lots of squeaks & squeals during cycle

ApplianceMaytag Dryer


Level of DifficultyEasy

Time to do repair1- 2 hours

Age of ApplianceMore than 10 years

Tools Screw drivers
Socket set

ed From ramona, OK

Dec 28, 2009

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I knew it needed new roller spring washers, so I ordered two, with a set of roller shaft washers & the two drum glide kits. The parts arrived two days later. When I opened the parts the roller spring washers I needed were not included. The parts bags were labeled as Washer,Spring (roller shaft washers), but were really just the fiber Roller Shaft washers that ride next to the roller.
If you look close, the part numbers for the ROLLER SHAFT WASHERS or WASHER,SPRING(ROLLER(Roller Shaft Washers) are the same,

There is a metal spring washer ( a bent washer )that goes on the roller shaft first. This pushes the roller out & gives it some horizontal play.
Then a fiber washer goes on either side of the roller.
I have replaced all of these every 4 or 5 years in the past.
One of the existing ones I had was steel & the older original type were copper, which wear very thin then get cut into two separate rings.
This causes a lot of squealing & squeaks.

Since I didn't have two good springs, I had to use the good steel one & the remainder of the best copper one I had. I will have to find some new ones & install them later. There are a few minor squeaks but nothing like what it was.

The glides were shot some time ago & earlier this year I had cut the teflon off of one side since it had worn out & folded over it self.
The only problem with replacing these was that I had to go get a new pop rivet gun, since the last one I bought was hiding that day.

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Diagrams and Parts List for this repair

Part PhotoPart DescriptionPriceAvailability

Front Glide Kit

Part Number: PS1804752

In Stock

Drum Roller Shaft Washer

Part Number: PS2031959

In Stock

Tumbler and Motor Belt

Part Number: PS2200550

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