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Offline diverboy1980

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Maytag dryer noise
« on: February 21, 2012, 06:55:37 PM »
Maytag LDE7314ACE dryer making very loud CONSTANT rubbing/thumping noise only on first load. I will say the heat does not affect the noise because it goes away while drying the first load and does not come back. I went out when it wasn't used for several hours and took off the front cover and run the machine but could not hear any noises. We put a light load in it but still no noise. I tore the machine down and both rear rollers appear ok, left would spin 3 or 4 times with little effort and right would only spin 1 or 2 times but no noises and seemed ok, customer advised they were replaced about 1 year ago. Idler did not make any noises when manually spinning it. The plastic on the front drum bearings on the edges are almost worn down but not completely gone. I wouldn't think motor bearing because normally they get worse the longer the heat is on. Any idea what is causing this constant rubbing/thumping noise that only goes away towards the end ot the first load and does not come back?



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Re: Maytag dryer noise
« Reply #1 on: February 21, 2012, 07:01:36 PM »
i would replaced drum rollers & front two glides with ribet gun, see if that takes care of it. make sure blower wheel is ok.

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Re: Maytag dryer noise
« Reply #2 on: February 21, 2012, 07:20:45 PM »
I will probably try to replace the 2 front drum bearings first since the edges are almost worn out on them. I have a pair on the truck but they don't have rivets so I will take 4 with me and the gun. They have metal pieces that go through the hole then you just bend the tabs over to hold them in. I don't really like that design too much and think rivets are better. I will hold off on the rollers in effort of trying to save the customer some money. Customer stated they replaced about 1 year ago and even the black carbon washers looked new and not very brittle so I have to believe they probably were replaced. This rubbing noise was so loud that over the phone we knew they had a dryer problem when they first called us even before they said what it was. Haha.

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Re: Maytag dryer noise
« Reply #3 on: February 21, 2012, 07:25:43 PM »
never have seen the tabs that you bend over, allways seen the rivet type :)

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Re: Maytag dryer noise
« Reply #4 on: February 21, 2012, 08:53:23 PM »
Sounds like the old GE style glide installation. Are they FSP or generics?

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Re: Maytag dryer noise
« Reply #5 on: February 21, 2012, 08:58:35 PM »
The ones I have on the truck are generics. I keep a pair of generic and FSP but used the FSP and haven't restocked them yet.

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Re: Maytag dryer noise
« Reply #6 on: February 21, 2012, 09:04:17 PM »
they were maytag part, since whirlpool took over, they are fsp  AP4037304, not sure of the tabs that you bend over.

 

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