noisy when running, squeeked at times, belt finally came off

ApplianceMaytag Dryer


Level of DifficultyA Bit Difficult

Time to do repairMore than 2 hours

Age of Appliance5 - 10 years

Tools Wrench set
Screw drivers
Socket set

james From herington, KS

Nov 27, 2007

1 out of 4 people found this instruction helpful

First let me say I went on your forum and got instructions where to download a service manual which helped greatly. Unplugged from outlet. Removed 4 screws holding on the front panel then 4 more holding on the front tumbler support and air duct. Removed wires from light and dryness sensor and clips holding wires to panels. Pulled out the tumbler and removed belt. Removed the two drum support rollers and shafts by removing a nut on the back side of each shaft. Removed snap ring off each old shaft, installed new rollers and fiber washers onto new shafts installed snap ring and replaced on brackets with the old nut. Removed tension spring off idler pulley bracket and one screw holding on the bracket. Installed new pulley and fiber washers on new bracket and reinstalled bracket and spring. Placed new belt on tumber and reinstalled tumbler. Used drill and bit to drill out pop rivits holding on the two front glides that are attached on the front tumbler support and installed new glides and pop rivited in. Reinstalled
front support and air duct checking that felt tumbler seal front and rear were in place. Placed new belt on motor pulley and idler pulley. Reinstalled front panel. Removed bulb cover held on by one screw, Installed new light bulb. Also took shop vac and cleaned inside of cabinet when I had the tumber out. Plugged back in and started, sounds and works like new. Ordered parts on Sunday received Tuesday evening Fed Ex. First time dryer repair. Very happy with PartSelect web site and service.

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Diagrams and Parts List for this repair

Part PhotoPart DescriptionPriceAvailability

Drum Support Roller (Now subbed to Drum Support Roller Kit)

Part Number: PS1570070

In Stock

Front Glide Kit (Now subbed to Front Glide Kit)

Part Number: PS1804752

In Stock

Light Bulb (Now subbed to Light Bulb - 10W)

Part Number: PS2020195

In Stock

Multi Rib Belt - 91-5/8" (Now subbed to Multi-Rib Belt)

Part Number: PS2036214

In Stock

Roller Shaft (Now subbed to Roller Shaft)

Part Number: PS2347258

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