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Samsung Dryer Idler Pulley Assembly Replacement #DC96-00882C

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This video provides step-by-step repair instructions for replacing the idler pulley assembly on a Samsung dryer. The most common reasons for replacing the idler pulley are when the dryer is noisy or when the motor runs but the drum doesn’t turn.

All of the information for this idler pulley assembly replacement video is applicable to the following brands:
Samsung

Tools needed: multi-screwdriver, Phillips head bit, flat head bit, needle-nose pliers

Step By Step Instructions

1
As with any repair, be sure to unplug the appliance before beginning.
2
To replace the idler pulley assembly in your dryer, first remove the screws at the back securing the top panel.
3
Now slide the panel back and lift it off.
4
Next, carefully pull the control panel off from the top.
5
Disconnect the wire harness and set the panel aside.
6
Now remove the screws on top securing the front panel.
7
Open the dryer door and remove the remaining two front panel mounting screws.
8
Now use a flathead screwdriver to depress the locking tab and pull the front panel forward.
9
Disconnect the door switch wire and lift off the panel.
10
Next, remove the screws securing the support bracket.
11
Remove the wire harness from the twist retainers and set the bracket aside.
12
Disconnect the light bulb wire and remove the wire harness from the bulkhead twist retainers if you haven’t already done so.
13
Now, remove the screws securing the front bulkhead.
14
Remove the blower housing mounting screw as well.
15
Disconnect the moisture sensor wire harness.
16
You can now pull the bulkhead off.
17
Now reach under the drum and push the idler pulley to release the tension on the belt then unthread the belt from the pulley and motor shaft.
18
You can use the belt to help lift the drum out of the cabinet.
19
Now detach the spring from the idler pulley arm.
20
Remove the mounting bolt and pull the old idler pulley assembly off of the motor bracket.
21
Install the new idler pulley assembly by positioning it on the motor bracket then replace the mounting bolt to secure.
22
Attach the spring to the new idler pulley arm.
23
Return the drum to the dryer cabinet and align it on the rear rollers.
24
Loop the belt around the pulley and motor shaft in a zig-zag formation.
25
Now, rotate the drum to help align the belt.
26
Reposition the front bulkhead on the cabinet frame.
27
Replace the mounting screws as well as the blower housing screw.
28
Reconnect the moisture sensor wire harness.
29
Reconnect the light bulb wire and secure it in the twist retainer.
30
Secure the wire harness in the bulkhead twist retainers and in the support bracket retainers.
31
Realign the support bracket and secure it with the screws.
32
Replace the front panel by aligning the slots in the panel with the tabs on the base.
33
Reconnect the wire to the door switch and snap the top half of the panel into position.
34
Replace all of the mounting screws.
35
Reconnect the wire harness on the control panel then align the tabs on the bottom of the control panel with the slots in the trim and snap the top edge into place.
36
Reposition the top panel by aligning the edge of the panel with the tabs on the support bracket then push forward.
37
Replace the screws in the back.
38
Plug the power cord back in and your dryer should be ready for use.
Description
This video provides step-by-step repair instructions for replacing the idler pulley assembly on a Samsung dryer. The most common reasons for replacing the idler pulley are when the dryer is noisy or when the motor runs but the drum doesn’t turn.

All of the information for this idler pulley assembly replacement video is applicable to the following brands:
Samsung

Tools needed: multi-screwdriver, Phillips head bit, flat head bit, needle-nose pliers
Step-By-Step Instructions
1
As with any repair, be sure to unplug the appliance before beginning.
2
To replace the idler pulley assembly in your dryer, first remove the screws at the back securing the top panel.
3
Now slide the panel back and lift it off.
4
Next, carefully pull the control panel off from the top.
5
Disconnect the wire harness and set the panel aside.
6
Now remove the screws on top securing the front panel.
7
Open the dryer door and remove the remaining two front panel mounting screws.
8
Now use a flathead screwdriver to depress the locking tab and pull the front panel forward.
9
Disconnect the door switch wire and lift off the panel.
10
Next, remove the screws securing the support bracket.
11
Remove the wire harness from the twist retainers and set the bracket aside.
12
Disconnect the light bulb wire and remove the wire harness from the bulkhead twist retainers if you haven’t already done so.
13
Now, remove the screws securing the front bulkhead.
14
Remove the blower housing mounting screw as well.
15
Disconnect the moisture sensor wire harness.
16
You can now pull the bulkhead off.
17
Now reach under the drum and push the idler pulley to release the tension on the belt then unthread the belt from the pulley and motor shaft.
18
You can use the belt to help lift the drum out of the cabinet.
19
Now detach the spring from the idler pulley arm.
20
Remove the mounting bolt and pull the old idler pulley assembly off of the motor bracket.
21
Install the new idler pulley assembly by positioning it on the motor bracket then replace the mounting bolt to secure.
22
Attach the spring to the new idler pulley arm.
23
Return the drum to the dryer cabinet and align it on the rear rollers.
24
Loop the belt around the pulley and motor shaft in a zig-zag formation.
25
Now, rotate the drum to help align the belt.
26
Reposition the front bulkhead on the cabinet frame.
27
Replace the mounting screws as well as the blower housing screw.
28
Reconnect the moisture sensor wire harness.
29
Reconnect the light bulb wire and secure it in the twist retainer.
30
Secure the wire harness in the bulkhead twist retainers and in the support bracket retainers.
31
Realign the support bracket and secure it with the screws.
32
Replace the front panel by aligning the slots in the panel with the tabs on the base.
33
Reconnect the wire to the door switch and snap the top half of the panel into position.
34
Replace all of the mounting screws.
35
Reconnect the wire harness on the control panel then align the tabs on the bottom of the control panel with the slots in the trim and snap the top edge into place.
36
Reposition the top panel by aligning the edge of the panel with the tabs on the support bracket then push forward.
37
Replace the screws in the back.
38
Plug the power cord back in and your dryer should be ready for use.

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