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Old 11-25-2012, 03:47 PM
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Default Dryer making screeching sound [video attached]
Model Number: PYG2300AWW   Brand: Maytag   Age: 5 - 10 years   

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My dryer has been making a loud screeching sound for about a week which has gotten progressively worse. I took apart the dryer and the sound looks to be coming from the blower or the motor. This is my first time working on a dryer so any help pinpointing the problem would be appreciated. I've uploaded a video to youtube in case it's of help:

Maytag dryer - screeching sound - YouTube

Is there anything else I can do to narrow down what's causing the sound? Or is it something obvious that I'm not aware of?


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Old 11-26-2012, 03:54 PM
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Most likely the problem is a bad blower wheel due to a worn out central hole. You will need a special pliers to remove the retaining ring (#12 at the diagram).

- The blower wheel Part number: 31001317

Part number: 31001317



- The snap-ring pliers Part number: 73236

Part number: 73236



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