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Neptune dryer squeeks and it is not the belt or drums

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Dryer is squeeking


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The motor bearings may be worn. Remove the drum drive belt and then start the dryer. If it squeals with the belt off then the motor bearings are likely worn.

There is a small roller that tightens the drive belt for the drum. They can squeak. Remove the lower front panel and you should see the small roller near the motor and belt.
Another is the two larger rollers that support the drum. You will see this if you remove the front lower panel. Another is where the drum rides on the upper round part of the door/opening and it has a plastic guide that separates the metal drum from the metal door/opening. Over time this wears out and the two metal pieces will squeak.


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Feb 02, 2011 | Maytag Neptune MDE5500AY Electric Dryer

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There is intermittent squeeking when the dryer is in operation. Is this the drum bearing or the drive belt? How do I access both to check?


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


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Nov 08, 2010 | Maytag Neptune MDE5500AY Electric Dryer

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Chattering squeeking drum noise


ALWAYS UNPLUG YOUR DRYER BEFORE STARTING ANY REPAIRS
Your problem sounds like drum rollers have flat spots on them or in need of lubrication, or maybe your drum belt has slipped off of the idler arm pulley.
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.Also remove the screws holding the lint filter in place.
Be REAL CAREFUL not to knock any of the wires off of the timer switch. Then remove the top of the dryer.
Remove the front of the dryer. This will expose the drum and belt. Remove the drum and belt and this will expose the drum rollers, idler arm pulley and motor.
Now is a good time to check the belt to see if it has slipped off of the idler arm pulley and also to check the belt condition for wear.
Be sure to note the route of the belt, this will come in handy when you go to reinstall the belt.
Check your drum rollers for flat spots or wear, if they have flat spots or wear on them replace them.
If the drum rollers don't have flat spots or wear on them then they probably only need lubrication. Lubricate the shaft of the rollers with a good grade of machine oil such as 3 in One oil. Reassemble the dryer, plug back in. This should solve your noise problem.
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May 31, 2010 | Maytag Neptune MDG5500AW Gas Dryer

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Dryer is squeaking i can move it around and it stops, why


the front drum seal is dried up and so can the belt around the drum. Check the bearing on the tensioner also for squeeks

Feb 05, 2010 | Maytag Neptune MDG5500AW Gas Dryer

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Has a loud squeeking noise


Your problem sounds like drum rollers have flat spots on them or in need of lubrication.
If you have a front loading machine, Unplug the dryer, remove the front of the dryer. This will expose the drum and belt, remove the drum and belt and this will expose the drum rollers.
Check your rollers for flat spots, if they have flat spots on them replace them.
If they don't then they probably only need lubrication. Lubricate the shaft of the rollers with a good grade of machine oil such as 3 in One oil. Reassemble the dryer, plug back in. This should solve you noise problem.
Good Luck,
I hope this helps

Oct 14, 2009 | Maytag Neptune MDE5500AY Electric Dryer

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Maytag Neptune Dryer -5 years old squeeks Now it wont start.


There are four small plastic guide wheels that surround the drum in order to keep it aligned. These will wear after a period of time. The wheels have no bearings, they just ride on a metal shaft. You may either try lubricating the rollers or replacing them. Thank you, Dana

Sep 30, 2009 | Maytag Neptune MDE5500AY Electric Dryer

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Maytag Neptune Dryer smells like burning rubber or plastic...


The drum belt could be rubbing on something inside. Does the dryer make a squeeking noise? Se if there are small rubber particles on the bottom, this will indicate a deteriating belt.

May 08, 2009 | Maytag Neptune MDE5500AY Electric Dryer

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Dryer was squeeking now not spinning


It sounds like the dryer belt is wore out or broken, you can usually order a replacement belt from the maker of your dryer at there website.

Mar 11, 2009 | Maytag Neptune MDE5500AY Electric Dryer

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We have a maytag neptune dryer md-6 and the dryer squeeks and squeels while drying close. Do I need to replace the belt or the drum wheels? Are all three?


i would replace the belt usually over time the belt streaches due to the weight of the clothes. the screaching ou are hearing is probably the belt going aound the drum instead of turning the drum.

Aug 15, 2008 | Dryers

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Real bad squeaking noise in dryer


There should be a access panel in the back of the dryer to get at the belt and pully. You can check the belt operation from there. If that all seems good you will need to remove the front of the dryer and check the drum supports in the front and the rear support rollors.If you hear the noise more from the front I would say the front supports are the ones thst should be replaced. And yes you can purchase a repair manual for that dryer at a parts store. Good Luck

Jul 12, 2007 | Maytag Neptune MDE5500AY Electric Dryer

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