loud squeeking during use of dryer

ApplianceMaytag Dryer

Model

Level of DifficultyA Bit Difficult

Time to do repair30 - 60 mins

Age of Appliance5 - 10 years

Tools Nutdriver
Screw drivers
Socket set

Gene From cassopolis, MI

Mar 07, 2010

0 out of 1 people found this instruction helpful

when i first heard the noise i thought it was the belt. after changing that i still heard the noise but louder.
so i took off the bottom face plate took off the door and the bracket holding the tumbler then took out the tumbler to see what was wrong.
being a 6' 4" 250lbs it was hard for me to see what was behind the motor. i finally saw that the idler wheel had come half way off of the lever.
I changed the pulley lever, pulley wheel and all the washers. it was fairly simple. and when done the noise was gone. it only costed me about $15 which made me happy cheap fix.

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Diagrams and Parts List for this repair

Part PhotoPart DescriptionPriceAvailability

Thrust Washer

Part Number: PS333174

$4.46
In Stock

Retaining Ring

Part Number: PS2025108

$2.70
In Stock

Idler Pulley Lever and Shaft

Part Number: PS2039496

$13.04
In Stock

Idler Pulley Wheel with Bearing

Part Number: PS2200898

$4.80
In Stock