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My Kenmore elite ultra capacity dryer 110.74086202 makes a squeaky/vibrating noise when ru

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My Kenmore elite ultra capacity dryer 110.74086202 makes a squeaky/vibrating noise when running. Sounds like metal vibrating but I can't seem to figure it out. Could it be a idler pulley? I think this unit only has one.

I thought it was a foam seal between blower motor housing and lint/screen cover housing. I replaced it and still have the problem

yes it does sound like the idler pulley .

and yes you are correct it only has one.

their is a service pointer on this from Whirlpool Whom manufactures this for Sears ,

Here is a link to the part for a new style idler pulley.


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Customer: replied 7 years ago.
the idler pulley part # XXXXX my unit on the sears website claims to be idler pulley, number 279640 and is indicated to be 1.87L x 1.87W x .75h? The part you recommended is 5.0 L x 5.0 W X 5.0 H?

the dimensions are for the shipping box not the product.

And yes 279640 is the original part not the upgraded part per the service pointer


Customer: replied 7 years ago.
Thanks .. Will try to order and replace this week.
ok ,glad to assist you ,and thank you