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Forum: Dryer Repair 11-15-2014, 07:11 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 579
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...
Forum: Dryer Repair 11-12-2014, 06:45 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 579
Posted By thorning
I am working on a Kenmore gas dryer model number...

I am working on a Kenmore gas dryer model number 87994100 that will not start. It has a touch pad type of control panel . There are 3 switches on the back side of the door---2 of these are push...
Forum: Dryer Repair 11-11-2014, 06:49 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 188
Posted By thorning
Which fuse are you referring to in your comment ?...

Which fuse are you referring to in your comment ? You might try using a jumper wire and temporarily bypassing the various thermostats and fuses one at a time. Also is the drum turning OK ? Is the...
Forum: Dryer Repair 11-11-2014, 05:11 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,203
Posted By thorning
Bought and installed a new set of gas valve coils...

Bought and installed a new set of gas valve coils and problem persists. The gas valve will turn on and it fires up OK the 1st time but after it shuts off and tries to refire the gas it chatters a...
Forum: Dryer Repair 11-10-2014, 09:04 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,203
Posted By thorning
I have a Maytag natural gas dryer model LDG7304...

I have a Maytag natural gas dryer model LDG7304 AAE that I just rec'd from a friend who said it needed repairs. It had a worn blower wheel hub so it would turn but made a lot of noise. I repaired it...
Forum: Washer Repair 10-29-2014, 03:39 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 345
Posted By thorning
The old wringer washers were dangerous if a...

The old wringer washers were dangerous if a person was not careful. Plus it was always a mess with the wash tub that was needed. I doubt if a new one can still be purchased.
Forum: Dryer Repair 10-29-2014, 03:15 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 142
Posted By thorning
Unless the belt has stretched a lot over years of...

Unless the belt has stretched a lot over years of use which is not likely it should not come off the pulley. The belts used on dryers are under a lot of tension and your idler pulley/spring may be...
Forum: Washer Repair 10-29-2014, 02:49 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 345
Posted By thorning
If you want a really good bare bones but reliable...

If you want a really good bare bones but reliable washer get a new Speed Queen. We had a really nice Maytag top load Neptune that was great at saving water . After 8 years and one day it stopped...
Forum: Dryer Repair 10-29-2014, 02:40 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 142
Posted By thorning
It sounds crazy to suggest it but is it possible...

It sounds crazy to suggest it but is it possible you have the belt on the pulley which ends up facing the drum the wrong way. The grooves of the belt must wrap around the grooves of the pulley. ...
Forum: Dryer Repair 10-21-2014, 06:43 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 186
Posted By thorning
I have a couple of used Maytag type timers that...

I have a couple of used Maytag type timers that may be of the type you can use. I would need to see the front and back side pictures of the type on your machine however . The mounting arrangement...
Forum: Dryer Repair 10-20-2014, 04:01 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 322
Posted By thorning
Be very careful if you try to grease the rear...

Be very careful if you try to grease the rear support bearing. Many of these are sealed bearings and will not accept grease. A grease that melts and drops down into the area of the motor or other...
Forum: Dryer Repair 10-20-2014, 03:48 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 165
Posted By thorning
Did you use the proper size orifice fitting and...

Did you use the proper size orifice fitting and valve cap. The natural gas size is usually a .093 diameter. Maybe someone drilled it out to a larger opening. The LP gas orifice is a lot smaller. It...
Forum: Dryer Repair 10-20-2014, 03:29 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 186
Posted By thorning
I have taken apart a timer from a Maytag since it...

I have taken apart a timer from a Maytag since it was not advancing properly. Most mechanical rotary timers use a small 110 volt pancake type drive motor that is attached on the back side. Some are...
Forum: Dryer Repair 08-05-2014, 06:23 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,267
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, 04:55 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,656
Posted By thorning
New part installed with successful results

New part installed with successful results
Forum: Dryer Repair 07-26-2014, 11:27 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,656
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, 08:52 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,656
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, 09:08 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 778
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, 02:21 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 5,471
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, 02:11 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 5,471
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, 09:37 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 2,477
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, 12:01 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 5,277
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, 12:09 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 5,277
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, 06:56 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 174,260
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, 10:57 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 174,260
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...
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