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    I'm pretty handy and have already done service on my dryer a while back - it was making thumping noises so I took it apart and cleaned out lots of dust and checked the belt, pully & rollers. It has been fine for 5 months. However, it started making an even worse noise this week and I need some advice on whether the visual I see is a more serious problem than just the repair kit (pulley, belt, rollers). There is black oily dust all around the bottom of the unit and on the motor. Could not find a post anywhere that describes what I see. Dryer does dry but makes a god awful noise.

    I tried adding a picture but kept getting an error. Here is my dropbox link with pictures and a video. Any help would be appreciated.

    https://www.dropbox.com/sh/b3q6s0q0q...JIid-MTHa?dl=0

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    Hi,

    Cabrio Dryer
    Model#?
    http://www.applianceaid.com/model-number.php Some model# helps.

    However, it started making an even worse noise this week
    Thumping, banging, squealing, clicking, etc?
    I couldn't tell from the video.

    That idler pulley looks to be chewed up from what I could see in the pics.

    jeff.
    http://www.applianceaid.com/
    Appliance Repair Aid

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    Quote Originally Posted by jeff1 View Post
    Hi,



    Model#?
    http://www.applianceaid.com/model-number.php Some model# helps.



    Thumping, banging, squealing, clicking, etc?
    I couldn't tell from the video.

    That idler pulley looks to be chewed up from what I could see in the pics.

    jeff.
    That was dumb of me not to include the model!!

    Whirlpool WED6600VW0

    Some squealing, mostly like a rattle, no thumping although watching the dryer for a little while it looked like it would spin and then have a hard time spinning and then recover. I did notice when I took the belt off the drum that it was chewed up in one spot. Which may account for the random slow down of the spin.

    I guess my main concern is what the black stuff was. It's a lot compared to the small are of the belt. The motor *seems* fine but since I'm no expert.....

    The pulley, do you mean the white wheel? Or the whole assembly? I have a kit with the wheel.

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    The pulley, do you mean the white wheel? Or the whole assembly?
    Nope, the black pulley beside the motor.

    Some squealing, mostly like a rattle, no thumping although watching the dryer for a little while it looked like it would spin and then have a hard time spinning and then recover. I did notice when I took the belt off the drum that it was chewed up in one spot. Which may account for the random slow down of the spin.
    To me it looks like you will need...

    Cabrio Dryer advice-idler-assembly-8547174-00719007-jpg LINK> Pulley, idler for belt

    Cabrio Dryer advice-drive-belt-8547168-01023971-jpg LINK> Belt, drum drive

    And it might be a good idea to do the roller wheels at the same time...

    Cabrio Dryer advice-drum-roller-w10314173-01346453-jpg LINK> Drum support roller

    jeff.
    http://www.applianceaid.com/
    Appliance Repair Aid

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    Quote Originally Posted by jeff1 View Post
    Nope, the black pulley beside the motor.



    To me it looks like you will need...

    Cabrio Dryer advice-idler-assembly-8547174-00719007-jpg LINK> Pulley, idler for belt

    Cabrio Dryer advice-drive-belt-8547168-01023971-jpg LINK> Belt, drum drive

    And it might be a good idea to do the roller wheels at the same time...

    Cabrio Dryer advice-drum-roller-w10314173-01346453-jpg LINK> Drum support roller

    jeff.

    Thanks Jeff! - I have this kit already: http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00...?ie=UTF8&psc=1

    Which includes everything you mentioned except it comes with the pulley wheel only, not the whole assembly. Would that be sufficient or should I order the thing you mentioned?

    Appreciate your time. Karen

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    That appears to be the wrong style kit for yours. Belt and idler appear wrong, wheels should be the same style.

    jeff.
    http://www.applianceaid.com/
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    Quote Originally Posted by jeff1 View Post
    That appears to be the wrong style kit for yours. Belt and idler appear wrong, wheels should be the same style.

    jeff.
    I haven't put them on yet but other than the color they are identical. Belt is same size and width. BUT, I bow to your expertise and am sending the kit back and I will get the ones you recommend.

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    Keep us posted as to your progress.

    jeff.
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    I will, just awaiting the new parts.

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    Here's the nitty gritty - work was finished on Saturday and the dryer sounds better than when it was brand new.

    Whirlpool makes a lot of dryers and although parts are numbered for a particular device, in fact quite a few are duplicates of one another. After quite a lengthy back and forth with Whirlpool, that's what I found with the wheels and belts in particular. I had ordered a kit and it seemed like it might not fit my machine. However, the only thing extra I needed was the idler pulley assembly, as the kit only came with the wheel and not the idler arm. In retrospect, I'm not sure I needed to replace the entire idler assembly, as the wheel in the kit and the wheel in the OEM idler pully assembly were the same but not the same as my orignial.

    As to my concern about the black dust on the motor (and everywhere else in the case), it's suspected that it is the carbon dust from the brushes in the motor. That means at some point, I could be replacing it. However, it is showing no sign of being a problem so I'm leaving well enough alone for now.

    Another odd thing, when I did service on it in the summer, I took pics and followed the reassembly - I did not replace the belt. When replacing the belt this time, I read that it needed to be ribbed side down in one of the videos I watched, which made perfect sense. I believe the machine came with the belt installed incorrectly, which accounts for it not operating correctly since the get go. It was installed with the slick side down. Now there is NO noise from the dryer at all!! It's so quiet, I have to now set the alarm on it.


    I want to thank Jeff for keeping me going on this repair. I learned a lot and appreciate all the time taken to solve the problems.

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