Dryer Squeeked for a short time when first started

ApplianceMaytag Dryer


Level of DifficultyEasy

Time to do repair1- 2 hours

Age of ApplianceMore than 10 years

Tools Screw drivers
Socket set

William From Tavares, FL

Oct 28, 2007

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Took the two screws out of the front of the dryer. Tilted the bottom out until the clips in the top came loose. Disconnected the door switch and put the front panel aside.
Removed 4 screws holding front drum support in place using small socket set. Pulled drum support off and set aside.
Took note of how the belt ran through the idler pulley, pulled up idler pulley until the belt slipped off idler and motor pulley. Drum pulls straight out of dryer.
With the drum out there is plenty of room to get to the screw holding the idler pulley arm in place, remove it so you can pull the old pulley and washers off shaft. Reassemble using new parts and reattach idler arm.
Put the drum back in place, wrap new belt around drum (non groove side against drum), thread the belt around the motor shaft and work it back around the idler pulley. This was the hardest part of the job since your working in tight quarters and you can only fell what your doing.
One the belt is in place, rotate the drum by hand to make sure the belt tracks properly. Finish cleaning up any dust accumulation inside the dryer/fan assembly. Reattach the front drum support, reattach the door switch wires and reassemble the front panel by tilting the panel until the top catches, swing down into place and attach bottom with the two screws. Done!

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Diagrams and Parts List for this repair

Part PhotoPart DescriptionPriceAvailability

Idler Shaft Retaining Ring (Now subbed to E-Ring)

Part Number: PS348085

In Stock

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

Part Number: PS2200521

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Multi Rib Belt - 100" (Now subbed to Tumbler and Motor Belt)

Part Number: PS2200550

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Idler Pulley (Now subbed to Idler Pulley Wheel)

Part Number: PS2347254

In Stock