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Post# 1063923   3/20/2020 at 19:25 (1,107 days old) by jeb (Mansfield Ohiio)        

Did all 1 to 18 dryers use the same rollers/idler/ belt? Does anybody have part numbers or source for these? I can't find a parts list for this model.

Post# 1063973 , Reply# 1   3/21/2020 at 09:08 (1,106 days old) by combo52 (50 Year Repair Tech Beltsville,Md)        
1-18 Dryer parts

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Hi jeffery, most parts were common to all 10 years of production, Motor, Belt, idler Pulley, front and rear drum seals, Rollers etc.


One interesting thing, they started out with three rollers in the rear, two in the front and later went to just two front and rear.


The later system with just two rear rollers is much better, the original three roller system was very had to ever get to run smoothly.


These were top rated good performing dryers [ CRs top pick in the early 70s along with Maytag A606 ] but very poor durability , needless to say the Maytag washers always outlasted the FD dryer, even FDs 1-18 washers also almost always outlasted the 1-18 dryer. 


The only time you ever find a decent condition FD 1-18 dryer s when someone used it very lightly.


John L.

Post# 1063981 , Reply# 2   3/21/2020 at 09:41 (1,106 days old) by Steved (Guilderland, New York)        

Hi John, what would you say was the weakest component on these dryers? Or was it just an overall poor design?

Post# 1064010 , Reply# 3   3/21/2020 at 14:03 (1,106 days old) by jeb (Mansfield Ohiio)        

Does anyone have a replacement idea? I found 1 roller on e bay. has anyone retro fitted with another roller? I hate to scrap this dryer for lack of rollers because the matching washer is in great shape

Post# 1064018 , Reply# 4   3/21/2020 at 14:50 (1,106 days old) by steved (Guilderland, New York)        

based on the condensed parts list, there is 1 belt for all 1/18 dryers (638957) and the roller was available as an assy (9956509) or just the "ring" (1129914) 

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Post# 1064020 , Reply# 5   3/21/2020 at 15:05 (1,106 days old) by coldspot66 (Plymouth, Mass)        

I have 2 aftermarket 638957 dryer belts.

Post# 1064046 , Reply# 6   3/21/2020 at 16:19 (1,106 days old) by jeb (Mansfield Ohiio)        

I found rollers and felt seal, now looking for idler pulley!

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