screeching noises

ApplianceMaytag Dryer

ModelMDE3706AYW

Level of DifficultyEasy

Time to do repair30 - 60 mins

Age of Appliance5 - 10 years

Tools Nutdriver
Pliers
Wrench(Adjustable)

Theodore From San Francisco, CA

Sep 20, 2012

I followed the steps in the partselect videos and it was pretty easy. A small adjustable wrench was a lot easier to use than the needle nose pliers recommended in the video. The metal bearing inside the wheel on the idler lever turned out to be the main cause of the problem. It had worn a lot and more on one side than the other so the wheel was wobbling back and forth. However, the belt was clearly deteriorating as well, so I'm glad I replaced it. The glides were thin but serviceable, but also very easy to replace. I also replaced the two wheels in the back of the machine that support the drum. Probably did not need to do that.

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Diagrams and Parts List for this repair

Part PhotoPart DescriptionPriceAvailability

Idler Lever

Part Number: PS2039604

$16.61
In Stock

Drum Glide

Part Number: PS2039613

$3.91
In Stock

Multi-Rib Belt

Part Number: PS2041323

$13.22
In Stock