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Dryer drum with crack that snages clothes, JB-Weld to repair?


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#1 AlexM

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Posted 06 February 2013 - 11:53 PM

I haven't scene the nature of the 'crack' in the drum but the customer would love to fix it.  Its a 15 year old unit, but the customer is very attached to it.  What are some possible solutions, short of purchasing a new drum?



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Posted 07 February 2013 - 01:01 AM


What are some possible solutions, short of purchasing a new drum?[/i]

Maybe getting a new customer? Sorry, couldn't resist... Anyhow, the "crack" could be nothing more than missing felt. If it's the metal, jb weld or better yet, a true weld may be good options.

Edited by DurhamAppliance, 07 February 2013 - 01:03 AM.

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Posted 07 February 2013 - 01:15 AM

Must be an older Amana, LG or Samsung dryer. Those 3 brands are notorious for developing cracks at the seams of the drum.


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Posted 07 February 2013 - 01:54 AM

<<<Its a 15 year old unit>>>

 

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LG and Samsung weren't *sold* in the North American market 15 years ago.

 

But I digress---being accurate and factual shouldn't matter on these forums,right?


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"

#5 Scottthewolf

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Posted 07 February 2013 - 02:29 AM

Yeah, I stand corrected again.


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Posted 07 February 2013 - 10:10 AM

You two guys are like an old married couple. Always nagging but rarely see one without the other.

Edited by DurhamAppliance, 07 February 2013 - 10:14 AM.

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Posted 07 February 2013 - 05:08 PM

Don't take it so personally, Durham.

 

We wouldn't want you to lose your "objectivity" :)


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"

#8 Scottthewolf

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Posted 07 February 2013 - 05:56 PM

I have to admit, John, you are a pain in the ass!


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Posted 07 February 2013 - 08:21 PM

Don't take it so personally, Durham.

We wouldn't want you to lose your "objectivity" :)

Lol no, but y'all are too silly. Now, if you want to analyze my previous statement, you may at first think I was referring to you and Scott since I said "y'all." Could be, since many people (yankees in particular) think that "y'all," as a contraction of "you all, " is always plural and referring to more than one person ie "Yous Guyz. "

But a Southerner understands that "y'all" is also a formal singular pronoun referring to only one person, and simply means "you." Very similar to the use of the usted and tu pronouns en la idioma de espanol. I digress...

A true southerner knows it takes 20 minutes to cook grits and the plural of "y'all" is "all y'all." So it begs the question, am I saying you guys are both too silly or just you? :)

Edited by DurhamAppliance, 07 February 2013 - 08:36 PM.

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#10 tpoindexter

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Posted 07 February 2013 - 08:59 PM

Could you repeat that a little slooweer?
 
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Posted 09 February 2013 - 06:34 AM

I would think the basket is too thin for any repair to work or last. Plus, the repair would have to stay clear of any drim roller or slid type bearing.

 

I understood Durham, similar to the Pennsylvianian "younz"


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Posted 11 February 2013 - 09:12 AM

If the crack is not to big and in a place where it can be stabilized, you might be able to use a lock nut on one side and a round head screw on the other, with fender washers sandwiching a couple of rubber washers(nothing that will melt).Give them a little arc to conform with the drum. Make sure there are no burs. Who knows. You might get some extra time out of it.






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