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Forum: Dryer Repair 08-05-2014, 05:23 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,182
Posted By thorning
I am now working on another GE electric dryer...

I am now working on another GE electric dryer with a different timer problem and need advice from anyone. This dryer timer has the knob worn where it slides on the timer shaft so it just spins. These...
Forum: Dryer Repair 07-29-2014, 03:55 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,499
Posted By thorning
New part installed with successful results

New part installed with successful results
Forum: Dryer Repair 07-26-2014, 10:27 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,499
Posted By thorning
Timer repair

It appears that the ratchet wheel is worn slightly and is also looser laterally on the shaft than it should be. Also the cam arm in contact with the ratchet toothed wheel that actually moves to press...
Forum: Dryer Repair 07-22-2014, 07:52 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,499
Posted By thorning
I have a SpeedQueen electric dryer with the same...

I have a SpeedQueen electric dryer with the same type of problem. Everything is in place and does not seem worn. Any other suggestions ?
Forum: Washer Repair 07-21-2014, 08:08 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 713
Posted By thorning
It is probably not going to help this person but...

It is probably not going to help this person but I have found the dryer timer motor which is 110 volt AC is pretty much the same on all the dryers I have worked on over the last couple of years....
Forum: Dryer Repair 07-21-2014, 01:21 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 5,390
Posted By thorning
I decided to check the timer on this coin...

I decided to check the timer on this coin operated machine and it appears to work but very slow. The price of a new timer assembly is over $170 . I suspect the small plastic gears inside are stripped...
Forum: Dryer Repair 07-20-2014, 01:11 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 5,390
Posted By thorning
I just bought a used SpeedQueen electric dryer...

I just bought a used SpeedQueen electric dryer that is operated by a coin slide arrangement. I am pretty sure it came out of a motel. I cleaned it up and plugged it in with no major problems noted....
Forum: Washer Repair 07-18-2014, 08:37 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 2,398
Posted By thorning
What has this got to do with washers and dryers ?

What has this got to do with washers and dryers ?
Forum: Washer Repair 07-15-2014, 11:01 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 5,007
Posted By thorning
Are there different bearing and seal kits...

Are there different bearing and seal kits required for this machine depending on the s/n ? Where can I buy these parts most economically ?
Forum: Washer Repair 07-13-2014, 11:09 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 5,007
Posted By thorning
I am considering buying a used front load Maytag...

I am considering buying a used front load Maytag Neptune that is 10 years old that is starting to make a lot of noise in the spin cycle. It sounds like the bearings are going bad. I have reviewed a...
Forum: Dryer Repair 07-07-2014, 05:56 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 172,445
Posted By thorning
TO MY KNOWLEDGE THESE ARE SEALED BEARINGS AND NO...

TO MY KNOWLEDGE THESE ARE SEALED BEARINGS AND NO LUBE CAN BE ADDED. IF YOUR BEARING IS ROUGH OR NOISY IT WILL HAVE TO BE REPLACED.
Forum: Dryer Repair 07-06-2014, 09:57 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 172,445
Posted By thorning
There is no easy way to get the belt on with a...

There is no easy way to get the belt on with a lot of models unless it is open at the back end. I usually try to get them on with no shirt sleeves to get tangled up and I still have trouble on some...
Forum: Dryer Repair 06-27-2014, 06:24 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 910
Posted By thorning
Thanks for the info. The connector for the sensor...

Thanks for the info. The connector for the sensor is hidden down in behind the baffle and really hard to see. I may have to take the baffle off and straighten the faston to reconnect the wire. Not...
Forum: Washer Repair 06-27-2014, 05:37 AM
Replies: 197
Views: 222,444
Posted By thorning
This is a little off track to the Maytag but I...

This is a little off track to the Maytag but I have an opportunity to get an LG front load washer for free that is in need of repair due to a bearing problem. Does anyone have any experience on this...
Forum: Dryer Repair 06-26-2014, 01:04 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 910
Posted By thorning
Thanks for the quick reply. I think this wire is...

Thanks for the quick reply. I think this wire is for a moisture sensor that is not in this dryer but they put the wire in at the factory anyhow. The schematic was just what I needed.
Forum: Dryer Repair 06-26-2014, 10:29 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 910
Posted By thorning
I need help to find the proper schematic for my...

I need help to find the proper schematic for my whirlpool electric dryer . The model numnber is GEQ8858JQ1. I am putting it back together after my friend took it apart. He is not here now and there...
Forum: Dryer Repair 06-25-2014, 08:31 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 8,160
Posted By thorning
Thanks---I did not think there was a restringing...

Thanks---I did not think there was a restringing type of part available for this unit. I have done this on a GE electric dryer but not on this model. Do you know where I can buy such a restringing...
Forum: Dryer Repair 06-25-2014, 03:21 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 8,160
Posted By thorning
I have a Whirlpool electric dryer with a heating...

I have a Whirlpool electric dryer with a heating element broken at one of the coils. Is there a way to repair this broken wire that will be satisfactory ? I know the heating element wire is ni chrome...
Forum: Dryer Repair 06-14-2014, 12:25 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,182
Posted By thorning
The maytag Neptune gas dryer we have uses a timer...

The maytag Neptune gas dryer we have uses a timer that rotates clockwise as does the GE electric. In trying to fix the problem of a non working timer motor at a reduced cost I took it apart by prying...
Forum: Dryer Repair 06-13-2014, 10:07 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,182
Posted By thorning
I am looking for help on my dryer problem. I have...

I am looking for help on my dryer problem. I have a GE dryer model DWXR483EBOWW which is an electric unit with a timer problem I bought this unit a few days ago from a person who told me there was...
Forum: Dryer Repair 04-04-2014, 07:54 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,192
Posted By thorning
This may be out of place in terms of time but I...

This may be out of place in terms of time but I ran into almost the same problem this week. This Kenmore Electric dryer Model number 110.86880110 was given to me by a friend with the caution that the...
Forum: Washer Repair 03-21-2014, 04:40 PM
Replies: 265
Views: 47,103
Posted By thorning
If you cant find a new shaft and can afford to do...

If you cant find a new shaft and can afford to do it you can possibly have it polished up and chrome plated or metal sprayed to bring it back to correct dimensions but only in the pitted area. Be...
Forum: Washer Repair 03-06-2014, 07:06 AM
Replies: 197
Views: 222,444
Posted By thorning
I just gave away a very nice Neptune TL with the...

I just gave away a very nice Neptune TL with the problem as mentioned . I took the clutch apart several times and thought I had it cured from the non spin situation when the DC code was present. The...
Forum: Washer Repair 03-04-2014, 06:51 AM
Replies: 197
Views: 222,444
Posted By thorning
I am no expert but had an 8 year old Neptune TL I...

I am no expert but had an 8 year old Neptune TL I just gave away that had the unbalanced code. I took the clutch off and cleaned everything. Not much of any dirt and no water or oil leaks.. The...
Forum: Washer Repair 02-22-2014, 01:05 PM
Replies: 197
Views: 222,444
Posted By thorning
Today I gave up on this washer and gave it away...

Today I gave up on this washer and gave it away free to a person who was happy to have it even if it would only run the clothes thru the lowest spin speed. Hopefully they will be able to live with...
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