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Maytag Dryer Makes Noise

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The part(s) or condition(s) listed below for the symptom Dryer makes noise are ordered from most likely to least likely to occur. Check or test each item, starting with the items at the top of the page.

Most Frequent Causes for Dryer makes noise

Cause 1Drive Belt

The drive belt is a very long, slender belt that wraps all the way around the dryer drum, around a tension pulley, and then around the drive motor. Over time, the drive belt can become frayed or otherwise damaged. If the drive belt is frayed or damaged, the dryer will be noisy as it turns. Inspect the drive belt for signs of wear. If the drive belt is worn, replace it.

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Drive Belt for your MaytagDryer
Drive Belt - Part # 821089 Mfg Part # WP40111201

Dryer drum drive belt. Length 93 3/8”, width 3/8”, characteristics, 5 ridges, flat. The drive belt is a very long, slender belt that wraps all the way around the dryer drum, around a tension pulley, and then around the drive motor pulley.

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Cause 2Drum Roller

One or more of the drum rollers might be worn out. Many dryers have two drum support rollers on the rear of the drum, and some dryers have two more rollers supporting the front of the drum. When the drum rollers are worn out, they can cause the dryer to make a loud rumbling noise. To determine if the rollers are worn out, inspect the rollers. If one or more of the rollers are severely worn, we recommend replacing all of the rollers at the same time as a preventative measure. (The roller shaft can often be reused if it is in good condition. Clean the shaft thoroughly before installing the new rollers.)

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Drum Roller for your MaytagDryer
Drum Roller - Part # 966673 Mfg Part # WP37001042

Dryer drum support roller. The rollers tend to wear at the same rate so both should be replaced while the dryer is apart.

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Cause 3Drum Roller Axle

One or more of the drum roller axles might be worn out. Most dryers have two drum support rollers on the rear of the drum, and some dryers have two more rollers supporting the front of the drum. Over time, the drum rollers and axles wear out, causing the dryer to make a loud rumbling noise. To determine if the drum roller axles are worn out, remove the belt from the dryer and try turning the drum by hand. If the drum does not rotate freely, check the support rollers for wear. If the rollers spin freely without wobbling, the axles do not need to be replaced. If a roller wobbles and/or does not spin freely, we recommend replacing all of the axles and rollers as a preventative measure.

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Drum Roller Axle for your MaytagDryer
Drum Roller Axle - Part # 924014 Mfg Part # WP40113601

Drum support roller axle. *Roller will be TIGHT on new shaft. Gently tap roller onto new shaft with a hammer.

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Cause 4Blower Wheel

The blower wheel draws air through the dryer and pushes the air out the vent. Clumps of lint, socks, and small articles of clothing can escape the lint filter and get caught in the blower wheel. If an object is caught in the blower wheel, the dryer may make noise. In addition, the blower wheel sleeve can wear out, allowing the blower wheel to wobble on the motor shaft. To determine if the blower wheel is working properly, remove the dryer vent and assess the strength of the air flow. If the air flow is weak, check the blower wheel for obstructions. If no obstructions are present, try rotating the blower wheel by hand. If the blower wheel wobbles as it turns, replace it.

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Blower Wheel for your MaytagDryer
Blower Wheel - Part # 1004897 Mfg Part # 56000
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Cause 5Drum Slide, Glide, or Pad

The drum glides (also called slides) might be worn out. The drum glides are small plastic pieces that support the front of the dryer drum. As the drum rotates, it slides on these plastic pieces. Over time, the drum glides wear out. If the drum glides are worn out, the dryer will make noise. To determine if the drum glides are worn out, inspect them for wear. If one or more glides are worn out, replace all of the glides as a set.

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Drum Slide, Glide, or Pad for your MaytagDryer
Drum Slide, Glide, or Pad - Part # 969661 Mfg Part # 510189

Dryer felt pad for drum glide.

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Cause 6Drum Slide, Glide, or Pad

The drum glides (also called slides) might be worn out. The drum glides are small plastic pieces that support the front of the dryer drum. As the drum rotates, it slides on these plastic pieces. Over time, the drum glides wear out. If the drum glides are worn out, the dryer will make noise. To determine if the drum glides are worn out, inspect them for wear. If one or more glides are worn out, replace all of the glides as a set.

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Drum Slide, Glide, or Pad for your MaytagDryer
Drum Slide, Glide, or Pad - Part # 1003323 Mfg Part # WP37001036

Bracket, cylinder glide

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Cause 7Drum Slide, Glide, or Pad

The drum glides (also called slides) might be worn out. The drum glides are small plastic pieces that support the front of the dryer drum. As the drum rotates, it slides on these plastic pieces. Over time, the drum glides wear out. If the drum glides are worn out, the dryer will make noise. To determine if the drum glides are worn out, inspect them for wear. If one or more glides are worn out, replace all of the glides as a set.

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Drum Slide, Glide, or Pad for your MaytagDryer
Drum Slide, Glide, or Pad - Part # 1166078 Mfg Part # WP37001298

Dryer drum glide pad. Drum glides help to support the front of the dryer drum as it rotates. If the drum glides are worn out, the dryer will be noisy. Because the glides wear out at the same time, you should replace all of the glides together.

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Cause 8Idler Pulley

Inspect the idler pulley for signs of wear. If the idler pulley is worn or damaged, we recommend replacing the drive belt in addition to replacing the idler pulley.

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Idler Pulley for your MaytagDryer
Idler Pulley - Part # 1246423 Mfg Part # WPY54414

Idler pulley wheel and bearing assembly. The idler pulley puts tension on the drive belt. If the idler pulley fails to put the proper amount of tension on the belt, the dryer will not spin.

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Cause 9Drive Motor

The drive motor bearings might be worn out. However, this is rarely the case. Before replacing the drive motor, check all the more commonly defective parts. If you have determined that all of the other components are working properly, replace the drive motor.

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Drive Motor for your MaytagDryer
Drive Motor - Part # 948442 Mfg Part # WP2200376

Dryer drum drive motor assembly with pulley. The pulley is not available separately from the motor assembly. If the dryer does not run look for a defective door switch or start switch before replacing the motor. If the motor hums or buzzes and cannot be turned by hand then it is likely defective.

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