noisy dryer

ApplianceMaytag Dryer


Level of DifficultyEasy

Time to do repairMore than 2 hours

Age of ApplianceMore than 10 years

Tools Nutdriver
Screw drivers
Socket set

Jeffrey From Easley, SC

Mar 18, 2010

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I first disconnected the electrical plug from the wall. I needed to chnage both the blower wheel and put on a new drum belt.
My dryer has a small panel on the back that gives you access to the dryer drum belt. There is a spring loaded belt tensioner that yuo can pull and generate slack in the drum belt that allows you to remove the belt off of the tensioner and then remove the belt from the motor pulley. If you are going to change only the blower wheel you will most likel y need to take the tension off
of the drive belt as it is best to remove the dryer drum to access the blower housing.

Next I removed the front cover of the dryer by unscrewing the two screws on the lower front panel. Then swing the front panel out on an angle and remove. You will also have to disconnect the wires from the door switch. These can be hard to get off. Set the front panel aside.

Next remove the front face of the frame that holds the dryer drum. There are four small hex bolts to be removed (use a 5/16" nut driver). There is also a wire attched to this frame that must be removed. Once this frame is off the drum can be removed.

Next the ront panel on the blower housing can be removed. It has about 6-8 bolts to be removed and a small shield on the front ( two more bolts).

With the blower housing cover removed the blower can be seen. two different retaining rings hold the blower wheel in place. The outer ring can be removed by squeezing the tabs together with a set of needle nose pliers or vise grips. Next the inner snap ring that holds the wheel the motor shaft must be removed by using a set of snap ring pliers. Then the blower wheel should slide off.
The motor shatf has a flat on it and the new blower wheel has a "D" profile on the hole that passes through the blower wheel. Check the back side of the new blower wheel to make sure no plastic flashing sticks out from the shaft area. If present trim the flashing off as it will keep the wheel from fully sliding back in the correct position on the motor shaft. Make sure the blower wheel slides back far enough on th emotor shaft so that the snap ring fits into the groove on the motor shaft. Next use the needle nose pliers to enlarge the external ring that comes with the new blower wheel and slide it over the outside sleeve of the blower wheel. Next reassemblt the blower cover and parts in revers order. Make sure the drum fits on the rear drum rollers and the front slides on the drum frame. Also make sure where the lint screen joins the blower housing is in place around the soft gasket properly.

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Diagrams and Parts List for this repair

Part PhotoPart DescriptionPriceAvailability

Blower Wheel with Clip

Part Number: PS2200270

In Stock

Tumbler and Motor Belt

Part Number: PS2200550

In Stock