Drum roller found in the bottom of the dryer

ApplianceMaytag Dryer

Model

Level of DifficultyA Bit Difficult

Time to do repair1- 2 hours

Age of Appliance5 - 10 years

Tools Nutdriver
Screw drivers

Rick From Lee's Summit, MO

Aug 23, 2011

0 out of 2 people found this instruction helpful

I didn't find the video demonstrating diss-assembly until I had the dryer apart-it would have saved quite a bit of time. The drum roller apparently seized up and tore the roller shaft away from the drum roller support housing. I found a piece of scrap metal in my shop, drilled and tapped it to mount behind the damaged area. I drilled a hole to accommodate the roller shaft and reassembled. The dryer worked but was extremely noisy. I assumed the roller and shaft were damaged beyond what was visible and ordered two new rollers and shafts from partselect.com. They said to allow 5-7 days, I received them in less than 36 hours. I diss-assembled the dryer again, installed the new rollers and shafts (now in less than 30 minutes)and reinstalled the drum and belt. The dryer is now at least as quiet as when it was new and we spent less than $50 instead of the $550 we were prepared to spend on a replacement dryer.

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Diagrams and Parts List for this repair

Part PhotoPart DescriptionPriceAvailability

Drum Support Roller Kit

Part Number: PS1570070

$19.73
In Stock

Roller Shaft

Part Number: PS2347258

$5.00
In Stock