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    [FIXED] Maytag Dryer noise

    Model Number: mede400xw0
    Brand: Maytag
    Age: 6-10 years

    Have a mayag mede400xw0 front loading dryer that started making a horrible noise today.

    Video of noise here:



    Appreciate any assistance in what it could be.

    Thanks

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    Thank you for the video, that is very helpful. This type of noise is usually caused by either a bad drum roller or idler pulley (belt tension pulley). We recommend to replace all of these parts at the same time while you have the dryer apart. Whirlpool sells these parts in a kit for your dryer, except the belt in the kit is not compatible with your model dryer. In most cases just replacing the roller or idler pulley will fix the problem but in some cases the shaft that the roller or idler rides on can also be damaged. If the shaft is badly damaged it may also need to be replaced at the same time. Let us know what you find and how the repair goes.

    These are the parts for your model dryer:

    Drum Roller, Belt, & Pulley Kit - Part # PD00002451 (mfg # 4392067)
    (note: belt in this kit is not compatible with your model dryer)



    Drive Belt - Part # PD00003553 (mfg # WPW10112954)
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    Quote Originally Posted by Doc Ryan View Post
    Thank you for the video, that is very helpful. This type of noise is usually caused by either a bad drum roller or idler pulley (belt tension pulley). We recommend to replace all of these parts at the same time while you have the dryer apart. Whirlpool sells these parts in a kit for your dryer, except the belt in the kit is not compatible with your model dryer. In most cases just replacing the roller or idler pulley will fix the problem but in some cases the shaft that the roller or idler rides on can also be damaged. If the shaft is badly damaged it may also need to be replaced at the same time. Let us know what you find and how the repair goes.
    Thank you for the information. Is there a good video anywhere which documents the replacement?

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    Quote Originally Posted by cmjb13 View Post
    Thank you for the information. Is there a good video anywhere which documents the replacement?
    This video should be pretty similar to your model. I forgot to also mention that sometimes the shafts for the rollers and idler can get damaged. It is not as common, but if they are bad they may also need to be replaced.
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    I received the kit and ordered the belt separately. Just put everything back together last night. No sound whatsoever, so that seemed to do the trick.

    Thanks again for the help.i wouldn't have known without digging deeper that the belt that came with the kit wouldn't fit properly.

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    Thanks for the update, I am glad to hear that it took care of your problem. I have updated the status of this thread to FIXED.
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