Original problem: Blower fan came loose from the motor shaft.belt and was making a noise clothes were slow drying. Second problem appear upon inspection: idler pulley bracket shaft severely worn.

ApplianceMaytag Dryer


Level of DifficultyEasy

Time to do repair1- 2 hours

Age of ApplianceMore than 10 years

Tools Pliers
Screw drivers

adriel From sylmar, CA

Oct 23, 2007

12 out of 15 people found this instruction helpful

Replacing the blower fan took way too long, like 4 hrs, because I didn't know how to disassemble the dryer and get to the problem. Replacing the idler bracket and assorted retaining rings and washers was fast, something like 1 hour. Disconnect the power cord, exhaust hose, and gas line. Remove two screws at the bottom of the face of the machine, unplug the electrical harness to the door light, switch and ground and remove the front of the machine. Remove the access panel at the back of the machine and remove the belt from the idler pulley. Remove the four screws holding the front drum support assembly and remove the drum. Replace some old retaining rings and the spring washers on the drum support rollers. Around back assemble the idler pulley assembly with some new washers and the old roller which seemed in good condition. Put it all back together. About one hour.

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Diagrams and Parts List for this repair

Part PhotoPart DescriptionPriceAvailability

Retaining Ring (Now subbed to Retaining Ring)

Part Number: PS401591

In Stock

Roller Shaft Washer (Now subbed to Drum Roller Shaft Washer)

Part Number: PS2031959

In Stock

Idler Arm Screw Sleeve (Now subbed to Idler Arm Screw Sleeve)

Part Number: PS2032615

In Stock

Idler Pulley Shaft Washer (Now subbed to Idler Shaft Washer)

Part Number: PS2200521

In Stock

Idler Pulley Arm and Shaft Assembly (Now subbed to Idler Pulley Arm)

Part Number: PS2347253

In Stock