Dryer Making a Loud Squeal During Operation

ApplianceMaytag Dryer

ModelMDE7600AYW

Level of DifficultyEasy

Time to do repair30 - 60 mins

Age of Appliance5 - 10 years

Tools Nutdriver
Pliers
Screw drivers

Scott From Clayton, NC

Aug 23, 2012

I dissasembled the front access panel and removed the drum and belt. After turning the drum support rollers and idler pulley wheel I was able to determine the loud squeal was coming from the idler pulley wheel. Since I had half the dry disassembled I went ahead and replaced the support rollers,(they looked worn), drive belt, and the idler pulley wheel. The belt looked fine, but the dryer is about 12 years old so I figured it wouldn't hurt to replace it as well. The DIY video's linked with my order invoice where spot on. If you are changing the drum rollers make sure you have a pair of snap ring pliers- You will definitly need them. Otherwise you risk breaking the snap rings. I saved $117 doing this myself. Thanks PartSelect!

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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

Multi-Rib Belt

Part Number: PS2036214

$17.81
In Stock

Idler Shaft Washer

Part Number: PS2200521

$3.96
In Stock

Idler Pulley Wheel and Bearing

Part Number: PS2347262

$8.80
In Stock