Dryer was making rubbing noise

ApplianceMaytag Dryer

ModelMDG5500AWW

Level of DifficultyReally easy

Time to do repair1- 2 hours

Age of Appliance5 - 10 years

Tools Nutdriver
Screw drivers

chris From port washington, NY

Sep 12, 2007

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With the parts in hand, and after disconneting power and shutting off gas line, I again removed the door, front panel and front tumbler frame to expose the blower wheel. I discovered that the blower wheel was not damaged, but that compressed pieces of lint and other items where stuck to the wheel. I removed the pieces and vacuumed the the whole thing clean, tested it, and the sound stopped. Since I had the unit open, I replaced the front glides by drilling out the old rivets, removing the old glides and then riveting the new glides in place. A very simple procedure overall.

Make sure you keep track of where the different screws go and keep them inside something so you don't lose them. I also used my cell phone to photograph various areas and screws for later reference.

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Diagrams and Parts List for this repair

Part PhotoPart DescriptionPriceAvailability

Front Glide Kit (Now subbed to Front Glide Kit)

Part Number: PS1804752

$12.51
In Stock