FIXED Maytag Dryer Squeaks (SDE515DAYW)

sonixmon

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Model Number
SDE515DAYW
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Maytag
Age
6-10 years
I Have been reading through these forums and it seems the rear rollers and idler pulley are usually the main causes for these noises? The dryer is about 7 years old and has had a lot of normal use. I am assuming it would be best to replace the rear rollers, idler pulley and probably the belt? Maybe even the Blower wheel (though I don't have the rumbling sound yet).

If you would be so kind as to give me the link to the proper parts (kit if available) as well as proper instructions for taking apart. I think I found some of the inst. and parts, but there are a lot of different models and I would like to make sure I get the right ones!

Thanks for the great forum, very helpful indeed!!

Here is a video showing the squeal sound. The Morse code sound in the background is kind of new. The washer beside it is also running, but making normal noise. Though its belt squeaks when it stops, I will need to make a new post on that one!

 
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Jake

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Yes, The most common issue when a dryer squeaks is the rollers, idler pulley, its good to get a new belt to while you have the machine apart.

I haven't had to replace many blower wheels on this model, but I included it. Just check it and make sure its not loose on the motor shaft.

I'm attaching the repair manual for this model below, it shows how to access the rollers and the other parts.

Here's the roller for your model, you would need to order 2:
Drum Roller 37001042 Order now for same day shipping. 365 day return policy. RepairClinic.com


Here's the idler pulley:
Idler Pulley Y54414 Order now for same day shipping. 365 day return policy. RepairClinic.com


Here's the belt:
Drive Belt 40111201 Order now for same day shipping. 365 day return policy. RepairClinic.com


Here is your blower wheel:
Blower Wheel 56000 Order now for same day shipping. 365 day return policy. RepairClinic.com



Let us know how it goes.

Jake
 

sonixmon

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Thanks for the quick reply and all the info. I think it would be worth while to replace all the pullies and belt while its apart for sure.

I have one other question, I noticed on some threads it was recommended to replace the shafts for the pullies as well, is that something I should consider? If so what parts would I need?

I may take it apart to check the status of the parts, but since I have to order them I prefer to only take it apart 1 time, also my Wife isnt happy about not being able to use it if I leave it apart (assuming using it with the sound wont damage anything else?).

Thanks again!

Tom
 

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I noticed on some threads it was recommended to replace the shafts for the pullies as well, is that something I should consider?
No Tom, you wouldn't need the pulley shafts.

also my Wife isnt happy about not being able to use it if I leave it apart (assuming using it with the sound wont damage anything else?)
No, the noise won't hurt anything.

Let us know it goes.:)

Jake
 

sonixmon

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Well, replacing the parts went extremely well. It seems the tensioner pulley was the issue.

The only difficulty I had was since my laundry room isnt that deep and cabinets are above the dryer, I could not prop the lid up while working on it.

I had to remove the lid (including the wiring). I marked everything as best as I could and paid attention to where the wires go. Except I ended up with one loose wire at the end. It was not part of the bundle and the slack had come from below, so it seemed it went to the 240 connection from the wall and there was a spot for it! I even refered to the wiring diagram and it seemed to be correct (but it was hard to understand).

Unfortunately that isnt where it went and I ended up blowing the Timer :(. I then figured out it must go to the Red connection of the temp selector because there was also a spot for it there!

The replacement Timer will be here tomorrow, so assuming I actually have the wiring figured out right we should be good to go. It doesnt seem anything else took a hit before the breaker tripped!
 

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I show 3 wiring diagrams for your model: Parts for Maytag SDE515DAYW Dryer - AppliancePartsPros.com

Depending on the serial# of your dryer, but all 3 show the red wire going to the temp. selector switch here, yes, that's correct, sorry to hear your timer blew out.

Good job fixing the noise issue.:)

Keep us posted when you get the timer installed.

Jake
 

sonixmon

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Gtg!

Thanks for the response (and confirmation on the wiring). It seems that was the deal. I replaced the timer today and it is up and running again!!

Oh and nice a quite again too!!

Thanks again for the Assistance in the forums and the links to the parts! They worked perfectly!

Regards,

Tom
 

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Excellent Tom, good job.:)

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neauva

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Greetings. I'm a new member with this exact dryer and problem. I noticed above you mentioned attaching instructions on how to access the parts but I don't see the attachment. Can you repost it? Thank you!
 

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Hi,

Yes, I'm attaching it below, I don't know what happened to it from when I posted it above in 2010, but we did change forum software a couple times since then.

Jake
 

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Glad to help, let us know how it goes.

Jake
 
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