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Maytag Dryer LDE8414ACE won't turn with an actual load


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#1 davet

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Posted 03 April 2012 - 09:45 PM

Hello,

My dryer recently had an issue with a a bad drum roller. I replaced both rollers and while I was at it, I opted to replace the belt as I didn't want to have to drive across town again anytime soon. After a few iterations, I believe that I have the belt threaded properly and the drum turns smoothly by hand or when I turn it on. The catch is that as soon as I actually put even a small load of clothing in, it fails to turn ... or struggles to turn ever so slowly.

I'm wondering if I need more tension on the belt and if perhaps I need a need idler pulley?? I think I can pound out the dent from my skull beating against the side of it easily enough. :-)

Thanks!

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Posted 03 April 2012 - 10:07 PM

does this Maytag Dryer have a model number ?
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Posted 03 April 2012 - 10:11 PM

Sorry, LDE8414ACE

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Posted 03 April 2012 - 10:23 PM

More information ... I tried a really light load and found that it runs great for maybe 2 minutes and then it's as though there just isn't enough torque to turn the drum. The motor continues to hum and there is heat, but the drums stops turning.

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Posted 03 April 2012 - 10:23 PM

On the DRUM---there's a slight groove/recessed spot (near the center of the drum)

Most likely when the belt was installed---it's in this groove on the drum.

Remove the FRONT COVER of the dryer (unplug first)

Using a flashlight---examine the belt on the drum. If the belt is in the "groove"---re-position the belt by turning/rotating the drum CLOCKWISE. Use your fingers to push the belt rearward & out of the groove.

Test dryer

Edited by john63, 03 April 2012 - 10:43 PM.

To eliminate:

Musty odor

L-O-N-G cycle times

Dingy/yellowing whites

Suds error message

Slow spin speeds

Intermittent water leaks (from rear of washer)

And other annoying symptoms which vary brand-to brand.

Read below:

The *correct* amount of HE (High Efficiency) detergent that should be used in any front load or agitatorless top load washer with tub sizes 3.0 cu ft and larger is as follows:

HE: (2) Tablespoons Per Wash Load

HE 2X: (1) Tablespoon

HE 3X: (1) Teaspoon

Perform a TUB CLEAN CYCLE every (4) months.

Use: "Tide Washing Machine Cleaner"

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Posted 03 April 2012 - 10:24 PM

Sorry, LDE8414ACE

Thanks!


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#7 davet

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Posted 03 April 2012 - 10:35 PM

Thank You Very Much! This was exactly what the problem was.

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Posted 03 April 2012 - 10:39 PM

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Diagram E

Belt Style: Flat Belt with ribs
Flat side of belt against drum
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Posted 03 April 2012 - 10:45 PM

:thumbsup:
To eliminate:

Musty odor

L-O-N-G cycle times

Dingy/yellowing whites

Suds error message

Slow spin speeds

Intermittent water leaks (from rear of washer)

And other annoying symptoms which vary brand-to brand.

Read below:

The *correct* amount of HE (High Efficiency) detergent that should be used in any front load or agitatorless top load washer with tub sizes 3.0 cu ft and larger is as follows:

HE: (2) Tablespoons Per Wash Load

HE 2X: (1) Tablespoon

HE 3X: (1) Teaspoon

Perform a TUB CLEAN CYCLE every (4) months.

Use: "Tide Washing Machine Cleaner"

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Posted 04 April 2012 - 12:16 AM

Nice shootin john63!!!




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