How to remove the drum of Maytag Dryer?
To inspect and/or replace drum glides, belts or electric heater elements, you must remove the drum as follows:
1) Open the inspection panel on the back of the machine and release belt tension.
2) Remove the cabinet front as described above.
3) Remove the four screws from the front bulkhead as shown in figure ML-3. While holding the drum in place, lift out the bulkhead and set it aside. You can now lift out the drum.
The drum glides are on the lower front corners of the inside of the bulkhead. They are riveted in place. If you need to change them, you must drill out the rivets and rivet new ones in place. The rivets come with the glide kit. The drum support roller shafts are held onto the rear bulkhead with a nut. (Figure ML-4) Remove the nut to remove the roller wheels.
The front and rear drum seals can also be inspected for wear at this point. They are glued onto the front and back bulkheads. If you need to replace them, you must scrape off the old adhesive and glue in new ones.
In electric models, the heater element is located inside the heater box on the right side of the baseplate of the machine. Test it for continuity as described in “Problems Common to All Brands”, and if defective, replace the heater box.
Don’t forget to check that the idler rolls smoothly. Replace if sticking or binding, by pulling off the spring clip that holds the idler pulley to its shaft.