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The idler roller wheel is off and i don't know exactly where or how to put it back on for a Whirlpool Dryer model # WED53003Q0

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Go to repairclinic.com and click on "Repair Help" in the left-hand column. On the next page, click on "Dryer Belt Diagrams" link on the left-hand side of the page. If your dryer has a removable back panel, refer to drawing H. If the back panel of the dryer is NOT removable, refer to drawing K. I hope this helps you.

PS Most dryers with a removable back panel, have the lint screen filter on top of the dryer. If this is a simple matter of re-installing an idler pulley that has come loose, place the "foot" of the idler pulley in the slot on the bottom of the dryer case with the wheel to your right. Pull the wheel to your left to keep tension on the pulley assembly and this will keep it seated in position.

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Whirlpool Duet Dryer Idler Pulley


see this causes and fix it. God bless you
Not all will apply to every dryer. Check our video page for more style dryers.

Rollers

Many dryers use rollers or wheels to support the clothes drum. When these rollers are worn, they can be noisy. You should replace the whole set of rollers at the same time. You will need to disassemble the dryer to check these. Some dryers use rollers in both the front and rear. Check our videos for other style dryers.

Belt

The Belt should be replaced if you hear any noise coming from it or if there is any cracking, glazing, or grooves worn out. Replace the Belt along with the idler pulley.

Idler pulley

Dryers have a tension or idler pulley that keeps tension on the main drive belt. When it's worn, it can be noisy. When that happens, don't lubricate it. Just replace it.

Glides

Many dryers use nylon or plastic glides at the front of the clothes drum for support. When these are worn, they can be noisy. When that happens, replace the glides and bearing housing if necessary. Put hand inside drum near front and push up there should be no play.

Rear drum bearing

Some dryers support the clothes drum in the rear with a center spindle instead of rollers. The spindle may be a ball-and-socket type support or a shaft through a sleeve. When the components are worn, they may squeak, squeal, or rub. You can't repair them. Just replace the rear bearing when they're worn. Put hand inside drum near rear and push up there should be no play. This video walks thru another type.

Blower wheel

Your dryer's blower wheel pulls air over the heat source, through the clothes drum, and past the thermosta ts, then pushes it out the exhaust duct. The blower wheel, which is usually plastic, may wear out over time. But if it's noisy, it may simply be clogged with lint. Clean the blower and test to see if the dryer is still noisy. If it is, you probably need to replace the blower wheel. Many times the blower wheel is making the noise and it is commonly mistaken for the motor.

Motor

The motor may be making noise. The easy way to check is to remove the belt and turn the dryer on if it is noisy replace the motor.

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My whirlpool awz 7303 is very noisy. i think it is something to do with the drum going round. could the belt need tightening?


If your dryer is noisy, check these: Your dryers uses rollers or wheels to support the clothes drum. When these rollers are worn, they can be noisy. You should replace the whole set of rollers at the same time. Idler pulley your dryer has a tension or idler pulley that keeps tension on the main drive belt. When it's worn, it can be noisy. When that happens, don't lubricate it. Just replace it. Rear drum bearing assembly does not fail often in this type of dryer. There are videos of the testing and replacing of these parts at http://appliancehelponline.com/dryerrollervideo.html this will walk you thru the troubleshooting and replacement of these parts Blower wheel Your dryer's blower wheel pulls air over the heat source, through the clothes drum, and past the thermostats, then pushes it out the exhaust duct. This brings us to the last problem could be the blower wheel, which is usually plastic, may wear out over time.To check this grab the wheel and see if theres any play . But if it's noisy, it may simply be clogged with lint. Clean the blower and test to see if the dryer is still noisy. If it is, you need to replace it. If you need diagrams or illustrations of your specific model you can also enter your model # there. All parts come with installation instructions. Not all models are available.

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How to reinstall Idler Pulley and belt for kenmore Dryer Model 110.66112501


First, assuming you have the drum out, there are two slots on the bottom plate of the dryer, hook the end of the idler pulley into the left slot with the angle as you look at it up and to the left. as you set the pulley in place the second slot will match the prongs of the idler pulley. With the idler in place, now put your belt around the drum (you should see a polished spot where the original belt rode and wore off the paint). Then use the belt to help guide the drum install. Set the drum on the rollers in back, keeping the drum level to the dryer. It helps if the whole dryer is tipped back against a wall at about a 45 degree angle to get the drum in place, but that makes your aligning the belt a pain at the same time. I suggest have the dryer at an angle to put the drum in then place it level to align the belt.

You'll need to use both hands to get the belt in place. First thread the belt under the idler pulley wheel in the opening under it. Next you'll need to push the idler wheel as far up and to the right as you can to get the tension all the way off as you hook the belt around the motor. Once on the motor, slowly let the idler down into place.

If everything is aligned correctly it will work just fine. Just make sure when you put the bulkhead in again that the drum rides on top of the slider pads and that the drum rotates freely with only the motor tension on it. 839edf2.jpge839dbf.jpg

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Whirlpool dryer froze and wont tumble just makes noise where try


Hi, This dryser only has 1 belt. When you chacked the belt, was the belt located in the middle of the drum?
This model has an idler pulley that is no longer being used. They have went back to the roller style idler which is easier on the belt.
Raise the top and then remove the 2 screws holding the front to the cabinet. Remove the front cabinet and locate the idler next to the motor pulley. Look at the belt while you have the front off and see if there is any bad spots in it.
I hope this helps you. Please let me know if I can assist you further.

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Whirlpool dryer drum making noise




window.google_render_ad();There are many places & parts that could be causing your Whirlpool dryer to be noisy. To find out what is causing the noises, you need to find out where are the noises coming from.
Start the dryer and let it run for a while and listen to try to pinpoint where in the dryer the noises is coming from. Once you have an idea of the area, you will need to disconnect the dryer from the wall outlet and take the dryer apart.
Below you will find the parts that you need to check when your dryer is noisy.
The drum baffles:

The drum baffles are use to tumble the clothes inside of the drum, in other words, the baffles job is to separate the pieces of laundry as the drum turns.
When the dryer is getting older and if you use the dryer a lot, the drum baffles holding screws will become loose. Loose drum baffles will cause noises. All you need to do, is to open the top panel and tighten the drum baffles holding screws.
The drum support rollers:

These dryers uses four drum support rollers, tow on the front and two on the rear. The job of the drum support rollers is to keep the drum tumbling smooth.
When the grease on one of the rollers dry out, the roller start to make squeaking noises and the roller bearing will start to wear out until the bearing on the roller is gone. When the bearing on the roller is gone, the noise will change from squeaking to a clanking noise.
The blower wheel:

The blower wheel is use to circulate the air inside of the dryer drum. The most common Whirlpool blower noises are cause by something falling inside of the blower housing and hitting the blower when the motor runs.
The Idler pulley:

The Idler pulley is use to apply the necessary tension on the belt. There are two types of idler pulleys, the pulley with the wheel and the pulley with the teflon slide. A bad idler pulley could cause a Whirlpool dryer to be noisy.
The drive motor:

Worn out bearings on the motor will cause the motor to run kind of noisy. When the motor starts making noises, the solution to this problem is to replace the motor.
The belt:

The belt on most dryers is only about1/4 inch wide. These belts work very hard making the drum tumble. When the belt stretch just 1/2 inch more that it supposed to, the belt will start slipping and that could cause your Whirlpool dryer to be noisy.
As you could see, there are a lot of parts that could become noisy in your dryer. When your dryer starts making noises, make sure to check it out before it gets worse.

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Dryer makes loud squeaking noise when spinning


there are two possibilities for this question. 1) there is an idler roller that give the belt the correct tension . unplug dryer and remove idler roller see if it spins freely if not replace it @0 there are two drum rollers in back of machine thatdrum rides on remove drum it's self explanitory how to remove drum and very easy also. you can roll these wheels and check for free movement visually check them ,one or both should be worn out or the bearing in the wheel has failed before putting old or new wheels back sand the wheel shafts to get any gunk off them and that's about the only thing that can make a dryer squeek

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How do you place the belt on to the roller?


The belt loops through the roller and then around the motor pulley - the back (outer) side rides on the idler wheel. Hope this helps!

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Replacing dryer belt


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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. http://www.repairclinic.com/0079.asp
let me know if you need more help Mike

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Belt Replacement


sorry I have been off line on medical leave.

The Whirlpool belt is very simple. Always make sure you have the dryer unplugged or the power turn off at the breaker box!
While you have the dryer apart I recommend that you vacuum out the collected lint and do some preventative maintenance. I would put a couple drips of a lite oil on the roller shafts of the back rollers.

Now the groves of the belt face down against the cylinder, you will see on the cylinder spot is worn where the belt rides. then with the extra belt loop it thru the idler wheel and on to the motor pulley. This is the hardest part.
Once the belt is on a good test is to turn the cylinder and see that the belt is in place. Reassemble dryer.

Again sorry Im finally doing stairs againt. Let me know if you have any questions.

T

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