Squeaking noise when dryer was on! Very annoying!

ApplianceMaytag Dryer


Level of DifficultyA Bit Difficult

Time to do repair15 - 30 mins

Age of Appliance1 - 4 years

Tools Nutdriver
Screw drivers

Scott From Davie, FL

Nov 26, 2007

22 out of 22 people found this instruction helpful

If your dryer is squeaking it is most likely either the idler pulley or drum rollers. First I took apart the dryer to see which parts I would need. I checked the drum rollers by spinning them with my hand to see if they spun freely and also checked them to see if they were loose, they were okay. Then I checked the idler pulley and found my problem, it was hard to spin it so I figured the bearing was shot. I sprayed some lubricant on the bearing to help with the squeaking while I waited for my parts. It took about 30 minutes to diagnose my problem and put the dryer back together.
I took some advise from another story saying to get the whole idler arm, shaft and pulley assembly. It might have cost me a few bucks more, but I did not want to run into the same problem he did (the pulley bearing was fused to the shaft). It took me about 20 minutes to take apart the dryer, install the part, and put it back together. If you are pretty good with fixing things, you should have no problem doing this repair.

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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

In Stock

Idler Pulley Wheel and Bearing (Now subbed to Idler Pulley Wheel and Bearing)

Part Number: PS2347262

In Stock

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

Part Number: PS2347263

In Stock