Level of DifficultyEasy
Time to do repairMore than 2 hours
Age of ApplianceMore than 10 years
Ronald From Mankato, MN
Dec 18, 2008
2 out of 3 people found this instruction helpful
Had replaced the heater element a few week earlier under the thought that it had failed just because the dryer was old. But shortly after replacing the element the dyrer started making a lot of noise when started. A few dryer loads later the hearte element had faild again.
The design of the Maytag Dryer makes most repairs easy. The machine is very well made.
Since I was investigate the noise that the dyrer was making, I did a complete teardown of the dryer to check things out. Fould that the drum drive belt was old and the blower fan had spun off the locking tab and also that the heater element was burned out. again. Did a complete check of all moving parts and orded the parts that needed to be replaced. Did a clean up of all old lint in the dryer vent system and fan unit. The fan and belt parts were easy to replace. The heater element does take time and care when working with the ceramic holders. But since I had done it before I did not find any surprised.
The dryer works like new now. Just hope none of the sensors or ideler wheels give out.