Maytag Dryer Noise and Vibration

marilano

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:( My Maytag electric dryer (frontloading) just started making a loud noise when it runs, which seems to get louder the longer it's on (and for some reason, seems a little louder when the dryer is on "air only"). It's also vibrating when it runs--so, for instance, a pile of papers I had on the dryer moved itself onto the washer next to it the last time I used the dryer! Up until now, the dryer has worked fine with no repairs needed in 10 years (although it doesn't get that much use). I wonder if there's anything simple I can check myself before calling a repair person. I'm not very handy, so I'll need an expert to do any repairs that involve moving or taking apart the dryer. But I'm wondering whether this is likely to be a major and costly appliance repair if I do call a repair person. I'd rather not have to buy a new dryer now, so if the repair were under $150 I'd probably pay for it. Any advice would be most appreciated. Thanks. marilano
 

jeff1

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Hi,

My Maytag electric dryer (frontloading)
I haven't seen many top loading dryers ;)

just started making a loud noise when it runs, which seems to get louder the longer it's on
No model# posted, but something caught in the fan blower ( bounce sheet, small sock ) can cause terrible vibration noises or a broken fan blower are common noise makers.

This might be like yours....

http://www.applianceaid.com/maytag-dryers.html#noise

jeff.
 
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