Question about Maytag Neptune MDE5500AY Electric Dryer
Why when I put clothes in the dryer and start the drum makes a screeching sound product is a maytage neptune electric dryer model number: MDE5500AYW
Posted by Anonymous on
a bearing in the back for your drum sounds like what you describe. It needs to be taken apart and the bearing lubricated with high temp grease
Posted on Feb 23, 2009
SOURCE: reading error code 8.8
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Posted on Dec 21, 2009
Your dryers uses rollers or wheels to support the clothes drum. When these rollers are worn, they can be noisy. You should replace the whole set of rollers at the same time. Idler pulley your dryer has a tension or idler pulley that keeps tension on the main drive belt. When it's worn, it can be noisy. When that happens, don't lubricate it. Just replace it. Rear drum bearing. There are videos of the testing and replacing of these parts at www.appliancehelponline.com/servicemanual.html this will walk you thru the troubleshooting and replacement of these parts Blower wheel Your dryer's blower wheel pulls air over the heat source, through the clothes drum, and past the thermostats, then pushes it out the exhaust duct. This brings us to the last problem could be the blower wheel, which is usually plastic, may wear out over time.To check this grab the wheel and see if theres any play . But if it's noisy, it may simply be clogged with lint. Clean the blower and test to see if the dryer is still noisy. If it is, you need to replace it. If you need diagrams or illustrations of your specific model you can also enter your model # there.
Posted on Mar 31, 2010
Testimonial: "Good advice fast. Thanks very much."
I recently replaced the rear drum bearing on this dryer, and once you
find the part, the change is a snap. The dryer actually uses Whirlpool
parts, and the rear bearing is just a plastic bushing that the shaft of
the drum rides in. It is accessible behind a small cover on the rear of
the machine. Pop the top off the machine (so you will be able to support
the drum, to remove the old bushing), remove the five Robertson screws
holding the rear cover and bushing in place,remove c-clip at end of
shaft, remove old bushing. After applying some high quality lube (I
used a molybdenum based product), reverse assemble, and enjoy the now
The part # is 35001012, made by Whirlpool (Maytag/Samsung), FSP on the bag.
Posted on Feb 26, 2011
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