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What is small blue plastic wheel?

While changing the belt on our maytag neptune dryer we noticed a small plastic blue wheel like thing in the bottom of our dryer. Its chewed up, possibly melted a little and difficult to tell exact shape. It looks like it could have possibly fallen off the drive motor? Any ideas on what it is and how much its needed? After replacing belt dryer seems to work fine.

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The small blue wheel, just next to the Motor, is the tension pulley, your belt should go around it, before going around Drum

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