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Maytag dryer noise - idler pulley?
« on: January 27, 2008, 11:31:59 AM »
Hello,

I am glad to have found this forum. I am puzzled over troubleshooting what part I need to replace on my Maytag dryer, model number lde9306ace. Thank you in advance to anyone who is kind enough to repond.

Anyway, I think that I may need to replace my idler pulley, or perhaps the kit which includes the "idler pulley & sleeve kit", part # W10116792

BUT, I could be totally wrong, hence my posting to this forum.

Problem - noisy dryer - loud clicking/popping sound. When I remove the rear panel that allows you to access the motor/drive belt assemble, the noise seems to come from the idler pulley assembly. While the dryer is running, if I carefully reach in and grab the spring and reduce the tension on the idler pulley assembly, the noise stops. What do you think? Anything else to check? Any advice is greatly appreciated.

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Pantherburn

Model lde9306ace

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Re: Maytag dryer noise - idler pulley?
« Reply #1 on: January 27, 2008, 07:29:48 PM »
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Re: Maytag dryer noise - idler pulley?
« Reply #2 on: January 30, 2008, 07:58:07 AM »
Thank you ! This is very helpful.

Regards,
Pantherburn

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Re: Maytag dryer noise - idler pulley?
« Reply #3 on: February 01, 2008, 09:33:47 PM »
remove the front panel and see if anything is behind this OR if it is loose..
This is a common prob on these dryer.
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Re: Maytag dryer noise - idler pulley?
« Reply #4 on: February 02, 2008, 09:10:27 AM »
JW,

 It does sound like it is coming from the squirrel cage blower, and I have tried to investigate but was duped. How in the h*ll do you get to the 4th. screw that allows you to remove the duct that goes from the lint trap to the blower??? I can access the three screws in the tumbler, but the lower left one (if facing the dryer) is behind a brace. What's the trick? Do I have to remove the whole front tumbler support? What genius engineer designed this?

Any help is greatly appreciated. Thanks!

Regards,
Pantherburn


remove the front panel and see if anything is behind this OR if it is loose..
This is a common prob on these dryer.
Le sez le bon temps rouler!

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Re: Maytag dryer noise - idler pulley?
« Reply #5 on: February 03, 2008, 09:48:47 AM »
take out the drum
the whloe blower/motor assembly comes out
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Re: Maytag dryer noise - idler pulley?
« Reply #6 on: February 08, 2008, 02:13:22 PM »
JW IS THE MAN !  O0

JW,

I was finally able to find the time to work on my dryer. You were exactly right in your diagnosis. The blower impeller was stripped out where it mounts to the shaft. I'm back in business.

I can't thank you enough ! Please if I may ever return the favor, let me know.

Regards,
Pantherburn

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Re: Maytag dryer noise - idler pulley?
« Reply #7 on: February 09, 2008, 09:18:21 AM »
Glad to assist my friend.
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Re: Maytag dryer noise - idler pulley?
« Reply #8 on: February 09, 2008, 11:05:46 AM »
I have made a small donation to this site in your honor amigo. A pittance compared to what I saved by avoiding a service call.

I encourage everyone who has benefitted from this site to do the same.

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Re: Maytag dryer noise - idler pulley?
« Reply #9 on: February 11, 2008, 09:40:53 AM »
Thank you
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