Author Topic: Maytag dryer dries for a while and then makes a buzzing noise and stops  (Read 4285 times)

Offline Aleta

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My Magtag dryer dries for 15 or twenty minutes and then makes a weird noise and shuts off. I bought the dryer with the house so I have no information on the dryer can you help?

Model MDE9316AYW

Offline Repair-man

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Hi Aleta..

Check the vent behind that dryer and have the enetire run cleaned, since you probably don't know the history of maintenance on the property. If the vent is restricted, the motor overheats and the bearings swell up after about 15-20minutes. The damage is done, you'll also need a new motor. (Do not attempt to oil it, they are not made for this despite what some jack-legs might say)

The motor for your model is shown below, and be sure to have the vent cleaned and if there is foil or plastic duct behind the dryer, as you will ruin a new motor in short order if it is wrong. Use only semi-rigid venting or the new periscope vents for closer installations.  You'll find the Maytag dryer manuals in the head of this forum for your convenience.

Motor for this model-
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Offline Aleta

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Thank you. I am going to take it apart this afternoon. It does have a foil vent on it so I will be changing that for sure.


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