The dryer makes a squealing noise as it runs, everything seems to be working properly. The squealing noise continues throughout the complete cycle. What could be causing this?
Answer Hello Tom. You need to check the rollers 37001042. Other normal wear and tear items to look at are the belt, front and rear felt seals, idler tension pulley and front tumbler bearings.
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.