Question about Maytag Dryers

1 Answer

Need to open up dryer

Last night my dryer was running, and all the sudden it made this big ker-whunk-clang kinda sound... Now it won't turn on. It will buzz like it is trying to, but the drum won't turn. I'm thinking it is just a belt popped off, so my husband was going to open it up and check, and we can't even figure out how to get it open. Our old dryer was easy, open the door and there were a couple of screws to remove and then the top wpuld hinge open. This one, we can't find any screws that seem to be related to opening the top up, and we REALLY can't afford to have a repairman look at it or get another one because my husband just got laid off and we are scraping by on unemployment.

Posted by on

  • JJGammon May 15, 2009

    Argh. It deleted the model number I put in... it is a Maytag DE106 electric dryer.

  • JJGammon May 15, 2009

    We managed to get the top console off, but the top panel still won't come off and we can't find any screws that seem to be holing it on, and it won't slide forward like in the video...



×

Ad

1 Answer

  • Level 3:

    An expert who has achieved level 3 by getting 1000 points

    All-Star:

    An expert that got 10 achievements.

    MVP:

    An expert that got 5 achievements.

    Vice President:

    An expert whose answer got voted for 100 times.

  • Master
  • 460 Answers

×

Ad

1 Suggested Answer

6ya6ya
  • 2 Answers

SOURCE: I have freestanding Series 8 dishwasher. Lately during the filling cycle water hammer is occurring. How can this be resolved

Hi,
a 6ya expert can help you resolve that issue over the phone in a minute or two.
Best thing about this new service is that you are never placed on hold and get to talk to real repairmen in the US.
New users get 2 Free calls (no credit card required) and instant help on almost anything you can think of (from cars to computers, appliances, handyman, and even pets).
click here to download the app (for users in the US for now) and get all the help you need.
Goodluck!

Posted on Jan 02, 2017

Ad

Add Your Answer

Uploading: 0%

my-video-file.mp4

Complete. Click "Add" to insert your video. Add

×

Loading...
Loading...

Related Questions:

1 Answer

Logik tumble dryer gdz 60-10sw heard clanging noise now dryer still goes on but drum doesn,t turn.


Sounds like the drum has fallen off of the support rollers. Will need to open up cabinet to verify

Jul 04, 2016 | Dryers

1 Answer

Makes a terrible clanking when I turn it on.


Deb, unplug the saw and open the covers that allow full access to the top and bottom big wheels. Slowly turn the bottom big wheel by hand to see if you can determine what it banging. Perhaps the blade is very loose. This is tightened by turning a handwheel probably located on the very top of the saw. Knowing how tight to make this is pretty much by trial and error, but if you can easily deflect the blade (half-way between the wheels) by 1/4 inch, then it's too loose. If a loose blade is not the problem, remove the blade (wear gloves) and see if both the upper and lower wheels move OK without banging. From there, it depends on what you find!
Good luck,

Sep 15, 2012 | Ryobi Saws

1 Answer

My frigidaire gallery electric dryer won't turn on. In the past it has been a bit on the noisy sound with a squeaky sound coming from the back. The last time I went to put a load in the dryer the...


Hi,

There can be many reasons why your dryer will not start or turn...

The most common causes are the belt breaking or jumping off, or the motor goingbad...

Here are a couple of tips that I wrote will help you to figure out why yourdryer will not run...

Dryer Repair - The Dryer is not Turning

Dryer Repair - The dryer will not start


heatman101

Aug 27, 2011 | Frigidaire Dryers

1 Answer

Clanging banging" hot water last


System is down. Also the noise means it is "Air-bound"

Mar 06, 2011 | Heating & Cooling

1 Answer

Dryer making a grinding noise when turned on. How do you get the top off to check the barrel motor?


Clanging Sound
1. If the noise coming from your dryer can be described as a clanging sound, the solution is probably well within your grasp. This common sound is typically the result of loose debris accidentally put in with the load of laundry. Change may be left in pockets of pants or other objects may be dropped in the laundry basket by children --- perhaps a toy car. The objects may not be noticed when put into the wash, and the water in the washer may have dampened the sound. Simply remove these items, and restart the dryer to resolve the issue.
Sometimes the clanging is from snaps or buttons that are actually part of the clothing. If you are drying a jacket with metal snaps or another garment with metal attached, you should expect this clanging sound as they tumble and strike the inside of the dryer tub.
Humming or Whistling
2. Many Roper dryer models are equipped with a safety feature known as a lint signal, which is usually a light that often accompanies a warning signal, telling the machine owner that the lint trap has become clogged. When the dryer cannot pull adequate air through the lint filter, it can overheat and become a fire hazard. The warning alarm may sound like a hum or whistle to get your attention. Look at the lint signal light, clean out the trap and the noise should stop.
Thumping or Grinding
3. If the noise you are hearing can be described as a thumping sound or a metal grinding sound, the device that turns the dryer drum, known as the drum rollers or glides, can be worn out. As the drum turns, there may be a constant and rhythmic thump each time the drum rotates. A severely worn or broken roller could cause the metal of the drum to rub against the metal housing of the machine, causing a louder grinding noise. The rollers will need to be replaced to remedy the problem.
Squeaking or Squealing
4. Most dryers work by using belts to turn the rollers, which in turn make the drum rotate and tumble the clothes dry. When these belts get loose, a worn belt or a malfunctioning tensioner spring may keep the belt tight. In either case, belt slippage may occur and will produce a squeaking or squealing sound that is easily recognized. The problem is likely to be the tension on the belt since most belts will break before wearing out to this degree.

Feb 24, 2011 | Whirlpool Dryers

1 Answer

Lg dlg 7188rm gas dryer will not heat


Check to make sure that the thermal fuse is not blown. Small plastic piece with 2 wires coming off of it. Typically this is problem.

Feb 01, 2010 | LG DLG7188 Gas Dryer

1 Answer

My lg dlg7188rm gas dryer will not heat. the gas


Sounds like you need an ignitor part number 5318EL3001A but you will need a gas technician to work on this legally. Best off to call a reliable service company such as Sears.

Feb 01, 2010 | LG DLG7188 Gas Dryer

1 Answer

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.


Oct 21, 2009 | Maytag Neptune MDG5500AW Gas Dryer

Not finding what you are looking for?
Dryers Logo

Related Topics:

136 people viewed this question

Ask a Question

Usually answered in minutes!

Top Maytag Dryers Experts

Dan Webster
Dan Webster

Level 3 Expert

8220 Answers

Tim Whalen

Level 3 Expert

3074 Answers

yadayada
yadayada

Level 3 Expert

76649 Answers

Are you a Maytag Dryer Expert? Answer questions, earn points and help others

Answer questions

Manuals & User Guides

Loading...