SCREECHING DRYER AND ODOR

ApplianceMaytag Dryer

ModelMDET236AYW

Level of DifficultyEasy

Time to do repairMore than 2 hours

Age of Appliance1 - 4 years

Tools Wrench set
Nutdriver
Screw drivers

Raymond From Greenville, NC

Dec 15, 2009

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USED SPACKLE KNIFE TO POP CLIPS ON TOP OF DRYER. RAISED LID OF DRYER TO EXPOSE BELT.

NEXT USED NUT DRIVER TO DISASSEMBLY SCREWS FROM FRONT DOOR AND THEN BASE ( BAG THEM. LABELED BAG AND MARKED INSIDE OF DRYER WITH CORRESPONDING NUMBER TO MATCH HARDWARE)

DISASSEMBLED DRYER DOOR LATCH SWITCH AND MARKED RED + AND WHITE NO MARKING. ( MIDDLE CONNECTION NOT USED)

REMOVED DRYER CLEAN OUT SCREEN AND THEN REMOVED DRYER FACE

NEXT REMOVED DRYER BLOWER COVER NO HARDWARE ( Just lift upwards see side clips)

OPENED UP SIDE OF DRYER TO GAIN MORE ACCESS (SPREAD APART MANUALLY)

Removed belt and marked where belt was on tumbler postion with permanent marker

USed 2 car hold down cords to hold drum in place with back of dryer

next removed belt from idler (note to make a drawing so that you know how to wrap this around the idler otherwise the belt will appear to be too large. Remember to reconnect spring.

Next step was to removed drum rollers... this required a retaining ring pliers cost about $15. I replaced the snap retaining rings. This was easy but requires that you pull the drum forward about 4 inches to position.

Next replaced belt and reassembled.

Project was a success and runs like new.... Saved me $129 service call plus $65 parts without Maytag mark-up plus additional labor for the job $130.

My cost $65 + $15 Tool (Retaining Ring Pliers)

$80 versus $259 + ( $65 *50%)ark up on Parts)

$80 versus $356 -- Thanks Parts Select for saving me $276 during the Christmas holiday.

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Diagrams and Parts List for this repair

Part PhotoPart DescriptionPriceAvailability

Retaining Ring

Part Number: PS2025108

$2.70
In Stock

Drum Support Roller

Part Number: PS2039408

$7.64
In Stock

Idler Lever

Part Number: PS2039604

$16.61
In Stock

Multi-Rib Belt

Part Number: PS2041323

$13.22
In Stock