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Dryer Idler Pulley 279640

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Part #279640

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This part fits
Kenmore, Amana, Crosley, Inglis, KitchenAid, Kenmore Elite, Sears, Whirlpool, Admiral, Sears Canada, Maytag

Part Information

This idler pulley (part number 279640) is for dryers.

Idler pulley 279640 maintains correct tension on the drive belt to spin the drum.

Disconnect the power before installing this part. Wear work gloves to protect your hands.

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Reviews

1-8 of 13 reviews
Kirbstone
MassReviews 2Votes 0
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• 2 years ago
Kirbstone• 2 years ago
Very easy to install

Replacing the part took about 20 minutes using a socket set and small screwdriver

SCK73
Temple, TXReviews 1Votes 0
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• 3 years ago
SCK73• 3 years ago
Easy!

Swapped thermal fuse and load spring bearing; simple and easy

mscheufler
Reviews 1Votes 0
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• 3 years ago
mscheufler• 3 years ago
Replace Dryer Idler Pulley

YouTube instructions helped with install. This was one of the first installs of this type I have attempted.

ivanaristizabal
Reviews 1Votes 0
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• 3 years ago
ivanaristizabal• 3 years ago
easy to install

only took one hour to install also fast delivery I am very happy

BOB2
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• 3 years ago
BOB2• 3 years ago
RIGHT PART

FAIRLY EASY TO INSTALL,THE RIGHT PART AND WAS FAIRLY EASY TO INSTALL

Rusty903
East TexasReviews 1Votes 0
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• 3 years ago
Rusty903• 3 years ago
Part was identified in the illustration correctly

Suspect problem was a loud continuous squeal. Dryer was easy to open with 1/4'' nut driver. Removing one self tapping screw with a shoulder for a pivot holding the tension assembly was simple. When replacing the wheel, be sure to polish the axle with emery cloth. It is recommended to use no lubricant because oil and grease collect lent.

Eric7908
MichiganReviews 1Votes 0
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• 3 years ago
Eric7908• 3 years ago
Easy to install but no instructions

Had to take the whole dryer apart to get to the pulley but this was the fourth time taking it apart so I knew what to do. Also found a YouTube video earlier that was helpful.

Timsky
MarylandReviews 1Votes 0
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• 3 years ago
Timsky• 3 years ago
Installed pulley and belt.

The pulley was easy to install. The belt was much more involved as it required disassembly of the front of the dryer to remove the drum.

1-8 of 13 reviews