Loud squealing sound when dryer is running>

ApplianceMaytag Dryer


Level of DifficultyEasy

Time to do repair15 - 30 mins

Age of Appliance1 - 4 years

Tools Nutdriver

Michael From Milton, FL

Mar 04, 2008

3 out of 6 people found this instruction helpful

First unplug the dryer,then remove the front bottom panel.With your 5/16 nut driver reach to the rear of the vent tube under the dryer and remove the lone screw that holds the tube in place.Lean the dryer forward and remove the tube from the rear of the dryer,this will allow you to see and reach the idler wheel from the front.Release the belt,feel for the clip that holds the wheel in place on the opposite side of the front,with your thumb nail or something else if preferred pry out on one side of the clip until it pops off.slide the wheel off being careful not to lose the washer,slide the new wheel on and replace the clip.put the belt back on replace the tube,which is actually the toughest part because you have to find the hole for the lone screw as you can't see it,but with a little patience it is easily enough done.Put the vent hose back on replace the front panel and plug it in and go!!It took me 30 min.Alittle tough to feel for some of the parts,but really much easier than you would think.

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Part PhotoPart DescriptionPriceAvailability

Idler Pulley Wheel (Now subbed to Idler Pulley Wheel with Bearing)

Part Number: PS2200898

In Stock