Question about Maytag MDE2600 Electric Dryer
I have a relatively new (~1 yr old) Maytag electric clothes dryer. Recently it has started making a very high-pitched noise which lasts for 3-4 seconds, and then goes away for several minutes, only to come back again. It doesn't sound like a belt squeal -- it's more like the noise an old camera flash used to make while charging. Very high pitched. The dryer otherwise seems to be working fine. Any ideas? the dryer makes an alarming sound before or when the cycle ends. Is this normal?
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
ALWAYS UNPLUG YOUR DRYER BEFORE STARTING ANY REPAIRS
Your problem sounds like drum rollers have flat spots on them or in need of lubrication, or maybe your drum belt has slipped off of the idler arm pulley.
If you have a front loading machine, Remove the electrical console that holds the timer switch, start switch, etc. from the top of the dryer. Be REAL CAREFUL not to knock any of the wires off of the timer switch. Then remove the top of the dryer. Remove the front of the dryer. This will expose the drum and belt. Remove the drum and belt and this will expose the drum rollers, idler arm pulley and motor. Now is a good time to check the belt to see if it has slipped off of the idler arm pulley and also to check the belt condition for wear. Be sure to note the route of the belt, this will come in handy when you go to reinstall the belt. Check your drum rollers for flat spots or wear, if they have flat spots or wear on them replace them. If the drum rollers don't have flat spots or wear on them then they probably only need lubrication. Lubricate the shaft of the rollers with a good grade of machine oil such as 3 in One oil. Reassemble the dryer, plug back in. This should solve your noise problem. I will include these two websites for parts and further help: http://www.partselect.com/ http://www.appliancepartspros.com/index.aspx Both also have chat assistance 24/7. I will also include this website...it has the breakdown of the drum and rollers plus parts and prices:http://www.partselect.com/ModelFrames.aspx?ModelID=123926&ModelNum=MDE6000AYW&mfgModelNum=&ManufactureID=1&Selected=51311&Position=6&mfg=Maytag&Type=&Mark=6
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Posted on Jan 05, 2010
Your dryers uses rollers or wheels to support the clothes drum. When these rollers are worn, they can be noisy. You should replace the whole set of rollers at the same time. Idler pulley your dryer has a tension or idler pulley that keeps tension on the main drive belt. When it's worn, it can be noisy. When that happens, don't lubricate it. Just replace it. Rear drum bearing. There are videos of the testing and replacing of these parts at www.appliancehelponline.com/servicemanual.html this will walk you thru the troubleshooting and replacement of these parts Blower wheel Your dryer's blower wheel pulls air over the heat source, through the clothes drum, and past the thermostats, then pushes it out the exhaust duct. This brings us to the last problem could be the blower wheel, which is usually plastic, may wear out over time.To check this grab the wheel and see if theres any play . But if it's noisy, it may simply be clogged with lint. Clean the blower and test to see if the dryer is still noisy. If it is, you need to replace it. If you need diagrams or illustrations of your specific model you can also enter your model # there.
Posted on Mar 31, 2010
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Maybe your problem is coming from the bushing shaft part. Mine was so used that it made a terrible and high pitched sound.
Try to look behind your machine, remove the part hidding the bushing shaft and check if everything is ok.
My bushing shaft was make of metal, and I replaced it with a teflon one. Everything is working fine right now.
Have a good day.
Posted on Sep 13, 2010
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