The dryer made a thumping noise while turning

ApplianceMaytag Dryer


Level of DifficultyA Bit Difficult

Time to do repair30 - 60 mins

Age of ApplianceMore than 10 years

Tools Nutdriver
Screw drivers


May 14, 2013

Removed the 2 screws on lower front of dryer,lift up the front panel & remove. Next, remove the 4 screws holding front panel that holds drum and disconnect wiring then remove it. Next, pull drum out 6 inches,reach under drum and take belt off tension roller and pull drum out. Next, remove and replace tension wheel. THE WHEEL WAS MAKING A THUMPING NOISE WHEN TURNING).I ordered the wheel from Part Select and received it in only 2 days. The hardest part was getting the belt back on.
Also while in the dryer was apart I replaced the roller shaft washers and lubricated all bearings.

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Diagrams and Parts List for this repair

Part PhotoPart DescriptionPriceAvailability

Drum Roller Shaft Washer

Part Number: PS2031959

In Stock

Idler Pulley Wheel

Part Number: PS2347254

In Stock