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If you face the motor the tension wheel should be on the left, the spring clips to a small niche on the right side of the back of the motor

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My dryer belt broke and it looks like one the wheels broke but i looked the part up on line and looks like the wheel comes with the kit i just want to know is this how it is suppose to look like it comes...

that one wheel in question is the "belt-tensioner" wheel or known as the "idler-pulley" that keeps the belt tight that turns the drum,it has a bracket and spring that hooks to the base of the machine.which is what puts pressure on the belt

Mar 08, 2011 | Dryers

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Simpson Maxidry 362. Tips on putting back together....? Roller tensioner spring attached to...?

Here are the steps to get the belt and tension pulley and spring attached properly.
1. Remove the drum from the dryer housing
2. Fit the belt around the drum, secure the belt to the drum (grooved side towards the drum, flat side away from the drum) with small strips of masking tape. Leave a loop of about 10-15 cm's free to fit around the motor. (This was Hurdle #1, it was next to impossible to hold the belt on with one hand and attempt to work out the tension pulley thing at the same time)
3. Place the drum back in to the dryer housing and rotate it so that your belt loop is facing the motor.
4. (Hurdle #2) Attach the tension pulley to the motor assembly bracket. (There should be slots in the bracket for the pulley bracket to insert into. The pulley faces away from the motor, about a 45 degree angle.
5. (Hurdle #3) Feed the belt through (under) the pulley and then over the motor's drive wheel or nub, whatever it's called.
6. (Finaly Hurdle) Attach the spring to the pulley assembly. In the centre of the dryer housing floor, there should be a seam, in the centre of this seam there is a small hole where the other end of the spring attaches too. Stretch and insert the other end of the spring into this hole.
7. Remove the masking tape that's holding the belt down.
8. Re-assemble dryer and your done.

Jun 20, 2008 | Dryers

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My roper REX463KQ0 squeeks really bad. What is wrong with it and approximatley how much will it cost to fix?

The noise may be coming from drum support rollers. As the rollers wear with age, they collect dirt, dust and lint and may need to be cleaned and lubricated. If the model number is correct, the rollers can be accessed by following these steps:

1. UNPLUG the dryer and remove the lint screen.

2. Remove the two screws that were under the lint screen and lift the top panel.

3. Unplug the door switch connector plug and any ground wire that may be installed on the casing.

4. Locate the two screws that hold the front panel in place. There should be one screw on each side in the cabinet interior.

5. With the door shut, lean against the front panel and remove the two screws that hold it in place. Once the screws are removed, grasp the front panel at the top center and lift straight up to remove.

You should now have complete access to the dryer interior. Release the belt tension, by pushing the idler pulley (tensioner) to the right (away from the belt) and lift the entire drum with the belt still remove.

The drum support rollers are located along the back wall (bulkhead) of the dryer.

6. Using a screwdriver pry the metal retaining clip off the LEFT roller support bracket. Then, remove the plastic triangular shaped tri-rings off each support shaft.

7. The rollers will slide off the support shaft. Clean any built up lint and debris that may have accumulated around the support shaft. If the rollers are still in good shape, reinstall.

8. Install the plastic tri-rings on both shaft, followed by the support bracket and metal retaining clip on the LEFT roller. Use a small nut driver and place it over the support bracket retaining clip and push on to the shaft to get it to seat properly.

9. Apply a small amount of oil on the each roller at the point where the support shaft inserts through the roller axle. NOTE: Lubricate with a light turbine oil (such as Singer or 3 in 1 brands) at the point where the roller axle meets the shaft. DO NOT get oil on the roller itself or it may cause the drum to slip.

10. Re-install the drum, making sure the rollers are seated properly in the groove around the perimeter in the rear. Make sure the belt is looped around the drum with the groove side facing the drum.

11. Have someone hold the drum in place while you re-install the belt over the tension pulley and motor. If working alone, kneel down so you can see the tensioner and motor and rest the drum front on your shoulder or knee.

With the belt removed, this may cause the idler pulley (tensioner) to come loose. This is normal with no tension on the pulley to hold it in place. To re-install the belt the pulley, follow these steps:

1. Loop the drive belt around the dryer drum with the groove side facing the drum.

2. With the tensioner in your left hand, insert the clip end of the idler pulley into the grooves on the dryer bottom casing with the idler wheel pointing to your left. (The grooves are directly in front of the drive motor.) NOTE: Clean the tensioner pulley wheel (if dirty), prior to reinstalling. Apply a small amount of oil where the pulley wheel meets the axle of the tensior. DO NOT get any oil on the surface area of the pulley wheel as this will also get oil on the drive belt. Oil on the drive belt can cause slippage on the drum.

3. While holding the tensioner in place, insert the belt UNDER the wheel with your right hand and push the wheel to the RIGHT while pulling the belt over the drive motor pulley.

If this does not explain it well enough, you can also verify by going to Click on the Repair Help link and look for the "Dryer Belt Diagrams" link under the Special Features section on the next page. Look for WHIRLPOOL and refer to diagram H (This model Roper is manufactured by Whirlpool).

Replacement parts (if required) can be ordered on line at any of the following websites:

If the rollers require replacement, the part number for a replacement kit is 349241T. The kit includes BOTH rollers, the tri-rings and retaining clip for the support bracket. All these sites offer great service with competitive pricing, so shop and compare. The first three sites I have listed also inlcude helpful exploded view diagrams that can help you locate and properly indentify the parts you may need. you can view a diagram of the belt and tensioner under the "Cabinet Parts" section. The belt is listed as item 56 and the tensioner is listed as item 53.

NOTE: If you still have the teflon glide type tensioner, Whirlpool recommends you replace it with a conventional roller type idler pulley. The teflon type tensioners caused premature wear to the drive belt. The part number for a replacement is 691366.

Once you have the belt installed, re-install the dryer front panel by holding it as you did previously. Line up the holes on the inside bottom edge of the front panel with the small mounting cleats on the front edge of the side panels. This can be done by yourself, but an assist may make it easier. Once you have the front panel in place, lean against it to hold it in place and install the mounting screws.

NOTE: Don't forget to reconnect the grounding wire and door switch connector plug. Without the door switch connected, the dryer will not run. Lower the top panel back in place and reinstall the two screws.

NOTE: Placing a piece of duct tape over the dryer vent chute will help safeguard against dropping anything down in the blower fan assembly. If you drop any screws down the chute, you will need to remove the dryer back panel to retrieve them. If you have any questions about this repair, please post back and let me know. I hope this helps you. NOTE: A secondary cause of the dryer noise is the rear drum seal becoming worn and requiring replacement. If this is the case, the seal comes as a kit, which includes a special heat resistant cement to glue the new seal in place. You will need to remove the drum and peel the old seal off. Clean the surface area real well. Spread a thin layer of cement on the glue surface of the drum and apply the drum seal. Allow to dry for a few minutes, then repeat, gradually working your way around the perimeter of the drum. DO NOT attempt to apply glue to the entire drum and then try to apply the seal. The glue dries too fast. Work in small sections until the seal is installed all the way around the perimeter. The part number for the replacement seal is 239087. DO NOT attempt to oil the drum seal.

Nov 03, 2010 | Roper REX4634KQ Electric Dryer

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Maytag dryer , drum not turning , belt broke

remove the two brackets on the back holding the top cver to the rear back cover. One screw is on each bracket. Next pry the top covers front section. It has hold down springs keeping it on. They snap right off. Now remover the front outer panel to gain access to the drum. You will need a new tensioner pulley and a belt to fix your dryer. The inner roller bearing is dried up and a replacement is needed with a new belt as well

Apr 21, 2010 | Dryers

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Underwood 5; unattached belt on left rear ''wheel''? end of belt has a metal clip, where does it attach?

This could be the Drawband to pull the carriage to the left as you type. If so, it clips on to the underside of the carriage at the extreme right end. You will first have to wind up the spring drum "wheel" for about five turns to give it some tension.

Feb 06, 2010 | Office Equipment & Supplies

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How do you change the drum belt

remove the top (generally spring clips), remove the front (spring clips and/or screws) the drum will fall out.

Check the small tensioner on the bottom of the machine. There are two slots for the tensioner to sit in. make sure it is in the slots.

Put the new belt around the drum, get on the floor, pull a loop of the belt through the tensioner and place it around the motor pulley.

Get up ... get help, put the drum in place, replace the front panel, drop the top down, give it a try. If it works, pop the top down and bingo - you are done

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Dec 04, 2009 | Lands Phones

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Need help with my whirlpool dyer a white wheel came off dont know were it goes

The small white plastic white wheel goes to the idler pulley. It is located to the left of the burner assembly on the bottom cabinet behind the blower fan assembly. This is what keeps the belt tightly around the drum. There is an excellent illustration of this at Just type in your model number and look for item 13 under the "Cabinet Parts" heading. The idler pulley attaches to the idler bracket (item 39).

There should be a small triangle shaped retaining clip that keeps the pulley in place on the shaft. It is known as a "tri-clip". If the clip has broken off, you can purchase replacements at for about $3. The part number is 690997. There is also a thrust washer on the idler shaft. The part number 233520. Make sure it is still in place.

If the pulley needs replaced, the part number is 279640 and it comes with the thrust washer and tri-clip retainers for about $14.

To access, remove the toe panel directly below the door and remove the air blower assembly cover. Make sure you UNPLUG the dryer while servicing the cabinet interior. Dangerous voltage is still present while the unit is turned off. You should be able to reach behind the drive motor and find the spring activated idler bracket. The wheel mounts on the back side of it with the thrust washer installed first, and the tri-clip inserted last. Refer to the parts drawing for details.

NOTE: Without the tension on the belt, the idler bracket will trip a small switch that prevents the drive motor from running. This is known as a "broken belt switch" that keeps a broken belt from wrapping around the motor shaft and burning. So, if your dryer is running, this is why. You should be able to hear the switch toggle as you move the idler bracket up and down.

For details on how to reinstall your dryer belt, go to and click on the "Repair Help" link. On the following page, click on the "Dryer Belt Diagrams" link under the "Special Features" section. Locate the Whirlpool dryer belt link and refer to diagram K.

If you have questions, please let me know. I hope you find this information helpful.

Oct 18, 2009 | Whirlpool GGQ8831L Gas Dryer

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Remove and replace rear brake shoes on 2004 honda accord

Brake Shoes Removal & Installation To Remove:
  1. Raise and safely support rear of vehicle.
  2. Remove rear wheel assemblies.
  3. Release parking brake.
  4. Remove brake drum.
Rear brake shoe assembly

  1. Using an appropriate brake spring tool, unhook upper return spring from rearward brake shoe.
  2. Push retainer springs IN and turn to remove tension pins.
  3. Lower brake shoe assembly and remove lower return spring.
  4. Remove brake shoe assembly from back plate.
  5. Disconnect parking brake cable from lever and remove brake shoe.
  6. Remove parking brake lever from brake shoe.

To Install:

  1. Install parking brake lever to rearward brake shoe.
  2. Secure lever to brake show with a NEW U-clip.
  3. Pinch U-clip closed.
  4. Connect parking brake cable to rearward brake shoe.
  5. Install self-adjuster lever spring on front brake shoe.
  6. Assemble clevises, adjuster bolt and upper and lower return springs.
  7. Apply a light coat of grease (Molykote 44MA or equivalent) to sliding surfaces.
  8. Install brake shoe assembly onto back plate.
  9. Install tension springs.
  10. Using an appropriate brake spring tool, unhook upper return spring to rearward brake shoe.
  11. Install brake drum.
  12. Install rear wheel assembly.
  13. Lower vehicle.
  14. Adjust self-adjusting brakes by pressing brake pedal several times.

Jul 13, 2009 | 2004 Honda Accord

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Replacing Belt on Jenn Air CLothes dryer

1. Disconnect power
2.Use Putty knife and push in to release two spring catches between top and front panel about 3 inches from either side. Top then lifts up. Undo two hex screws on either side of side panels close to top. Front panel then tilts forward. Un-clip door switch and wiring harness before lifting off front panel. If belt is broken, drum should lift off by slowly raising front of drum to disengage wheels at rear of drum.
3. clean accumulated lint from inside fan housing and duct work on front panel as well as from total inside of dryer base before placing new belt around drum, smooth side up before carefully replacing drum in place to engage two wheels at rear of drum.
4. reaching left hand under drum, raise spring loaded idler arm and place ribbed side of belt around pulley on end of motor with right hand before releasing idler arm to provide tension on belt.
5. Place front panel on bottom clips and reengage door switch wiring harness before reattaching hex screws at top of side panels.
6. drop top pannel of unit in place to reengage spring clips before reconnecting power

Dec 24, 2007 | Dryers

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