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LD605e Idle Pulley tension spring. Attached to motor casting. But does the other end just hook into the hole in the lower part of the assembly housing and then held in place by the tension in the belt system.

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  • wcpcolin Jul 07, 2010

    Specific issue with Westinghouse Dryer LD605e. THe tension spring on the idler pully is attached to the motor casting but has come away from whatever it attaches to to creat the tension on the belt. Does it just hook into the round hole towards the base of the metal engine mount frame?



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Make and model number please so i can look up a diagram, but remember this is a pulley tension spring so it attaches where ever it applies tension to the idler pulley for the belt

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  • wcpcolin Jul 07, 2010

    Westinghouse Dryer LD605e.

    I agree with your comment, but it does appear, on first look, not to tension correctly. I may just be wrong about that. So if you have a picture that shows the spring hooked into that round hole in the motor frame assembly, I will go with that.

    And thank you.

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    yadayada Jul 07, 2010

    the model number u provided is not valid, please look in the places shown in the picture.

  • wcpcolin Jul 07, 2010

    HI Wiz,

    I am in Australia, so depending where you are, the models may have different ID's. The tag inside the front door identifies it as an Electrolux Home Products appliance. In Australia it is branded as a Westinghouse. The model number is LD605E. Serial Number 733 32120. App No S91.

    Good luck.

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    yadayada Jul 07, 2010

    please go to the web link below, at the that site click on "Westinghouse", it shows diagrams of the many different belt tension spring attachment points, diagram "J" may be what u have, have a look.

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    yadayada Jul 07, 2010

    the web page opens to the correct set of diagrams, just checked.

  • wcpcolin Jul 09, 2010

    The Idler is fixed off axis to the centre of the casting of the motor frame. The motor rotates about its axis within the frame. The tension spring is attached to the motor and back to the body of the machine. There is no tension arm, as in all the diagrams in the illustrations. The tension spring rotates the motor frame against the tension in the belt and forces the pully off axis.

    The problem is that I cannot work out where the spring attaches to the body of the machine.


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Thanks for using FixYa. It seems that you areinstalling a new belt; please check this video on how to replace the belt whichalso provides you info. on the idler pulley tension. Please do accept thesolution if the issue is resolved or post a comment for further assistance.


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