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Maytag MDG6000BWW Gas Dryer making funny sound, overheating

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I have a Maytag MDG6000BWW gas dryer. It is making a scratching noise when it runs. Sounds like something is rubbing. If I run it too long it starts to smell like something is burning and will shut off. It appears to be overheating. Once it shuts off it will not start again. When I push the start button is just groans but will not tumble or kick on. If I wait an hour or so it starts up just fine.

Do you think the motors going or could it be belt or pulley that's putting undue stress on the motor and causing it to overheat?

I had the drum glides replaced last summer (7/2011).

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need to find out whats scraping. could be the glides again or maybe something in the

blower.

Most likely your motor is going bad as well,

but have a look at the scraping first.

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How do I disassemble the dryer to troubleshoot the rubbing sound?

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See the video in this link

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OK. I've taken the front panel and bulkhead off. The felt around the top inside of the bulkhead is all chewed up. The glides show some wear. Should they?

How would I recognize if the blower has stripped off from the motor shaft?

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The motor and blower are moving freely and together so I don't think that's the problem. The pulley mechanism also looks good and moves freely. The rollers seem a bit stiff and the felt seal on the inside of bulkhead was chewed to bits. Glides look a bit worn.

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If the new glides were installed a year ago they

Should be scuffed pretty good. If the drum was scraping

the metal on the bulkhead for an extended period

Of time the drum may have rough places that will

Prematurely where out the new glides.

Start with the felt

If the blower wheel is bad you will be able to

Turn it on the motor shaft with out the motor

Shaft turning.

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I replaced both drum rollers because they were really stiff. Replaced the belt because there was a slight tear in it. Replaced the front felt seal because it was chewed up in one section.

Dryer runs great and quiet with nothing it is. Drum will not move at all once I add the weight of wet clothes. Any ideas??

oops . I meant runs great when there is nothing in it

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Sounds like a bad motor

Assuming that the belt was installed correctly

And the the motor is actually not running when

Under a load ...only humming.

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remove the Belt and try turning the Motor Shaft by hand.

Does it turn easily, smoothly ?

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Motor shaft turns easily by hand

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with the Belt removed ,

try running a no-heat cycle to see if the noise is the same,

and if it completes a cycle, or shuts off soon

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It runs fine and there is no noise when there is no weight in the drum... wet clothes. Once I put more than a few items of clothing the drum just doesn't rotate but no noise.

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Replace the motor.

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