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Offline pfrank

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Maytag Gas Dryer Still Squeaking!
« on: July 16, 2012, 03:43:12 PM »
I have a Maytag Legacy Series Gas Dryer (Model # SDG515DAWW) which was squeaking. So I replaced both drum rollers.  I placed a small amount of lithium grease on each shaft before I put the new rollers on.  While I had the dryer apart, I also removed the belt tensioner pulley and put a small amount if grease on the shaft.  I didn't replace the pulley.


Now the dryer is still squeaking.  It squeaks for about 5 minutes as it starts up and then it is quiet.  Any suggestions?


Thanks,


PETE

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Re: Maytag Gas Dryer Still Squeaking!
« Reply #1 on: July 16, 2012, 04:34:04 PM »
Hi,


Maybe the noise is coming from the motor.
You could try taking it apart and spinning the shaft of the motor by hand to see if it squeaks.


Your model dryer uses motor part # 2200376


I would also check the screws that hold the rear bulkhead in place to make sure they are tight, #9 in the diagram.
Had one that gave me trouble once and it took for ever to find where the noise was coming from. Ended up being a loose bulkhead screw.


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Re: Maytag Gas Dryer Still Squeaking!
« Reply #2 on: July 16, 2012, 04:51:08 PM »
The idler pulley is a known problem child. Replace it.

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Re: Maytag Gas Dryer Still Squeaking!
« Reply #3 on: July 16, 2012, 05:08:39 PM »
The idler pulley is a known problem child. Replace it.

Do I replace just the pulley itself or the pulley and the idler arm?  Thanks!

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Re: Maytag Gas Dryer Still Squeaking!
« Reply #4 on: July 16, 2012, 06:11:33 PM »
Just the pulley

 

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