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Maytag LDE412 Electric Dryer very low airflow. won't dry.


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#1 xraygun

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Posted 16 October 2011 - 07:05 PM

Hi I've checked the vent tube, it had water in it. Now cleared. Heating element working fine.
There doesn't seem to be much air flowing out the vent. Barely wafting out at all. Visual inspection from lint trap and exhaust vent shows clear.
What would you suggest next?

Thank you very much,

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Posted 16 October 2011 - 07:19 PM

Remove the front panel of the dryer and the front bulkhead of the dryer and see if the blower wheel moves when you spin the dryer drum clockwise by hand. Does the dryer make any strange noises?

Have you checked the vent hood outside of the house to make sure it is clear as well?
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Posted 16 October 2011 - 07:23 PM

It was making a belt noise for quite a while. I think the belt was inside out. Shortly before this problem started, it started running smoothly again. I have checked belt and is oriented correctly now. Remove front bulkhead. hmm. I am unsure how to accomplish this.

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Posted 16 October 2011 - 07:24 PM

With rare exceptions, this is caused by blocked airflow. I've seen enough lint packed inside a door to stuff a pillow. Can't see it without dismantling the door.
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Posted 16 October 2011 - 07:25 PM

Samurai, help me out by posting a video showing him how to remove the front panel and the front bulkhead and how to check the blower wheel, please.
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Posted 16 October 2011 - 07:29 PM

Ok found screws inside drum area to remove bulkhead. plastic wheel fan is loose on shaft. Now if I can just figure out how to remove it.

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Posted 16 October 2011 - 07:35 PM

You need this part.

http://www.repaircli...Y303836/1245880

You will need a special pair of snap ring pliers to remove the snap ring that secures the blower wheel on the shaft of the motor as well as a regular pair of pliers.

Oh, bonus, the link to the replacement blower wheel has a video on how to replace it.
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Posted 16 October 2011 - 07:45 PM

Thanks for the help!

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Posted 16 October 2011 - 07:49 PM

You're quite welcome!
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Posted 16 October 2011 - 08:17 PM

Samurai, help me out by posting a video showing him how to remove the front panel and the front bulkhead and how to check the blower wheel, please.


I may be a little late on the draw with this, but here's the video that shows this repair:



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Posted 17 October 2011 - 04:41 AM

It was making a belt noise for quite a while. I think the belt was inside out. Shortly before this problem started, it started running smoothly again. I have checked belt and is oriented correctly now. Remove front bulkhead. hmm. I am unsure how to accomplish this.


Why do you think the belt was "Inside out", and how do you know you have it oriented correctly now?

This is the only dryer I know of that the belt actually is installed upside down from all other dryers, YES, the flat side of the belt should be running against the drum with ribs pointing up so you would see them if looking at the belt from the top of the drum.

If you turned the belt around and now have the ribbed side of the belt touching the drum you will have the flat side of the belt riding on the ribs of the motor pulley which is going to shred the belt in no time at all.
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