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Replacing your Amana Dryer Idler Pulley Wheel with Bearing play video
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Idler Pulley Wheel with Bearing

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Fix Number: FIX11757553
Manufacturer #: WPY54414
Manufactured by: Whirlpool

Product Description

This two inch wide idler pulley wheel is beige in color and is made of plastic. This pulley wheel comes with its own metallic bearing in its center.

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Replacing your Idler Pulley Wheel with Bearing

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Grinding , drum flopping , .....Noise !
I won't go into all the details of the repairs .....The videos this company provides are A+++.. Some would say I would have been better off purchasing a New dryer ...LOL if I had to use a appliance repair man for this job ...Probably ...but ...using this site certified parts , and using the easy to follow instruction videos ....It was truly a very easy repair . I spent more time getting everything perfectly clean inside the dryer housing ,and letting the high temp adhesive cure than I did actually installing the parts.I can't recommend this company or the parts more ...Just take your time with removal , cleaning , and installation ....Patience !Excellent ...parts quality , shipping speed , and video installation instructions !!!! My dryer now works and SOUNDS like a new dryer ....Thank you !
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  • Customer:
    James from Derwood, MD
  • Parts Used:
    WPY54414, WP40111201
  • Difficulty Level:
    Really Easy
  • Total Repair Time:
    1- 2 hours
  • Tools:
    Socket set
dryer drum will not turn
Easy repair for an accountant like me! The idler pulley wheel was shattered. I replaced the belt too. Remove front panels and panels covering drum. Before removing drum note how belt is mounted. Remove dryer drum and belt. Remove idler pulley wheel. Clean out with a sweeper. Put on new idler pulley wheel. Put belt on drum and have someone hold drum in place. Put belt around idle pulley and motor. You need two hands and have to stretch inside to get it around pulley and motor. Test rotation. If ok, reassemble panels and your done. $30.00 repair!! Works like new!
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  • Customer:
    Scott from Sheridan, WY
  • Parts Used:
    WPY54414
  • Difficulty Level:
    Easy
  • Total Repair Time:
    15 - 30 mins
  • Tools:
    Nutdriver
the original pulley was making loud screeching noise. Lubricating it with wd40 would only lessen it, not eliminate it.
I took the lower front cover, filter, and the filter housing off after unplugging the dryer from the wall socket. Then I reached into the dryer and released the belt by pushing against the spring tension. The old pulley came off the shaft and the new one slipped into place with no effort. I then re-routed the belt in the proper direction around the idler pulley, re-installed the filter ducting, filter, and lower cover. Plugged it back in and started the dryer, and the noise was completely gone.
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Drum sounded like a cat was thrown in with the cloths.
Having repaired it before, I knew what it needed. ordered all new rollers and because of age a new drive belt. Needed a new door switch, had bypassed it a while ago. finding the parts on the site was a snap, great setup. FIRST, DISCONNECT THE POWER!!! VERY EASY FIX. Lean the unit against the wall at about 30-40 degrees and start removing the screws from the bottom and lift each panel off by pivoting. Take care when removing door frame, unplug the wires. Remove drive belt before removing the drum. Check roller shafts for excessive wear or just replace them with the rollers. make sure you put the spacer back behind the rollers and the rollers facing the right way. Use caution with the felt drum sealers when replacing the drum and the door frame. CLEAN OUT THE LINT BUILDUP WHILE YOU HAVE IT APART. VAC THE MOTOR CLEAN TO PREVENT OVERHEATING.
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  • Customer:
    Harry from Reading, OH
  • Parts Used:
    WPY54414
  • Difficulty Level:
    Easy
  • Total Repair Time:
    30 - 60 mins
  • Tools:
    Nutdriver
Dryer making screeching sound
The video on your web site was dead on. I followed what they did and the job went very smooth Andy dryer is working great. Repair guy want 160.00 to do what cost about 15.00 with my labor.
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  • Customer:
    Rob from Lyman, SC
  • Parts Used:
    WPY54414
  • Difficulty Level:
    Really Easy
  • Total Repair Time:
    30 - 60 mins
  • Tools:
    Nutdriver
Drum would not turn & Auto dry would not advance
So glad for this site repair info, videos and reasonable prices saved me at least $100 or more. This repair cost me less than $14. I removed bottom front panel screws. - Then removed middle section door panel and lint filter assembly that swings away from the bottom and hangs by the two hooks under the top lip. Disconnect wires at this point. Remove two screws which held the front of the top. Lid is hinged on the back. Opened it up leaning on the wall. Remove 4 screws holding the bulk head. Lift front of bulk head and drum together to release from slots and removed them. See the videos. HELPFUL HINTS - Clean carefully everything you can get to while it's open (Temp Sensor). This may sound crazy but - set up snap ring pliers to COMPRESS rings for removing and installing the snap ring because the spring spreading the pliers will hold the snap ring under slight pressure while you replace the idler bearing. I cleaned all the roller bearing shafts with a very light hair clipper oil wiped clean with paper towel and lubricated the shafts with SILICONE GREASE used on rubber O-rings in water filtration systems. I happened to have some for our pool pump. Tiny gray cup from home depot made by Danco, Inc. MSDS said was stable to 400 degrees non-flammable. Dryer runs like new. Also upgraded to 4" rigid duct. Good luck with yours
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noisy when operating
followed instructions in vidios for belt and idler pulley and tub support rollers model in vidios different but came apart basicly the same way. dryer is 17 yrs old, glad to find parts runs quiet as new idler pulley and shaft not worn replaced anyway only belt and left hand tub support roller and shaft were worn
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  • Customer:
    Otto from Port Hadlock, WA
  • Parts Used:
    WPY54414, WP40111201
  • Difficulty Level:
    Really Easy
  • Total Repair Time:
    30 - 60 mins
  • Tools:
    Pliers, Socket set
Noise in dryer
Watched your video and began.,went really well.?Thank You, Otto
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Dryer got too hot then drum got noisy
The video was very helpful except that the instructions for removing the top were for a different Maytag model than mine although it referenced the same model number. The front of my unit had two panels whereas the video showed a model with one panel. The replacement of the thermostats went smoothly. I had some difficulty getting the belt on the correct side of the tension wheel. A drawing of picture would have helped. I could not replace the rollers as had wished because I did not have a tool to remove the retaining ring. I was pleased that the parts arrived within a day of my ordering them.
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  • Customer:
    Robert J. from SEVEN HILLS, OH
  • Parts Used:
    WPY54414, WP500121
  • Difficulty Level:
    Easy
  • Total Repair Time:
    15 - 30 mins
  • Tools:
    Nutdriver
Loud squeaky noise from dryer
replaced felt pads, idler pulley wheel, and put on a new belt because the old one looked well worn. drum rollers moved ok so I did not replace those. Idler pulley wheel did not want to spin freely which is why I chose to replace, especially after reading others' stories on this site. Video on the web-site was most helpful. I've fixed dryer parts before, and repairing is not the most difficult job, but I am teach school for a living. It was great to get out the door doing it myself for $50, and that includes purchase of a new tool.
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