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What looks different about this cheap Chinese replacement motor for a Kenmore or Whirlpool dryer compared to the OEM replacement motor?

Posted by Samurai Appliance Repair Man, in Appliance Parts Smarts, Dryer Repair 16 July 2013 · 2,185 views
Whirlpool, dryer, motor, generic and 2 more...
Buying cheap, generic parts is always false economy and ends up costing you way more in the long run, not just dollars but aggravation, time spent here at this forum when you coulda been squeezin' on your lady-love... just sayin'.


... What looks different about this cheap motor than a OEM motor?

no "UR" newer official Underwriters Laboratories symbol
no "CSA" Canadian Standards Association symbol

RPM 1/25 ?
How do you spell "Dryer" OR "Drier" ?

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Source: Kenmore electric dryer shuts off


How to enter service test diagnostic mode in Bosch WTMC dryers

Posted by Samurai Appliance Repair Man, in Dryer Repair 22 June 2013 · 1,180 views
Bosch, dryer, test mode

To enter/exit test program for WTMC dryers:
1. Rotate cycle selector knob to Off position.
2. Push and hold Start/Stop and Delicates buttons at the same time, then turn dryer on by rotating cycle selector knob either
direction -- keep holding Start/Stop and Delicates buttons until Start/Stop light flashes rapidly. Dryer is now in the test program.
3. When test program has been entered:
♦ Start/Stop light flashes rapidly.
♦ Select individual parts to test by rotating cycle selector knob.
♦ Once test has been selected, start test by pushing Start/Stop button. Start/Stop light will stay on continually while tests are
running. Push Start/Stop button again to end any test – rotating cycle selector knob stops all tests except Control
Elements test. Tests have finished once Start/Stop light flashes rapidly again.
♦ To exit test program, rotate cycle selector knob to Off position.
Fault
Code Fault Solution Notes Effect
E:11 Overheating due to clogged
lint filter/kinked hose.
Clean lint filter (& air duct if
necessary). Straighten kinked hose.
Displays E:01 during normal
use. Measures reduced air flow.
E:12 Severe overheating due to
clogged lint filter/kinked hose.
Clean lint filter (& air duct if
necessary). Straighten kinked hose.
Displays E:01 during normal
use. Measures reduced air flow.
E:13 Maximum drying time
exceeded
Check heater, control module, NTC's
& Hi-limit's. Usually faulty heater.
Can also be overloaded dryer.

Stops & displays E:03 during
normal use (after maximum
drying time limit of 240 minutes).
E:17 NTC error (NTC R3 @ lint
screen)
Check NTC R3 & wire harness.
Replace faulty part.
Typically shorted or opened wire
harness.
Dryer stops &
can't be restarted.
E:18 NTC error (NTC R2 @ heater) Check NTC R2 & wire harness.
Replace faulty part.
Typically shorted or opened wire
harness.
Dryer stops &
can't be restarted.
E:20 EEPROM error Replace faulty control module.Dryer stops &
can't be restarted.
E:21 Incorrect checksum Replace faulty control module.Dryer stops &
can't be restarted.
E:22 Invalid update Replace faulty control module.Dryer stops &
can't be restarted.
E:23 Model variant doesn't
match table
Replace faulty control module.Dryer stops & can't
E:24 Software version
doesn't match table
Replace faulty control module.Dryer stops & can't
E:25 Damaged data table Replace faulty control module.Dryer stops & can't
E:26 Control error Replace faulty control module.



Once in test mode, you can select the tests to run using this procedure:

Selecting WTMC / WTXD Dryer Tests

Test Position on knob WTMC33/WTXD53 WTMC63/65, WTXD83/85
View fault codes 1st position on right (cw) Extra Dry (Reg./Cot.) Extra Dry (Reg./Cot.)
Safety test2nd position on right (cw) Very Dry (Reg./Cot.) Very Dry (Reg./Cot.)
Display test (LED's/LCD's) 3rd position on right (cw) Regular Dry (Reg./Cot.) Regular Dry (Reg./Cot.)
Control elements test 4th position on right (cw) Damp Dry (Reg./Cot.) Damp Dry (Reg./Cot.)
Consumer test 5th position on right (cw) Air Fluff Very Dry (Mix)
Moisture sensor resistance measurement 6th position on right (cw) 20 min. Time Dry Regular Dry (Mix)
Sales demo program 7th position on right (cw) 40 min. Time Dry Air Fluff
240V:208V changeover 8th position on right (cw) 60 min. Time Dry Medium Time Dry
Automatic end-of-tape program 1st position on left (ccw) Very Dry (Perm. Press) Very Dry (Perm. Press)



Source: Bosch dryer wtmc3300us/01 lint filter light


Cause discovered for cracked drums on LG dryers?

Posted by Samurai Appliance Repair Man, in Dryer Repair 08 June 2013 · 1,365 views
LG, dryer, drum
Brother nickfixit shares these observations from the field on what may well be the cause for the infamous cracked drum problem with LG dryers. Something to watch for...

I noticed something on a LG dryer the other day. It was stacked, so I ordered parts and scheduled it with a helper. We took it down and tore it apart to install new rollers, belt, and pulley, The left side roller on the front bulkhead was totally destroyed. I replaced it with the shaft/pulley assembly and just the rollers on the other 3, cleaned and lubed of course. We put it together and tested it. It had a pretty solid drum seam thump when running.

We took it back apart and I found the drum did not touch the right front roller at all, maybe 3/8" or more gap. When I checked the panel I noticed there are 2 holes in the area of that rollers shaft location. The dryer was kinda toasted inside so there was a clear mark where the shaft was mounted, so we are certain the new shaft was in the same location the factory had used. I move the shaft to the other hole and the dryer ran smooth and quiet.

I wonder how often the factory uses the wrong hole, and this might be causing the cracked drums. In the wrong position, that roller does nothing, and the left hand roller bears all the weight in the front. The excess load on a single point working on that seam could be causing the cracking, at least in some cases.

Nick


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Source: Cracked drums on LG dryers


Frigidaire Dryer with an E68 error code and stops every 30 Seconds

Posted by Samurai Appliance Repair Man, in Dryer Repair 03 May 2013 · 1,945 views
Frigidaire, dryer
Brother PDuff gives us the inside skinny on this one-trick pony:

The Frigidaire dryer control board "runs home to mama" with the E68 fault code. It's the only fault code listed and the only one it knows. It indicates stuck button as Brother Reg advised. I've never found a stuck button, usually a bad board. Did have a Gallery dryer the other day with control board and interface. Threw an E68 at me so I ordered the main control board to have when going out. Turned out to be the interface. RATFARTS!!! P/N for your board is 134523200.


Part link for the Main Control Board with a one-year return policy.



Source: Frigidaire Dryer That Has Error E68 and stops every 30 Seconds


Maintenance Kit for the Newer-Style Frigidaire-built Dryer (also sold under the GE brand)

Posted by Samurai Appliance Repair Man, in Appliance Parts Smarts, Dryer Repair 26 April 2013 · 571 views
Frigidaire, dryer, GE and 4 more...
One of the little secrets in the appliance manufacturing world is that the manufacturers will often build appliances for each other. One example of this is certain models of GE dryers are actually built by Frigidaire but sold under the GE label.

There are two maintenance kits out there for Frigidaire-built dryers:

- part number 5304461262 for the older-style units and

- part number 5304457724 for the newer-style units.

What's the difference? Click each of the links and above and carefully examine the photos of the parts included with each kit and try to spot the difference.

Give up? Okay, Brother vee8power, one of the wise and esteemed Master Appliantologists here at the Academy, explains the difference:

Looking at the parts breakdown for that model, it looks to me like the correct maintenance kit for your dryer is this one
http://www.repaircli...4457724/1198622

Notice in the picture that the upper felt does not have the three plastic glides. That's because the plastic glide on your dryer is attached to the drum, it is the newer design.

The 5304461262 mentioned above is for the older design, with no plastic glide on the front of the drum.
Another thing worth noting is that this is a GE brand dryer but it is built by Frigidaire. The part #'s for the kits are Frigidaire numbers. You won't find them on the parts breakdown for a GE.

Knowing how parts interchange is one way us professionals can save our customers, and our fellow forum members, some dough.

BTW... gas coils... Whirlpool, GE, an Frigidaire all have part numbers for exactly the same part. Guess which one is Generally most Expensive


To learn more about your dryer or to order parts, click here.


Source: Squeeky GE Profile gas dryer model #DPXH46GF






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