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The problem is: On the tension arm/wheel for the

The problem is: On the tension arm/wheel for the band that moves the drum, the wheel seems to be locked up and does not rotate

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Did you try it with the belt off? Unplug the machine. You could try some Penetrating oil to loosen it, (hardware or auto parts store) but it sounds like it has jammed or the bearing has seized. WD 40 is not as good. If you are able to free it, I'd then lube it with a high temperature bearing grease. (Auto wheel bearing grease) Auto parts stores have little squeeze tubes sitting on their counters. $3. Call Maytag tech support and ask them if they have special grease and clear the use of bearing grease. It should all be the same. Don't over lube and make a mess.. If lubrication doesn't free it up, replace it.

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Move the arm one way or the other and you will notice the belt tension getting looser. Push the arm further that way until you can get the belt off the pulley an motor. Use caution as the spring arm has torque on it and could snap back.

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Hi Gary,

Since you are able to turn the drum with the belt, I am assuming that you have removed the cabinet of the dryer.

Look for worn bearings and support wheels for the drum. Also have a look at the idler / tension wheel as well.

The drum should not be moving around as it is sitting on the rollers. The belt should maintain enough tension to keep it from doing so. If it is able to be moved, there may not be adequate tension from the idler wheel.

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C. Remove the loosened belt off one of the other more easily accessed Pulleys.
D. DO NOT quickly release the Tensioner, but gently allow the Tensioner to rest in its closed position.

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Using a impact hammer or mini sledge hammer: Hammer the Lug Studs back thru the Wheel Hub Assembly.
Remove the loosened Lug Studs.

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Raise, support, remove the Tires.
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If you do not have a Impact Wrench - use at least a 24-in Breaker Bar and Tighten the Lug Nut on, drawing the Lug Stud into the Wheel Hub Assembly/Drum. This takes longer and alot more work, compared to 10-seconds using the Impact Wrench.
Repeat as necessary.

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