WP6-3129480 – Replacing Your Maytag Dryer’s Drum Support Roller Axle AP6009858 PS11743031
WP6-3129480 – Replacing Your Maytag Dryer’s Drum Support Roller Axle AP6009858 PS11743031


Hi my name is Bill and today I’m going to
be showing you how to replace the drum support roller axle in your dryer. The reason why you would have to do this is
because the drum is no longer spinning or because you’re getting squeaking noises from
the drum support roller axle which are cause by the drum support roller axle being all
scratched up For this repair we will be using a short phillips head screwdriver a regular
sized phillips head screwdriver two hook tools and a half inch wrench. WARNING before doing any repairs please disconnect
your power source. So this is our dryer that we’re going to be
using for this demonstration its a Maytag keep in mind your dryer might be a little
bit different than what we’ve got here but the same technique should still apply. First thing you wanna do is make sure you
turn your gas off. So I’ll be using a phillips head screwdriver
and it’s our little short stubby guy because we’re dealing with an awkward angle and not
a lot of space. Now that we’ve got those screws off we can
tilt the front panel forward and those clips will come right out and now we’re going to
carefully set this down we’ve still got wires connecting the front bulkhead so now all we’re
going to do is just unplug these two wires here and we can set this bulkhead off to the
side. Now we’re just going to pull out the lint
filter set that off to the side for now and now we’ve gotta get to a couple more screws
and unscrew them they’re going to be on the inside of the dryer though and they’re just
on this side of the lint filter. And now we’ve just got one more screw in the
middle which is a phillips head screw and now we’ve got one more screw that’s holding
this on so we’re just going to remove these two screws here and the whole entire piece
should just come right off so now we’re going to remove the screws off of this side and we’re just holding this in place so it doesn’t fall down and now you also want to remove
this blue wire here and with all that off you should be able to remove the front bulkhead
and we can just set that down off to the side now the belt is still on here so what I’m
going to do is pull this drum out slightly like this and then I’m going to go back into
the back here and in order to get the belt off we’re going to have to push up on the
lever to release the tension reach in with our other hand and now we can just take that
right off so now we can pull the drum out and as you pull it out just be careful that
you don’t get the belt caught on anything else and if you do reach in there and get
it out so the next thing that we’re going to have to do is we’re going to have to remove
the retaining ring right here and in order to do that I’ve got a couple of hook tools
and we’re just going to spread the ring a little bit and that will pop out make sure
not to lose that so now that we have the retaining ring off you can see right here this is our
first washer on the wheel and you can just pop that right off and take it off then you
can take the wheel off and behind the wheel you can see we have this other washer now
this is the original washer it’s a metal washer so right here is our support shaft in order
to get that off we’re going to be using a 1/2 inch wrench and we’re going to turn it
till we can loosen it a little bit and once that nut is loose you can unscrew it the rest
of the way by hand and it comes right out now you can grab your new OEM replacement
shaft if you don’t have one already you can find one on our online store we’re going to
put our nut back in this spot where it goes right here behind the hole and we’re going
to screw it in by hand as much as we can and we’re going
to get our 1/2 inch wrench and we’re going to hold onto the shaft as we tighten with
the wrench the rest of the way there we go and now the shaft is in there nice and tight
so now we’re going to put this fiber washer on first followed by our roller wheel and
now we’re going to put the other fiber washer on and now we’re going to put our retaining
ring back on using our hook tools and once again we’re just going to spread them out
and then we can just use a tool to push it all the way into place it snaps on and now
we can continue to put the rest of the dryer back together and now we can put the drum
back in the machine and as we put the drum into the machine you’re just going to wanna
make sure the belt goes along with it and doesn’t get caught on anything once again
because it’s pretty loose on here now to put the drum back on we’re going to
take the belt we’re going to go on the other side of the wheel here like this and we’re
going to lift it up keeping this all together and then loop the belt around the shaft here
make sure everything’s on straight there we go and then everything should be able to spin
freely now so now that the belt is on the wheel in the dry shaft we’re going to put
the drum on to the roller wheels and you can see here we’ll spin the drum around a couple
of times and you’ll see that also our blower wheels spinning as we spin our drum so once
you’ve got that you know that you’ve got it in the right way so now we can put the rest
of the dryer back together so you can line up your duct assembly with the blower here
and that plastic will actually go on the inside that’ll help you with lining everything up
and once you do that lift up on the tub a little bit and everything else should line
up nicely for you so we’ve got these little tabs here and that’ll help you with the lining
everything up you’re just going to want to slide the tabs into that bigger holes and
once we do that we’ll screw it back on and now we’ll plug the blue wire back in here
and now we’ll screw these screws back in on the inside of the duct assembly now I can put the filter back in and now we
can hook the wires back up so we’re just going to make sure that we’ve got the wires in the
same arrangement that they were before yellow goes on this side and the blue one goes on
this side now go back to the front and now we’re going to want to put the front panel
back in place to do that we’re going to do the opposite of what we did to take it off
we’re going to pick it up and angle it a bit and just tilt it back until you hear both
of those clips snap into place then you should be able to close it up
and now we can screw the bottom back in so you’re just going to want to make sure your
panel is pushed in all the way and once you do that you should be able to get your screw
started in the hole and now we can just screw it back in and once that’s screwed in you can plug everything else back in and your repair is complete now we can turn our gas back on Finally don’t forget to plug in your appliance If you need
to replace any parts for your appliances you can find an OEM replacement part on our website
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