My maytag dryer is making a constant low-rumbling sound when it runs. What parts would I need to fix this? Thanks in advance.
Answer Brian, Once you remove the front panel and front bulkhead, Check the blower wheel Y303836, make sure it is "tight" on the motor shaft, there should be no "wiggle room". If the wheel is OK, remove the drum and check the rear rollers and shafts 12001541,6-3129480.
My dryer is making a loud intermittent squeaking noise. I've replaced the front drum bushings. What else could it be?
Answer Hello Ted,
You need to check the drum rollers and the idler pulley. These and the front drum bushings are all there is in there that could produce the noise unless a bushing is failing in the motor assembly.
Does the drum wheel support have a nut that screws on? I didn't see it in the picture for model# LDE312. Thanks.
Answer Hello Max,
The back of the drum roller shaft has a nut 33001443, but the drum roller is held onto the shaft with a retaining ring, (snap ring) 9703438.
The drier squeaks while operating. I think I need to replace the 2 sets of rollers. While it is apart, should I consider replacing anything else e.g belt or idler pulley?
Answer Hello John, there are numerous parts that would cause noise while the dryer is tumbling. Depending on what type of noise, it can be hard to tell without getting in there to see what is wrong. Things to check are the drum support rollers 12001541, the bearing glides 306508, and the drum seals 33001807. There are usually two of each of these parts and it's recommended that you change both at the same time. Also, you should check the idler pulley 6-3700340 and belt 33002535. Hope this helps!
Dry drum will not turn on its own. It will start if you push it
Answer Hello Robert. Based on the information you provided, you need to order and replace the motor on the unit.
When I start the dryer all is fine, but it seems after a short time when the dryer gets hotter its starts squealing and won't stop but when it cools off its fine until the heat kicks back in. Could it be the rear support rollers?
Answer Hello Spankey,
This can be caused by the drum rollers, (takes two 12001541), or the idler pulley 6-3700340. Be sure if you replace the rollers to use a dry paper towel on the drum roller shafts to remove the softener residue. If there is a worn place on the shafts you can loosen the 1/2 inch mounting nut and turn the roller shaft 1/4 turn and re-tighten. This gives a fresh spot for the roller bushing to ride. Never lubricate a roller in a dryer with a wet lubricant. Lint will stick to the lubricant and be drawn into the bushing and cause the bushing to fail faster than it will with no lubrication. If you must lubricate, you can use baby powder or corn starch. Never use graphite because if it makes its' way into the load, it will stain the material.
My dryer squeals when it starts then it quits.
Answer Hello Gary,
You either have a drum roller 12001541 failing or the idler pulley 6-3700340 is failing. I normally try to replace all of the above at the same time. Since they all last about the same amount of time, the others are not long before failure. Be sure not to use any wet lubricant inside the dryer. If you want to lubricate anything in there use corn starch or baby powder. Also, be sure to remove and trash any metal washers used on the drum rollers. The fiber washers come with the drum rollers for the purpose of eliminating the metal ones that contribute to normal operating noise.