Question about Maytag Neptune MDG5500AW Gas Dryer

1 Answer

Loud rumble sound, Vent hose vibration

Loud rumble sound much more than normal. Vent hose is vibrating where it did not before. Dryer about 5 years old

Posted by on

1 Answer

  • Level 2:

    An expert who has achieved level 2 by getting 100 points

    MVP:

    An expert that gotĀ 5 achievements.

    Sniper:

    An expert who has posted more than 50 answers, of which 90% or more were rated as helpful.

    Governor:

    An expert whose answer gotĀ voted for 20 times.

  • Expert
  • 68 Answers

That model of neptune dryer had a problem with the blower housings cracking. When the housing cracks, it binds forward into the blower wheel making a loud "rumble" noise and vibration. If you open the door and manually turn the drum and you hear a rubbing noise and feel alot of resistance, then you have a cracked blower housing and need to replace it. It is not an easy job to replace, so if your not familiar with dryers, you should have a technician replace it. Let me know if you have any further questions. shane

Posted on Oct 01, 2009

1 Suggested Answer

6ya6ya
  • 2 Answers

SOURCE: I have freestanding Series 8 dishwasher. Lately during the filling cycle water hammer is occurring. How can this be resolved

Hi,
a 6ya expert can help you resolve that issue over the phone in a minute or two.
best thing about this new service is that you are never placed on hold and get to talk to real repairmen in the US.
the service is completely free and covers almost anything you can think of (from cars to computers, handyman, and even drones).
click here to download the app (for users in the US for now) and get all the help you need.
goodluck!

Posted on Jan 02, 2017

Add Your Answer

Uploading: 0%

my-video-file.mp4

Complete. Click "Add" to insert your video. Add

×

Loading...
Loading...

Related Questions:

1 Answer

Fisher & Paykel smartload dryer LOUD rumbling sound


post a vid on youtube and ask the question again with a link
to the vid

cheers

Oct 30, 2016 | Fisher Dryers

1 Answer

LG DLE3733 loud vibration from bottom


If that vibration is while running it may be from an imbalance of the clothes in the drum. Open the door, when the drum stops reorder the clothes around the drum and see if the rumbling stops.

Jan 22, 2013 | LG DLE3733 Electric Dryer

1 Answer

My dryer is making a very loud rumbling sound now when I turn it on. It's still working, but obviously needs some repair. I'd really appreciate your help! Thanks, Bridget


The drum on some dryers are driven by a rubber covered wheel beneath the rear of the drum. When the dryer is at rest, the drum sits still on that wheel. The longer the dryer sits still, the more the drum pushes down on that wheel and eventually causes a slight indentation in that wheel. When the dryer runs and then stops it sits at a different spot on the wheel. After a number of years of use, this wheel gets a number of these indentations and as the wheel ages the rubber loses its ability to return to its' original shape and causes a "bump" as the drum contacts these indentations. Enough of these "bumps" in a row sets up a vibration causing a rumbling sound that gets worse and worse. The vibration in my Whirlpool got bad enough to move the dryer around the floor.

There is a kit available to repair this problem for around $35 that consists mainly of a new wheel and belt and it is fairly simple to do.

Jul 03, 2011 | Dryers

1 Answer

MY DRYER HAS A VERY LOUD RUMBLING SOUND AND SIGNIFICANT VIBRATION, CONTINUOUS, WHEN ON.


Hi,
Here is a tip that I wrote about dryers and noises...

It will help you determine what is happening there...

Dryer Repair Squeaks, Grinding, Clicking and Knocking Noise


heatman101

Asker's Testimonial "That answer was very informative - thank you fortaking the time to educate me. " - teresa241964

Oct 21, 2010 | LG DLE0442 Electric Dryer

1 Answer

GE Harmony Dryer makes Loud Vibrating noise


If you can open the walls of the dryer up check all screws and bolts that hold things together. Some times they will vibrate loose causing parts to make a vibrating sound against the frame itself.. Eventually the loose screws will just keep getting looser. Even the screws on the walls of the unit should be tightened That could cause a lot of noise.

Apr 10, 2017 | GE Profile Harmony DPGT750EC Electric...

1 Answer

Loud rumbling noise with slight vibration


Normally the noise you hear is caused by the drum rollers having flat spots on them or needing lubricant.
If this is what is wrong It will make a kind of thumping noise.
When they need lubricant they will normally make a squealing noise also. You would lube the shaft and bearing area of the roller, using a good machine oil...something like "3 in One" oil.

Sep 26, 2009 | GE DBXR463ED Electric Dryer

2 Answers

Dryer vibrates with exhaust hose attached


Doubt this has anything to do with the drum replacement. Your model has an independent variable speed blower motor (not linked to the motor which turns the drum) and speeds up when it senses a vent restriction. You may have a problem with the vent motor or blower wheel, or just a vent restriction issue.

May 21, 2009 | GE Profile Harmony DPGT750EC Electric...

2 Answers

LG DLE7177WM began making loud RuMbLiNg sound.


I have the same problem; pulled it apart and discovered the drum was cracked at the seam where it was welded. the noise occurs as it passes over the wheels the drum rests on. called LG's Cusomer Diservice and nobody was interested. found the same problems by others while searching myself so its clearly a manufacturing problem.

Jan 24, 2009 | LG DLE7177 Dryer

1 Answer

Loud humming


vibration,,there a screw missing some where

Aug 28, 2008 | Estate TGDS840JQ Gas Dryer

Not finding what you are looking for?
Maytag Neptune MDG5500AW Gas Dryer Logo

544 people viewed this question

Ask a Question

Usually answered in minutes!

Top Maytag Dryers Experts

Dan Webster
Dan Webster

Level 3 Expert

8220 Answers

Tim Whalen

Level 3 Expert

3072 Answers

yadayada
yadayada

Level 3 Expert

74896 Answers

Are you a Maytag Dryer Expert? Answer questions, earn points and help others

Answer questions

Manuals & User Guides

Loading...