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Maytag Dryer MDE9700AYW Drum Repair

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I went to this dryer and discovered that the seam in the stainless steel drum is split open about an inch on one end. That spot makes a thump-thump when it goes over the rollers. Anybody know of a repair method short of a new drum?

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Nope, seen this before. You have to replace the whole drum... or junk the dryer.

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I've only dealt with one of these and didn't have very good luck. They OK'ed repair, I put a new drum in and less then a year later all the seals on the drum all wore thru, (the new drum was out of round out of the box - no shipping damage on box).

Has anyone else that have replaced one of these drums had any problems with out of round drums/problem getting a good drum shipped without damage?

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yeah i have had out of round ones, they are so flimsy that it dosent take much to tweak it, i think i was able to straigten one out by flexing it back round

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LG and Samsung are famous for these thin dryer drums that come apart at the seams. It's one reason I try to steer people away from buying foreign brands of appliances.

By the way, this Maytag dryer you speak of here is actually a Samsung dryer with the Maytag nameplate slapped on it. I am glad Whirlpool ended the partnership that Maytag had with Samsung when they bought out Maytag.

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That's right, it is a Samsung! Thanks for the replies :rocker:

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you can only lay those drums down on flat side, theyre so flimsy they will get out of round if not.

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