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Maytag Neptune Dryer making vibrating noise while working

My Maytag Neptune Electric dryer started a couple days ago making a vibrating noise while I was drying a load of clothes. Sometimes it seems it gets quiter and then louder - it sounds like something is vibrating on the back of it. This just started

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  • Anonymous Mar 23, 2014

    I push start at it makes a buzzing noise. Sometimes it will work and sometimes the drum locks up and ownt rotate. If I manually rotate the drum both directions, it will work. If it only turns clockwise, then it won't

  • Anonymous Mar 27, 2014

    dryer started making noisy vibrations, kept getting worse, smelled hot like electrical now the drum doesn't turn

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A bearing in the back for your drum sounds like what you describe. It needs to be taken apart and the bearing lubricated with high temp grease

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The problem with your Maytag Neptune dryer vibrating is typically the fan blower wheel. It is plastic and sometimes it will become loaded with lint to create the imbalance other times where it slides onto the motor shaft cracks and it is loose. I have found more with lint, but seen a few cracked as well. The rear of the drum rides on a felt seal, and assuming that is in place the two rear rollers are fine, the wheel is typically the culprit. Jerry.

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