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Whirlpool/Kenmore Gas Dryer Idler Pulley Assembly #W10547290

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This video provides step-by-step instructions for replacing the idler pulley arm assembly on Whirlpool gas dryers. The most common reason for replacing the pulley assembly is if the pulley makes noise or the dryer doesn’t turn.

All of the information in this idler pulley replacement video is applicable to the following brands: Kenmore, Whirlpool, Maytag, KitchenAid, Amana, Inglis, Admiral

Tools used: flat head screwdriver, Phillips head screwdriver, putty knife, socket wrench

Step By Step Instructions

1
As with any repair, be sure you’ve unplugged the appliance before beginning.
2
Your first step is to detach the control panel. Depending on your model, you will either insert a putty knife under the panel to release the two clips or you will pull off both plastic end caps and remove the screws found underneath.
3
Now, rotate the control panel up.
4
Remove the screws securing the main top and slide the top off.
5
Next, insert a flathead screwdriver between the upper and lower front panels to release the two clips and detach the lower panel.
6
Remove the upper panel mounting screws along with the lint screen duct screw and, if applicable, the screw securing the grounding wire.
7
Detach the moisture sensor wire and the two door springs.
8
Now, disconnect the door switch wire connector remove the screws from the top of the upper panel and lift the upper panel off.
9
If still intact, depress the pulley to release the belt tension and unthread the belt from the pulley and motor shaft.
10
Now use the belt to lift out the drum.
11
Release the spring from the old pulley arm.
12
Detach the old pulley arm from the motor bracket by using a wrench to remove the bolt.
13
Use a flathead screwdriver to remove the tri-ring from the shaft and pull off the pulley wheel and washer.
14
Prepare the new pulley arm for installation by sliding the washer and the pulley wheel onto the shaft and securing with the tri-ring.
15
Align the new pulley arm with the motor bracket and secure with the bolt.
16
Reattach the spring.
17
Now, replace the drum by aligning its rim on the two rear rollers and loop the belt around the tension pulley and motor shaft in a “zig-zag” formation.
18
Rotate the drum to help align the belt.
19
Replace the upper front panel by aligning the two rollers on the drum rim and positioning the top lip of the panel on the cabinet brackets.
20
Replace all four panel screws along with the lint screen duct screw and, if applicable, the screw securing the grounding wire.
21
Reattach the moisture sensor wire and the door springs.
22
Now, replace the lower front panel by snapping it into position.
23
Reconnect the door switch wire connector at the top of the dryer.
24
Slide the main top on and secure it with the screws.
25
Rotate the control panel down and lock it into place.
26
If applicable, replace the screws and end caps.
27
You’re now ready to plug the appliance back in to make sure it’s functioning properly.
Description
This video provides step-by-step instructions for replacing the idler pulley arm assembly on Whirlpool gas dryers. The most common reason for replacing the pulley assembly is if the pulley makes noise or the dryer doesn’t turn.

All of the information in this idler pulley replacement video is applicable to the following brands: Kenmore, Whirlpool, Maytag, KitchenAid, Amana, Inglis, Admiral

Tools used: flat head screwdriver, Phillips head screwdriver, putty knife, socket wrench
Step-By-Step Instructions
1
As with any repair, be sure you’ve unplugged the appliance before beginning.
2
Your first step is to detach the control panel. Depending on your model, you will either insert a putty knife under the panel to release the two clips or you will pull off both plastic end caps and remove the screws found underneath.
3
Now, rotate the control panel up.
4
Remove the screws securing the main top and slide the top off.
5
Next, insert a flathead screwdriver between the upper and lower front panels to release the two clips and detach the lower panel.
6
Remove the upper panel mounting screws along with the lint screen duct screw and, if applicable, the screw securing the grounding wire.
7
Detach the moisture sensor wire and the two door springs.
8
Now, disconnect the door switch wire connector remove the screws from the top of the upper panel and lift the upper panel off.
9
If still intact, depress the pulley to release the belt tension and unthread the belt from the pulley and motor shaft.
10
Now use the belt to lift out the drum.
11
Release the spring from the old pulley arm.
12
Detach the old pulley arm from the motor bracket by using a wrench to remove the bolt.
13
Use a flathead screwdriver to remove the tri-ring from the shaft and pull off the pulley wheel and washer.
14
Prepare the new pulley arm for installation by sliding the washer and the pulley wheel onto the shaft and securing with the tri-ring.
15
Align the new pulley arm with the motor bracket and secure with the bolt.
16
Reattach the spring.
17
Now, replace the drum by aligning its rim on the two rear rollers and loop the belt around the tension pulley and motor shaft in a “zig-zag” formation.
18
Rotate the drum to help align the belt.
19
Replace the upper front panel by aligning the two rollers on the drum rim and positioning the top lip of the panel on the cabinet brackets.
20
Replace all four panel screws along with the lint screen duct screw and, if applicable, the screw securing the grounding wire.
21
Reattach the moisture sensor wire and the door springs.
22
Now, replace the lower front panel by snapping it into position.
23
Reconnect the door switch wire connector at the top of the dryer.
24
Slide the main top on and secure it with the screws.
25
Rotate the control panel down and lock it into place.
26
If applicable, replace the screws and end caps.
27
You’re now ready to plug the appliance back in to make sure it’s functioning properly.

Applicable Product Model

Dryer
Brand
Product Type
Model
Subtype
Gas
Parts Needed
Recommended Tools and Accessories
Cleaner
Cleaner
$8.99
Cleaner
Cleaner
$20.66
Cleaner
Cleaner
$14.18
Cleaner
Cleaner
$22.37
Total$0.00

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