Dryer squeeking loudly becoming worse quickly

ApplianceMaytag Dryer

Model

Level of DifficultyEasy

Time to do repair1- 2 hours

Age of Appliance5 - 10 years

Tools Pliers
Nutdriver
Screw drivers

Mark From Lafayette, LA

Jul 16, 2007

218 out of 294 people found this instruction helpful

I received my parts promptly and had no problems, they were accurate and fit well.

After removing the screws to the front door and panel I removed the wires to the door switch. Carefully I removed the belt and removed the drum. I took the time to vacuum all of the lent from the inside and and remove from all the wiring, motor and heating elements, etc. I replaced the drum rollers, belt, front glides and a buzzer that was on the blink. I reassembled the dryer and unforetunately the dryer was still squeeking. I later repeated the process and found that the tensioner wheel for the belt was the culprit. I cleaned then greased the bearing portion and replaced it. I reassembled the dryer a second time and now it's quiet as a mouse. By the way, you will need a rivet gun to replace the front glides and I recommend you give the belt tensioner wheel a good inspection the first time.

If your dryer is squeeking, go ahead and order the tensioner wheel also, it's a little money spent toward making sure you get rid of the noise! It might save you a lot of time and trouble.

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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

$19.73
In Stock

Front Glide Kit (Now subbed to Front Glide Kit)

Part Number: PS1804752

$12.51
In Stock

USE WPL 33001623 (Now subbed to Non-Adjustable Buzzer)

Part Number: PS2035482

$34.35
In Stock

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

Part Number: PS2036214

$17.81
In Stock