I have a maytag gas dryer. It is about 20 years old. Model number DG7500
It sounds like an jet engine taking off. I've noticed that it starts off quiet than builds up to a very lour roar.
I googled -> rollers are bad. Bought new rollers, bearings,idle wheel,etc (150 CAD can be returned if unopened).
Pull off the access panels, look at idle wheel and roller, they don't look much different than the new ones.
So, I put in some wet laundry, ran it to see if I could spot the cause of the noise (of course, if it is resonant noise this probably wouldn't work). It didn't really get super loud this time. All the rollers and the idle wheel spun.
So, before I open the packages and take everything apart I'd like to get your thoughts on whether or not this is the problem. Any ideas?
Photos of current rollers & idle wheel:
- WD40'd the roller: no real change
- fluff for 10 mins, loud but I think it is normal for this one
- DRY for 10 mins: 3-4 minutes in gets super loud again. So heat is probably playing a factor in this
- Describe the noise: not a whine. Very loud rumble.
UPDATE 2: - After buying all the parts suggested (Roller x2, gliderx2, idle wheel and belt) I took the cover, bulkhead, and drum all off. The problem was a dryer sheet caught in the blower. Removed, cleaned and replaced the belt (old one was pretty close to its last days) and it's all good now. Thanks!