TOb stopped turning after a week or so of high pitched "squeals" coming from inside the dryer.

ApplianceMaytag Dryer

ModelMEDZ400TQ1

Level of DifficultyReally easy

Time to do repairLess than 15 mins

Age of Appliance1 - 4 years

Tools Nutdriver
Screw drivers

Robert From Princeton, WV

Apr 25, 2011

3 out of 5 people found this instruction helpful

I recommend you order the idler pulley as soon as you start to hear the unusual noise indicating metal against metal. Replace the idler pulley before it fails and possibly causes more damage to the drive system. Simply removed the power cord at the back of the dryer and then the multiple screws holding the back panel in place as well as the clip holding the exhaust vent in place. You may need to remove the top panel to access a few of these screws. A diagram of the belt routing is in the paperwork I found behind the front lower panel of the dryer. This too is easily removed with just a few screws.

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Diagrams and Parts List for this repair

Part PhotoPart DescriptionPriceAvailability

Idler Pulley with Tri-Ring and Gasket

Part Number: PS334244

$15.84
In Stock