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Re: Maytag Performa dryer squeaking
« Reply #10 on: December 05, 2008, 07:35:54 PM »
Did you oil the rollers? Zoom spout oil costs 2 bucks, can be purchased at ACE hardware. Temp resistant and recommended by HVAC peeps and appliance repairmen everywhere.
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Re: Maytag Performa dryer squeaking
« Reply #11 on: December 05, 2008, 09:01:46 PM »
No I didn't, but we do have an Ace hardware.

Seems I'm having other issues w/the dryer.  It was running very loud and stopped by itself about 20 minutes into the cycle and I smelled a burning smell.  I wasn't able to restart it (so I suspected maybe lint blockage between the blower motor back to where the dryer vent exits the house.  I took the dryer apart again and disconnected the belt.  I tried to spin the motor shaft (by spinning the blower fan) and noticed a loud buzzing sound, so it seems that motor is going.  I also spun both rollers and the left rear roller spins OK w/o much noise.  The right one makes noise similar to the one I heard.  I disconnected one of the wires connecting the fuse and touched it to the other lead and turned on the dryer and it started and spun the drum when I got it back together.  I turned it on again and it ran for 5 minutes and shut off again.  So I might take the hose off the back tomorrow and make sure there is no obstruction in the dryer vent system behind the dryer.  But I'm starting to think the motor is almost done, as well as one of the rollers (but that's cheap replacement).  I'm assuming a new motor is very expensive and not worth my replacing.  What do you think?

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Re: Maytag Performa dryer squeaking
« Reply #12 on: December 05, 2008, 10:45:15 PM »
Well the motor is probo shot no doubt. try drilling out the rotton cotton wells at each end of the throwaway non repairable motor and filling them with zoom oil just for fun. I use an 1/8th inch drill bit an I am careful not to ding the shaft. i fill the motor endbells with oil and work the shaft a bit. Works sometimes sometimes don't.
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Re: Maytag Performa dryer squeaking
« Reply #13 on: December 05, 2008, 11:37:01 PM »
Looks like I was able to start the dryer again after it sat 15 minutes.  But it sounds like the motor is under some strain trying to start (makes a noise then starts up).  It'll run a few minutes then shut off.

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Re: Maytag Performa dryer squeaking
« Reply #14 on: December 06, 2008, 04:40:02 AM »
The motor is a $100 part. To most logical folks this is not as expensive as a new $400 dryer. Replace it and the rollers and get on with life :)
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