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Maytag Dryer MEDB835DW4 Spins too fast / Doesn't tumble right

JohnnyGFX

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Location
57783, Spearfish, SD, USA
Model Number
MEDB835DW4
Brand
Maytag
Age
1-5 years
From day one this dryer has been spinning too fast, causing the clothes to clump up and ride the drum rather than tumble. I took a 10 second video and counted the revolutions and it is spinning at roughly 60 RPM. I have read that 40 RPM is more the ideal tumbling speed, meaning our drying is spinning 150% faster than it should.

There is nothing wrong with the pully or idler pully from what I can see. Both seem in perfect shape still. The pully itself is quite small already too, so I can't just put on a smaller pully to correct for the spin speed of the motor. I tried calling and emailing with Whirlpool/Maytag but they have been useless. Any suggestions about how to fix this?
 

Jake

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Another member was having this exact same problem, here's his thread:
You may want to ask him what he did to fix it. I have never heard or seen this happening before myself on any of my service calls.

If you post a reply in his thread, he will get a email and hopefully he will come back to tell us what fixed his.

Jake
 

Jake

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Possibly the motor pulley, your model uses the exact same one:

Look at this thread here:
3 members said the new motor pulley fixed theirs.

Jake
 

JohnnyGFX

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I had found that thread previously before posting here, took the back off, removed the belt from the motor pulley and couldn't find anything wrong with the motor pulley at all. I was originally hoping that I could get a different (smaller) motor pulley and slow it down a bit, but the threaded part where the belt sits is only slightly bigger than the motor shaft itself.
 
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