Model #MDE3706AYW MAYTAG Residential Dryer

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bangin noise n smell in dryer MDE3706AYW Maytag Maytag laundry


Hello glad to help.  Thank You for choosing Sears

I am sorry and do understand your frustration when there is trouble with the dryer.

Glad to help out.   Im  looking at your model number mde3706ayw.

 The first thing to look at when you smell rubber and hearing the sound is the belt.  You have checked the belt by sight but it could have a torn part you don't see until it is too late.    

The second thing to look at is the cylander seals which is on the front and rear end of  your drum.

The third and final thing to look at is below the drum on both sides are these cylander wheels.  They have a rubber coating and rests on the drum.  When they go bad you will smell the rubber and will make a constant loud, banging type noise.

Belt for model mde3706ayw

cylinder seals for model mde3706ayw

Roller wheels for model mde3706ayw 


 In helping with your dryer.  The first thing to let everyone know is that they must first check there lint screen.  Pull it out and make sure the vent the screen goes into is not plugged.   Next check the vent area where it goes outside the house.   A dryer has to have a free movement of air to prevent heating problems and fire hazzards.

 If you have further questions please 

let me know.

Thanks for choosing Sears

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Larry L -
Sears Technician
October 24, 2013

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