Dryer made off-normal sounds

ApplianceMaytag Dryer

ModelLDE8626ACE

Level of DifficultyEasy

Time to do repair1- 2 hours

Age of ApplianceMore than 10 years

Tools Pliers
Nutdriver
Socket set

Jon From Saint Leonard, MD

Mar 19, 2009

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1. Disconnected dryer from power supply. Removed two front panel screws.
2. Lifted front panel to access the drum and blower.
3. Photographed the wiring and assembly from several angles for reference.
4. Removed four screws and removed the front plenum.
5. Removed the blower plenum and removed a large amount of lint from plenum.
6. Cut the two rivets holding each drum front glide using a Dremel tool.
7. Replaced both drum front glides and riveted them in place.
8. Removed blower cover. I could not use a nut driver on two screws and used a socket set with universal drive.
9. Used pliers to removed the clamp on the blower; used C-ring pliers to removed the front c-ring from the blower motor shaft.
10. Pulled squirrel-cage blower off motor and installed new blower with new clamp and old C-ring.
11. Cleaned all accessible areas of blower and cabinet with brushes and Shop Vac.
12. Replaced dryer bulb.
13. Removed tumbler and tumbler belt.
14. Installed tumbler and belt using the instructions supplied with the new belt.
15. Removed four screws and rear pulley access plate and threaded new belt on pulley and idler.
16. Installed blower cover, plenum and wiring.
17. Installed rear access cover.
18. Inspected and tightened power cord lugs.
19. Replaced dryer vent pipe.
20. Connect dryer to power supply.
21. Tested dryer.

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Diagrams and Parts List for this repair

Part PhotoPart DescriptionPriceAvailability

Light Bulb - 7W

Part Number: PS1630091

$3.17
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Front Glide Kit

Part Number: PS1804752

$12.51
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Blower Wheel with Clip

Part Number: PS2200270

$16.68
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Tumbler and Motor Belt

Part Number: PS2200550

$16.24
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