If i am replacing the idler pulley, do i need to replace the plastic nut attached to the pulley motor?
Answer Hello Lebron,
If your model number is LEQ8858JQ1, the plastic thing by the motor pulley prevents the belt from jumping the pulley onto the motor shaft. It is necessary and problems will be experienced without it. It is not available without the complete motor assembly 279827.
Our dryer starter squeaking a couple weeks ago so we bought a the rear felt strip that goes on the drum because it looked worn out, and paint on the metal rear wall of dryer looks like it had started to rub off too. Installed but dryer still squeaks, also found plastic ring, looks like it is melted, that used to go around shaft of drive motor, is this part important and what does it do, will it help in getting rid of squeak and if not, any suggestions of where squeak may be coming from and how to get rid of it. Thanks in advance.
Answer Ben, There's not a lot to do about the worn surface of the bulkhead, you do want to check and make sure its not a deposit of softener or debris from the clothes and tumbling action. The "plastic ring" covering the motor shaft isn't essential to the operation, but it is a guard to keep the belt from wrapping or damaging the motor. Now the squeak and the damaged guard would be due to a worn idler pulley 691366 and or belt 691366 both components should be replaced. You should also remove and clean and lubricate the rear drum rollers and shafts 349241T with a dry rag and lube the rollers with a couple of drops of turbine oil TJ93240.
I need to replace the motor pulley plastic guide (W10299847). How do I get the motor pulley off? Clockwise or counterclockwise? Any other tips I need to know? I am replacing the belt as well.
Answer Hello Debbie.
Use another adjustable wrench in front of the front motor mount shaft area. There is a notch on the shaft for the wrench. Let the wrench hold itself on the inside of the cabinet as you... more loosen the shaft pulley in a clockwise manner. Then the pulley guide can be inserted on the shaft and pushed towards the motor to lock in place. Use a dab of loctite part # F8283401 on the shaft threads to keep the pulley on. Thank You.