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Newly installed Idler pulley hits drum
« on: July 25, 2010, 06:56:07 PM »
Replaced belt and tensioner on Kenmore 110.6508923WOD.  Belt was 92" replacement for 341241 and idler pulley and spring 691366.  The pulley contacts the drum and makes noise.  I would think there should be some standoff distance between the pulley and the drum.  Have you seen this before.  A pic is attached.

Model 1106508923WOD

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Re: Newly installed Idler pulley hits drum
« Reply #1 on: July 25, 2010, 07:06:47 PM »
It oughta look like this which it does to a degree which slot are you in at the base?
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Re: Newly installed Idler pulley hits drum
« Reply #2 on: July 25, 2010, 07:09:44 PM »
You used the wrong belt.  The correct belt measures 94 1/8"   The part number you need 337019.  The belt that you used is for later model Whirlpool/Kenmore dryers.  While you have the machine apart, I would squirt some oil onto the shafts of the drum supports to keep that old lady quiet!

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Re: Newly installed Idler pulley hits drum
« Reply #3 on: July 25, 2010, 09:06:08 PM »
Thanks.  I will get the right belt and do it again.  The spring mount is in the same slot as your picture.

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Re: Newly installed Idler pulley hits drum
« Reply #4 on: July 25, 2010, 09:57:15 PM »
Is that one of them compact models or just old as hell?
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Re: Newly installed Idler pulley hits drum
« Reply #5 on: July 25, 2010, 10:59:31 PM »
That thing was built before I was born I bet :P
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Re: Newly installed Idler pulley hits drum
« Reply #6 on: July 26, 2010, 07:10:13 AM »
Built in 1968 or 69.   It still works fine.

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Re: Newly installed Idler pulley hits drum
« Reply #7 on: July 26, 2010, 03:59:46 PM »
I was built in 83  :tiphat:
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Re: Newly installed Idler pulley hits drum
« Reply #8 on: July 26, 2010, 07:20:35 PM »
Try the correct belt.
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Re: Newly installed Idler pulley hits drum
« Reply #9 on: July 28, 2010, 06:55:39 PM »
I would also like to buy a rear felt seal for this old girl.  Sears does not list the model number and don't know part number for belt.  Do you know which one fits it? Model is 110.6508923WOD

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Re: Newly installed Idler pulley hits drum
« Reply #10 on: July 28, 2010, 08:35:24 PM »
Rear felt seal--->   239087
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Re: Newly installed Idler pulley hits drum
« Reply #11 on: July 28, 2010, 10:54:29 PM »
try loosing the WOD at the end of the model number, you will have better results looking for parts.
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Re: Newly installed Idler pulley hits drum
« Reply #12 on: August 08, 2010, 11:19:16 AM »
Well, I got the belt and put it on.  It did change the location of the idler pulley in relation to the drum.  I also replaced both rollers, the idler pulley, the front felt bearing and the rear felt seal.

Now it goes kabump kabump....kabump kabump...kabump kabump, as the drum turns.  I looked under there while it was running and notices that the idler pulley is falling into the scallops in the drum as they pass by each revoluton and then bumping the other side of the scallop each time which causes the noise. 

That makes me think that something is still wrong because it causes more noise than I would expect form a dryer.  It can be heard from he next room.   

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Re: Newly installed Idler pulley hits drum
« Reply #13 on: August 08, 2010, 11:28:09 AM »
Look along the backside of the drum for an object down in the groove that the rollers run in. Remove that object and the thumping will stop. Also make sure the felt is not running in the track.
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Re: Newly installed Idler pulley hits drum
« Reply #14 on: August 08, 2010, 11:52:46 AM »
The belt number I get is a 337388. That would make the difference.

 

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