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Dryer motor bearings


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#1 peter8488

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Posted 30 October 2013 - 11:31 AM

Kenmore 80 series dryer doing typically the same signs of on the verge of failure.

Took dryer apart and electric motor would not spin even though it was free from drum, I had to move shaft back and forth with a wrench, lint did come out of an area where the motor meets the wall with a felt cover, OK cleaned the well of the lint that came out.
At that point the motor begin to work and I replaced the drum and reassembled the dryer, great worked for 3 weeks, then failed.
I repeated the process and now the motor turns but makes a screeching sound when first started then it settles but motor sounds more...louder then it did before so I'm thinking... bearings seizing up?

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Posted 30 October 2013 - 12:25 PM

Yup, time for a new motor.

 

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Posted 30 October 2013 - 12:45 PM

Pretty much reminiscent of working on a drill press and the sound of metal on metal with no coolant nor lubricant.

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Posted 30 October 2013 - 02:03 PM

... Kenmore 80 series dryer

yes, bad Motor,

but post Dryer model number
 


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Posted 30 October 2013 - 02:34 PM

Humm, not sure of exact model, I got it working again with liquid wrench that has a white lithium base grease in it, seems to have done the trick...for now but I can see I will need to order a motor asap it's only a matter of time till it seizes up.




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