279640 Dryer Idler Roller Pulley Kit Replacement for Dryer

279640 Dryer Idler Roller Pulley Kit Replacement for Dryer


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279640 Dryer Idler Roller Pulley Kit Replacement for Dryer


Detailed Information:

The 279640 dryer idler pulley, also known as a dryer belt tension pulley wheel, keeps the dryer drive belt under tension as the belt wraps around the dryer drum. This part maintains the right amount of tension for the belt to rotate the drum. Common symptoms of a bad dryer pulley are: does not rotate, no start, squealing noises, the drum rotates intermittently but clunks.

Works with the following models: Whirlpool MGDE400XW, Whirlpool MGDZ600TW, Whirlpool WED8300SW0, Whirlpool WED8300SW1, Whirlpool WED9050XW, Whirlpool WED9150WW, Whirlpool WED9200SQ0, Whirlpool WED9250WL, Whirlpool WED9250WW, Whirlpool WGD8300SW1 and more.

Replaces the following part numbers: 279640, 279640VP, 2958, 3388672, 697692, AP3094197, ER279640, W10468057.

Exact replacement for majority of name brands: Kenmore, Whirlpool, Maytag, KitchenAid, Crosley, Inglis, Admiral, Amana.

Resolves the following issues:


Does not rotate.

Will Not Start.

Drum rotates intermittently but clunks.



Replacement idler pulley used on some Admiral, Amana, Crosley, Inglis, Kenmore, KitchenAid, Maytag, and Whirlpool dryer models.

Directly Replaces: 279640, 697692, 3388672, AP3094197, AH334244, EA334244, PS334244.


  • Kit includes (1) pulley roller, (1) tri-ring, and (1) gasket.
  • Pulley is approx. 2″ in diameter.
  • Per the manufacturer, if your model also recommends the W10837240 idler pulley and arm assembly, the pulley wheel alone may not fit.

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