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John Murphy

Maytag Sloped Front Dryer Mod # MDG4000BWW

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One of the roller and bearing assemblies froze up and spun on the roller shaft to such an extent that it has compromised the rear roller bracket that it was attached to. I believe that I need to replace the entire tumbler back assembly, however I can't seem to find that part. Any suggestions?

Thanks.

 

 

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Why do you feel you need to replace all that? Roller gone, understood. Axle that roller spins on? Those are super-hardened steel and usually do hold up to a beat-to-hell roller, but once in a long while need replacing. I've never heard of or seen damage beyond the axle, although this dryer is a poorly built design (in my opinion). Do you have the ability to take a picture? The whole back panel is shown here:

 

http://www.repairclinic.com/PartDetail/Rear-Bulkhead/33001801/516686?modelNumber=MDG4000BWW

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The bracket that is spot welded onto the tumbler back assembly, that the roller shaft bolts onto, has lost it's integrity. There is a hole almost the size of a quarter that has developed around the hole the shaft goes through. i have a picture and I am trying to learn how to include it in this discussion.  

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Post pic through 3rd party website like photo bucket.

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 i have a picture and I am trying to learn how to include it in this discussion.  

 

 

When you reply, click the light blue "More Reply Options" button below the reply box.  You'll go to a page with lots of other options, such as attaching photos.  

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Does this picture tell the story?

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Wow, that got punched out nice n' neat like a Greenlee hole punch!  Brother Sunlight called the dance steps on this one:  http://www.repairclinic.com/vwo4/PartDetail/Rear-Bulkhead/33001801/516686

 

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Parts are ordered...thanks

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Parts received just before Xmas. I put everything back together yesterday and the dryer functions once again! Thanks to all ! 

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Maple syrup???

 

Why... why that's just fine. :pint1:

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