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Hi. I have a maytag performa series electric dryer. The drum wasnt tumbling. We thought it was a broken belt but the idler pulley came off and I dont know where to put it back on. It was just loose in the bottom of the back of the dryer. I cant find a good diagram to show me how to put it back on. Please help!

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Have a Maytag Performa Oversize Electric Dryer. Think we need to replace the belt. How do you get access to the drum? Seems the sides and back are a fused piece of metal, the top and front are separate. ...


Hi bmwbergs...

ALWAYS UNPLUG YOUR DRYER BEFORE ATTEMPTING TO DO ANY WORK ON IT.
Note: This method works for most front loading machines.
If you have to check/replace/repair your drum motor,drum seals,belt,rollers, etc.
If replacing drum seals be sure to use a good grade of weather proof cement to hold the seal/s in place, some seals are furnished with the cement to glue it in place.
Remove the electrical console that holds the timer switch,start switch, etc. from the top of the dryer if necessary. Be real careful not to knock any of the wires off of the timer switch or other electrical connections.
Remove the lint filter and the two screws that hold the filter housing to the top of the dryer lid.
Then remove the top of the dryer by inserting a screwdriver between the top and frame on each side of the dryer to pop the lid up from the retaining clips.
Note: Some of the tops tilt backwards on a type of hinge and do not have to be removed completly.
Remove the front of the machine by disconnecting the door switch and removing the two screws located on either side of the dryer frame.
Move the door and front of machine forward to remove.
This will expose the belt,idler bracket and drum, remove the drum and belt and this will expose the drum rollers, idler arm bracket with pulley, and motor with pulley. Pay attention to the route of the belt, this will come in handy when you go to reinstall the belt and drum.
Sometimes the belt will slip off of the idler arm or motor causing the drum not to turn.
Note:The way the belt goes back on is, as the belt comes off the drum has to be doubled (pushed together to form a loop) and goes under the idler pulley then to the motor pulley.
Here is a link to see a picture of your belt routing in case the belt is broken when you open your dryer:
http://www.expertappliance.com/dryerbeltconfiguration.html

While you have the drum out, I would recommend that you remove and lubricate the drum rollers.
And also clean the shafts of the rollers as they will collect hair,dust,etc and cause problems and then lubricate the shafts and rollers with a good grade of machine oil like 3 in One oil or a vasoline type of lubricant. This will save you a problem later with the rollers getting dry and making a squeeling noise, also check your drum rollers for flat spots, if they have flat spots on them this will cause a thumping type noise.
You will need to replace the drum rollers if they have flat spots on them.
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Sep 17, 2011 | Maytag PYE2300AY Electric Dryer

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We have a Maytag model DE882, we have been using this dryer for last 20 years but last week it stopped tumbling in the middle of the dryer cycle.


Hi there. There are a few things that could be wrong with it, but the most common problem is a broken drive belt. You can remove the front panel and look to see if the belt is still around the drum and the motor and idler pulleys. If it has broken or come off, you will need to remove the front drum gable and put a new belt on the drum. Pay particular attention to the way it is looped around the idle pulley.

Jul 01, 2011 | Maytag Dryers

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Electric Maytag Dryer Performa: Front loading dryer drum will not turn. Heating the drum works fine. What might be the problem with drum not turning?


ALWAYS UNPLUG YOUR DRYER BEFORE ATTEMPTING TO DO ANY WORK ON IT.
Sounds like your problem may be a broken belt, or the belt may have slipped off of the motor pulley, or idler arm pulley or a faulty motor.
If you have to check/replace/repair your drum motor,drum seals,belt,rollers, etc.
If replacing drum seals be sure to use a good grade of weather proof cement to hold the seal/s in place.
Note: This method works for most front loading machines.
Remove the electrical console that holds the timer switch, start switch, etc. from the top of the dryer. Be real careful not to knock any of the wires off of the timer switch or other electrical connections.
Remove the lint filter and the screws that hold the filter housing.
Then remove the top of the dryer.
Note: Some of the tops tilt backwards and do not have to be removed completly.
Remove the front of the machine, this will expose the belt and drum, remove the drum and belt and this will expose the drum rollers, idler arm bracket with pulley, and motor with pulley. Pay attention to the route of the belt, this will come in handy when you go to reinstall the belt and drum.
Sometimes the belt will slip off of the idler arm or motor causing the drum not to turn.
While you have the drum out, I would recommend that you lubricate the drum rollers at the shaft of the roller with a good grade of machine oil like 3 in One oil. This will save you a problem later with the rollers getting noisy, also check your drum rollers for flat spots, if they have flat spots on them this will cause a noise like a thumping type noise. You will need to replace the drum rollers if they have flat spots on them.
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Oct 05, 2010 | Maytag MDE16CS Electric Dryer

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When I push the start button, you can hear it try to start tumbling but it doesnt move. I have a maytag model # MDE9606AYW


ALWAYS UNPLUG YOUR DRYER BEFORE ATTEMPTING TO DO ANY WORK ON IT.
Sounds like your problem may be a broken belt, or the belt may have slipped off of the motor pulley, or idler arm pulley.
If you have to check/replace your drum belt and if you have a front loading machine.
Remove the electrical console that holds the timer switch, start switch, etc. from the top of the dryer. Be real careful not to knock any of the wires off of the timer switch or other connections.
Remove the lint filter screws and filter.
Then remove the top of the dryer.
Note: Some of the tops tilt backwards and do not have to be removed completly.
Remove the front of the machine, this will expose the belt and drum, remove the drum and belt and this will expose the drum rollers, idler arm bracket with pulley, and motor with pulley. Pay attention to the route of the belt, this will come in handy when you go to reinstall the belt and drum.
Sometimes the belt will slip off of the idler arm or motor causing the drum not to turn.
While you have the drum out, I would recommend that you lubricate the drum rollers at the shaft of the roller with a good grade of machine oil like 3 in One oil. This will save you a problem later with the rollers getting noisy, also check your drum rollers for flat spots, if they have flat spots on them this will cause a noise like a thumping type noise. You will need to replace the drum rollers if they have flat spots on them.
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Sep 06, 2010 | Maytag Dryers

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Drier does not tumble but it still heats.


Hi,

Sound like the belt being broken or slipping badly, burn out motor, or worn support parts.
  • Dryer have a belt that rotate the drum, If the belt worn out or broken, it can not move the drum then you just need to replace it.
  • You can check motor by hearing buzzing sound, if the belt has the problem. If you do not hear any sound from the motor then you may have to replace it.
  • Try to move drum manually (by hand), if it is hard to turn then problem with the idler pulley, glides, or drum rollers.
I hope this will solve you problem

Good luck and have a nice day
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Jul 05, 2010 | Asko T701 Electric Dryer

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Maytag Performa PYE G2200 gas dryer, the dryer seems to turn on but the drum will not turn.


Based on the information provided, it sounds like a broken drum belt is at fault. Below is an illustration of the drum belt.
http://www.repairclinic.com/SSPartDetail.aspx?s=t-PYG2200+-%3d%3di529597&PartID=529597

Here is a parts/disassembly diagram:
http://www.repairclinic.com/Dryer-Gas-Maytag-Style-Appliance-Diagram

Here is a belt installation diagram:
Dryers have a drive belt that turns the clothes drum. If the belt breaks, the drum stops rotating. Then you need to replace the belt, and often the idler pulley, because the pulley tends to wear out at the same time.

Click here for a belt installation diagram.

All links courtesy of www.repairclinic.com

Aug 16, 2009 | Maytag Dryers

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Replaced belt & pulley, now drum won't spin properly


Belt mounted upside down. Slick side goes to tub on this odd ball machine.

Mar 08, 2009 | Maytag SDE2606 Electric Dryer

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The Maytag Dryer MED5570TQ0


Hi lesterjabbow;

A lot of these dryers have a long fiber belt that runs from a pulley on the motor thru a tension idler pulley and goes all around the drum. I suspect this belt is either broken or has come off the drive pulley on the motor. You can remove the back of the dryer easily with a 1/4 or 5/16 nut driver and immediately see if the drive belt is good. Any Maytag dealer will have a replacement part and it is easy to install

Hope this helps Good Luck Loringh PS Please leave a ranking if appropriate Thanks

Nov 22, 2008 | Maytag MED5770TQ Electric Commercial Dryer

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Maytag permorma


HI thanks for your question. it could be the drum rollers, or the idler pulley. if the idler pulley. pull dryer from the wall. remove small panel at the back & oil the idler pulley. its the one the belt, rides on thanks.

Oct 12, 2008 | Maytag PYE2300AY Electric Dryer

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Tumble dryer


pull the front off then put the belt around the drum then pull the idler pulley back to put tension on it and put the belt around the motor pulley let the idler pulley back against the belt to keep it tight replace the front and your done

Mar 12, 2008 | Dryers

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