It was making noise, esp. during the winter months during startup.
Parts replaced included:
Dryer blower ==> http://www.repaircli...elNumber=DE8200
Dryer tumbler wheels ==> http://www.repaircli...elNumber=DE8200
& shafts ==> http://www.repaircli...elNumber=DE8200
Dryer belt (replaced before) ==> http://www.repaircli...elNumber=DE8200
Dryer front glides (replaced before) ==> http://www.repaircli...elNumber=DE8200
Dryer idler ==> http://www.repaircli...elNumber=DE8200
Dryer front seal, old one had been contaminated previously from the old glides cork.==> http://www.repaircli...elNumber=DE8200
Pretty straight forward, but we heard addional noise.
Removing the rear access plate seems to point to the motor, so I'm assuming bearings.
The new tumbler wheels are shedding some rubber flakes also, but their traking properly and installed fine with the new shafts. The FSP shafts had to be cleaned first with ISOProp as they are covered with a protective coating in the package.
Non of the above parts were installed with any additional lubrication also.
The only non-FSP parts installed were the tumbler roller, they were Supco's.
As a new Whirlpool / Maytag motor is almost $275 up here in Canada, does it make any sense to continue on with replacing it?
These machines have been great but I don't want to throw any more good money into a possibly lose-lose situation.
If I've missed anything about the repair outlined or you can comment about the tunbler wheels shedding rubber flakes, it would be greatly appreciated.
We really dread the quality of the newer machines out there now and Maytag, well, isn't Maytag anymore.
Edited by Samurai Appliance Repair Man, 25 March 2012 - 12:06 PM.
Added parts links for future reference