December 5, 2004

Fixed, I hope...

If you like repairing things, you should be aware of a great site,

Our Maytag dryer started making an ugly grinding noise. On my own I couldn't even figure out how to get it open. But the site had a nice picture, which with a mouse-over shows larger views of the various parts, and explanations of what they do.

I took off the front bulkhead, and spent some time rotating the drum, trying to locate the sound. (A little patience is very important...take your time, things will seem bewildering at first.) Eventually I noticed that one of the pads the drum glides on was worn away, and the metal underneath was shiny with scraping. A few more clicks, and the part is ordered, and will be shipped tomorrow. 'Till it comes, we will be living like hardy pioneers, hanging our clothes on an improvised clothesline...

* Update: The new parts worked just fine. They had to be installed with pop-rivets, which is OK with me. Our dryer is running smooth and quiet... Posted by John Weidner at December 5, 2004 2:42 PM
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