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Kelfin

Member Since 23 Jan 2008
Offline Last Active Jan 09 2013 12:04 AM

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In Topic: Admiral (Whirlpool) LNC 8750 a71 gas dryer - skips? intermittent motor?

17 April 2012 - 12:23 AM

Thank you everyone! I pulled the dryer back apart tonight and discovered that the blower wheel center wasn't just rounded out - 2 of the 3 pieces of the core that wraps around the motor shaft had actually cracked completely off!

Cracked blower fan


As jumptrout predicted, getting the housing apart was actually pretty simple. I did have to spring for a set of socket wrenches in a smaller size (the housing was held on with bolts rather than screws) and retaining ring pliers, but something tells me those might come in handy again.

Here's the sweet sound of success

http://youtu.be/ZcqFECF3MmI

In Topic: Admiral (Whirlpool) LNC 8750 a71 gas dryer - skips? intermittent motor?

09 April 2012 - 08:43 AM

Hey - solved the 8750/8760 issue. Turns out although the dryer is labeled Admiral, it's under the RepairClinic as Montgomery Ward (LNC8750A, to be precise).
I seem to remember someone waaaay back saying Admiral was an MW brand. Appliantology rocks again!

In Topic: Admiral (Whirlpool) LNC 8750 a71 gas dryer - skips? intermittent motor?

09 April 2012 - 07:32 AM

Argh...c-clips again. I had a lot of drama with those when I replaced the rollers. Time to buy c clip pliers.

Thank you everyone! I'll post again when the dryer's nice and quiet.

In Topic: Admiral (Whirlpool) LNC 8750 a71 gas dryer - skips? intermittent motor?

08 April 2012 - 09:26 PM

Thank you so much for the help! I couldn't get a video camera (not even my phone) into the spacing between the blower fan and motor (ran out of hands, too).

However, I was able to get a picture of the model number (it really is 50, but I'll use 60 if it gets me to the right parts!) and an audio recording of the horrible noises. They're getting worse every time the dryer runs:

So....blower fan and belt? or something more dire? How difficult will the blower wheel be to replace? It seems like there's a lot of housing to remove to get to it.

In Topic: Admiral (Whirlpool) LNC 8750 a71 gas dryer - skips? intermittent motor?

02 April 2012 - 12:03 AM

Tore the dryer down - cleared out the debris (there was plenty). When I ran the dryer briefly while the drum and belt were removed, there was a horrible clunking sound near the start of the cycle.

I inspected the blower fan and if I turn it with my fingers I can see that the motor only engages some of the time - it seems like the blower and motor connection slips, like a car with a clutch going out. I'm not sure if that's normal.

When the dryer was back together the intermittent motor cut-out didn't happen anymore, but now there's an ongoing squeak (like crickets) throughout the cycle, and that horrible clunking noise happens every time the dryer starts up.

I'm guessing cricket noise = belt, so I'll be replacing that. But does clunking = blower fan? It seems like the problem's not with the fan itself but with the connection between fan and motor - not sure what to replace for that.

Guidance would be deeply appreciated before I buy parts I don't need and/or attempt a replacement that's maybe a little trickier than I can handle.


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