My Maytag clothes dryer is about 15 years old. Lately I have noticed
that although it still dries clothes normally, there is a noise that
sounds like something is rubbing in the motor. It is a hiigh pitched
noise. Any ideas what this is and is it something that can be fixed by
a homeowner with moderate fixit abilities
A couple things come to mind. Pull the plug. Take at two bottom screws and
take door off. The door supports the front of drum. Look for 2 plastic shims
(they call them glides) and make sure they are still in place. If not you
have metal on metal. Could be the drum pulleys. They support the drum, the
look like wheels. Make sure they are moving smooth. One of them could have
seized up. Next go to the back. Check the pulley that gives tension to belt.
It is spring loaded. Does it go round nice and smooth? What does the belt
Might also be blower housing. This is located in the front. It looks like a
plastic gerbil wheel. When mine went bad it mad a terrible noise.
Have you checked out the repair clinic on line?
website doesn't work, only shows beginning of each problem, followed by
and nowhere to click to continue reading
I'd work on fixing the website before worrying about advising on how to fix
Remove the access cover to the inner parts of the dryer. Get a piece of
automotive heater hose about 2 feet long and while the dryer is making its
noise, put one end of the heater hose to your ear and move the free end of
the hose around to where the noise seems to be coming from. This will help
you isolate the source of the noise fairly precisely and you can then
replace or lubricate the part(s) that are causing the noise. I use the
rubber hose method regularly to isolate the sources of engine compartment
noises on cars and trucks.
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