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vintage maytag dryer squeaking a bit
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Post# 1189293   9/4/2023 at 16:09 by dlb (BC, Canada)        

Hi, I have an old Maytag dryer (I'm not sure what model # but I attached a pic of it) that has started squeaking. The squeak isn't terrible yet so I want to deal with it before it gets worse and damages something. I'm handy but never worked on a dryer before, just looking for advice on where to start. Thanks!

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Post# 1189300 , Reply# 1   9/4/2023 at 16:34 by qsd-dan (West)        

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Worn front glides, drum rollers, or idler pulley wheel.





Post# 1189330 , Reply# 2   9/4/2023 at 19:39 by Maytag85 (Sean A806)        

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The glides were quite worn on my 1981 Maytag DG810 back in 2019, looked into replacing them but requires some sort of riveting tool which I donít have. Also, the tub bearing would make noise from time to time, will begin the process of cleaning them up and possibly will sell them for cheap since I am running out of space.

Post# 1189530 , Reply# 3   9/7/2023 at 09:22 by dlb (BC, Canada)        

Thank you, qsd-dan! Those links are excellent. I used them to disassemble my dryer and find the model # (it's a DE313), and determine that the front glides and one drum roller are worn out. I figured while I have it open I will replace the other maintenance items (the other drum roller, the idler pulley, and the belt) so I have ordered all of those and look forward to putting it back together in a few days. I'll post back here with an update afterward.

Post# 1189810 , Reply# 4   9/11/2023 at 17:14 by dlb (BC, Canada)        

All done, it went surprisingly smoothly. I had to watch the video a few times to figure out how to route the belt but that was the only tricky part. Thanks again to qsd-dan for pointing me in the right direction and posting the vids, that saved me a lot of time!

Post# 1189834 , Reply# 5   9/11/2023 at 22:36 by qsd-dan (West)        

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Glad it all worked out well! I love working on these dryers, they're so incredibly easy to service.

Post# 1189879 , Reply# 6   9/12/2023 at 18:42 by goatfarmer (South Bend, home of Champions)        

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No tub bearing on that one.


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