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Forum: Dryer Repair Yesterday, 08:09 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 54
Posted By thorning
Might be a good idea to see how difficult it is...

Might be a good idea to see how difficult it is to turn the drum starting from no rotation. Go to an appliance store and check a new dryer to see how much force it takes to turn a new one as compared...
Forum: Dryer Repair Yesterday, 06:33 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 27
Posted By thorning
I am surprised that the diameter is slightly...

I am surprised that the diameter is slightly different under the same p/n The diameter is not so important as the width and being able to turn freely. On some dryers the clearance of the idler is...
Forum: Dryer Repair Yesterday, 06:20 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 54
Posted By thorning
Did you compare the new belt against the old as...

Did you compare the new belt against the old as regards length and width ? Except for old old dryers usually Maytags which used quite a long belt with 5 ribs the belts I see for sale are usually...
Forum: Dryer Repair 01-12-2016, 08:34 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 290
Posted By thorning
You may have a problem with the gas valve coils....

You may have a problem with the gas valve coils. They do sometimes fail to operate properly after working for a while when they stop working due to heat.
Forum: Dryer Repair 12-30-2015, 01:45 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,056
Posted By thorning
Another item to check is the gas valve coils....

Another item to check is the gas valve coils. They may be OK under normal conditions but after a few cycles they will not operate properly. Get a new set and install them . Heat and age are the usual...
Forum: Dryer Repair 12-30-2015, 01:40 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 168
Posted By thorning
I have fixed dryers with loose or damaged baffles...

I have fixed dryers with loose or damaged baffles but sometimes if the screw holes are stripped out badly the baffle will need to be replaced. Not having a baffle in place is not very efficient for...
Forum: Dryer Repair 12-30-2015, 01:27 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 216
Posted By thorning
The many dryers I have worked on over the past...

The many dryers I have worked on over the past few years seem to have coins in just about every place that is possible. The blower is the likely place to look but they can be inside one of the...
Forum: Dryer Repair 12-30-2015, 01:18 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 194
Posted By thorning
The wear of a belt will not cause the problem you...

The wear of a belt will not cause the problem you describe. If the drum is rubbing on the support or the fan housing the front guides or bearings are worn out . These are intended to hold the drum up...
Forum: Dryer Repair 07-22-2015, 11:09 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 388
Posted By thorning
It is sounding like a lot more work than it is...

It is sounding like a lot more work than it is worth. Guess I will have to bite the bullet after I pick it up and get a new or maybe a working used timer of that type specified for the Atlantis. Kind...
Forum: Dryer Repair 07-21-2015, 03:37 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 388
Posted By thorning
Alternate timer for Maytag Atlantis dryer

I am looking at buying the above model dryer with s/n 195168600L that has a bad timer. ON looking for the replacement part it appears this timer is very expensive. I have quite a few older usable...
Forum: Dryer Repair 01-18-2015, 01:47 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 188,930
Posted By thorning
I was working on a Frigidaire electric dryer ...

I was working on a Frigidaire electric dryer model number GLER341AS1 that had a bad heating coil . In checking the parts cost it turned out to be too expensive to repair so I scrapped the unit...
Forum: Dryer Repair 01-16-2015, 06:47 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 333
Posted By thorning
Maytag Neptune control panel

If anyone has dealt with a Maytag Neptune gas or electric dryer with a solid state type panel I recently found out by accident that these panels are somewhat temperature sensitive. If a dryer is left...
Forum: Dryer Repair 01-16-2015, 06:36 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 188,930
Posted By thorning
The typical GE dryer uses a center mount bearing...

The typical GE dryer uses a center mount bearing at the rear of the drum and it is not a sealed bearing. Some of these get squeaky when they are in use a long time. A small amount of lube can be used...
Forum: Washer Repair 01-06-2015, 08:12 AM
Replies: 284
Views: 67,078
Posted By thorning
You are to be commended for your perseverance in...

You are to be commended for your perseverance in doing this repair. Any idea as to the cost of the parts and how much labor you put into it ? Also did you take any photos of it as you progressed ? I...
Forum: Dryer Repair 12-16-2014, 06:59 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 856
Posted By thorning
This is a late response but thought someone else...

This is a late response but thought someone else could benefit from my experience on loose coins. A few months ago I was given a dryer that was barely working. I took the dryer apart and found over...
Forum: Washer Repair 12-16-2014, 06:51 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 466
Posted By thorning
Recently I worked on a dryer that had the...

Recently I worked on a dryer that had the stainless steel drum start to split along a seam. If clothing is caught on something like this it will tear up clothes in a hurry. This drum is made from...
Forum: Washer Repair 12-14-2014, 08:22 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 453
Posted By thorning
You might want to consider a basic top load...

You might want to consider a basic top load machine from Speed Queen. They are about $700 but are expected to last a lot longer than anything else on the market. i had a neptune washer that was a...
Forum: Dryer Repair 12-09-2014, 02:15 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,532
Posted By thorning
Conversion kit to go to propane from natural gas...

Conversion kit to go to propane from natural gas is about $20 or less. Cost to go from propane to natural gas should be about the same. Going to propane involves changing the orifice and the...
Forum: Washer Repair 12-04-2014, 01:36 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,297
Posted By thorning
I am working on a similar problem and wondered...

I am working on a similar problem and wondered what you did to resolve the problem on your machine ? I dont know which way to go on this as the belt does not ride on the idler pulley correctly. I put...
Forum: Dryer Repair 11-24-2014, 09:50 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 375
Posted By thorning
There is a used appliance and salvage place here...

There is a used appliance and salvage place here in our area also. They are located in Peoria ,Illinois. The phone number is 309 655 0909. I have found stuff there but they are not really...
Forum: Dryer Repair 11-24-2014, 04:20 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 543
Posted By thorning
That is really strange. Please let everyone know...

That is really strange. Please let everyone know what the Sears folks find. I work on these types of dryers and change out orifices and the other valve part quite often but they are older model...
Forum: Dryer Repair 11-23-2014, 08:26 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 543
Posted By thorning
You probably need to specify what brand and model...

You probably need to specify what brand and model number of the dryer in question. If you can do it perhaps you can put the standard parts back in place and see if the dryer operates properly. If you...
Forum: Dryer Repair 11-23-2014, 08:13 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 338
Posted By thorning
A high temp type of grease that does not run when...

A high temp type of grease that does not run when warm is the best. Use it sparingly
Forum: Dryer Repair 11-23-2014, 08:11 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 375
Posted By thorning
Unless someone else provides some info that is...

Unless someone else provides some info that is new and different the motor section of the timers used on washers and dryers is not available as a separate part. I have taken a few off timer...
Forum: Dryer Repair 11-15-2014, 07:11 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,176
Posted By thorning
The Kenmore dryer was switched out to another...

The Kenmore dryer was switched out to another type and brand yesterday--an older model Whirlpool with a rotary timer. After I got the Kenmore unit back home I plugged it in to the 110 volt outlet and...
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