This part came off and i have a broken belt how do i put it back on?
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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.
The buzzer won't shut off except for when the dryer is running. It looks like the part is about $45. Can I just disconnect it?
You will want to check the white and yellow on the motor of unit to see if it is showing open or closed. If it is closed then you would need a new motor W10410999.
After I got the pulley re installed and the belt on the drum was too far forward off the back. How do I fix that
Answer Hello Andie. You need to check and make sure you installed the pulley in the correct location on the unit. If not, it will cause the issue you are having.
Dead nothing happens.
Answer Hello Paulus. Test the thermal fuse 3392519 and the door switch 3406105. They should read closed for continuity with the door closed. You can test this with a multi-meter TJMA-DMT3. Here is a link on how to use a multi-meter. http://forum.appliancepartspros.com/oven-repair-including-ranges-cooktops/4810-how-check-continuity-ohmmeter.html
The Idler pulley does not have a wheel and rubs against curved metal. Is this one a upgrade? Also, when I checked the rear drum rollers they seem not to wobble and they moved freely on the shaft.Does the rubber wear down and if so is that the cause of a minor thumping sound? Thank you for your advice. John
Answer Hello John, The idler with a glide instead of a wheel was an attempt for Whirlpool to cut manufacturing costs and turned out to be a rework. The glides wear belts out prematurely and have to be replaced with an idler wheel assembly 691366. I strongly recommend replacing the belt so you won't have to go through a tear down again soon to replace the belt 341241. The thumping noise is caused by the wheels 349241T wearing unevenly. Changing them would also avoid a repeat tear down.