Thread Number: 81412  /  Tag: Modern Automatic Washers
Speed Queen Top Loader - Idler Arm hitting against frame
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Post# 1054465   12/16/2019 at 15:15 (1,537 days old) by Ravz01 (SA)        

Hi All,

My SQ has developed a rattling noise which under investigation appears to be the idler lever hitting against the machine frame.

I have taken a video showing the idler arm whilst the machine is agitating

What could be the reason for this?


Post# 1054479 , Reply# 1   12/16/2019 at 15:57 (1,537 days old) by DADoES (TX, U.S. of A.)        

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SQ Idler Rattling

Post# 1054484 , Reply# 2   12/16/2019 at 17:34 (1,537 days old) by Lorainfurniture (Cleveland )        

The idler looks crooked. It probably spun off the bushing. Replace the idler and belt.

Post# 1054555 , Reply# 3   12/17/2019 at 11:04 (1,536 days old) by mrb627 (Buford, GA)        
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As the belt wears thinner, the play in that pulley becomes greater.
Easiest repair might be to change the belt.
Or facet a bumper out of something like a car door protector.

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Post# 1054819 , Reply# 4   12/19/2019 at 15:24 (1,534 days old) by Ravz01 (SA)        

Replaced the idler arm, idler pulley and belt and now all is fine again.

Thanks for all the help

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