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SOUNDS LIKE DRUM ROLLERS ARE BROKEN

Posted on Sep 25, 2009

  • JAMES Sep 25, 2009

    SOUNDS LIKE DRUM ROLLERS ARE BROKEN

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No kidding. Really? I think the title is "best solution" and no "most obvious answer". Anyone have any direction or referral to a site that shows the Maytag service manual for this dryer?

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If this is the metal drum model of Maytag dryer, then the drum is likely out of round and will be evidenced by a broken spot weld on the seam where the drum is welded. I have had to replace mine for that very issue. Not cheap! Hope that is not the case for yours, but just rotate the drum by hand and you will see a high and low spot during the rotation. If the high and low spots are consistent, you know your drum is out of round and likely has busted spot welds. You can run it like that for a while if you can stand the thumping. If no out of round condition, then check the roller alignment and see if the bracket got tweaked not allowing it to rest on the drum. Again...if it touche s the drum and then leaves the drum as the drum is rotate by hand, the drum is out of round. Hope this helps

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Hi dave hemming.
I do not believe it is a bearing that is causing your thumping noise
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No...you do not need a new drum...all you need is new drum rollers
You probably have a flat spot on one of the rollers, it will make the thumping sound when the drum rotates.
Go to the following webpage and get your drum rollers and install them and that should take care of the noise you are hearing
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http://www.appliancepartspros.com/index.aspx

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Hello,

What the most probable things thats causing that noise is the rear drum support rollers.
This youtube video will show ya how to take apart the dryer and replace those rollers
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wBf_vwvlFGM

The part number for the rollers is 349241T that part number is a kit for both of the rollers in one kit plus the plastic triangle clips that hold them to the shaft they fit on.
That part can be purchased at your local appliance parts store or also online at;
searspartsdirect.com
apdepot.com
partselect.com
apwagner.com
repairclinic.com


GENE

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the roller is out of round instead for the internal bearing has dried up and locked tight making the belt to burn the nylon roller flat in the spot the belt rides on. It will be neccessary to replace the belt and the roller as well

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Yes that is what most likely is the problem to begin with. The drum usually never goes out of round . Replace bearing best choice

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