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279640 Whirlpool Dryer Idler Roller Kit Replacement

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SKU: APN279640    
Condition: New
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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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1 Review

  • 5
    Easy Install, Works Perfectly

    Posted by Thom Shermer on 22nd May 2018

    The old idler pulley in our clothes dryer froze on the shaft and was acting like a brake as the belt/drum attempted operation. Thought I might need a gear puller to remove the worn out pulley from the shaft but (believe it or not) a little WD 40 and a small pipe wrench did the trick. A little crocus cloth on the shaft and some white grease and the dryer runs like new and is so quiet I have to look through the window in the door to ensure it is running. Best $2.45 I ever spent (compared to the $13.50 the OEM wanted for the same part).