The Felt Gasket between drum and door ripped, vent manifold from Dryer to fan and lint screen broken

ApplianceMaytag Dryer


Level of DifficultyEasy

Time to do repair30 - 60 mins

Age of Appliance5 - 10 years

Tools Nutdriver

Tim From South Glens Falls, NY

Nov 10, 2009

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I pulled the bottom panel and the door panel to replace the manifold and felt gasket around the drum. I removed old gasket very easily, it peeled right off. I use brake cleaning fluid (Spray Can from Auto Zone about $1.45) to remove old glue. Used spray contact cement (Elmer's about 4.50 at Ace) and sprayed the panel and gasket surfaces and let dry. I then applied a 2nd coat and let get "tacky" and installed the gasket. You will need an extra set of hands to hold the gasket in place while you stretch it over the the panel. The vent manifold is held in place with 3 phillips screws and was installed in about 10 minutes. The only gripe I had was in the Parts-Select illustrated breakdown they don't tell you the lint screen comes with the manifold assembly, so I bought one of them too. Now have an extra lint screen

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Diagrams and Parts List for this repair

Part PhotoPart DescriptionPriceAvailability

Lint Filter

Part Number: PS1814710

In Stock

Cylinder Felt Seal

Part Number: PS2039485

In Stock

Lint Duct Assembly

Part Number: PS2039494

In Stock