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Drum Support Roller Kit – Part Number: 12001541
Drum Support Roller Kit
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PartSelect #: PS1570070
Manufacturer #: 12001541
The drum support roller (Dryer Drum Support Roller, Drum Roller and Washer Assembly) holds the drum in the proper position while it spins on the support wheels. This part rotates on the roller shaft w...
$26.48
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Front Glide Kit – Part Number: 306508
Front Glide Kit
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PartSelect #: PS1804752
Manufacturer #: 306508
The front glide is located at the front of the dryer, the drum rides along it. If you hear a metal-on-metal noise when your dryer is running, your front glide may be worn out and require replacing. Th...
$14.80
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Roller Shaft – Part Number: WP6-3129480
Roller Shaft
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PartSelect #: PS11743031
Manufacturer #: WP6-3129480
This roller shaft is also known as a support roller shaft or a drum roller axle, and is a part for your dryer. The function of this piece is to act as the axle for the drum roller; it provides a place...
$11.24
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Multi Rib Belt - 91-5/8 Inches – Part Number: WP33002535
Multi Rib Belt - 91-5/8 Inches
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PartSelect #: PS11741110
Manufacturer #: WP33002535
This multi rib belt spins the dryer drum during the drying cycle. This belt is 91-5/8 inches in length, 3/8th of an inch wide and has five ridges. It is black in color and made of rubber. You may need...
$33.16
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Lint Filter – Part Number: WP33001808
Lint Filter
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PartSelect #: PS11741075
Manufacturer #: WP33001808
This is a replacement lint filter for your dryer. The lint filter is approximately 12 1/2 inches in length. Simply remove the existing filter and replace it with the new one. Check for an excess build...
$39.43
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Retaining Ring – Part Number: WP9703438
Retaining Ring
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PartSelect #: PS11746909
Manufacturer #: WP9703438
This part is a retaining ring, sometimes called a retaining clip, that holds the drum support roller onto the shaft of a dryer. It is made entirely of metal and measures less than an inch in diameter....
$6.67
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Idler Pulley Wheel and Bearing – Part Number: WP6-3700340
Idler Pulley Wheel and Bearing
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PartSelect #: PS11743032
Manufacturer #: WP6-3700340
The idler pulley tightens the drive belt to properly spin the dryer drum. It is attached to an idler bracket. This part comes with the idler pulley and center bearing. To replace this part, you will n...
$23.40
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Drum Roller Shaft Washer – Part Number: WP312535
Drum Roller Shaft Washer
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PartSelect #: PS11740748
Manufacturer #: WP312535
If you notice that your dryer is noisy or will not tumble, then you may need to replace the drum roller shaft washer. This drum roller shaft washer is just under an inch in diameter and is sold indivi...
$12.70
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Door Catch Kit – Part Number: LA-1003
Door Catch Kit
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PartSelect #: PS2162263
Manufacturer #: LA-1003
This door catch kit is designed for use in dryers. This is an authentic OEM replacement part. This catch assembly ensures the door of your appliance will close, and remain closed. It allows your appli...
$31.40
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Dryer Drum Felt Seal – Part Number: WP33001807
Dryer Drum Felt Seal
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PartSelect #: PS11741074
Manufacturer #: WP33001807
This is a drum felt seal for your dryer. It creates an airtight seal between the dryer rear panel and the back of the drum. It is important that this seal be flexible so it does not interfere with the...
$20.17
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    Michael
    December 16, 2019
    Hello, having trouble with the sensor on the dryer, does not light up and tell you any time. The dryer runs but shut off and the clothes are not dry. Inconsistent
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    Hi Michael, thank you for your question. Looking at your model information there are a few parts that you should take out and test to see which one is giving you the issue. The first parts to check in this case would be all of your thermostats and thermal fuses. You can test those parts with a multi meter and they should be reading 0 ohms to be working correctly. If those parts are fine, you should then go on to testing your heating element as well. You can also test that with a multi meter and it should be reading between 0 - 50 ohms. Something else you should also check would be your filter and ducts. Make sure there is absolutely no blockage that would restrict air flow in your appliance. I hope that helps. Good luck with your repair.

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    Stan
    February 9, 2020
    Dryer keeps turning off when started showing a code pf then we can restart and it will run sometimes taking a few times
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    Hello and thank you for writing. The PF is a power failure code and it indicates the control is not sensing any voltage. The PF could be caused by a voltage drop during a storm but you should be able to clear it and run the dryer. We suggest to try a hard reset: Go to your breaker box and shut the breakers for your unit off, wait 5 minutes and then turn the breaker to on again. That should hopefully clear this problem. If this does not fix this problem then your control panel PS2036215 might be faulty and possibly needs to be replaced. We hope this helps. Please contact us anytime.

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    Nelson
    February 16, 2020
    Dryer randomly beeps for no reason. Sometimes 3 time in a row, no pattern or related events have been noticed elsewhere in the house. Happens various times through the day and night. Wife has started to turn the breaker off at night in order to keep it from waking us up. I am at the point I just want to disconnect it but it looks like it is mounted directly on the control board. Any suggestions?
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    Hello Nelson, Thank you for the question. Normally this is a indication of a Defective Electronic Control Board. I looked up the part and it is listed as No Longer Available/Discontinued sorry. There are no part substitutions listed. Our suggestion here would be to call the manufacturer and see if they can provide you with a substitution for these part numbers. We hope this helps.

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    Michael
    February 17, 2020
    Dryer is getting power. Tested door switch and it has continuity. Replaced thermal fuse on bottom. Still would not run. Went on to test what i thought was the start switch on the panel board. No continuity but also not sure if i am testing correctly. Ideas please. Thank you!
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    Hello and thank you for writing. You would isolate the switch so you can have access to both terminals, then set the ohmmeter to the lowers resistance for Ohms. You touch each terminal with the multimeter probes and activate the switch if it has continuity the ohmmeter will move significantly, which means there is continuity and the switch is fine. If the ohmmeter does not move the switch needs to be replaced. In your case with everything, you have tested and replaced it almost sounds like you have a defective motor PS3500892 that might need to be replaced. We hope this helps. Please contact us anytime if you require further assistance.

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    Clifton
    September 1, 2021
    Why am I unable to find a motor pulley for my MDE5500AYW dryer from Maytag parts list.
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    Hello Clifton, Thank you for the question. The Motor Pulley is only sold as part of the Motor. We have researched the model you have provided and have found the part you are looking for is PartSelect Number PS3500892. If you need help placing an order, customer service is open 7 days a week. Please feel free to give us a call. We look forward to hearing from you!

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      Will not tumble
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      No heat or not enough heat
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      Will Not Start
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      Door won’t close
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      Takes too long to dry
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      Lint into venting area.
      Removal of old lint collector and replace with new one.
      Parts Used:
      Lint Filter
      • Anthony from DeKalb, IL
      • Difficulty Level:
        Really Easy
      • Total Repair Time:
        Less than 15 mins
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      dryer squeeking
      removed front panel,lifted top, removed drum and drive belt,remove old rollers and acc and instlled new and reinstalled dryer parts.
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      Roller Shaft Roller Shaft Hex Nut Drum Roller Shaft Washer Drum Support Roller Kit Retaining Ring
      • gerald from park city, MT
      • Difficulty Level:
        Easy
      • Total Repair Time:
        1- 2 hours
      • Tools:
        Pliers, Screw drivers, Socket set, Wrench set
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      The old lint screen had a couple tears in it
      No problem at all, just took out the old one in front and slid in the new one.
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      Lint Filter
      • Ron from Monte Vista, CO
      • Difficulty Level:
        Easy
      • Total Repair Time:
        Less than 15 mins
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