Question about Maytag MDE308DAYW Electric Dryer
Need complete service manual of unit. How does cabinet come apart? Where are the belts? Where is idler pulley?
ALWAYS UNPLUG YOUR DRYER BEFORE STARTING ANY REPAIRS
Your problem sounds like the drum rollers have flat spots on them or in need of lubrication, or maybe your drum belt has slipped off of the idler arm pulley.
Note: This method works with most front loading machines.
Remove the electrical console that holds the timer switch, start switch, etc. from the top of the dryer if you have to.
Note: Some tops hinge and tilt backwards so they do not have to be removed and the electrical console with stay with the lid.
Also remove the lint filter and the screws holding the lint filter housing in place.
Be REAL CAREFUL not to knock any of the wires off of the timer switch. Then remove the top of the dryer.
Remove the front of the dryer by removing two screws located on either side of the top of the dryer housing and unplug the door switch.
This will expose the drum and belt. Remove the drum and belt and this will expose the drum rollers, idler arm pulley and motor.Now is a good time to replace the front felt seal on the drum if it needs to be replaced. Be sure to use a good grade of weatherproof cement on the seal to glue it to the drum, sometimes the glue is furnished with the seal.
Now is also a good time to check the belt to see if it has slipped off of the idler arm pulley and also to check the belt condition for wear.
Be sure to note the route of the belt, this will come in handy when you go to reinstall the belt.
Check your drum rollers for flat spots or wear, if they have flat spots or wear they will make a thumping type of noise.
If your drum rollers have too much wear on them replace them.
If the drum rollers don't have flat spots or wear on them and are only squeeling then they probably only need lubrication.
Remove the rollers and clean the shafts that the roller rolls on, remove any hair,dust,etc from roller and shaft.
Lubricate the shaft of the rollers with a good grade of machine oil such as 3 in One oil, or a light lubricant like Vaseline.
Reassemble the dryer.
Plug back into your electrical receptical.
This should solve your noise problem.
For a breakdown on your dryer go to the following webpage.
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
Provided, courtesy of www.repairclinic.com
You can find the Idler pulley on this page;
You can find the idler arm on this page; http://www.repairclinic.com/SSPartDetail.aspx?s=t-+mde9316ayw+-%3d%3di1472858&PartID=1472858
Posted on Jul 14, 2009
Takes patients but can be done. First place idler arm in position then connect spring. Try and hold firmly while you place belt through pulley and fold around motor shaft. If installed right ,the pulley will maintain a constant pressure on the belt.
Posted on Sep 27, 2009
Turn the power off to the dryer (unplug it).
The back of the dryer will have to be removed. Then disconnect the drive assembly and start checking the pulley components. I have included a picture for a Maytag dryer belt routing below. If it is the idler pulley, it will be the pulley shown just below the motor pulley.
If it turns out to not be the idler pulley, it may be one or more of the drum support pulleys around the drum, so check those too. This would also be a good time to check the belt.
Posted on Jan 06, 2010
No don't lube the idler pulley replace it. There are videos at www.appliancehelponline.com/servicemanual.html that can walk you thru the disassembly and also on replacing the belt. You can also enter in your model # for diagrams and illustrations.
Posted on Apr 09, 2010
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