June 30th, 2011, 12:32 PM
Maytag Dryer will not tumble without being started by hand
I have a Maytag dryer that does not always tumble when you press start. The heat is still great, just the tumbling is the problem. When you press start, you hear a squealing noise then if you open the dryer and turn the drum by hand a little and try again it will usually work. From reading other threads, I see that this is more than likely a belt/roller problem. I have not taken anything apart yet to investigate. I am not sure which one my dryer model has, if thats the problem, and also if there are other component parts that should be replaced at the same time. Thanks for any help!
June 30th, 2011, 06:51 PM
Its sounds like the motor start windings are going bad.
Page #20 here shows how to remove the blower wheel and then change the motor:
But you also may want to check your rollers and idler pulley while you have it apart.
Unplug or turn the breaker off to your dryer first.
Here's the motor for your model you can order here:
Manufacturer's Number: 2200376
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