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how do you replace rollers on a maytag mdg308daww

Replacing the rollers on a Maytag MDG308DAWW dryer is a relatively straightforward task that can help restore smooth and quiet operation to your dryer. The rollers provide support for the drum as it rotates during the drying cycle. Over time, these rollers can wear out, causing noise and potentially affecting dryer performance. Here's a step-by-step guide on how to replace the rollers on a Maytag MDG308DAWW dryer:

Tools and Materials You Will Need:
* Replacement dryer drum support rollers (kit or individual rollers)
* Screwdriver (usually Phillips or flat-head)
* Putty knife or paint scraper
* Needle-nose pliers
* 9/16-inch socket wrench or pliers
* Replacement drum belt (optional, if you plan to replace it)
* Vacuum cleaner with a brush attachment (optional, for cleaning lint)
Safety Precautions:
Always ensure that the dryer is disconnected from its power source before starting any maintenance or repair work.
Step-by-Step Guide:
1. Disconnect the Dryer:
Unplug the dryer from the electrical outlet or turn off the power at the circuit breaker.
2. Access the Dryer's Interior:
To access the interior of the dryer, you'll need to remove the front panel. Start by removing the lint filter and then locating and removing the screws that secure the lint filter housing to the dryer's top panel. These screws are typically located behind the lint filter slot.
3. Remove the Top Panel:
After removing the lint filter housing screws, slide a putty knife or paint scraper between the top and front panels near the corners of the dryer's front. Lift the top panel to release it from the retaining clips. Be careful not to damage the finish.
4. Remove the Front Panel:
With the top panel lifted, you can now access the screws that secure the front panel to the dryer's cabinet. Typically, there are two screws located near the top inside corners of the front panel. Remove these screws.
5. Disconnect the Door Switch Wires (if applicable):
If your dryer has a door switch connected to the front panel, use needle-nose pliers to disconnect the wires connected to the switch. Take note of the wire placement for reassembly.
6. Remove the Front Panel:
Once the screws and wires are disconnected, lift and remove the front panel from the dryer cabinet. Set it aside.
7. Access the Drum and Rollers:
With the front panel removed, you'll have access to the dryer drum and rollers. The rollers are typically located on the rear bulkhead of the dryer, one on each side.
8. Remove the Drum Belt (optional):
If you plan to replace the drum belt as well, now is the time to release the tension on the belt. Reach under the drum and release the belt from the tensioner pulley or idler arm. Note the belt's routing for reassembly.
9. Replace the Rollers:
Use a 9/16-inch socket wrench or pliers to remove the nuts or retaining clips securing the old rollers. Carefully slide the old rollers off their shafts. If they are worn or damaged, discard them.
10. Install the New Rollers:
Slide the new rollers onto the shafts in the same position as the old ones. Secure them with the nuts or retaining clips that you removed earlier.
11. Reassemble the Dryer:
If you removed the drum belt, reattach it to the tensioner pulley or idler arm and route it as it was before. Reconnect the door switch wires if applicable.
12. Reattach the Front Panel:
Carefully align the front panel with the slots on the dryer's cabinet and slide it into place. Secure it with the screws you removed earlier.
13. Reattach the Top Panel:
Lower the top panel back down and press it firmly to engage the retaining clips. Reinstall the screws that secure the lint filter housing.
14. Reattach the Lint Filter and Housing:
Place the lint filter and housing back into position and secure it with the screws.
15. Reconnect the Dryer:
Plug the dryer back into the electrical outlet or turn the power back on at the circuit breaker.
16. Test the Dryer:
Turn on the dryer and listen for any unusual noises. Ensure that the drum rotates smoothly and that the dryer operates correctly.
17. Clean the Interior (optional):
While the dryer is open, you may want to use a vacuum cleaner with a brush attachment to remove any built-up lint or dust from the interior of the dryer for improved performance and safety.

Replacing the drum support rollers on your Maytag MDG308DAWW dryer can help eliminate excessive noise and ensure that the drum rotates smoothly during operation. Following these steps carefully can help you complete the task effectively and restore your dryer to optimal performance.
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