The rear support rollers in your Maytag dryer rack up some fairly impressive mileage through recent years. Should they begin to squeak loudly, you can pull on the drum out and apply 30W motor oil with an artist brush into the axles and get more life in the units. Should you hear loud clunking, it may mean one of those plastic support rollers has broken or come loose.You may replace both rollers to expand the life span of the dryer for years.
Unplug the Maytag dryer at the wall. Unscrew the screws at the base of the front panel, and place them safely in a tiny collection box or can. Rotate the panel upward and outside of the very best clips. Reducing the very best panel out approximately 6 inches; its movement is going to be restricted by the switch wires, so don’t attempt to yank it farther.
Take a digital picture or make notes of this job of the door switch wires. You likely will be taking a look at a yellow cable on the best and a white cable on the left. Gently pull on the wires off the terminals and away from the retaining clip on the face of the panel. Set the panel aside.
Pull the wires from this clip at the front bulkhead, the grey tab of steel in the front left side of this dryer opening. Unscrew the bulkhead and set the screws aside. Eliminate the bulkhead and set it apart also.
Take a digital picture or make a sketch to record the arrangement of this belt across the idler pulley and motor shaft to help you rearrange it afterwards. Reach slowly under the drum, being cautious of sharp metal borders. Press the idler pulley — a large white plastic wheel and to the best to release the belt tension, and unwind the belt from the pulley and shaft. Set the belt aside. Lift out the drum and set it apart.
Release the snap ring on every support roller using snap-ring pliers. Pull the washers and rollers from every axle. Wash the axles with a rag.
Slide a brand new washer, a brand new roller and a second fresh washer onto the axle. Secure the assembly with a snap ring. Repeat for another roller.
Place the drum back in place, with its rim aligned on the support pliers. Check for the horizontal side of the belt — the other side will have slight ridges which you can feel — and place it flat side down on the drum. Loop the belt in a zigzag across the idler motor and pulley shaft, consulting your digital picture if required for the right arrangement. Rotate the drum to align the belt. Continue reversing your measures to reinstall the bulkhead, door switch front and wires panel.
Plug the dryer back in and run it to test it.