When you turn the dryer on, it makes a horrible squeaking noise. Sounds as if it's coming from the front. Could this be the idler pulley? If not, what do you think? I plan on changing the belt also while I'm in there. Any suggestions?
Answer Hello Marc,
These have a tendency to require the front slides, WE3X87 total of 4, and the rear support bearing assembly WE25M40. Other than that, the idler pulley is a common issue. You will want to remember to spin the motor by hand while you have the drum out since the motor bearings can also make this sound.
This is an old GE dryer. I need to know if the idler/torsion/tensioner pulley is a WE12X81 or WE12X83 - is there a difference between these?
The part number for the idler pulley for your model is WE12X83 although there does not appear to be any significant differences between the 2 pulleys.
Can idlerpulley #WE12X83 be changed from back of dryer?
Answer Hello Barry. No, you must go through the front of the dryer.
How can I get tensioning spring for idler arm.
There is not a tension spring for the idler pulley. The way that the arm is set up it is not required.
My idler pulley split into two pieces. How do I remove it?
Answer Hello Kevin,
To be able to assist you better, if you provide an email address we may be able to send you information to replace pulley on dryer.