Noisy Maytag Dryer LDE8500ACW
Model Number: LDE8500ACW Brand:
More than 10 years
My 14 yr old Maytag Dryer LDE8500ACW is making a lot of noise (metal screeching noise). Sometimes it starts with almost no noise, then it becomes almost constant and it sometimes goes away. When I removed the front panel and turned the dryer on, it made no noise so I could not tell were the noise was coming from. After I put it back together and used the dryer with clothes in it the noise returned.
I reviewed a post for a different Maytag model and it hinted at replacing the bearing kit, drum roller, belt and idler pulley. So I took off the front of the dryer and the lower right access panel to look around and vacuum the inside clean. The belt is significantly worn so that needs to be replaced.
1) Does it make sense to replace the other parts listed above?
2) I looked around to try to figure out how to replace the belt, but not sure what to do. Do I remove the "tumbler front" and then gain access that way. Any helpful hints would be greatly appreciated.