Question about Maytag Neptune MDE5500AY Electric Dryer
I have the MCE8000AYW drying center. The one with the drying cabinet on top. My dryer is only 2 years old. I am sure it is the roller. It starts sqeeking after the dryer has been on for a few minutes. So how do I access the roller to see what the problem is ?
It's probably the idler on the belt that is squeeking not the rollers. If it is the roller the squeek will change with load, the idler generaly is time.
Posted on Dec 27, 2007
Remove the rear panel. unplug dryer before doing anything
Posted on Nov 09, 2007
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
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Jan 30, 2013 | Dryers
Unplug the electrical cord before replacing the dryer belt.
Pull open the dryer door and locate the screws underneath the top lip that secure the top of the dryer.
Unfasten the screws holding the top on with a screwdriver and lift the top, flipping it back and resting it on the hinges.
Unfasten the holding the front panel on the cabinet, using a screwdriver. These screws are at the top on the inside of the panel.
Disconnect the door switch wires on the back of the front panel by hand, pulling the connector straight out off the electrical prongs and setting the front panel aside.
Locate the idler arm pulley next to the motor on the bottom of the cabinet near the back and push the idler arm forward to relieve the tension on the old belt.
Remove the old belt from around the idler and motor pulleys as well as from around the dryer drum and take the belt out of the dryer cabinet.
Place the new dryer belt around the drum in the center of the cabinet, fitting the belt inside the V-groove in the center of the drum, and lay the rest of the belt on the bottom of the cabinet near the idler pulley so you can access it easily.
Move the idler arm forward to allow room for the belt and thread the end of the new belt around the idler arm pulley and over the motor pulley, letting the idler arm move back to apply tension to the new belt. Check the new belt over to verify that it is lined up correctly in the V-groove on the drum and around the pulleys and that there are no twists in the belt.
Place the front panel back on the dryer cabinet, securing it with the screws on the top of the panel with a screwdriver, and plug the door switch wires back into the electrical prongs, pressing the switch wires on by hand on the back of the front panel.
Lower the top of the dryer back down onto the cabinet and secure it with the screws underneath the lip of the front panel.
Plug the electrical cord of the Hotpoint dryer into the electrical outlet.
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