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Things to check in an LG dryer that's not drying the clothes completely

Posted by Samurai Appliance Repair Man, in Dryer Repair 02 May 2012 · 1,418 views
LG, dryer

<<<I'm working on repairing a LG dryer DLE5977B that is not drying the clothes completely.>>>

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Assuming the entire vent system is clean/clear...

If Fabric Softener Sheets are used in the dryer---laundry will be approximately 90% dry (on a regular basis).

This is caused by *wax* build-up on the MOISTURE SENSORS from the FS Sheet.

The waxy residue on the MOISTURE SENSORS will cause the MAIN BOARD to "think" that the laundry has become dry at/near the end of the cycle.

There are 2 options:

1) Discontinue using FS Sheets

or

2) Clean/scrub the MOISTURE SENSORS with a *ScotchBrite Pad* after each load in the dryer (when a FS Sheet is used)

The MOISTURE SENSORS are located on the *drum side* of the Lint Filter Housing (2 silver metal strips).
These can easily be found on the Lint Filter Housing by placing your head into the drum and looking downward at the Filter Housing.

Additionally...

If a *small* load has been placed in the dryer---the damp/wet laundry may not be making contact with the Moisture Sensors often enough (causing rapid termination of the cycle).
Raising the rear/back leveling legs of the dryer---about an inch higher than the front of the dryer---will cause small loads of laundry to tumble at the front of the drum (continually making contact with the Sensors).


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Maytag Dryer is squealing

Posted by Samurai Appliance Repair Man, in Dryer Repair 22 April 2012 · 1,224 views
Maytag, dryer, squealing, noise and 1 more...
Dependable Care models, example model number MDG6200AWX

Your most likely noise-makers in this dryer:

Drum front glides ==> http://www.repaircli...Pad/306508/1309

How to install 'em :


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VovMw8l8JVo

Drum rollers ==> http://www.repaircli...12001541/400518

How to install 'em:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uee5SL8MEqs

Other parts you may want to replace while you're in there:

Belt ==> http://www.repaircli...33002535/791135

Idler pulley ==> http://www.repaircli...3700340/1472812



Source: Maytag Dryer is squealing


Removing the blower wheel from the motor in a Whirlpool dryer

Posted by Samurai Appliance Repair Man, in Dryer Repair 20 April 2012 · 2,099 views
Whirlpool, Dryer, Blower, Motor
Some tricks, tips, and techniques for removing the blower wheel from the motor in the Whirlpool-built dryer with the lint filter in the top panel.

This is how I'm doing it. TO THE T!
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wuP7o10SOG8

no wonder, you'll never get it apart that way.

Leave the front clip on
use the biggest cresent wrench you can on the blower wheel.make it as tight on the plastic as you can.
rotate the cresent wrench to the right so it's up tight against the cabinet or drum roller shaft
then take a big pair of vise grips and lock it on the belt pulley, lock it in the 12:00 position as tight as possible.
then wrap some electrical tape around the vise grip to keep it from unlocking.
now take something solid an hit the vise grips to drive them clockwise.hit it hard

this works 90% of the time or more.

Lock the belt pulley end shaft in a vise.
Use a pipe wrench to remove the nut on the blower end.
If that fails use a Dremel type cutting wheel to remove the nut.

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Buy Whirlpool dryer parts with a 365-day return policy here ==> http://www.repaircli...rts?RCAID=24038


Source ==> http://appliantology...m-blower-wheel/



How to measure dryer vent exhaust temperatures

Posted by Samurai Appliance Repair Man, in Dryer Repair 11 April 2012 · 1,296 views
dryer, vent, exhaust, temperature

What are the Vent temperatures ?

With an empty load, Timed Dry, High Heat, the vent temperature should cycle somewhere between 135F and 160F

Check the Vent air temperature at the back of the Dryer using a probe-type thermometer.

If you have a Harbor Freight Store near you,
click on picture $ 2.99 sometimes on sale
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Dryer Vent:
Vent should be rigid metal.
Short lengths of flexible metal may be OK, if not crimped when moving the Dryer into place.
NO plastic
NO PVC
NO screws
Foil Duct Tape is OK.

Check / clean the Dryer Vent

Disconnect the Dryer Vent and check for good air-flow there and where it exits the house.



Source: Maytag pyet344ayw dryer won't work on automatic.







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