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Squealing / squeaking Whirlpool Duet WGD9400su...help please


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#1 BrokeLoser

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Posted 07 February 2012 - 09:23 PM

Hello all....my 4 year old Whirlpool dryer was making a loud squealing noise every time when used for about three weeks then yesterday I heard a snap / pop sound and now nothing...it powers up and that's it.
Rather than pay the guessing game I'm hoping someone here can help....Thanks!

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Posted 07 February 2012 - 09:40 PM

Hello all....my 4 year old Whirlpool dryer was making a loud squealing noise every time when used for about three weeks then yesterday I heard a snap / pop sound and now nothing...it powers up and that's it.
Rather than pay the guessing game I'm hoping someone here can help....Thanks!

sounds like u lost your belt take off bottom kick panel by removing the screws underneath panel probally torx head screws

whats model number????

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Posted 07 February 2012 - 09:54 PM

sounds like u lost your belt take off bottom kick panel by removing the screws underneath panel probally torx head screws

whats model number????


The model number is:
WGD9400su

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Posted 07 February 2012 - 09:59 PM

Might be needin' one of these:


http://www.repaircli.../4392067/587637

 

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Posted 07 February 2012 - 10:00 PM

Belt number 661570, pulley assembly 279640 I'm sure the helpful gentlemen at repairclinic have this in there stock



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Posted 07 February 2012 - 10:05 PM

But you can't go wrong with the repair kit KDOG posted, I keep 3 of those kits on my van 24/7!!!!!!!

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Posted 07 February 2012 - 10:08 PM

Holy crap....that's probably the kit my buddy that I thought didn't know what he was talking about was talking about..hope that made sense...haha

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Posted 07 February 2012 - 10:10 PM

I get that alot
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Posted 07 February 2012 - 10:19 PM

Dumb question; is that the exact kit that I need for my dryer?
http://www.repaircli.../4392067/587637
I ask because the description says; "For 27" wide dryers built 1965 and later and Thin Twins"
Mine is only 3 years-ish old.

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Posted 07 February 2012 - 10:34 PM

... built 1965 and later and Thin Twins"
... Mine is only 3 years-ish old.

3 years old = built 2008
that's later than 1965 :whistling:
not earlier than 1965
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Posted 07 February 2012 - 10:44 PM

3 years old = built 2008
that's later than 1965 :whistling:
not earlier than 1965


Just seems strange that any part or parts could or would be 'universal' for applications spanning more that 4 decades....don't see that everyday.

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Posted 07 February 2012 - 11:11 PM

The idler pulley's on these newer dryers are extremely poor quality. The last one I did a few days ago also had a broken motor pulley. The belt cut half way through the idler pulley before it snapped off the motor pulley.

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Posted 07 February 2012 - 11:38 PM

The idler pulley's on these newer dryers are extremely poor quality. The last one I did a few days ago also had a broken motor pulley. The belt cut half way through the idler pulley before it snapped off the motor pulley.


Is their a another after market brand or type you would recommend that may be better quality?

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Posted 08 February 2012 - 12:59 AM

Not that I know of. I think your stuck with what you get.

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Posted 13 February 2012 - 04:38 PM

okay, so i got my kit today...the video and instructions on how to replace the parts is geared towards a different type of dryer. Mine is the

Whirlpool Duet WGD9400su...does anyone know where I can find a video or instructions a little more specific for my dryer?


Thanks!

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Posted 13 February 2012 - 04:41 PM

Try this one:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zpUqCrLaI7g

Edited by Samurai Appliance Repair Man, 13 February 2012 - 09:19 PM.
Embedded video in post. :)

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Posted 13 February 2012 - 09:39 PM

Try this one:


thanks for that...it looks close to mine and will probably work...however the control panel is different and it appears mine comes apart differently than the one shown in the video. Does anyone know how to remove the control panel on my wgd9400?

This is my exact model:
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Posted 13 February 2012 - 10:09 PM

the round thing that starts in the middle and goes around the door it just pulls off start there and take top off and then the hole panel comes off

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Posted 13 February 2012 - 10:10 PM

the round thing that starts in the middle and goes around the door it just pulls off start there and take top off and then the hole panel comes off


okay, got it.....THANKS!

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Posted 14 February 2012 - 06:06 PM

I just wanted to say thanks to everyone that helped me out on this. Thanks to you guys I got my dryer apart and...the rollers and belt were all still in-tact and almost perfect...however, I found the idler pulley was pretty much destroyed...the whole inside hub had worn away. I replaced all the parts since I had the dryer apart and the whole kit in front of me...put it back together and it seems to work like new!

This was definitely a job I would not have tackled had it not been for you guys...THANKS AGAIN!




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