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Both my washer and dryer are thirty years old and until

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Both my washer and dryer are thirty years old and until recently, have been doing very well, but now they are both making noises I haven't heard before. Can I still get replacement parts and would Maytag like to see these machines?
JA: Can you guesstimate how old your Maytag is? And just to clarify, what's the exact model?
Customer: Thankx for holding. I just now found a slip dated 12/17/85 from Austin's Appliance, Valatie, NY for the washer and dryer. The washer model is A512 and the dyer is DE312..
JA: Do you plan on doing the work yourself?
Customer: i don't think so as i know nothing about repair work. We did have a door latch kit to replace theoriginal on 1/9/09.
JA: Anything else we should know to help you best?
Customer: No.

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So yes, you can definitely get parts for these machines at Searspartsdirect.com. Some electronics parts like the tier aren't available but anything for a squeaking issue like a roller or wheel or belt should all be ordered. There are a lot of things that can cause the noise but for the dryer typically you would take the drum out and spin the wheels and rollers by hand to see which one isn't spinning properly or making noise and replace it.

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If both units are still running they are completely repairable and worth fixing. Sometimes as they age things can squeak or squeal as they may just need a belt or an idler pulley. I would have a tech check it out for sure as they can go another 30 years.

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