My dryer is only 2 years old and after using it for about 15-20 minutes, it starts making a high pitch squeek. I have looked inside and everything is very clean and belt looked in good shape but I noticed the square plastic part which I believe to be the drum roller support has been worn down due to rubbing with the metal part coming out of the drum. I believe I can fix this by replacing this part and by adding a bit of oil to the metal part coming in contact with the support. Does this make sense? Are there Maytag part stores in Ontario Canada or do other stores carry this part?
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Re: Drum roller support
You can try some very light oil on it to see if it helps. Also check the heating element housing and mounts. Sometimes you will get some sheetmetal squeeks as things heat up and cool down causing the sheetmetal to loosen and rub against each other.
I am sure you can get the parts locally, if not you can order them off the net or from Sears.
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This probally the idler pulley, drum rollers, or a bearing hard to say until you take it apart and take a look. There is a good video on checking and replacing these parts at www.appliancehelponline.com/servicemanual.html
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I normally don't work on gas dryers but it sounds like the drum rollers are in need of lubrication.
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.
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There are four small plastic guide wheels that surround the drum in order to keep it aligned. These will wear after a period of time. The wheels have no bearings, they just ride on a metal shaft. You may either try lubricating the rollers or replacing them. Thank you, Dana
there are two possibilities for this question. 1) there is an idler roller that give the belt the correct tension . unplug dryer and remove idler roller see if it spins freely if not replace it @0 there are two drum rollers in back of machine thatdrum rides on remove drum it's self explanitory how to remove drum and very easy also. you can roll these wheels and check for free movement visually check them ,one or both should be worn out or the bearing in the wheel has failed before putting old or new wheels back sand the wheel shafts to get any gunk off them and that's about the only thing that can make a dryer squeek
Raise top by prying lose clips on front, remove 2 screws holding front in place (inside cabinet) and disconnect wirings, removed front (panel with door) panel, removed 4 screws holding inside front panel in and lifted it out, released tensioner from belt, lifted out drum out of unit, vacuumed accumulated lint from machine, motor, wiring, checked and greased drum rollers and tension pulley, cleaned drum edge from accumulated roller debris using automotive brake rotor cleaner, reintsalled drum, applied automotive belt dressing to belt and reassembled. Working for now. If reoccurs I will replace drum rollers and tension pulley.