Model #MDE7600AYW MAYTAG Residential Dryer

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what part do I need to fix my loud sweaky dryer?

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Having a noisy appliance can be inconvenient and its best to fix this problem before any other parts are damaged and I will be happy to help. While you are waiting for your expert answer, I did manage to find a link that describes a similar problem to the one that you are having with your dryer. I hope my link is useful.

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Joseph P. -
May 09, 2011
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You could have a number of different internal components that are causing this squeaking noise. If you want to resolve this problem yourself, you will need to unplug the dryer and open the cabinet. The procedure for opening the cabinet is shown in the image below. Once you get that cabinet open, you can probably turn that drum by hand and isolate the cause of the noise. Check the drum support rollers, the idler pulley on the motor and the drum seals.

If you find the cause of the noise, then you will probably need to replace some parts. Lubricating parts inside a dryer is not recommended since oil or other lubricants will normally collect lint. You can order parts from the Sears PartsDirect website.

NOTE: The cabinet is not that easy to open on this dryer. If you are not confident that you can safely and properly disassemble the dryer, you can have a service technician repair this problem. Here is a link for the Sears Service website: Sears Home Services .

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Lyle W -
Sears Technician
May 10, 2011
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My drier heats, tumbles.No lint buildup. Still the tryer doesn't seem to have air circulating and clothes don't dry.Is it the blower motor?

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I noticed that someone else had asked a similar question like the one you are asking here on Manage My Life with a response from an expert. I have attached the link below if you are interested in viewing the page while waiting on your response from an expert. Hope this helps!

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Alina F. -
July 23, 2010
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If the drum is rotating the drive motor is Okay. The blower wheel is likely spinning loosely on the motor shaft causing a lack of air flow in and out of the drum. I recommend disconnecting the vent hose from the back of the dryer to confirm the amount of air that should be blowing out the exhaust. If the venting system is restricted it will cause clothes to take several cycles to dry completely. If open the dryer door while it's running and hear a sound like something is still rotating and coasting to a stop would likely indicate the blower wheel is spinning loosely on the motor shaft and the blower wheel will likely need to be removed and replaced. NOTE: Disconnect the power cord from the power source before servicing the dryer.

I added an image below with instructions on how to remove the front panel in order to access the blower housing cover (key#13) and blower wheel (key#14). There will be one or two types of clamps securing the blower wheel to the motor shaft that keeps the blower wheel from slipping on the motor shaft. If the blower wheel is fitting with a lot of play then the blower shaft has been worn out and the blower wheel will have to be removed and replaced. The blower wheel is part #33002797. The blower wheel can be ordered and shipped to you from Sears Parts Direct .

If you do not feel confident repairing this problem yourself, then you can have it repaired at your home by a Sears technician. Here is a link for the website: Sears Home Services .

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Joey S -
Sears Technician
July 26, 2010
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How do I fix my Maytag dryer that is not heating?

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Before you replace any components, I recommend conducting some checks to diagnose your failure. The first issue I recommend checking is the voltage from your dryer outlet. The drum light on this model is powered off of the L2 leg of voltage. Make sure that this drum light turns on when the dryer door is opened. If not, check the breakers for your dryer. If both breakers are on, check the voltage at the dryer outlet using the diagram in the first image below as a guide.

The second image below shows the wiring diagram for your dryer. As shown in this diagram, a failed cycling thermostat or hi-limit thermostat could prevent your heating element from receiving the L1 voltage needed to heat. A failed drive motor centrifugal switch could interrupt L2 voltage supply to the heating element. A bad heating element could also prevent the dryer from heating.

The third image below shows the location of the heating element, hi-limit thermostat and cycling thermostat. It also provides a procedure for removing the front panel to access these components. If you have the technical ability to safely access internal dryer part, you can unplug the dryer and check these components using a volt/ohm meter. To check the heater element, remove the wires and measure the resistance across the leads of the element. If you measure infinite resistance (open), across the leads of the element, then the element will need to be replaced. A normal resistance for most heating elements is between 7 and 20 ohms. If you read near zero ohms (short), then the element will also need to be replaced.

If the heater element is okay, check the hi-limit thermostat in the same manner. It should measure near zero ohms at room temperature. If it measures infinite resistance (open), then it will need to be replaced.

If the hi-limit thermostat is okay, check the operating thermostat in the same manner as the hi-limit thermostat.

These tips should help you determine the cause of your dryer heating failure. If not, you could have a bad motor switch or a timer contact failure. You could also have a problem with the temperature switch.

If you need more help with this repair, resubmit your question with additional details.

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Lyle W -
Sears Technician
August 22, 2008

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