Excessive noise

ApplianceAmana Dryer

Modelalg866saw

Level of DifficultyA Bit Difficult

Time to do repair1- 2 hours

Age of Appliance5 - 10 years

Tools Pliers
Screw drivers
Socket set

John From Ballwin, MO

Dec 03, 2008

3 out of 3 people found this instruction helpful

1.Unplug unit
(gas model, did not shut off)
2. Remove bottom front panel-2bolts
3 Remove main front panel-2 bolts (no need to remove door)
4. Make note of wire colors on door switch and light, disconnect
5. Remove 3 screws that hold air duct assembly(that lint filter rests in) then set main front panel aside
6. Remove lower air duct (to blower motor)-3 bolts
7. Lift and tilt-up top lid/panel of dryer and wedge wood or ? (this will give you easy access and better light)
8. Reach back behind motor to move idler pulley and remove belt from motor & idler pulley
9. Remove 4 bolts and lift up and out front bulkhead frame that holds drum in place
10. Slowly pull straight out & slightly up entire drum
11. Remove circlip/retaining ring, washer, roller, washer and shaft assembly.
12. Vacuum entire unit
13. Light lubricant on shaft when reinstall in reverse order.

Snap ring pliers and a mental note of how the belt is routed on idler will prevent unwanted profanity.
This is an inferior/substandard unit before Maytag bought them. Spend the money and replace both rollers with new shafts (about 50.00). I have spent over 140.00 in parts to keep this unit running (less than 8 years old). So do the math before you start pouring money into this model.

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Diagrams and Parts List for this repair

Part PhotoPart DescriptionPriceAvailability

Thrust Washer

Part Number: PS333174

$4.46
In Stock

Retaining Ring (Now subbed to Retaining Ring)

Part Number: PS2025108

$2.70
In Stock

Drum Support Roller - for square ported models (Now subbed to Drum Support Roller)

Part Number: PS2039408

$7.64
In Stock

Roller Bracket and Shaft Assembly (Now subbed to Roller Bracket and Shaft Assembly)

Part Number: PS2041342

$19.23
In Stock