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Dryer guide wheel was noisy and I opened the dryer up and found the wheel and stud badly scored. Fixed that and put machine back together and now the motor is very noisy and the machine shuts off (overheats motor?) after a couple of minutes. The drum spins freely and the motor still is noisy after disconnecting drive belt. Maytag mde8426aaw.

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  • marioo Nov 08, 2008

    Hi, thank you for your reply, the blower is OK, I have since removed the motor and found the shaft is out of alignment at the pulley end ie it is not centered and the rubber on one side is compressed. Can the bearing be replaced and will that solve the problem?

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You need to check the blower fan. the motor has a "D" shaped shaft. over time the blower wears, the motor will spin but the blower does not. the air flow stops and the drier over heats. replace the blower and it should be fine.

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