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We have a Maytag dryer that has been making loud rattling noises when starting/running. The belt broke awhile back too

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Old 11-07-2012, 07:19 AM
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Model Number: LDE7304ACE   Brand: Maytag   Age: 5 - 10 years   

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We have a Maytag dryer that has been making loud rattling noises when starting/running. The belt broke awhile back too and I already replaced that. I thought it might be the drum rollers so I just replaced those yesterday. But apparently that wasn't the problem.
I'm thinking my next two options would be the glides or blower wheel. But instead of just buying every part under the sun until it goes away, I figured I'd ask here first. Here's an audio file I recorded of the sound:

080101-004.mp3

Could the idler pulley be responsible? Thanks for any insight!


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Hi.

Most likely it's the blower wheel turning on the motor shaft.
Replace the wheel Part number: Y303836

Part number: Y303836


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Thanks Simon, I'll try that.
Is there something I should visually see on the wheel? I've looked at it specifically and spun it manually trying to see if I could see any broken or wobbling pieces, but didn't notice anything strange.
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See if the blower is tight on the shaft or you can turn it when the shaft is not moving.

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That fixed it! The blower wheel wasn't rotating the shaft.
Thank you again.
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