Dryer made screetching, chirping noise then would stop running alltogether.

ApplianceMaytag Dryer

ModelLDE8904ACE

Level of DifficultyA Bit Difficult

Time to do repairMore than 2 hours

Age of ApplianceMore than 10 years

Tools Pliers
Nutdriver
Screw drivers
Socket set

Mark From Bethpage, TN

Nov 21, 2009

3 out of 4 people found this instruction helpful

Turned off breaker, then unplugged it anyway. I need some room to attack this old dog! Pulled out of its hole beside the washer and went to work. Opps, don't forget the flexible vent, I broke it off about a foot from the dryer. Four screws on back, lower right to remove acccess panel. Next two screws under front panel, pull bottom out about a foot and it unclips at top. Read the 5 repair stories about replacing the motor as I took everything apart, all were helpful. Had to put motor in a vise to loosen set screw on pulley, lucky I had a 3/16 allen socket, that was the only hard part, unless you count getting screws out from under the freezer where I kicked them. Be careful. Still ended up with belt in v-groove on back part of drum (where it does NOT go) so had to reach in from front and pull it out about 4 or 5 inches. Things a quiet now and I am a hero around here. Thanks for the good help fellows.

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Diagrams and Parts List for this repair

Part PhotoPart DescriptionPriceAvailability

Retaining Ring

Part Number: PS401591

$2.70
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Motor Clip

Part Number: PS2191220

$16.88
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Tumbler and Motor Belt

Part Number: PS2200550

$14.01
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Motor - 115V (Now subbed to Drive Motor - 60Hz 115V)

Part Number: PS3500893

$111.57
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