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Belt tensioner what lube do I use on a brand new belt tensioner wheel?

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Re: belt tensioner - Dryers

None. Why do you think you need lube?

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Squeaking and want to know how I can fix it please

most likely it is either the belt or one or more of the wheels the drum rides on. a belt stretches as it ages and can start to make noise as it slips on the drum or motor pulley. wheels/bearing also can make noise as they wear. another possibility is the tensioner that takes up the slack on the belt. if the dryer is 5+ years old or older, i personally would replace all the wheels(4) and the belt and lube the tensioner and have it all set for many more years. wheels are about $40 on eBay and the belt is about $10. other good sites for getting the correct oem parts are the cheapest but always good parts and good return policy) or prices/oem parts)

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Did you locate the "tensioner" wheel that may have jumped out of the mounting hole...??

There are two wheels, one on the motor and one on the tensioner...

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The belt goes on the drum, and on the motor pulley. The tensioner pulley is pulled past the belt, pulling against the spring, and pulls the belt taunt.

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The problem is: On the tension arm/wheel for the

Did you try it with the belt off? Unplug the machine. You could try some Penetrating oil to loosen it, (hardware or auto parts store) but it sounds like it has jammed or the bearing has seized. WD 40 is not as good. If you are able to free it, I'd then lube it with a high temperature bearing grease. (Auto wheel bearing grease) Auto parts stores have little squeeze tubes sitting on their counters. $3. Call Maytag tech support and ask them if they have special grease and clear the use of bearing grease. It should all be the same. Don't over lube and make a mess.. If lubrication doesn't free it up, replace it.

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Belt in place, motor turning, belt moving very slow or not at all. slipping?

This is usually caused from a worn belt or a faulty belt tensioner. From the back of the dryer you should be able to see the belt tensioner and see if the wheel on the tensioner is turning. If it's not then you need a new tensioner, if it is then its likely to be a belt.
The other causes for this problem may be a drum wheel or drum bearing which has failed. The drum wheel hold the drum up and are located generally on the bottom of the drum. These wheels have a brass center for a bearing and if they are bad will generally cause a grinding or squealing noise.

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Belt came off tensioner, and tensioner off unit.

Here is the tensioner diagram you need, for most any dryer.

First clean and lubricate the axel of the wheel with some spray silicone. Try not to get it on the wheel outer surface.

Then locate the slot in the bottom of the cabinet floor. The wheel should line up with the drive wheel at the end of the motor shaft.

Place the tang of the tensioner in the slot.

Press the wheel wayyy back passing a loop of the belt BELOW the tensioner wheel and loop it over the end of the small drive wheel.

Release tension on the tensioner and the wheel will pull it taught.

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The noise appears to be located at the tensioning idler wheel. I removed it and the shaft is shiny along with the wheel bearing which is a sleeve bearing. It's lubed well and not wobbly on the shaft. When...

if the belt has cracks it is wearing out and loosening up. everything is precise even though it is just plastic it matters. also make sure you use packing grease to lube it.

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  • Just like this but imagine the roller as being a semicircle.
put pressure on the tensioner with the belt and loop the belt under the tensioner to the motor.
  • this is a diagram for a whirlpool/kenmore/roper/estate dryer, i don't know the brand of dryer you have.
look here is more diagrams of different brands.
let me know if you need more help Mike

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