Installed idler pulley assembly

My Samsung dryer now spins

A couple of days ago my dryer quit working. Thanks to the innerwebs, I was able to debug the issue and get a replacement part on order. Today, the part arrived.

Because my laundry room is so shallow, I had to get behind the dryer, then pull the bottom toward me and tilt the top away so I could see into and work through the access port near the bottom of the dryer. Once I’d done that, removing the old idler pulley arm, installing the new one, and threading the drive belt was easy to do. Because the dryer was tilted, I needed to move the drive belt back into the correct position on the drum.

Many of my home repairs require three trips to the home supply store:

  1. A trip to get the parts I need,
  2. A trip to get the parts I missed because I haven’t done this repair recently (or ever), and
  3. A trip to get the parts to replace those I broke in the repair process.

This time, I needed only the first trip, and it was virtual! Better yet, the only leftover parts were those that I replaced.