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Maytag dryer make very loud 'tumbling', thumping noise but the drum isn't turning. We just replaced the belt and all the wheels and pully's 'appear' to be in good shape. Help.

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If you just replaced all that then maybe you dont have the drum put back in there correctly. alternately sometimes the fins on the inside of the drum are not tight and shift and make noise as the drum turns. You tighten those on the outside of the drum. Make sure you put the belt on right.The blower wheel may have worked itself loose. Make sure the belt is on right and the drum was not put back in backwards. Check that, if the other doesnt work. Last but not least I have seen on some Maytag brands the seam on the drum was not welded right and it popped opened/no longer seamed togerther...check that as well.

Posted on May 12, 2009

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    Also sometimes coins work thier way into the tumbling fins...just like you can tighten them you can loosen them and get the coin or water might be in there out.

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Ck drum rollers first thing to go ,
plus that noise can be coming from motor blower maytag is good for this

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It is the large radial seal at drum and body that is bad , has to be replaced , It is cheaper to buy a used working one or a brand new one. Vitally

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