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Maytag dryer Model: PYE2300AYW Rev: 11 Serial: 11323951CG.

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Maytag dryer Model: PYE2300AYW Rev: 11 Serial: 11323951CG. All of the idler pulley diagrams do not show where or how to attach the spring to the idler pulley arm. I have the style idler pulley as shown as The idler (item5) of this drawing:
I have unit completely apart and don't know where to go next.
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So the idler pulley just hooks on the rod of the idler pulley and the bottom part connects to this hook looking metal cut out on the rear metal motor bracket basically on the floor. I'm sorry there isn't a picture for this but if you remove the drum and look around the rear of the motor, you should be able to locate the hook where you need to connect the spring.

Customer: replied 5 years ago.

hook looking metal cut out on the rear metal motor bracket basically on the floor???? I cannot find anything like that.

The drum is removed and I cannot find anyplace to connect the spring.

Are there any diagrams to show the placement?

No, there are no diagrams any better than the parts breakdown you've already seen. The spring does not hold in place when the belt is not attached. It's loose and sloppy which is why it falls off the hook when you disconnect the belt. Pull the idler pulley so it's up about 2 inches away from the motor pulley. Then put the spring on the idler puley and move the spring around to see the distance of about where it should attach without hitting the motor pulley.

Customer: replied 5 years ago.
Looking down from the top and standing in the front, should the idler pulley be towards the center or outside (left or right) and above or below the motor pulley when connected with the belt? Where does the spring connect on the idler pulley shaft, next to the pulley or on the lower leg of the bracket?
It should be above the motor pulley. And there should be a hook on the rod that the spring attaches to for the idler pulley.

Customer: replied 5 years ago.
There is no hook on the rod. The spring is threaded on the "U" shaped protion of the rod. Whether the threaded spring is on the upper or lower portion of the "U" shape would determine how far the spring could go to attach to anything. The free end of the spring is straight with about a 45 deg bend.

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Customer: replied 5 years ago.
Thank you for the link but is does not solve my problem. My dryer has the lint trap in the door but the belt routing in the diagram does not help. It doesn't show where I hook the spring to the indler pulley bracket or where it attaches to the dryer to create any tension on the arm.
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Customer: replied 5 years ago.

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I have a bunch of wet towels I would like to get dry someday.

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