I have the dryer with the glide idler instead of the wheel. I just bought the wheel idler and new belt and when I put the new wheel idler the belt slipped off it immediately after half a rotation of the drum. I ended up just using the old glide one.
How do you keep the belt from slipping on the far too wide new idler? The belt is only 1/4 inch thick...so why is the idler about 1 inch? Seems odd.
ANSWER Amy, There may have been a "twist in the belt, the belt may have been too far out of alignment on the drum or he idler assembly wasn't aligned and locked in the openings in the base. Any one of these scenarios would cause the belt to slip off the idler. The width of the idler pulley doesn't have a major effect on the belt or idler, it's the position of the belt on the drum in relation to the idler pulley that is of concern. You may want to try installing the idler and belt again, Mkaer sure there are no twist in the belt, then align the belt on the drum to the idkller pulley, install the belt on the motor pulley and slightly raise the front of the drum and turn it clockwise, slowly until you can turn it a few(2 or 3) revolutions without the belt coming off, then install the front panel etc.
Answered by AppliancePartsPros.com | Saturday, April 06, 2013