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How to Disassemble the Whirlpool Duet Sport / Kenmore HE3 Dryer

Posted by Samurai Appliance Repair Man, in Repair Videos, Dryer Repair 17 February 2012 · 1,139 views
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How to fix a Maytag stack laundry unit with a 9E error on the dryer

Posted by Samurai Appliance Repair Man, in Dryer Repair 30 January 2012 · 1,943 views

9E - malfunction in dryer door circuit.
Door switch kit.
Replaces older 2 terminal switches.
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SE1000 may be similar model
Dryer Door Switch,
center of diagram
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Source: Maytag LSE9900ADE 9E error

How to replace a broken drum baffle in a Whirlpool / Kenmore dryer

Posted by Samurai Appliance Repair Man, in Dryer Repair 12 January 2012 · 2,378 views

The drum baffles in a dryer are those plastic ridges that stick out in the drum. They look like this:

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Without those drum baffles, the clothes would get wadded up into a tangled ball that wouldn't dry werf a shi'ite. If one of the baffles is broken off inside your dryer, it's an easy and inexpensive repair. Here's the part link to the baffle ==> Dryer Drum Baffle

And here's how to install it:


Source: Clothes getting all tangled, bar came off Kenmore 80 series dryer

Simple Solution for Poor Drying Complaints in Dryers With Moisture Sensors

Posted by Samurai Appliance Repair Man, in Dryer Repair 10 January 2012 · 1,334 views

I've been reading the previous 50 or so posts tonight---and noticed several visitors to the forum had a common "problem" with their dryer---which uses a MOISTURE SENSOR.

The complaint was identical:

"Laundry doesn't always dry" (and the vent system was ruled-out)

The responses were similar:

"Avoid small loads in dryers that have/use MOISTURE SENSORS"


"For small loads---use the TIME DRY cycle"

There is a solution---and it's a very simple one.

Some years back---I had an older lady (widow)---that contacted us regarding her LG dryer.
Her complaint was that the laundry was not dry at the end of the cycle.
Also---the cycle run time/duration was rather short (cycle ended far earlier than initial time displayed).

In her case---she does not wash/dry large loads at all---and rarely does she even have medium sized loads to wash.

On LG dryers---the MOISTURE SENSOR ("bars") are located at the front of the dryer---on the LINT FILTER HOUSING.

If the dryer is dead-level---which hers was---a small load of laundry will tumble in the GIANT DRUM and very erratically come into contact with the MOISTURE SENSOR.

By raising the REAR LEVELING LEGS about an inch---this forced the tumbling small load of laundry to remain at the *front* of the dryer---continually falling/contacting the MOISTURE SENSOR.

On dryers (other brands) in which the sensors are positioned at the rear/back of the drum---simply raise the *front* leveling legs to get the same result.

Technicians can demonstrate to the customer by running the dryer with 2 or 3 small pieces of clothing---laundry will either tumble at the rear of the drum or near the center (in an LG dryer--for example).

Explain to the customer---the MOISTURE SENSORs function and that wet/damp laundry *must* continually come into contact with the sensor (show the customer the location of the sensor).

After adjusting the legs---the customer/owner will notice the laundry moving toward the SENSOR location with 30 seconds of starting the cycle---and remain at that location in the drum for the duration of the cycle.

Dry laundry.

Problem solved :)

Source: Dryers With Moisture Sensors

How to replace the motor in a Huebsch stackable coin op dryer

Posted by Samurai Appliance Repair Man, in Dryer Repair 06 January 2012 · 1,201 views

Dryer seems to be made by Maytag / Amana
similar to ALE866SCW and others
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from the
Home Laundry Dryers Service Manual for Amana

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Disassembly Procedures
Front Panel
NOTE: Service access panel must be removed first to remove front panel.
NOTE: Top edge of front panel is held in place by two spring clips and panel locator(s) located on top flange of the front panel.
1. Disconnect power supply to unit.
2. Remove screws securing bottom of front panel.
3. Lift the bottom of front panel outward to release the spring clips and panel locator(s)

.Front Bulkhead
1. Disconnect power supply to unit.
2. Remove front panel, see “Front Panel” procedure.
3. Remove belt from motor and idler pulleys.
4. Remove screws securing bulkhead to front side panels.
5. Lift bulkhead assembly out of slots located in side panels and remove.
6. Remove cylinder glides from each glide bracket.
• Unsnap glide from each glide bracket.
7. Reverse procedure to reassemble.
NOTE: Verify felt seal on exhaust fan cover is airtight on flange of duct.
If seal is installed improperly air flow will be restricted which can cause poor dryer performance.

When installing the cylinder seal it is important that the stitching on the seal face towards the dryer center.
The short flap must be glued to the bulkhead and the long flap left loose.
NOTE: Adhere sealant (No. 22506P) to bulkhead using a continuious bead completely around the entire flange
where the felt seal contacts the bulkhead.

Motor and Exhaust Assembly
1. Disconnect power supply and shut-off gas supply to unit (if so equipped).
2. Remove front panel, see “Front Panel” procedure steps 1 – 3.
3. Remove screws securing cabinet top to side panels.
4. Raise cabinet top to a vertical position.
5. Disengage belt from motor and idler pulleys.
6. Remove front bulkhead, see “Front Bulkhead” procedure.
7. Carefully remove cylinder out through front of dryer.
8. Disconnect wires from thermostat/thermistor and heater.
NOTE: Refer to appropriate wiring diagram when rewiring thermostat and heater.
9. Disengage motor wire harness terminal block from motor switch by pressing in on the movable locking tabs
(located on each end of the terminal block) and pulling away from motor.
10.Remove screws securing motor mounting bracket to dryer base.
NOTE: When reassembling, be sure seal on exhaust fan cover makes airtight seal on flange of duct.
If the seal is installed improperly, the airflow through the exhaust system will be restricted which can adversely affect dryer performance.
NOTE: When reinstalling motor and exhaust assembly, be sure wire harness on right side is clipped to motor mounting bracket
and is routed along dryer base (between motor mounting bracket and right side of cabinet).
Tab on rear of motor mounting bracket must be inserted into slot in dryer base.
Be sure the belt has been installed on the correct side of the idler lever.

Source: Huebsch Stackable coin op dryer Model HSG119WF serial 0203014719

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