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Maytag dryer mde308dayw, grinding noise, the rollers at the back of the dryer still have an inch of rubber on them, the sound appears to be coming from the bottom of the dryer, near the pulley, your thoughts?

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A few things to check. Have you pulled drum, something could be caught between drum and body of dryer in the felt seal area. Or bearings in rollers could be worn. Also check belt tensioner way be worn. Thats all there is to a dryer has to be one of these.

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Hi


Thanks for using FixYa. This may happen due to a worn out belt or a broken gear in the transmission. And can also be due to idler pulley issue. Please disassemble it by following this procedure--

Drum Removal / Roller / Glide Access

  • Disconnect power supply to unit.
  • Remove Top Cover and Front Panel,

Top Cover / Door Switch / Front Panel /Gasket Removal—

1. Disconnect power supply to unit.
2. Use a plastic putty knife to depress the locking clip
between the Top Cover and Front Panel.
3. Disconnect wiring from the Door Switch.
4. 4. Depress the locking tabs on switch side and remove
through the front.
5. Remove two screws, 1 each side, from the back flange
of the Front Panel.
6. Tip Front Panel back and remove. Rotate Front Panel
to the back side and remove gasket.


  • Remove wires from light, see “Light Removal”
  • Remove four screws on Front Bulkhead.
  • Remove belt from Idler Pulley.
  • Grasp the Drum with one hand and the belt with the other. Lift the Drum and slide out the front. Carefully spread the cabinet as needed to gain additional clearance.
  • Rear Rollers and Glides can be serviced as needed.

Please do accept the solution if the issue is resolved or else revert for further assistance.


Thanks

Rylee

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