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Mysterious rumble from my Maytag Gas Dryer...


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#1 GreggF

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Posted 10 May 2005 - 11:23 AM

First off, thank you very much for this forum! Looks like some very generous folks (with the bonus of beer lovers!) hang out here!

The problem is with a Maytag gas dryer, model LDG9606AAE. For a few loads it made a progressively louder deep rumbling sound. I've removed it from the laundry closet to get a better look-see. When I manually spin the drum, I can hear the sound, which continues for a few seconds after the drum has stopped. The drive belt is in place and does not appear to be damaged. Nothing looks obviously wrong to this carpenter ;).

Does this sound like a bearing problem, or maybe a motor problem? How should I progress with this troubleshooting/repair?

Thanks again!
Gregg

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Posted 10 May 2005 - 11:35 AM

Check your blower wheel wheel on the front of the motor, right behind the left, front, bottom of the dryer.  Sounds like the hub has wallowed out, is not longer a double flat, and is spinning on the motor shaft.  This is a common problem since the blower wheel is plastic!!!!  Hope this helps....Pegi
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Posted 10 May 2005 - 11:42 AM

Pegi,
Looks like this is accessed by removing the drum cover/lint trap assembly?

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Posted 10 May 2005 - 12:15 PM

Pop up the top and take the front off, and you are looking right at the offending wheel, down on the left corner, if that is the problem that is.  Hope so, otherwise will have to start thinking again   :)
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Posted 10 May 2005 - 02:59 PM

Pegi,
I think you "pegged" it! I can't see where taking the top off will help, though. I've got the front and the bulkhead off, and I can see that the blower wheel spins freely. Thanks! Looks like getting it off to replace it will be a piece of cake...

Gregg

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Posted 10 May 2005 - 05:11 PM

This page will help you with this repair. Piece of pie, two mugs on the SUDs-o-meter.

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Posted 10 May 2005 - 06:29 PM

Thanks for the reply.  Was thinking about the Whirlpool about the top coming up, sorry.  But we did get you to the offending spinning blower wheel.   Glad we could help.  :)
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Posted 10 May 2005 - 06:50 PM

Thank you very much, Gentlemen! She's back up a-runnin' as we speak (type?)! Out of necessity, I had to purchase the part locally, but I am going to donate to the beer fund (that DVD one gets with a $30 donation sounds interesting!).

Truly one of the best forums, and most straight-ahead helpful websites going! You are bookmarked!

Now to find a website that'll help me change a starter in a Sienna...

Cheers!
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Posted 11 May 2005 - 10:58 AM

Quite welcome.......Gentlemen???   Hummmmmm    ;)
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