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Idler Pulley

Part Number: AP3094197
MFG Part Number: 279640
Made by: Whirlpool
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Comes with tri-ring and gasket.

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 279640 (AP3094197) replaces 2958, 3388672, 697692, AH334244, EA334244, PS334244.

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How to Replace Idler Pulley #279640

Step by step instructions on how to replace a Idler Pulley #279640 for Dryer, Washer Dryer Combo made by Whirlpool, Kenmore, Maytag. 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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My gas dryer started making a terrible squealing sound last night. When I manually rotate the drum, it sounds like the pulley bearing may be the source. I noticed in your other responses that baby powder is recommended to lubricate. Do you think I will have success with the lubrication path, or should I just make the replacement? In either case, when I took off the front panel, the pulley arm was visible, but the bearing looked like a challenge to service from the front. Can you also help me with the best way to access the pulley? Thank you.

Jeremy for Model Number WGD9300VU0


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My Whirlpool dryer has a high pitch squeal. I can spray wd40 on the tension pulley, and this quiets it temporarily but it comes back. I think I need to replace the bearing, but not sure if part comes with bearing or just plastic tension wheel. What parts are needed to change out this pulley? Thank you

Jay for Model Number wed9400sw2


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Can I find a diagrm showing the realinment of belt after replacemment of pulley # 279640?

Reid for Model Number wed9200sq0


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My idler pulley just popped off. The belt lost tension, the triangular plastic was broken and the pulley was lying on the bottom of the dryer. There was some black on the pulley. I was planning on replacing the pulley. Why do you think the pulley popped off. Do you think I need to worry about anything else? The brack and spring seem fine.

Chris for Model Number GEW9250PW1


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Is the idler pulley (AP3094197), supposed to rotate inside the plastic / steel?

Dave for Model Number kenmore elite 110


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My dryer is running very loud. I have it apart and do not see anything broken or worn out. What should I be looking for?

Clay for Model Number 087572601


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