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I have a maytag Atlantis dryer. It makes an awful screeching noise when I first turn it on. It sounds like metal rubbing on metal.

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Sounds like the motor may be going bad.
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My maytag neptune dryer mdg5500aww is making a screeching sound. It is drying the clothes but it is getting louder by the day. What part needs to be replaced?


There are 2 wheels in the rear that the drum rotates on - one could be binding. The tensioner has a wheel, check it for rotation. Belt slipping? Check motor for operation - check that plastic blower isn't rubbing in its box. Dryers are easy to disassemble - check YouTube for procedure.

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Loud noise when the dryer turns on


Well, sir, it is metal on metal, and you did well to stop it. Someone will be needing to take the whole thing apart and find the problem. It may be easy because the metal should show where it was rubbing because it will be shiny bright.
Be blessed.

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Extremely screeching noise when running?


Screeching is the metal-on-metal contact of the drum touching the rear of the unit while
turning - there's a (usually) felt cover gasket over the circular depression at the back of the dryer.
When this wears through (after a number of years/loads), you get the screeching of
metal-to-metal contact.
Problem: friction can heat up the metal so much that the remaining felt gasket material (and/or
accumulated lint or clothing) catches fire.
Fix: replace felt drum gasket.
The Maytag Atlantis MDE6400AY electric dryer has a DuraCushion(tm) dryer drum, so I'm
suspecting the "DuraCushion" has worn out at least at one point in its 360-degree arc.

Jul 07, 2011 | Maytag Atlantis MDE6400AY Electric Dryer

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Hi, My Maytag Atlantis MDE7400AYW is making a noise. It is the front of the drum ribbing on the front of the laundry opening. I pull back on it a bit and the rubbing noise stops. I ran it with the...


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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


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Mar 19, 2011 | Maytag Atlantis MDE7400AY Electric Dryer

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I Have a MDET336AYW Maytag electric dryer. It tumbles and gets hot but makes an awful screech like a bearing or something it going out of it. Can you help me get it a part and find the problem?


Part 2 and 3 on this diagram are the glides and felt pad which are used to support the front of the drum and when worn out you will have metal to metal rubbing.

Part 17 is the drum support roller for the rear of the drum. You have two of them.

You'll have to determine where the noise is coming from to know which is the problem. Using the diagram for the cabinet you can remove the front to access other parts. http://www.appliancepartspros.com/partsearch/model.aspx?model_id=5174209&diagram_id=1362912#d1362912

Jul 28, 2010 | Maytag Dryers

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The dryer is making a metal on metal noise intermentaly.


dryer making loud noise when i turn it on what can it be,

Jan 26, 2010 | Maytag Atlantis MDE7400AY Electric Dryer

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- very loud squeaking sound


Hello JewettKann,

Typically, on the Maytag Neptune dryers, it is the felt gasket that is the cause and source of the noise you're hearing.

There is a felt gasket that runs all around the front and rear of the dryer drum and cabinet door edge (on the backside lip). As the dryer ages, this felt wears out and needs to be replaced to prevent the awful screeching sounds you'll experience, once the metal to metal contact becomes constant.

You can view the parts that need replacing at the following link (Item #17B on the drawing) Called a sound damper pad on some models.

http://www.searspartsdirect.com/partsdirect/getSubComp.pd?modelNumber=MDE4000AZW&productCategoryId=0151200&brandId=3048&brandDescription=MAYTAG&modelName=MAYTAG-LAUNDRY&diagramPageId=00004&componentDescription=DOOR&documentId=M0402169&blt=06


This was a fairly common problem with the Neptune line. You can see for yourself by simply turning the drum with your hand and feeling and listening for the rubbing/grinding noise, along the top of the door opening.
If you can get the complete model number off your dryer, you can select the exact line drawing and parts list at the link below to make sure you're looking at your exact model.

http://www.searspartsdirect.com/partsdirect/getModel!retrieve.pd?modelNumber=mde4000&=part+number

I hope you find this Very Helpful and best regards!

Dec 25, 2009 | Maytag Neptune MDE4000 Electric Dryer

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Grinding noise.


Typically, on the Maytag Neptune dryers, it is the felt gasket that is the cause and source of the noise you're hearing.

There is a felt gasket that runs all around the front and rear of the dryer drum and cabinet door edge (on the backside lip). As the dryer ages, this felt wears out and needs to be replaced to prevent the awful screeching sounds you'll experience, once the metal to metal contact becomes constant.

You can view the parts that need replacing at the following link (Item #14 on the drawing)

http://www.searspartsdirect.com/partsdirect/getSubComp.pd?modelNumber=MDG5500AWW&productCategoryId=0151200&brandId=3048&brandDescription=MAYTAG&modelName=RESIDENTIAL-DRYER&diagramPageId=00006&componentDescription=TUMBLER&documentId=M0608072&blt=06

This was a fairly common problem with the Neptune line. You can see for yourself by simply turning the drum with your hand and feeling and listening for the rubbing/grinding noise, along the top of the door opening.

I hope you find this Very Helpful and best regards!

Dec 24, 2009 | Maytag Neptune MDG5500AW Gas Dryer

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I have a Maytag Atlantis gas dryer. It makes a squealing sound when it's on. The longer the dryer is on, the more intermittent the sound is. What could the problem be, belt or bearings?


All dryers have to have a way of allowing the tumbler (that's the thing you put the clothes in) to turn freely, not all of them are the same tho,some use bearings, some use slides,others use rollers. Over time these rollers will need to be oiled,the slides will get thin and start metal to metal contact causing a noise, The rear bearings will then start to make their way to china and cause the tumbler to rub into the heating element and OUCH! These things will cause the motor to prematurely DIE! Its best to examine the dryers, rollers, and slides when you first hear the noise, but who does?

Sep 13, 2009 | Maytag Atlantis MDG7400AW Gas Dryer

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Dryer noise


A drum support wheel bearing could need lubrication or be replaced.  Also some drum support wheels have a rubber coating that wears off causing misalignment and noise.  Possibly drum gasket (sometimes felt material) where drum meets rear panel is worn allowing metal-to-metal contact--should be replaced.

Jun 02, 2009 | Maytag Atlantis MDG7400AW Gas Dryer

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