribs facing in... you'll see the worn spot on the drum where it's supposed to go... this'll line it up for the pulley. Now go back down by the motor. (this is kinda tricky and I'll do my best to explain) You'll need to thread the belt through the idler. The flat side of the belt goes OVER the top side of the idler pulley. Now push a "loop" (toward the motor pulley) THROUGH the space between the idler and its' mounting bracket keeping the flat side of the belt on the idler pulley. Take this loop and place it over the motor pulley (the ribs of the belt will mesh with the motor pulley). NOTE---> you will have to hold the front of the drum up while doing this. An extra set of hands will help immensely. Hold the front up to approximate its' normal operating position. This will get the belt back on. However... it won't explain why the belt/idler came loose in the first place. It shouldn't have. While you have the front panel off, inspect the machine closely and look for anything that would cause the drum to ride off its normal horizontal axis. Look carefully at the front panel, anything missing, worn out? What I'd recommend if I were there is the installation of a drum drive repair kit. Its' part number is 4392065 and sells for about $32.00. This kit has new drum rollers, belt, and idler pulley. It's well worth the investment and 'cause you already have the unit apart... might as well do it right, right? (It also has an instruction sheet in it ;-) Hope this helps.
Posted on Sep 28, 2007
This should help couldnt find an actual picture so i took the time to draw a simple on in paint for you
Posted on Sep 27, 2007
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