Dryer would vibrate and make a loud bad bearing sound.

ApplianceMaytag Dryer


Level of DifficultyEasy

Time to do repair30 - 60 mins

Age of Appliance1 - 4 years

Tools Pliers
Screw drivers
Socket set

Anthony From Rochester, NY

Nov 15, 2011

0 out of 2 people found this instruction helpful

I began by disassembling the dryer to diagnose the problem. I discovered the belt had been riding on a section of a broken idler pulley as well as wearing a groove into the idler pulley bracket. I removed the broken parts and went to the Internet for replacement parts. Three days later the parts arrived and I began reassembly. I found it a little difficult to replace the drum with the belt in position but found it much easier to recruit some assistance during this phase. Another factor with the difficulty was that I hadn't paid real close attention to the webbing direction of the belt around the pulley and there were no diagrams depicting the proper direction of the new belt. I did figure it out relatively quickly but would advise paying very close attention to parts positioning during disassembly.

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Diagrams and Parts List for this repair

Part PhotoPart DescriptionPriceAvailability

Idler Lever

Part Number: PS2039604

In Stock

Multi-Rib Belt

Part Number: PS2041323

In Stock