maytag dryer noise problem

Old 02-29-04, 12:37 PM
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maytag dryer noise problem

My maytag gas dryer ldg 7304 aal makes a very loud rumbling noise when i push the start button, it never has done this before, it still drys the clothes but it makes the same sound when i open the door or the cycle is over.

i read the help section but i didn't read anything describing this exactly

thank you very much
Old 03-01-04, 05:37 AM
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Hello szvers and Welcome into my Gas Appliances topic.

Noise is a common problem when the drum rollers, gliders or slider pads wear out. Some dryers do not use rollers. Instead they use pads called gliders or sliders. Some dryers use both rollers and glider or slider pads in combination.

The noise may not be coming from only one worn out part. Therefore, I suggest you open up the dryers cabinet and remove the front panel. Look for signs of worn out parts mentioned above.

What the noise indicates is those parts have become wornout and the drum is rotating on the support bracket and not on the intended parts. May also be the fan blower, the motor, belt, or a rear bearing, etc. To correct the condition, it will be necessary to replace any and all worn parts.

In order to accomplish this task, the dryers top and front panel will need to be removed. Attached to the front panel will be the drums support bracket. On most models the slider or glider pads will be located on the top of the support bracket.

Basically, what needs to be done is a replacement of all the rotating parts or parts that the drum rotates on and the belt also while the dryer is opened up and under repairs.

I highly suggest you clean out all lint inside the cabinet and clean out the entire exhaust system, while in the repair process.

Write down the make, model and serial numbers and visit the local appliance retail parts store in or near your home. There you will find the needed replacement parts and helpful information.

The noise may not be coming from only one worn out part.
Squealing noises may come from worn out motor bearings, a worn out belt or pulleys, fan blower cage, etc.

Regarding the belts positioning over, under and/or around the pulleys, my best suggestion is to make a hand drawing of the locations and positions prior to removing the old belt.

Refer to the drawing when installing the new replacement belt to be positive it is correctly positioned on the drum and routed on the pulleys. Then store that drawing within the dryers rear removable panel for future use.

While your attempting this do-it-yourself project, a word of caution and suggestion may be in order. Be sure to turn off the gas supply first. Unplug the appliance.

Retail appliance parts dealers can also help. They will need the make, model and serial numbers. Dealers are listed in the phone book under appliances. Appliance parts dealers carry replacement parts for all appliances and are listed in the phone book.

Read several of the already asked questions on dryers which are making noises within this forum. Doing so will provide you with plenty of additional information on the problem and how to correct it.

If you need further assistance, use the reply button to add any additional information or ask additional questions after attempting the repair method offered.

Regards & Good Luck, Forum Host & Multiple Topic Moderator.
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It's always adviseable to clean the entire exhaust venting system every 2 years. Or during any dryer maintenance, connection and or repairs.

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