Dryer running cool, noisy.

ApplianceMaytag Dryer

ModelDE412

Level of DifficultyReally easy

Time to do repair1- 2 hours

Age of ApplianceMore than 10 years

Tools Pliers
Nutdriver
Screw drivers
Wrench(Adjustable)

ROBERT From BURNT HILLS, NY

Apr 14, 2010

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First, you'll need snap ring pliers to do this job. Most DIYers may not have these, so buy them or call a professional.

I took off the front cover of the dryer by loosening the two screws on the front at the bottom. Then I took the drum out, making sure not to pull the belt too hard, and paying attention to how the belt was looped. It was obvious that the lint trap had been almost completely clogged, and the blower wheel had sheared off the keyway for fitting it to the motor shaft. I removed the cover of the blower wheel assembly with a 1/4" nut driver, and used the snap ring pliers to release the retaining clip and then the wheel. Reverse the process for installation.

I didn't really need to replace the drum roller and shaft, but I figured I might as well since i had the whole thing apart. The only tricky thing about that was getting a wrench onto the nut to loosen the roller shaft. I think it was 9/16".

A tip when putting the belt back on: it doesn't go in the groove of the drum, it rides along the top smooth surface. The job would have taken me 15 minutes less if I'd realized that before putting it all back together.

Dryer is now good as new. I can't believe the element hadn't burned out without the airflow across it.

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Diagrams and Parts List for this repair

Part PhotoPart DescriptionPriceAvailability

Retaining Ring

Part Number: PS401591

$2.70
In Stock

Drum Support Roller Kit

Part Number: PS1570070

$19.73
In Stock

Drum Roller Shaft Washer

Part Number: PS2031959

$2.70
In Stock

Blower Wheel with Clip

Part Number: PS2200270

$15.89
In Stock

Roller Shaft

Part Number: PS2347258

$5.59
In Stock