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Appliantology Newsletter: How to Use Your Dryer to Get Out of Your Mortgage

Posted by Samurai Appliance Repair Man, in Dryer Repair, Appliantology Newsletter 14 February 2013 · 691 views
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To read the Award-Winning, January 2012 issue of Appliantology, click this link (opens in a new window) ==> http://ymlp.com/zKmyff

Money-Saving Tip for Replacing a Motor in a GE Dryer

Posted by Samurai Appliance Repair Man, in Dryer Repair 22 December 2012 · 780 views
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Some models of GE dryers are actually made my Frigidaire... or they at least use Frigidaire parts. One example is the GE DSXH43EA3WW dryer. If you have one of these with a bad motor, here's a tip that could save you a couple of of Benjamins: use the Frigidaire part number instead of the GE part. Grand Master Reginald explains:

...The new G.E. motor is only 376.85 clams. :woot: ............ ...Or, If yer crafty, only 115 clams :tongue: for a Frigidaire motor...

GE DSXH43EA3WW built by Frigidaire

GE Motor $ 377
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Frigidaire Motor $ 114
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Remove the Belt and try turning the Motor Shaft by hand.
Does it turn easily, smoothly ?
Give the Motor Shaft a twirl by hand.
Does it continue to spin at all ?

Source: GE Dryer: model# DSXH43EA3WW, Starts but won't stay running.

Fixing a Loud Noise in a Bosch Dryer

Posted by Samurai Appliance Repair Man, in Dryer Repair, Repair Videos 19 June 2012 · 663 views
Bosch, WFMC, dryer
Finding the source of this noise in this Bosch dryer was tricky. Judging by the sound, the noise had to originate from either the motor or the blower wheel. The problem turned out to be the blower wheel. The noise was only heard in a heated dryer cycle. Apparently the heated air would deform the plastic blower wheel just enough to make it contact the blower housing while rotating.

Here are the part links to the drum rollers and blower wheel that I used to fix this dryer:

Drum rollers ==> http://www.repaircli.../422200/1105531

Blower wheel ==> http://www.repaircli.../491640/1107382

Maytag Neptune Dryer with a Split Drum

Posted by Samurai Appliance Repair Man, in Dryer Repair, Repair Videos 24 May 2012 · 1,036 views
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Customer called with a complaint that her 7-year old Maytag Neptune MDE9700AYW dryer would hum when started then click off. Also said the drum would not turn by hand. What could the problem be? The answer may surprise you!

Epilogue: Turns out this is not covered under warranty. The failure occurred right at the seam where the drum was welded together. Total fee to replace this drum, part and labor, is over $400. I recommended that the customer purchase a new Whirlpool dryer with a lint filter on the top panel and no electronic controls, just knobs and switches, available at Sears for less than $500. She's going to go that route.

If you live in the New London, NH, area and need fast, expert, honest appliance repair service, call The Appliance Guru at 526-7129.

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Hunting down a mystery leak in an LG steam dryer

Posted by Samurai Appliance Repair Man, in Dryer Repair 04 May 2012 · 1,205 views
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<<<DLEX7177RM Steam dryer has mystery leak that the customer notices after most cycles, coming from near the front center of the machine. I ran this unit for quite some time and could find no leak.>>>


In most cases---this is caused by a partially restricted vent system.

When the back pressure increases due to a restricted/partially blocked vent system---moisture/steam "escapes" from the drum during the cycle (fairly common).

Check all hoses for tight connections as well (it's rare to find a leaky hose).


<<<I could not locate the source of the leak. I went into dx mode and activated the steam generator, and only ended up with a drum full of water>>>


To initiate the DIAGNOSTICS TEST MODE...

Press/hold the MORE TIME and LESS TIME buttons

Then press the POWER button and release all three buttons.

To test the STEAM GENERATOR funtion...

Press the START/PAUSE button 4 times.

NOTE: During the STEAM GENERATOR test mode---the SG pump *will flood* the dryer if allowed to run too long.


<<<Customer indicated that a previous servicer replaced something (maybe steam generator?) and indicated that this part breaks all the time and they should get used to replacing it.>>>




The STEAM GENERATOR in an LG dryer serves 2 functions...

1) Static Reduction---Most of the dry cycles will add a small spray of steam into the drum during *the last* 15 minutes of a cycle.

2)The EASY IRON cycle adds a *heavy* amount of steam to the laundry load to leave clothes very damp in preparation for *ironing*.

If STEAM DRY is selected (any cycle)---the STEAM GENERATOR will be turned off during the last 8 minutes of the cycle.

If using the STEAM FRESH option---the SG will NOT energize if the Moisture Sensor Bars detect moisure in the load (clothing).

Source: LG Steam Dryer mystery leak - DLEX7177RM

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