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Forum: Dryer Repair 12-16-2014, 06:59 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 590
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: 184
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: 179
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: 761
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: 771
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: 166
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: 217
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: 217
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: 155
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: 166
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: 1,037
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: 20
Views: 1,037
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: 221
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: 1,341
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: 1,341
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: 415
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: 170
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: 415
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: 170
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: 216
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: 355
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: 192
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: 216
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: 1,314
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: 2,709
Posted By thorning
New part installed with successful results

New part installed with successful results
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