HOW CAN I TELL IF THE DRUM CIRCUMFERENCE OF A NEW DRYER IS LARGER IF I DON'T KNOW THE SIZE OF THE OLDER DRUM? THE WASHER I RECENTLY PURCHASED IS LARGER THAN THE OLDER ONE AND THE LAUNDRY LOADS ARE TOO LARGE FOR THE PRESENT DRYER. THANKS
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pi r squared * depth to calculate this mathematically. Get a tape measure and measure the distance of the center of the drum to the edge, multiply that by itself. Then multipky that by 3.14. then measure from the back of the drum to the front edge and multiply by that. For example the dryer is 24 inches deep and has a 12 inch radius. 12 times 12 is 144 times 3.14 this is 452.16 times 24 equals 10851.84 cubic inches. divide that by 1728 to get cubic feet. You can do this in feet instead so it is easier. http://www.ehow.com/how_5622710_measure-dryer.html
Hello, On older maytag dryer's the felt seal wasa seperate part and not part of the drum..the problem is i do not know if the drum on the newer and older dryers is the same diameter they look similar in size but if it isn't exactly right may leave a gap where the clothes will get caught in...however the part number for that seperate felt seal is 314820
Party *****. Sorry, I couldn't resist. It sounds as though your machine has been moved and something has become loose inside or is not properly aligned causing the drum to separate from the seal. If you open the door and feel with your fingers just inside and behind the door area around the complete circumference of the drum you will feel a rubber of fiber gasket or seal. If that seal has become damaged or pulled away from the frame that is what is causing your problem. Does the dryer make any unusual noises that you may have recently noticed? If so it could be that the support bearings that the drum ride on are damaged and may need to be replaced. If that is the case there is no need to buy a new dryer. If you feel confident in doing the repair yourself it's a little complicated but can be done with simple tools. If not then you may want to consult your local yellow pages for a reputable appliance repair person to complete the repair for you. Please be careful as there are a lot of fly by nights out there who will cause you more harm than good.
Remove the top cover by removing the screws at the back of the machine and sliding the cover off forwards. Now you need to obtain access to the complete circumference of the drum to fit the belt. Depending on your machine you can either remove the front of the dryer, or release the rear bearing support so that you can slide the new belt over the drum and under the bearing retainer, which may entail removing the back cover as well. The belt then just slips over the motor pulley and you need to check on the belt tension, usually done by adjusting the motor or the tensioner.
You need to obtain access to the complete circumference of the drum to fit the belt. Depending on your machine you can either remove the front of the dryer, or release the rear bearing support so that you can slide the new belt over the drum. The belt then just slips over the motor pulley and you need to check on the belt tension, usually done by adjusting the motor or the tensioner.
To access your drive belt, you need to take the front cover off. Unplug the dryer first. There should be 2 screws on the front cover in the lower front area. Remove the screws and tip the bottom of the front panel forward until the top clips are frree of the top panel. Be careful there is a door safety switch wired. You can disconnect the wire and set the front panel aside. Look under the drum in the dryer and you'll be able to tell if the belt is broken or loose. IF you need to replace it, you'll need to take the 4 screws that hold the front drum support/duct assembly loose from the dryer case. Once these are removed you can pull out the whole gray assembly and slide the drum out. The new belt can be purchased online at repairclinic.com if you want. To put back in, you can put the belt around the drum and slide it back in. It should have a grooved side and a flat side on the belt. Put the flat side toward the drum. It routes around the motor pulley and a tensioner pulley. It may take a bit to figure out the routing, but the key is to put the belt into the indentation ring on the drum to allow you to get it around the pulley and tensioner... if you leave the drum sticking out of the machine about 8 inches, you can reach thru the drum and hook the belt in place, then slide the drum in and pull the belt out of the indentation and onto the larger circumference of the drum. You may have to twist the belt to get the flat side next to the drum. You can then put it all back together... Good luck... be patient and you can do it.