Dryer would not heat, noisy tumbler

ApplianceMaytag Dryer

Model

Level of DifficultyA Bit Difficult

Time to do repairMore than 2 hours

Age of ApplianceMore than 10 years

Tools Nutdriver
Screw drivers

David From Erie, CO

Jan 22, 2010

4 out of 4 people found this instruction helpful

First step was diagnosis. I unplugged the dryer and removed the front panel to access the heater. I disconnected the push on terminal at the heater over temp sensor and tested heater for continuity using a DVM. No continuity meant the heater element was bad. I visually inspected the tumber belt and found it to be split. I ordered the parts heater element and belt from PartSelect on a Thursday at 2:00 PM. I received notice that they shipped the same day! FedEx delivered the parts by Saturday. It took me about an hour to remove the heater and replace the element (its the 2nd replacement in 28 years) and about another hour to replace the belt and do a general cleaning of the dryer interior. All in all, it was a fairly easy repair (for a technically inclined guy).

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Diagrams and Parts List for this repair

Part PhotoPart DescriptionPriceAvailability

Tumbler and Motor Belt

Part Number: PS2200550

$15.44
In Stock

Heater Element - 240V

Part Number: PS2200568

$38.26
In Stock