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.
Note: This question is for the older version of this part, but we thought you might still find it helpful
Where to get discontinued parts or cross to equivalent parts?
Answer Hello big david. Sorry, This part has been permanently discontinued by the manufacturer and we don't know of any source or replacement for the part.