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My Maytag LDE8600ADM Electric Dryer is making a loud knocking sound when it startes up and continues slightly quieter, but none the less knocking, while running and then the same loud knocking as at the start, when it stops. I opened up the back and the belt goes around the motor shaft, the drum and a white plastic wheel that is about 4 inches across. this white wheel has a spring holding it to the frame (the wheel is right below the motor shaft). It apears that this wheel is making the noise. Im not sure what to do? Can someone help...

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Hi, Start the dryer and listen down in the lower front corner for the noise. This sounds to me like it could be the blower wheel loose on the front motor shaft.
Remove the 2 screws in the front panel and then remove the 4 screws holding the front bulkhead to the cabinet. You will be able to see the blower wheel and try to spin it by hand. If the blower spins free on the shaft, it will need replaced.
I hope this is helpfull to you. Please let me know if I can assist you further.

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Posted on Jul 26, 2009

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