Dryer rattled loudly, especially when just started

ApplianceMaytag Dryer


Level of DifficultyEasy

Time to do repair30 - 60 mins

Age of Appliance5 - 10 years

Tools Screw drivers
Socket set

Richard From Broken Arrow, OK

Jan 28, 2010

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I removed the front of the dryer but simply removing the two bottom screws and pulling the front out. I removed four bolts to get the cover off the front of the dryer cylinder. This allowed me to access the area containing the blower wheel. A few more screws removed and I could access the blower wheel. As an amateur at this, I had trouble figuring out how to remove the retaining rings. I used pliers and just twisted them off. I should have used retaining ring pliers, especially if I wanted to reuse them. You must have a pair of these pliers to put the retaining rings back on. I was surprised that all that noise was due to a small crack in the blower wheel. After putting things back together, the dryer runs as quietly as the day I bought it.

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Diagrams and Parts List for this repair

Part PhotoPart DescriptionPriceAvailability

Retaining Ring

Part Number: PS401591

In Stock

Blower Wheel with Clip

Part Number: PS2200270

In Stock