Question about Kenmore 60172 Electric Commercial Dryer

1 Answer

Kenmore series 70 electric dryer idler pulley

The drum in the subject dryer does not rotate. I disassembled the dryer and found the idler pulley laying in the bottom of the machine and the belt was off (naturally). I do not know how to re-assemble the idler pulley. I have found a slot that it might be mounted in, but, when installed there it doesn't tighten the belt. Do you have an exploded view of this dryer that shows where the idler pulley is mounted? Thank you

James

Posted by on

  • 5 more comments 
  • philg123 Dec 29, 2007

    Hey, I know where the pully goes (clean spot on bottom, 2 slots near the motor) but not sure how to route the belt through it. Anyone got a clue? The belt if fine I was just checking out the drum seals.

  • elyxr Apr 05, 2008

    I'm not quite as far along as the OP, but i've gotten theback off of the unit, and can see the idler pulley sitting there. I'm stumped. Same make/model.

  • vinann Aug 19, 2008

    i do have the same problem..


  • Anonymous Sep 29, 2008

    same problem here

  • Craig Jun 26, 2013

    I've got the sam problem, bought dryer 6 months ago.

  • Anonymous Mar 17, 2014

    there are 2 idler pulleys, how does the belt fit around them

  • Anonymous Mar 21, 2014

    How to install admiral dryer spring dryer idker

×

Ad

1 Answer

I figured this one out...there are two pairs slots...the tab of the idler pulley goes in the right slot near the motor and the idler pulley goes off to the left.

Posted on Jun 12, 2008

Ad

1 Suggested Answer

6ya6ya
  • 2 Answers

SOURCE: I have freestanding Series 8 dishwasher. Lately during the filling cycle water hammer is occurring. How can this be resolved

Hi,
A 6ya expert can help you resolve that issue over the phone in a minute or two.
Best thing about this new service is that you are never placed on hold and get to talk to real repairmen in the US.
The service is completely free and covers almost anything you can think of (from cars to computers, handyman, and even drones).
click here to download the app (for users in the US for now) and get all the help you need.
Good luck!

Posted on Jan 02, 2017

Ad

Add Your Answer

Uploading: 0%

my-video-file.mp4

Complete. Click "Add" to insert your video. Add

×

Loading...
Loading...

Related Questions:

1 Answer

Kenmore 70 Series Dryer Belt Keeps Breaking


A few things to check. Make sure that the idler pulley is turning freely without any signs of distress from the bearings. Make sure that when the belt is installed that all drum, motor and pulleys are perfectly in line. Even a small amount of misalignment will cause premature failure. Turn the drum by hand and make sure is turns fairly freely. There will be some drag from the drum supports, but it should turn readily with one hand, if it is any stiffer then the drum supports may be badly worn and will need to be replaced. Make sure that the pulleys on the motor and idler are in good condition and not damaging the belt. There are basically only three main reason for a premature failure, misalignment, pulley damage and overloading. It has to be pone of those.

Nov 26, 2017 | Kenmore Whirlpool Maytag Dryer Belt...

1 Answer

Help - problems with screaching/grinding sound - small smell of burning


Did you remove the filter chute? My dryer was making a heck of a racket and I found a wire inside the blower housing:

11_21_2011_10_35_33_pm.jpg

Service manual and more

Nov 14, 2011 | Kenmore 659 Electric Dryer

1 Answer

Kenmore gas dryer drum does not rotate


Hi,
The most probable cause is that your motor went bad....

Check out this tip...it will help you..

http://www.fixya.com/support/r4422207-dryer_repair_dryer_not_turning

heatman101

Mar 29, 2010 | Kenmore Elite HE4 Electric Dryer

1 Answer

How do I install idler and pulley assembly on a Kenmore 70 Series dryer??


your local appliance parts store would be glad to help u with this . on the back of some belt paks u will find instructions. good luck hope this helps

Nov 17, 2009 | Kenmore 62602 Electric Dryer

1 Answer

I have a kenmore 80 series electric dryer. It gets


If your dryer doesn't tumble, check these: Belt Motor Door switch Belt Dryers have a drive belt that turns the clothes drum. If the belt breaks, the drum stops rotating. Then you need to replace the belt, and often the idler pulley, because the pulley tends to wear out at the same time. Click here for a belt installation diagram Motor If the dryer motor only hums when you press the Start button, the motor may be burned out. Here's how to test the dryer motor: Remove the belt. Check for obstructions in the blower fan housing. Manually rotate the shaft of the motor. If the motor is very stiff, or impossible to rotate manually, and the blower fan housing is clear, you need to replace the motor. If the motor rotates freely, run the motor momentarily with the belt removed and the blower in place. If the motor runs fine with the belt removed, there may be a problem with the idler pulley or the clothes drum. Try to rotate the drum by hand. If it is very difficult to move, correct any problem with the rollers or pulley, and then reassemble the dryer and try it again. If the motor hums but doesn't rotate on its own even with the belt removed--yet you can turn it freely by hand--you usually need to replace the motor or the motor start capacitor. Door switch Your dryer can't operate at all if the door switch is defective. It's inside the dryer main housing near the door frame. Sometimes you need to raise or open the top or front of the dryer to reach the switch. If it's defective, you need to replace it.
Thanks for choosing fixya...Regards, Joe

Nov 13, 2009 | Cars & Trucks

1 Answer

Kenmore 70 series electric dryer. Turns on but will not tumble.


sounds like either a dryer drum belt or a dryer idler pulley is defective

Oct 18, 2009 | Dryers

2 Answers

Replace belt on kenmore 97281100 dryer


You have to remove the front panel. The top folds back and there are 2 screws on the inside corners to release the front. Eric

Sep 07, 2009 | Kenmore Dryers

3 Answers

KENMORE SERIES 80 DRYER..The Tensioner use it or not and how?


To fit the new belt, you will need the idler pulley (tensioner)...

The idler pulley fits in the slots on the bottom of the cabinet (in front of the motor) with the wheel or glide facing the left side. Place the belt (grooves inward) around the drum. Pull the belt through the middle of the idler pulley from the left side. Once the belt is pulled through the idler pulley, pull it around the motor pulley (this should force the idler pulley to "open up" and add tension).

If you still need help, I will try to provide you with a diagram shortly.
Good luck!

Mar 02, 2009 | Kenmore 62622 Electric Dryer

1 Answer

Kenmore Electric 70 series dryer making noise


can spin motor w/ hand ,,if so pull side by side if no noise ,, inspect rollers,and idler

Dec 28, 2008 | Kenmore 65942 Electric Dryer

1 Answer

Broken Belt--kenmore 70 series dryer


it is not that hard to replace the belt if you have the front panel off of the dryer. place the idler pulley in the holes located below the motor pulley put the belt around the drum pull the idler back and the belt loops around the idler and onto the motor pulley

Dec 10, 2008 | Kenmore 24032\24036 Top Load Washer

Not finding what you are looking for?
Kenmore 60172 Electric Commercial Dryer Logo

Related Topics:

1,311 people viewed this question

Ask a Question

Usually answered in minutes!

Top Kenmore Dryers Experts

Dan Webster
Dan Webster

Level 3 Expert

8220 Answers

Sal De

Level 3 Expert

2694 Answers

Tim Whalen

Level 3 Expert

3074 Answers

Are you a Kenmore Dryer Expert? Answer questions, earn points and help others

Answer questions

Manuals & User Guides

Loading...