Question about Maytag Dryers
It might be the belt - but I'd first suspect that the bearings have lost lubrication and need to be
This happens on all dryers, and I find that every year I have to tear into my friends dryer and grease
the bearings to keep it running happily for another year.
STEP 1: take back cover off and clean out all the lint - lint is ALWAYS part of the problem when
a dryer is having a difficult time rotating its drum.
There're 2 sets of bearings to worry about:
(1) motor bearings - add some light lubricating oil (not grease) to the rotating ends of the motor
Cost: zero - if you have a can of 3-in-1 oil handy - or any motor oil (like for a car).
(2) roller bearings - add some grease to the posts on which these 2 rollers rotate.
Difficulty: moderate in the case of the roller under the drum - the one near the motor is easy.
Cost: $zero - if you have a can of automotive bearing grease lying around.
Cost: $3 if you need to buy a can (its about the size of a large can of peanuts &has a plastic lid).
I don't suspect the breaker - it seems to be doing a good job of protecting your dryer from burning
itself up by trying with all its might to turn that drum which is so difficult to turn due to
loss of lubrication on its bearings.
Happy new year and may you always have dry clothing.
Posted on Jan 02, 2011
Check the drum bearing, drum wheels(if so equipped), drum glides and drum motor,possibly the bearings are getting dried up on the motor shaft and causing a high start/run current,otherwise,yes the breaker could also be weak,also, but not likely the heating element can be starting to short out to the case and grounding out causing a high current draw problem,but not very likely due to its ok on light loads,just not heavy loads
Posted on Jan 02, 2011
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