Question about Whirlpool LER5636P Electric Dryer
Went in to replace the belt and found that the idler pulley was not connected. How do I replace the present one in place or do I need to get a new idler pulley?
Thanks for your help!
You should be able to reuse the idler pulley unless it is physically broken.
The idler pulley fits in the slots on the bottom of the cabinet (in front of the motor) with the wheel or glide facing the left side. Place the belt (grooves inward) around the drum. Pull the belt through the middle of the idler pulley from the left side and loop it around the motor pulley.
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Posted on Mar 28, 2009
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Disconnect the power source from the dryer. You can unplug from the wall outlet, remove the fuse from the fuse box or flip the breaker in the panel box.
Pull off the front panel of the dryer. Remove the screw in each corner at the bottom of the dryer's front panel. Lift up the front panel until the two clips at the top disengage. Remove the two screws that are found beneath it at the corners to remove the cabinet top.
Remove the belt by releasing the tension applied by the movable idler pulley wheel. The belt loops over the drum, under the idler pulley wheel and then around the motor's drive pulley.
Discard the used belt. It is fine to just throw it in the trash.
Install the new belt by pushing in on the idler pulley arm. Make sure the new belt is placed flat along the exterior of the drum.
Replace the screws back into the dryer's front panel. Screw them in tightly so that the panel will not fall off or jiggle loose.
Reconnect the power source back to your dryer. Either plug it back in or flip the switch in the breaker box.
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