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How does the flange on the idler pulley face, towards the front or back of the dryer.

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You will need the Exact recommended Replacement "Idler Pulley".
With the Belt Ribs Facing Toward the Dryer Drum, position the belt on the tell tale Ring Mark on the Drum letting the Belt Hang Down below the Drum.
Place The New Idler Pulley into the Slots on the Inside Dryer Bottom located near the Motor Mounted Pulley.
(Face The Idler Pulley Toward The Motor Mounted Pulley)
(Hold the Idler Pulley in place in the slots)
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Tools needed to solve the problem

(A)Standard screwdriver,New belt

1 Unplug your dryer to disconnect power to the unit.

2 Remove the screws that hold the dryer top in place using a standard screwdriver. The screws are located along the top and sides of the dryer. With older models -- 1996 and older -- the entire top comes off the dryer. For new models, the timer and console stay in place while the rest of the top comes off.

3 Remove the screws that hold the front panel and door in place using a standard screwdriver. The screws are just inside the door at the top front left and right sides of the dryer. The front panel on older models will move to the right side and on newer models the door will move to the left.

4 Remove the existing belt by pulling the idler pulley to the right. This will take the tension off the belt and allow you to pull it away from the motor pulley.

5 Install the new dryer belt by wrapping it around the top of the drum and allowing it to fall around the circumference of the drum. The grooves of the new belt should face down toward the drum. Rotate the belt around the drum to ensure there are no twists in it.

6 Connect the new belt to the motor pulley. On newer models you can access the motor pulley on the front underneath side of the dryer. Pull the idler pulley to the right and loop the belt around it. On older models you can access the motor pulley through an access panel on the back of the dryer. Pull the dryer away from the wall and remove the access panel using a standard screwdriver. Repeat the same steps as on a newer dryer to install the belt around the motor and idler pulleys.

7 Replace the front panel of the dryer and the screws that hold it in place.

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9 Plug the dryer in and make sure the belt works properly before trying to use the unit.


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1.Unplug the Maytag dryer from the dryer electrical outlet and pull the dryer away from the back wall.Use a putty knife to press in the locking clip between the front and top panels.While pressing the clip in with the putty knife,lift the top panel up to unlock it from the clip.Raise the top panel into the service position allowing it to rest on the back hinges.
2.Locate the door switch connection on the inside front right corner of the Maytag dryer.Press the locking tabs in with your fingers and pull the wiring harness away from the door
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3.Use a Phillips-head screwdriver to remove the four retaining screws that secure the drum bulkhead to the front of the side panels. Remove the bulkhead from the dryer.Reach under the drum and pull the idler pulley to the left to release the belt tension.Remove the belt from the motor and idler pulley. Lift the drum up and out of the dryer unit bringing the belt with it.
4.Remove the two screws that secure the heating element to the rear bulkhead with a Phillips-head screwdriver.Disconnect the heating element terminal wires by grabbing them with needle-nose pliers at the wire leads and pulling them off of the terminals.
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This noise will normally come from a defective idler pulley. Access to the idler pulley varies by model, if your dryer has a lower front panel (kick plate) start there. It should lift up and off or it may be held in place with a few screws or snaps; it may also have a catch at the edges or center gap between the kick panel and main panel. To release the catch, push a putty knife, wrapped with masking tape, into the gap and push back the catch. The next easiest access point is the rear panel. The rear access panel is held in place with several screws along the outer edges. The last resort method of access is the removal of the entire front panel. The front panel supports the front of the drum and so removal is more difficult. Front panel removal varies. In general, access is gained by lifting the top (remove the lint trap screws first), removing the screws that secure the front panel, and detaching the panel from the drum.
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Unplug the dryer...
  • Remove the lint trap and the 2 screws holding the vent to the top panel (be careful not to drop them down the vent!).
  • Reach around the back and pull the top panel toward you. Insert a putty knife from the front on each side to release the top panel clips. Lift and flip the top panel back.
  • From the inside, remove the 2 screws holding the front panel to the cabinet. Lift the front panel straight up off the front panel clips (hooks) and swing it aside.
  • You should now have access to the belt.This diagram shows you how to loop the belt through the idler pulley.

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How to install the belt on a Maytag Dryer modek MDE9420AYW


This should give you a few ideas on how it works.. Hope this helps...

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