Whirlpool LEQ8858HQ1 dryer idler pulley or slide?
Posted 03 January 2014 - 03:54 PM
We have a 14 yr old Whirlpool dryer. Model LEQ8858HQ1. Serial MJ5113607. I believe it was installed in our condo in 1999. It is quiet and runs well, but I am concerned that the belt could break at any time. We have renters coming in a couple months, so I was going to preemptively replace the belt for the $10 or so that it costs.
Without taking the thing apart from now, would anyone be able to tell if this particular dryer had idler slide from the model and serial numbers? If so, I would want to get idler pulley too.
Also, do the drum rollers tend to wear out? Should I do the entire maintenance kit? As I said, it is pretty quiet. I just don't want a phone call from renters saying the belt broke and having to pay a service cal
Posted 03 January 2014 - 06:20 PM
This is one of the best dryers ever made. We have one just like it except ours is 35 years old. Keep it, love it, cherish it and it will always be there for you.
You'll be opening it anyway to replace the belt and, as applianceman says, just do the whole kit for the few extra shekels: http://www.repaircli.../4392065/587636
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Posted 03 January 2014 - 06:36 PM
Thanks, guys. Will do. Watched the repair on youtube. Super easy.
Posted 11 February 2014 - 02:16 PM
Posted 11 February 2014 - 09:23 PM
If you were looking at it with the front panel removed, the drum will be sitting on the idler pulley. When the front panel is installed the drum gets lifted up a small ammount so it doesn't rub.
Posted 11 February 2014 - 10:01 PM
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