Clunky sounds when dryer was running

ApplianceMaytag Dryer

Model

Level of DifficultyEasy

Time to do repair30 - 60 mins

Age of ApplianceMore than 10 years

Tools Pliers
Nutdriver
Screw drivers

Joseph From Janesville, WI

Oct 04, 2009

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I found instructions on the Internet on how to disassemble a Maytag Dryer. First the two phillips screws located on the front lower panels. Then the cover swings out from the bottom. You need to give it a little pull outward when you get the cover swung out. Make sure you have unplugged the dryer. Next I used a marker to indicate the color wire going to the 3 terminals. There's only 3 wires but I have a busy household so I never no if I'm going to have 1 minute or 10 minutes to work on something like this so I marked the wires in case I did not get back to the job for a couple of hours (or days). Next remove four 5/16 hex head screws holding the drum support panel. Also, at this time you will remove the 3 wires connected with this panel. After that panel is off, I could see my broken blower. There are about 5 1/4 hex screws holding the cover to the blower. Remove those and swing it out of the way so you can remove the two clips holding the fan hub in place. One is easy to remove with pliers, the other you either need a clip ring plies or as I did, a small drill bit inserted in to on hole of the clip and simply twist it out of the groove to remove it. Remove the broken blower and reverse everything previously mentioned. BUT, before you reassemble, this is when you need to clean all the nasty dust out of the blower housing and the air duct tube leading to the rear dryer vent. I used lots of paper towel and liberal amounts of Windex. After you are satisfied with the cleaning, now reassemble.

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Blower Wheel with Clip

Part Number: PS2200270

$14.36
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