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Noises I have a Maytag lde9316ace dryer that makes a loud grinding noise just after starting and stopping. While running, there are rattling and rumbling sounds. I removed the front cover and bulkhead. Then held the drum in place and rotated it; it turned smoothly and the blower fan turned OK too. If I manually turn the drum on the fully assembled dryer, I hears noises and it doesn't seem to turn smoothly. Could it be simply that the glides on the bulkhead need replaced, or is there more going on here. The machine is 15 years old, so is it worth repairing, given the possibility that more stuff can go wrong?

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  • Russ Jul 27, 2013

    The grinding noise is made by something "catching" the drum. I justs noticed that when I open the door while it's running, the drum spin freely for a couple seconds, them stops suddenly with the grinding noise.

  • Russ Aug 19, 2013

    It was the blower wheel. A shop in my town had it in stock for $20.00. Problem solved. Thanks for the consideration.

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After 15 years of service I imagine it will be hard to get the parts you want to repair it.. Newer machines may not dry as quickly as the older types but they use less power to do so.. Consider a new machine for the sake of the economics of the problem

Posted on Jul 29, 2013

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SOURCE: My Maytag gas dryer makes a loud rattle and clanging noise.

Hi,

Prob. some failure of a bracket or loose inside...
Have a local tecnician check it out.
i think that ll be best cause i can't imagine that will be an easy fix.

I hope this is useful, and greets,

Olivier.


Posted on Oct 21, 2009

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SOURCE: maytag dryer makes rumbling noise when drum starts and again when

Sounds like a broken spring or a spring mount.

Posted on Jan 18, 2010

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SOURCE: Our two year old Maytag

this is most likely a broken wheel which is a wheel that the bearings have worn out on.If it is a wheel you should replace the set because if you replace just the one the others will wear out faster than they should.
Ps if it is only two years old it may still be under warranty!

Posted on Oct 07, 2010

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