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#1 rog

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Posted 06 May 2005 - 05:51 AM

we have owned our dryer for about 5 years now.  it has worked great and i don't want to have to get a new one.  you know the wife will then want to buy a new washer too for a matching set!  anyway, there is a belt inside that is tearing apart. i can hear it wapping the side of the dryer as it spins. i figure this is a relatively easy fix to just replace a belt.  the problem is, the dryer is installed in a tight spot and i don't have tons of room to work.  the back and sides are one shell.  i figured there would either be a plate in the back to remove to get to the guts, or just remove the front panel.  there is no panel and the front is attached from the inside of the shell.  how the heck to i get to the guts to find out what belt needs replaced?

please help!  my laundry is piling up.

thx.

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Posted 06 May 2005 - 09:22 AM

take a putty knife and about 4 inches in from the edges of the top, insert the knife and release the latch tab on each side, lift up the top, there will be a screw holding the frount on to the case about 2 to 3 inches down on each side remove the screws and tilt the frount out to you lift up and the frount will come off of the case,Be careful not to pull the wires off of the door switch as you turn the frount panel around to the right and budrow you are in it!:banana:
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Posted 06 May 2005 - 01:17 PM

And remember to unplug the dryer before starting any disassembly!  :yikes:

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Posted 06 May 2005 - 04:40 PM

i do appreciate all the help.  the repair only took about a half hour and i didn't have to buy anything!  the blower wheel clamp must have loosened or something.  the sound was the blower wheel spinning at a different speed while running and continuing to spin after the shaft had stopped. i just tightened the blower clamp where there was no slip and then there was no sound!  again i do appreciate the help...and to think i almost had to buy a new set to satisfy the wife.

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Posted 06 May 2005 - 05:04 PM

not done yet need a blower wheel it is rounded out in the center of the wheel :?
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Posted 07 May 2005 - 05:55 AM

that makes sense.  i was looking at it and wondering why it wouldn't just have a squared side like the motor shaft.  well, it works for now (and i know how to get in!)  when it makes the sound again, i will buy a new blower wheel from the parts partner.:cheers:

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Posted 07 May 2005 - 07:02 AM

I would not wait, when the blower wheel goes, there you are with no air flow, so imagine what is happening with your heating element, which is staying on.  I see fire trucks heading to your address in the near future!!   :burning: Pegi
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