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How to disassemble an LG dryer to remove a sock or something stuck in the blower

Posted by Samurai Appliance Repair Man, in Dryer Repair 03 December 2011 · 3,847 views

Dryer powers up, you select a cycle and push start and the dryer hums for a coupla seconds and then goes quiet for a while. This usually indicates something is blocking the drum from rotating. A sock stuck in the blower would do it.

A quick test to see if you have a drum blockage problem is to simply open the door and try to turn the drum by hand. If you can't turn the drum manually, ain't no way that dinky motor in there is gonna turn it, ether! Can I hear an, "A-freakin-men?"

If you need to get inside the dryer to remove a sock stuck in the blower or some other rolling problem, Sublime Master john63 steps us over the rice paper without a single tear or wrinkle:

Unplug dryer

Looking at the rear of dryer---the TOP COVER has what looks like "hinges"

At each plastic "hinge"---there are 2 phillips-type screws---remove only the lower screws at each "hinge".

Grasp the TOP COVER and slide rear about 2 inches---lift off & remove.

Standing at the front of the dryer---remove the WATER DISPENSER TRAY (release tab is at the bottom of the drawer).

Remove the 2 phillips screws that are now visible with the WATER DISPENSER DRAWER removed.

At the right-hand side of the CONTROL PANEL---remove a single phillips screw from the corner (opposite side of panel).

Disconnect plugs/wires that are directly behind the *jog dial* of the CONTROL PANEL

Remove the CONTROL PANEL---a small flat screwdriver helps to unsnap the **tabs** that secure the CONTROL PANEL

With the CONTROL PANEL removed---remove the 5 screws which secure the entire FRONT PANEL/COVER of the dryer. These screws are located at the top of the front panel---and were not visible with the CONTROL PANEL installed.

Pull the FRONT PANEL towards you just enough to allow unplugging the DOOR SWITCH

Lift the entire FRONT PANEL an inch or so & remove

Remove the LINT FILTER & place it inside the Drum

Looking at the front of the dryer---you'll notice a DUCT HOUSING (silver)

Remove the 2 phillips screws from the DUCT & slide it down-and-away.

With a bright flashlight---examine the BLOWER HOUSING---remove any clothing/obstruction

Re-assemble in reverse order


Common parts that cause rolling problems when they go bad:

Drum Roller

Belt, Drive

Drive Motor

Blower Wheel

Idler Pulley



Source: lg dlex7177rm


How to remove the top panel on a Maytag MGD9600 gas dryer

Posted by Samurai Appliance Repair Man, in Dryer Repair 22 October 2011 · 1,178 views

Piece of pie, tovarish! Grand Master RegUS_PatOff calls the dance steps:

Remove the three hex-head screws from the rear flange of the dryer’s top cover.
Lift the rear of the top cover and slide it back so the tabs clear the catches on the bracket,
and remove the cover from the unit.
NOTE: Make sure that the tabs slide under the bracket catches when you reinstall the top cover.



Source: Maytag MGD9600SQ0 Gas Dryer - How to Remove Cover?


How to test and replace the heating element in an older-model Maytag electric dryer

Posted by Samurai Appliance Repair Man, in Dryer Repair 10 October 2011 · 1,629 views

Unplug the dryer and remove the front panel to get access to the heating element. This video has dissassembly and replacement instructions:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eTTozln6YzM

And this video shows you how to test the heating element to see if it's grounded against the casing:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wq-3zsiBID8

Here's the part link for the heating element ==> http://www.repaircli...mber=MDE8600AYW


Source: Maytag MDE8600AYW runs too hot


How to retrieve the stored error codes in a Frigidaire stackable dryer

Posted by Samurai Appliance Repair Man, in Dryer Repair 03 October 2011 · 1,540 views
Frigidaire, dryer, error codes
Grand Master RegUS_PatOff wrote:

READING ERROR CODES

1. Rotate cycle selector knob to the 3 O’clock position.
2. Press and hold the Select and Pause Cancel buttons simultaneously for six seconds.
3. Immediately after, press and hold the START and Pause Cancel buttons simultaneously for 4 seconds.
4. Rotate the cycle selector knob to the 2 O’clock position.
The four indicator lights of Drying, Cool Down, Wrinkle Rid (Press Saver), and Clean Lint Filter
will flash the number of times for the first digit of the code
and the START indicator light will flash the number of times for the second digit.
Take separate counts of each indicator light, then repeat to confirm in order to be accurate in identifying the proper error code.
The code is obtained by counting the number of times the lights flash.
Example E24: The four indicator lights would flash twice indicating the 2
and the START indicator light will flash four times indicating the 4.
The four indicator lights and the START indicator light start flashing at the same time.
The control will pause for 2 seconds, then repeat the code.

To move on to the next code, press the OPTIONS button.

To exit this mode, simultaneously press and hold the Select and Pause Cancel buttons for six seconds.



Source: Frigidaire stackable dryer FEQB4000FS1 runs but no heat


How to clear the control lock on the control panel of a Frigidaire dryer

Posted by Samurai Appliance Repair Man, in Dryer Repair 28 September 2011 · 2,295 views
Frigidaire, dryer, control lock

You know your Frigidaire dryer is stuck in Control Lock Limbo™ if the little padlock light come on when you press any key on the control panel. Master Reg explains how to clear that:


Control (Control Lock)

To avoid having someone accidentally start or stop the dryer,

press OPTIONS and SELECT at the same time until the (Control Lock) indicator is lighted.

To remove the control lock, press OPTIONS and SELECT again. :whistling:



Source: Frigidaire Dryer Model feq1442es0






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