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Belt Tension Pulley

Part Number: AP4373393
MFG Part Number: 6-3700340
Made by: Whirlpool
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Also known as the dryer idler pulley. Idler arm, shaft, washer and retaining ring are sold seperate. Other parts to check are the drum rear support rollers, front tumbler bearings, front & rear felt seals and belt.

Genuine Whirlpool part. Whirlpool brands include Whirlpool, Maytag, KitchenAid, Jenn-Air, Amana, Magic Chef, Admiral, Norge, Roper, and others. See all items in Dryer Axle, Roller, Pulley and Washer Dryer Combo Axle, Roller, Pulley.
Whirlpool also makes various appliance models for Sears / Kenmore.

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Part Number 6-3700340 (AP4373393) replaces 33001783, 1472812, AH2347262, EA2347262, PS2347262.

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Dryer drum stopped turning Matthew S. • Honaker, VA • October 23, 2014
Appliance: Maytag Dryer-Ele MDE6400AYW

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How to Replace Belt Tension Pulley #6-3700340

Step by step instructions on how to replace a Belt Tension Pulley #6-3700340 for Dryer, Washer Dryer Combo made by Maytag, Admiral, Crosley. Note: This video is intended to give you the general idea of the part replacement procedure. Your appliance may differ depending on the manufacturer and model.


 

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I ordered pulley 6-3037050 for my Maytag dryer. It looks different than the original one that melted. Will this pulley work or do I need 6-3700340? I should have checked here first. According to another site this was the right pulley for my dryer. Maytag Neptune MDG&460AWW Dryer. Thank You.

Ryan for Model Number Maytag MDG7460AWW Dryer

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It's funny to come back to this site and found my note from previous visit to be useful. http://forum.appliancepartspros.com/dryer-repair/167200-how-replace-dryer-belt-mde9206ayw.html Now it's back to the same problem. The dryer belt some how came off the tension pulley. I hooked it back in place and turn on the dryer. The tumbler spinned, but I noticed that this tension pulley was not spinning. It stuck in place and belt and get pulled around it. I can't imagine this is correct, right? This pulley should spin also right? I specifically tried to spin the pulley before hooking the belt back on it and it wasn't budging. Do I need to replace this? do I need the pulley arm (AP4373246) and these other parts? ( AP4290980, AP2996314). Thanks in advance for your insights.

Kevin for Model Number MDE9206AYW

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My dryer has been having trouble tumbling. When the dryer starts, the drum will turn 3/4 way and then almost come to a complete stop, then repeat that motion. As first I thought the belt might have slipped into one of the grooves on the drum, that however was not the case. Under normal operation, does the idler pulley itself turn freely, or is it fixed in a certain position? If indeed the pulley has to move, then I can say that the pulley in my dryer has seized up. The idler pulley on the dryer is a little odd in its design. Instead of having a complete circle groove around, the pulley has a angled cutout that only goes around a bit less than half way around. The rest of the pulley is flush with no groove. Here is what I think is happening. After I repositioned the belt back into its proper alignment on the drum. I believe the idler pulley is causing excessive rubbing on the belt (hence it being seized up) thus causing the sudden rotation slowdowns. Will replacing the idler pulley be sufficient enough? Or will the idler arm with washers and c-clamp also need to be replaced? Thanks.

Paul for Model Number MDG6200AWW

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I have a neptune dryer that has just started to vibrate consistantlywhen the dryer is running. I took off the front panel and the noise occurs when I hand turn the drum but only in thecounter clockwise direction. I looked at the rollers and they spin freely and don't feel loose. The noise stops when the belt is removed. Is this a tensioner pulley or belt issue?

Shane for Model Number Mde4000ayw

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Hi, Belt broke so I got a tune-up kit, also a vent system kit. Well, there's this clear round plastic piece that melted too. It was off on its own & I'm thinking this is the belt tension item, is it?

Deborah for Model Number 110.68702894

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My dryer was squealing and chirpping while running. I've replaced the two drum wheels and support glides and the noise still exists. Could it have just been the idler pulley or belt? It seems to be operating properly other than the loud noises.

Todd for Model Number mde5500ayw

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