Noisy clunky dryer

ApplianceMaytag Dryer


Level of DifficultyA Bit Difficult

Time to do repair30 - 60 mins

Age of ApplianceMore than 10 years

Tools Pliers
Screw drivers
Socket set

Doug From Iola, KS

Feb 21, 2012

0 out of 1 people found this instruction helpful

Thank God for YouTube. I watched a video that helped me identify the problem, then I watched another video of the part being replaced. **Unplug the appliance before you start. 220 volts is not a joke. Maytag dryers have changed very little in the past 40 years. I have a stackable washer/dryer pair with the dryer on top. I had to remove the front cover from the dryer, then remove the bulkhead that acts as a guide for the dryer drum. Next I had to remove the cover that runs from the lint-trap down to the blower motor. The problem was the shaft of the dryer motor is a D shape and the plastic squirell-cage fan (Blower Wheel) had worn to a full circle. So the squirrel-cage was just wobbleing around on the motor shaft. There were two spring clips to remove, then the blower wheel just pulled out. I put the new one on, replaced the clips, buttoned it all back up and plugged it back in. The result is a whisper quiet dryer. The hardest part of the whole process was removing the spring clips while trying to hold the drum in position (I was working alone).

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Diagrams and Parts List for this repair

Part PhotoPart DescriptionPriceAvailability

Blower Wheel with Clip

Part Number: PS2200270

In Stock