The dryer heats, but the drum does not turn. Is this the belt?
Answer Hello Mike,
This does sound like you have damage to your belt 40111201. You may also need to replace the drum rollers 37001042 or the idler puller 37001287. This is because it is not common for the belt to break unless something inside the unit opposing the drums rotation caused the belt to be damaged. Be sure to assemble dry and clean the sticky from dryer sheets off of the roller shafts with a paper towel.
Recently I went through and replaced the support roller brackets, support rollers, idler pulley, belt, felt pads, and glide pads on my dryer. All seemed good. We went to use the dryer again the next day and the drum does not want to rotate. With the bottom cover removed, it appears that the belt is slowly slipping around the drum, but the drum is not rotating as it should.
What could be the cause?
Answer Hello Josh. Something is binding the drum. You will need to check the drum, seals, and rollers and see if something is binding in the unit. The drum should turn freely without the belt on it. If not, it is binding in the unit.
How do I disconnect the power cord from the maytag dryer legacy series?
Answer Hello Kimberly. It depends on if it is gas or electric. As for electric, remove the cover off the back of the dryer for the cord and remove the screws securing the cord to the dryer.
How to replace belt on this model?
Answer Hello AJ. Disconnect the power and remove the toe panel. Next remove the top front panel on the unit. Once removed, you can relace the belt. Here is a link to help you. http://forum.appliancepartspros.com/dryer-repair/25860-dryer-belt-diagrams.html
My dryer makes a noise when it spins, and then it wouldnt spin at all. It just makes a humming noise when I try to turn it on. Could it be the motor?
Answer Hello April. Yes, it sounds like the motor is bad and will need to bwe replaced. If you can start the drum by hand and it run, then the motor is bad.
Hi, I have a maytag dryer, legacy series. The lint catcher, when you open the door is at the bottom, controls are on top (rasied part), how do I get to the belt, front or back of the unit?
To access the belt, there is a service panel at the bottom of the front. You will first need to disconnect the power supply. Remove the screws at the bottom of the panel. Lift the bottom of the panel outward to release the spring clips and panel locators. Remove the screws holding the front panel located at the bottom of the panel and lift the bottom of the front panel outward to release from top panel. You will need to lift the main top by removing the screws securing the cabinet top to the side panels. When you disconnect the door switch make sure that you mark the wires to ensure that you know how they are connected or take a picture of how they are connected. You will then remove 4 screws holding the front bulkhead assembly. This will allow you to take the belt off.