Kenmore Dryer Stops during use
Posted 29 April 2005 - 05:35 PM
My Dryer runs with a load for about 15 minutes and then lets out a screech
and then comes to a stop...
From looking at other posts on your site... it sounds like the motor is overheating
and coming to a hault.
I would assume it sounds like I need to replace the motor ???
If this is the case, would you have any info as to how I would go about doing so
on this type of machine ?
Posted 30 April 2005 - 03:39 AM
Disassembly instructions are here, use the procedure for the Friggidaire-built dryers.
Posted 30 April 2005 - 04:06 AM
This is the Over/Under Dryer on top / Washer on the bottom....
I have it partially taken apart, and I hate to keep taking stabs at it,
by removing the entire chassis..
I cant seem to find the best way of getting to where i need to go ...
Any Ideas ?
Posted 30 April 2005 - 04:12 AM
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Posted 30 April 2005 - 08:04 AM
I replaced the rear bearing assembly of the dryer,
THe old one was definately tight and a bit bound up ...
I put it back together,.. fired it up,, it ran ok.... then I put a small load of clothes in it
and it wouldnt start.. it tried,, moaned and groaned.. for about 5 seconds
About 10 minutes later I tried to start it again and it fired up....
and currently running,,, but I dont think its going to last long...
I surely dont think it would even start under a full load.....
Any other Ideas ?
Posted 30 April 2005 - 10:59 AM
Man oh man am I gonna owe your Beer fund !
Any info as to the best way to get this motor out ?
Would it be the same way .. going in from the top ?
Posted 30 April 2005 - 11:12 AM
Posted 30 April 2005 - 11:20 AM
could their be an easier way to access the motor ..
maybe from the side, rather than standing on a chair and going in from the top....
I have a little access from the back,, but the side walls are attached to the washer portion of the unit ....
Posted 30 April 2005 - 11:23 AM
Posted 01 May 2005 - 12:58 AM
Hello again, my accessible friend. I think I understand your question now. The motor is replaced from the front of the dryer after removing the drum and blower shroud. I pray this is useful to you.
Moostafa, please don't lead our young Grasshoppers astray....
This being a Friggadair/Westinghouse style, the motor can be replaced from the back if they have that nice little square opening to access the belt and idler pulley.
Just remove the wiring to motor and two bolts on back of motor cradle and complete motor and blower come out as all one piece than blower can be removed from motor and motor removed from motor cradle.
Willie's Budget Appliance Repair
Eureka, CA 95501
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