Question about Maytag MEDE201YW Electric Dryers
Brand new machine - about two weeks old. I dried my rubber back bathroom rugs. Did not have an odor when rugs where drying but when I removed them I noticed a lot of the backing in the dyer. I vacuumed the backing out even down into the lint trap. Put in another load of clothes and five minutes into the cycle noticed a burning rubber odor. I stopped the cycle and removed the load. The dryer spins and dries fine just had a burning rubber odor - have not used it since this morning when it happened? What should I do?
Im not familier with that particular machine but it sounds as though bits of the rubber backing you talk about has flaked into tiny bits and moved beyond the drum and into the workings of the dryer moter and heater. Contact with these will produce the smell and slight risk of fire.
The back of the applience will need to come off and cleaned out.How you accomplise this is up to you!!. If you have some one who is very handy at this sort of thing then grt.otherwise leave it to a proffesional. Obviosly compressed air gun is the way to do it.
Posted on Oct 15, 2013
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
Your dryer needs a new motor. It should cost about $200-250 including labor. Call a local repairman - not a national company. Give him the model number and ask him to bring the motor with him.
Posted on Mar 31, 2008
you have to check your dyer vent hose and vent pipe to outside for any restrictions. #1 problem for extented drying time. it like having a backed up sink
Posted on Dec 16, 2008
What you have is a obstructed dryer vent. If you remove the vent hose from the unit you will see moisture inside it. This is why your unit isn't drying. If the heater has no air flow the overload is tripped. Check your vent for any blockage most of the problem is at the outside end of your vent. there's a flap or chicken wire you may find the obstruction there. Or you can use a leaf blower connect it to the inside vent, cover the outside vent with pantyhose. ( so you don't get lint allover your yard ) and you can clear your like that way. Good luck hope this helps
Posted on Jan 10, 2009
SOURCE: dryer belt broke on my dryer.
I use a putty knife to press against the spring clips to pop the top. Then I use a quarter inch nutdriver to remove the screws holding the front panel on. I remove the wires from the door switch and lift out the front panel. I remove the drum and put the dryer on a work bench or a tailgate. I inspect the blower wheel(most of the time they get loose). I get the ball of lint out of the front panel filter housing. I vacuum out the dryer with my shopvac. I oil the rollers and idler and inspect the drum slides for wear. I loop a new belt rib side down to the drum and set it back in the dryer. With my left hand I drop the belt under the motor pulley and raise up the idler looping the belt on it and let the tension hold the idler. I manually slowly turn the drum to make sure the belt is secure and not twisted. I place the front back on. Snap the top down and give her a try. Piece of cake.
Posted on Jan 11, 2009
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