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How to properly disassemble maytag dryer model # mde3706ayw to change a the drive belt and idler pulley

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Dear sloika,
I do not believe the problem lies within the dryer unit.
when the dryer unit fails to dry clothes in reasonable time 90% of the time it is the clogged air vent is the reason.
Dryer vent cleaning improves the safety and efficiency of your dryer installation. As dryer vents become filled with lint and other debris, drying time increases and can cause the dryer itself to overheat. This increases energy consumption since the dryer has to run longer to dry your clothes and can also cause fires in the dryer or the dryer duct. The Consumer Product Safety Commission reports dryer related home fires are on the increase.

  • First check your vent hose between the back of dryer and the air outlet on the wall. Vaccum clean the dirty hose and even into the dryer unit using flexable vaccum attachment. also try to vaccum clean airoutlet that goes into your wall as far reach into and much as possible. The dryer's lint filter and its path needs to be cleaned as well.
  • If all air flow path are cleaned it will improve 200% of your drying time.
There is also professional dryer vent cleaners in your area who can help solve the problem. just check your yellowpages..

Good luck!

Posted on Feb 16, 2008

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SOURCE: Kenmore series 70 electric dryer idler pulley

I figured this one out...there are two pairs slots...the tab of the idler pulley goes in the right slot near the motor and the idler pulley goes off to the left.

Posted on Jun 12, 2008

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SOURCE: how to install the belt on a Maytag Dryer modek MDE9420AYW

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This should give you a few ideas on how it works.. Hope this helps...

Posted on Sep 13, 2008

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SOURCE: Maytag DE303 dryer installing the drum belt

No don't lube the idler pulley replace it. There are videos at www.appliancehelponline.com/servicemanual.html that can walk you thru the disassembly and also on replacing the belt. You can also enter in your model # for diagrams and illustrations.

Posted on Apr 09, 2010

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Most dryers are tension idler pulley directed but must first go around the grooved pulley on the motor shaft. make sure the idler goes on the smooth side of the belt and the grooved side of the belt is in the grooves on the motor shaft.

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Maytag dryer makes loud squeeling noise when it gets hot. Drys clothes but makes such a loud squeeling noise. Have to let it cool down to continue to dry.


Hi and welcome to FixYa, I am Kelly.

A loud squeal is usually caused by either an idler pulley bearing. a drum roller bearing or a loose belt.

Since you did not include a model number I have to respond with generic across the board information. Idler pulleys, drum rollers and belts for Maytags can be found on this link:
(Just past half way down the page) http://www.apwapplianceparts.com/Laundry+Appliance+Parts/Dryer+Appliance+Parts+/Dryer+Drive+Belts+Idler+Pulleys+and+Support+Rollers/default.aspx

You can enter your model number on this page and find your parts: (Choose model number)
http://www.appliancepartspros.com

If you do repair it yourself.... do yourself a HUGE favor and either take a picture of the belt routing or draw a belt routing diagram BEFORE dis-assembly.

Thanks for choosing FixYa,
Kelly

Jun 08, 2011 | Maytag Dryers

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Is it difficult to change belt on dryer?


remove the top cover,then the front cover,put new belt around drum then around idler pulley and motor pulley then reverse disassembly procedure

Nov 16, 2010 | Maytag Dryers

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Maytag DE303 dryer installing the drum belt


No don't lube the idler pulley replace it. There are videos at www.appliancehelponline.com/servicemanual.html that can walk you thru the disassembly and also on replacing the belt. You can also enter in your model # for diagrams and illustrations.

Apr 09, 2010 | Maytag Dryers

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Dryer is making an extremely loud squealing noise. Was told I needed to replace the idler pulley. What do I have to take apart on the dryer to do this?


Turn the power off to the dryer (unplug it).

The back of the dryer will have to be removed. Then disconnect the drive assembly and start checking the pulley components. I have included a picture for a Maytag dryer belt routing below. If it is the idler pulley, it will be the pulley shown just below the motor pulley.

If it turns out to not be the idler pulley, it may be one or more of the drum support pulleys around the drum, so check those too. This would also be a good time to check the belt.


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Belt replacment


Here is a diagram from kenmore corp. that should help you out
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This is the most common belt routing found on most Maytag brands clothes dryers.

Since you will have everything disassembled to change the belt, this is an excellent opportunity to vacuum out the cabinet to remove dust and lint and perform preventative maintenance on your dryer. When replacing the Belt is is a good idea to also change the Drum Support Rollers, Drum Glides, Idler Pulley and Clips. All of these items are easily changeable when replacing the belt. The upside is that your dryer will operate like new.

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Model: maytag LDE9606ACE reinstall belt


Go to repairclinic.com and click on the "Repair Help" link at the top of the page. On the following page, look for the "Dryer Belt Diagrams" link under the "Special Features" section. Refer to Diagram E for a Maytag dryer. If you have questions, please let me know. I hope this helps you.

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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

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Pull the front panel off, remove the top screws and tilt top back. Rout the new belt around drum at the old wear spot with the grooved side against the drum. Next remove the back access door and rout the belt around the idler pulley and motor pulley. There is only one way to do this and get proper tension on the belt.
Also, when you order the belt, ask if it has a belt routing diagram on the belt package.

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Start from the motor threaded shaft. Then pull out the Idler pulley so that the back of the belt will lying on the Idler pulley in upright position. that is all.

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