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Last week, I started the dryer and as the drum turned, the dryer made a shrieking sound as loud as a fire engine siren. The noise has now changed to a loud rumbling, like a truck engine, whenever we turn the dryer on. It is not shaking or vibrating like its off center; and its heating and drying clothes; but the noise is way beyond normal. It used to be so quiet, you hardly knew it was running. Now it sounds like a Harley ideling.

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What is the make and model? This could be the belt slipping, the idler pulley worn out, the fan may have come off the shaft to the motor, something stuck between the drum and the housing or the bearing on the drum. To check these things, lift the top off after you unplug it. The top clips onto the sides and the front and you have to lift hard to get it loose. If you pry on it be careful not to damage the paint.

Posted on Jul 24, 2013

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SOURCE: Maytag Dryer Loud Shrieking Noise

Here we go. First unplug the unit. Remove the front panel by removing the 4 phillips screws just inside the door (on the hinges and just opposite). Next remove the greenish/ brown 5/16 screws that hold the front panel in. There are wires still connected (door switch and moisture sensor) but if you swing it to the side, you can leave them connected and still procede. Next, you have to reach underneath (very difficult to see this so you will have to do it by feel) There is a belt that wraps around the drum. On the underneath side of the drum as you follow the belt it wraps
around the motor pulley (small wheel) and the tensioner pulley (bigger wheel just to the right). Now with one hand, move the larger pulley towards the msaller one. This will give you slack and you can take the belt off both pulleys. Now pull the drum
forward. There you have the inner workings left. Now, there are 3 wheels. 2 black and 1 white. I would check the white one since you've already replaced the black ones. This is the pulley that provides tension when the motor is running (hence no noise when you take the belt off) I'm betting you'l find it does not turn freely (you should be able to spin it with your finger and have it coast to a stop insdead of stopping as soon as you take your finger off). You can get the replacement wheel from your local appliance parts store or on line from the manufatrues web site. However, if you do have to wait for the part, take the wheel off the shaft and wipe off the inside race of the wheel and the shaft for temporarily relife and useage.

Posted on Jul 09, 2008

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SOURCE: Gas Dryer LDG7304AAE making horribly loud noise while drying

Solution for the Maytag model is most likely to replace the blower wheel. Remove the two screws on the front panel (just a couple inches off the floor) and swing the front panel up to allow you to unhook the top side of the panel from the clips at the very top of the front panel. You do not have to remove the wires, just set the front panel to the side. Blower wheel is at the lower left. The old wheel most likely no longer has a D shaped hole to match the motor shaft, and spins freely. Remove cover. Replace the wheel part number Y303836 for a LDG7304AAE which is held on the shaft with a spring type clamp. Reassemble. Not really very hard to do. On a difficulty scale or 1 - 10, I'd rate it a 3.

Posted on Dec 06, 2008

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SOURCE: Dryer is making loud thumping noise.

Take off the back panel of the dryer and look at the motor and belt turning the drum. There may be something caught on the drum and is pinned in place causing the noise. The motor could be loose on the platform and needs to be tightened. It is probably something physical and seen causing the noise.

Posted on Jan 14, 2009

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SOURCE: Ge Dryer making loud rumbling noise

drum bearings are going up

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SOURCE: Dryer making clicking sound, humming and vibrating hard

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