Idler wheel stopped during operation causing the belt to cut into it
John R. • Mercersburg, PA • December 26, 2014
My Repair & Advice
Removed top cover of dryer, front panel, panel support, removed dryer door, door support, then the drum. Removed small triangular plastic clip. Removed idler. Installed new idler and clip. Installed drum, belt, and all remaining covers and supports. Takes about 30 minutes with a Philips screwdriver.
Note: Check all drum wheels for debris and vacuum the entire inside of your dryer while you have it disassembled, including around the heating element to aid in the safety of dryer operation.