electric dryer was rumbling - wheel or belt?

ApplianceMaytag Dryer

ModelDE312

Level of DifficultyA Bit Difficult

Time to do repairMore than 2 hours

Age of ApplianceMore than 10 years

Tools Pliers
Screw drivers
Socket set
Wrench(Adjustable)

Raymond From West Bend, WI

Aug 17, 2010

445 out of 522 people found this instruction helpful

Unplugged dryer. Front came off easily. Removed front of blower. Wheel came off fairly easily - could then see that shaft of motor was circular with flattened side but inside of old wheel was rounded. New wheel popped right on. Took tumbler off so I could clean lint out more easily and get a good view of how the belt threaded through. Put the tumbler back on and reached back with both hands to thread it. Took a half dozen tries until I was sure it was seated correctly and not twisted. Put front... of dryer back on. So far (a week or so) the rumble is gone. Seems blower wheel was the cause of the rumble. Belt didn't seem worn but replaced anyhow.

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Diagrams and Parts List for this repair

Part PhotoPart DescriptionPriceAvailability

Lint Filter

Part Number: PS2035152

$16.83
In Stock

Blower Wheel with Clip

Part Number: PS2200270

$15.89
In Stock

Tumbler and Motor Belt

Part Number: PS2200550

$15.44
In Stock