Maytag Performa Dryer Layout
Figure NN-1 shows the general layout of these machines.
The rear of the drum is supported by two rollers. At the front, the drum is supported on the left side by a glide or roller mounted to a steel leg, which is welded to the baseplate. The front right side of the drum is supported by a glide which is molded into the blower housing.
The cabinet is solid on three sides, so everything is accessed through the front of the machine.
The blower fan is mounted directly to the front of the drive motor. The drive pulley and belt come off the rear of the motor, and the belt goes completely around the drum. The motor and blower are on the right side of the baseplate of the machine. A spring-loaded idler keeps tension on the belt.
In gas models the burner is on the left side of the baseplate of the machine. It is accessible through the small inspection door on the lower left front of the machine. In electric models, the heater is located at the top of the heat riser duct, at the left rear of the machine.
Operating thermostats in these machines are located on the front of the blower exhaust housing. Hi-limit stats are located on top of the heat riser duct.