Our dryer started making a rumbling noise and I was wondering how old it is
before I invest in repair. The model # is PYG2000AWW. I have the
instruction book but didn't put the original receipt with it and I can't
find a date anywhere. Thanks in advance.
Most instruction manuals don't have dates, and even before the
copyright law was changed, some books were published without dates.
Now that the law has been changed, I expect even more books won't have
dates. Now copyrights expire some time after the author dies, which
strikes me as a ridiculous system, because unless the guy is very
famous, how am I supposed to know when he died?
You're talking about books. This discussion is about instruction manuals.
Two totally different things. Instruction manuals may have a revision date,
but that's for the company's benefit, not for copyright purposes.
On Tue, 23 Jan 2007 01:19:11 GMT, "JoeSpareBedroom"
I covered them in my first clause. The rest talks about other things
that don't have dates.
Most of the manuals I have seen have no dates. I think they do that on
purpose so people won't know how old the design was for something they
just bought. If you buy something in 2007, you don't want to see a
2004 date on the manual. And back in 2004, even if it was new then,
and even though some other department might be working on a new model,
the people in charge of selling what is already made are willing to
sell the same thing forever if that is what they have to do, and
that's why I think they omit the date. But that's just an educated
Actually not. Maytag does not guarantee parts availability beyond 10 years.
Consumer Reports has found bargain kenmore dryers that will probably out
perform the Maytag. We had a Maytag of his vintage and replaced it when it
started making roller noise. The new Kenmore does a much better job at
getting wrinkles out. Both were gas dryers.
That's pretty much only an issue when the owner can't get the parts.
But the OP already has a Maytag. It's cheaper and better and better
for the environment to put a few new parts in than to buy a whole new
machine, even if the new machine lasts longer than this one would.
Because if this one will last 5, or 3, or even 1 year longer after it
is repaired, wehn a new one is bought it will be that much later and
it will wear out that much later.
When the time comes that he needs a new machine, he can decide then
what brand to buy.
Check the blower wheel. When it starts wearing out it wobbles on the
"D" shaft and rumbles. It is a $15 part. Take off the front cover and
the blower manifold cover. The wheel is there on the front of the
motor shaft. You will probably find enough loose change to make it
worth your while.
UNPLUG IT BEFORE YOU START
If it is an electric dryer....repair it.
I had one from 1972...it started to squeak something terrible in 1990.
I bought a new Maytag (It's still running)
Just for fun, I tore the old one apart & determined the cause of squeak
(bad roller shafts)
for less than $25 (2007 $'s) fixed it & it's been running about 5 loads
a week in a shop since 1990.
My mom bought a dryer (Matytag) when I was born, I replaced the
heating element when I was 13, she got rid of it when I was 35 (she
just wanted a new one)
I'm sure it's still running somewhere.
Took front cover off, attempted to access the back to check the drum rollers
removed the six screws on the rap around cover only to find it welded to the
frame. Looks like the welds could be drilled out. The installers used some
kind of pipe compound that I wasn't able to loosen the gas connection. I
manually turned the drum and it sounded quiet to me then I spun the blower
blade (plastic), which duplicated the rumble noise, and observed the blade
was loose on the motor shaft. After removing the blade it was apparent the
flat was worn off. I'll report on the blade availability and price later.
As gfretwell said previously it was the blower wheel (blade) but the price I
paid was $26.95, maybe I should have shopped around but was glad to get it
over and done with. Still saved a bunch doing it myself. I appreciate
My first house (1982) came with a dryer. The previous owner said it was
there when HE bought the house. I repaired it by replacing the belt and a
couple of drum bearings. I hear the thing is still working fine.
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