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Maytag dryer vibrates

Common reasons your Maytag dryer vibrates

The most common reasons your Maytag dryer vibrates are a worn drum support roller, defective electronic control board or a damaged blower wheel.

  • 49%

    49% of the time it's the
    Drum Support Roller

  • 26%

    26% of the time it's the
    Electronic Control Board

  • 8%

    8% of the time it's the
    Blower Wheel

  • 17%

    17% of the time it's the
    Something else

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    Most common repairs needed to fix a Maytag dryer

    Drum Support Roller Replacement

    When your dryer vibrates, you may need to replace a worn drum support roller. The support roller holds the drum in place and supports the drum as it spins inside the cabinet. The roller wheel on the drum support roller can wear down so that flat spots develop on the wheel. The drum and wheel will vibrate as the dryer tumbles. When your dryer vibrates, have a Sears Home Services Repair Expert visit your home and inspect the dryer. The technician will replace the drum support roller if it’s worn.


    Electronic Control Board Replacement

    A defective electronic control board could cause vibrations in your dryer if the control board doesn’t detect problems caused by an oversized load. The electronic control board monitors all dryer components and should stop the dryer when it detects problems. Corrupted internal logic in the electronic control board can prevent it from detecting problems and preventing vibrations in the dryer. Have a Sears Home Services technician examine and repair your dryer when it vibrates.

    Blower Wheel Replacement

    A damaged blower wheel will make a loud vibration noise in the dryer when it’s running. The blower wheel moves air through the heater and into the dryer drum to dry the clothes. The blower wheel can eventually wear out and start vibrating or making loud noises as it spins. When you hear the dryer making loud vibrating noises, have a Sears Home Services Technician examine the dryer. The technician will replace the blower wheel if it’s damaged.

    What to expect when you experience a Maytag dryer vibrates issue

    How is the vibrates problem fixed?

    Correcting most vibrates problems usually involves replacing the drum support roller, electronic control board or blower wheel. However, there are many potential causes, so a thorough diagnosis is key to fixing the problem. An accurate diagnosis is essential to understanding how much the repair will be.

    Sears Home Services recommendations for a dryer that vibrates

    When the dryer vibrates it can be for many reasons. To avoid replacing unneeded parts we recommend having a Sears Home Services professional perform diagnostic tests to identify the root cause of the problem. Our technicians are experienced at diagnosing all types of dryer failures.

    What to look out for with a dryer vibrates diagnosis

    Diagnosing modern appliances without proper knowledge and training can be difficult. Without using proper diagnostic techniques, fixing your dryer problem will only be achieved through changing parts on a hunch. Appliances, especially in the last 10 years, have become extremely advanced, and many models have electronic parts that are difficult to test. DIY repairs on the latest appliance models are becoming increasingly difficult.

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