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FIXED LDE5004ACW Maytag Dryer squeaks for the first minute after starting

Uncle Vinny

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LDE5004ACW
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Age
More than 10 years
Hello there, I looked for an answer to this specific question in the forums, but didn't see an answer.

We have an ~11-year old Maytag dryer (LDE5004ACW) that squeaks when it starts, but then goes back to normal. This usually lasted 5 seconds, but is now up to about 60 seconds. Is it easy to guess what might be wearing down?

Many thanks,
Vince
 

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Uncle Vinny

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Oops, right LDE5004ACW is correct.

Thanks for the info. I'll start by replacing the Idler pulleys. Will I need a maintenance manual, or is it pretty obvious what to do? This will be the first time I've ever taken apart a dryer.

Thanks again!
 

jeff1

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I corrected your model#.

All of the part linked listed above have video helps so you will likely not need another manual or such.

jeff sr.
 

Uncle Vinny

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Wow that video is super helpful. In your first reply you said "X 2"....does that mean I need to buy two idler pulleys? The video just shows one.
 

jeff1

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Drum support wheels are replaced in pairs = 2.
There is only one idler pulley.

jeff sr.
 

jeff1

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Thankx for the update! :)

jeff sr.
 
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