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Maytag Neptune Dryer MDE3000AYW. Replaced pulley and arm (pulley was seized to it), rear drum wheels, front drum glides, belt. Cleaned throughly inside. Worked like a charm for about 6 loads. Went to hit the start button, made a noise but drum wasn't spinning. Sounded like it wanted to go but wouldn't. Hit the start button again and smelled like burning electrical/rubber. Thought maybe it's the belt but it was brand new. Took it apart again and inspected everything I replaced. Belt is tight pulley looks good. Blower turns when I rotate drum. Don't see any problems. So now I think the motor crapped the bed. Put everything back together, plugged the dryer back in and hit start just to see. Works fine, no smells. My question is, could the motor still be an issue and its on its last leg? How can the dryer just start back up again with no issues? Could it be the start button going? I'm at a loss and although it's working now I'm worried I'll have a wet load of clothes that I can't dry! Any answers would be appreciated. Thanks, Carol.

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I'm guessing that your belt my have been misaligned, which means, no problem!

But, I recently had a machine that had a motor that would not turn, only hummed. I vacuumed the lint, then blew the lint out of the motor with a compressor, and vacuumed again. It still needed a push start to get the motor turning, but it starts on its own, now. So, if you have a lot of lint buildup, it can eventually stop the motor

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SOURCE: maytag neptune dryer model mde3000ayw

you want to start at high limit thermostat or thermal fuse
its white and has two small wires
it sits on the heat tube
it could be black too
it is shaped like a warped ball
and is rather flat

sears has them in stock
ive included the part number to help
307473

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When i put clothers in my dryer it does not move and it make a sound when i push the start buttom

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Neptune dryer makes noise


Check the blower to make sure it is properly secured on the motor shaft. Also check all of the bearings: motor, tensioner pulley and drum support rollers or drum bearings. You may have to disengage the belt to check the motor and tensioner.

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HI,

If your dryer is noisy, check these:

Rollers
Idler pulley
Glides
Rear drum bearing
Blower wheel
Rollers Many dryers use 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 Dryers have 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.

Glides Many dryers use nylon or plastic glides at the front of the clothes drum for support. When these are worn, they can be noisy. When that happens, replace them.

Rear drum bearing Some dryers support the clothes drum in the rear with a center spindle instead of rollers. The spindle may be a ball-and-socket type support or a shaft through a sleeve. When the components are worn, they may squeak, squeal, or rub. You can't repair them. Just replace them when they're worn.

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. The blower wheel, which is usually plastic, may wear out over time. 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 probably need to replace it.

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Hello Jodi Roberts. I want to help you with your problem but I will need a little more information please.

Can you describe the noise? Is it a vibrating type noise or Is it a squealing sound, as though the belt is slipping? Can you smell something from the dryer similar to the smell of burning rubber?

Dependent upon what you describe can tell me if it is the rollers or glides in the front of the drum support; OR rollers or bearings in the rear of the drum.

Or as I said before, a slipping belt from either a seized bearing on the drive pulley, or the idler tension pulley, or simply a worn & frayed belt that just needs to be replaced due normal wear & tear.

Thank-you.

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Whirlpool Duet Dryer Idler Pulley


see this causes and fix it. God bless you
Not all will apply to every dryer. Check our video page for more style dryers.

Rollers

Many dryers use 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. You will need to disassemble the dryer to check these. Some dryers use rollers in both the front and rear. Check our videos for other style dryers.

Belt

The Belt should be replaced if you hear any noise coming from it or if there is any cracking, glazing, or grooves worn out. Replace the Belt along with the idler pulley.

Idler pulley

Dryers have 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.

Glides

Many dryers use nylon or plastic glides at the front of the clothes drum for support. When these are worn, they can be noisy. When that happens, replace the glides and bearing housing if necessary. Put hand inside drum near front and push up there should be no play.

Rear drum bearing

Some dryers support the clothes drum in the rear with a center spindle instead of rollers. The spindle may be a ball-and-socket type support or a shaft through a sleeve. When the components are worn, they may squeak, squeal, or rub. You can't repair them. Just replace the rear bearing when they're worn. Put hand inside drum near rear and push up there should be no play. This video walks thru another type.

Blower wheel

Your dryer's blower wheel pulls air over the heat source, through the clothes drum, and past the thermosta ts, then pushes it out the exhaust duct. The blower wheel, which is usually plastic, may wear out over time. 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 probably need to replace the blower wheel. Many times the blower wheel is making the noise and it is commonly mistaken for the motor.

Motor

The motor may be making noise. The easy way to check is to remove the belt and turn the dryer on if it is noisy replace the motor.

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Extreme rumbling,vibration have it apart whats the best way to tell if the drum is out of round or the rollers are shot have cleaned vent and motor. motor runs smoothly on its own


You rotate the drum rollers looking for an eliptical outer surface rubber of the rollers. Also make sure the rollers do not teeter fore and aft on the roller shaft.
Next grab the idler pulley for the belt and see if there is any play in the ldler.
Worn drum felts / gaskets or a front bearing glide can also contribute to the problem

See this link for parts:
http://www.appliancepartspros.com/partsearch/model.aspx?model_id=47834&diagram_id=28471897#d28471897

Item numbers you need to check are
6, (unusual wear)
14, drum gaskets {2 ea front and rear} (torn, worn or folded)
18. Just replace the belt if your into it this deep..... especially if the dryer is +5 years old
23, (roller Shaft for wear)
24, roller for wear center and outside surfaces
30. Drum glides (Kit)

A rumble is usually associated with a bad fan blade...as in the center of the fan blade hub is cracked or broken. Check the fan for play.. also hold the motor drive pulley and see if the fan rotates on the motor shaft. It should NOT rotate without turning the drive pulley
A squeal is associated with the belt or idler pulley
A thump is a drum/felt/roller/glide problem.

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Hello there:
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I have a maytag performa dryer model #pdet920ayw and when i turn it on it squeels.


Below are some links, courtesy of www.repairclinic.com, that will assist you in diagnosing/repair of your dryer. You may have to enter your model number in the search box to access some of the information.

Below is a parts breakdown/disassembly procedure for your dryer.
http://www.repairclinic.com/Dryer-Electric-Maytag-Style-Appliance-Diagram


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If your dryer is noisy, check these:

Rollers
Idler pulley
Glides
Rear drum bearing
Blower wheel
Rollers Many dryers use 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 Dryers have 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.

Glides Many dryers use nylon or plastic glides at the front of the clothes drum for support. When these are worn, they can be noisy. When that happens, replace them.

Rear drum bearing Some dryers support the clothes drum in the rear with a center spindle instead of rollers. The spindle may be a ball-and-socket type support or a shaft through a sleeve. When the components are worn, they may squeak, squeal, or rub. You can't repair them. Just replace them when they're worn.

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. The blower wheel, which is usually plastic, may wear out over time. 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 probably need to replace it.


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This link is provided by www.repairclinic.com and shows parts breakdown/disassembly procedures, etc.
A faulty blower could also cause a noise during operation and as the motor slow rpms on stopping.

http://www.repairclinic.com/Dryer-Electric-Maytag-Style-Appliance-Diagram

If your dryer is noisy, check these:

Rollers
Idler pulley
Glides
Rear drum bearing
Blower wheel
Rollers Many dryers use 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 Dryers have 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.

Glides Many dryers use nylon or plastic glides at the front of the clothes drum for support. When these are worn, they can be noisy. When that happens, replace them.

Rear drum bearing Some dryers support the clothes drum in the rear with a center spindle instead of rollers. The spindle may be a ball-and-socket type support or a shaft through a sleeve. When the components are worn, they may squeak, squeal, or rub. You can't repair them. Just replace them when they're worn.

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. The blower wheel, which is usually plastic, may wear out over time. 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 probably need to replace it.

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Your belt may be stretched and is slipping on the motor pulley.Belt tension pulley may be sticking. May be a bad lint buildup on the blower wheel.
And yes, finally, maybe a bad motor.

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