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Offline GreenMan

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Belt snapped, need help identifying part found
« on: November 09, 2013, 08:26:41 PM »
I have a whirlpool dryer, model: ler3624jq0    Recently the dryer belt snapped. I found a melted piece of plastic which I identified as the pulley motor. My current plan is to just order both of these parts and install them. However I also found a strange green ring that may have snapped or may not have, lying on the bottom of the inside of the dryer encircling the whole pulley system. I'm not sure if it has something to do with the snapped belt, where it came from, or what its purpose is. 3 images attached. Any thoughts? Thanks.

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Re: Belt snapped, need help identifying part found
« Reply #1 on: November 10, 2013, 06:47:21 AM »
Can't think of what it would be...
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Re: Belt snapped, need help identifying part found
« Reply #2 on: November 10, 2013, 09:31:11 AM »
I believe the melted plastic piece is the little cover behind the motor pulley. Sounds like the belt just come of the pulley & started running on it causing to melt. We see that all the time @ our shop where sometimes people buy a belt from us & don't put the belt on right. You don't need that plastic piece on the motor. Back in the late 90's they started putting them on the motors. If the belt jumps off that cover is supposed to help put it back on the motor but never does.
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Re: Belt snapped, need help identifying part found
« Reply #3 on: November 10, 2013, 10:46:10 AM »
I don't know what that is on the pictures. Don't think it matters. Could have been something in there from factory by accident. Seen that before. Is it metal with a plastic coating?
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Re: Belt snapped, need help identifying part found
« Reply #4 on: November 10, 2013, 04:12:33 PM »
Thanks for the quick replies! I've attached a picture of the melted plastic piece. So just to clarify you are saying I don't actually need this?

As for the strange green ring I found, it is not metal. Completely plastic.

I guess I will just be ordering a new belt then and nothing else, if this is all correct. Thank you a lot. Air-drying clothes in winter sucks, haha.

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Re: Belt snapped, need help identifying part found
« Reply #5 on: November 10, 2013, 04:52:53 PM »
No you don't need it. Glad to help. :welcome:
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