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Offline nopro

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Maytag dryer idler loose?
« on: July 20, 2012, 08:24:28 AM »
I'm replacing the belt on my dryer (LDG9306AAE) and was wondering if the belt idler pulley should be loose without the belt on it?



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Re: Maytag dryer idler loose?
« Reply #1 on: July 20, 2012, 08:42:00 AM »
No it should not be loose. On these dryers the slick side of the belt goes to the drum so that the grooved side an mount onto the motor pulley. If you get the belt down in the groove on the tub you would be wrong. The easy way to route the belt is to take the spring loose and then route the belt around and reconnect the spring last, their are photos of the way the pulley goes back here:

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Re: Maytag dryer idler loose?
« Reply #2 on: July 20, 2012, 02:54:12 PM »
Without the belt on it YES as it needs to float for tension.

 

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