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How do I get to the motor of this dryer? Do I need to get to it from the front of the dryer or the back?

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On a rear control LG, from the front. Open door, remove two phillips screws at 4 and 7 O'clock positions, use putty knife to push in clips (2) holding top at front, swing top back, remove two phillips head screws holding front panel cabinet. Disconnect door switch and light plugs, tilt front panel forward and off bottom tabs, allowing sensor at bottom to be un-plugged, thus front panel now completely free of machine. 4 phillips screws hold front bulk head / front drum roller supports to cabinet. Lift up and off. Reach in and remove belt from tension pulley. Drum comes right out, allowing access to motor.

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How to fit a belt to a hotpoint v3d01 dryer


Instructions

Tools Needed:

Screwdriver

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1. Unplug the electrical cord of the Hotpoint tumble dryer from the electrical outlet before attempting to replace the belt.

2. Pull the door open on the dryer and locate the screws on the underside of the top cover. Unfastening the screws with a screwdriver.

3. Flip the top cover back so that it rests on the rear hinges, and find the screws on the top of the front panel on the inside of the dryer cabinet.

4. Undo the screws on the top of the front panel with a screwdriver, and tilt the panel away from the dryer cabinet. Unplug the door switch connector from the metal prongs on the back of the front panel.

5. Lift the front panel up and remove it from the dryer cabinet. Set it out of the way. Locate the idler arm and motor on the bottom of the cabinet.

6. Move the idler arm forward to relieve the tension on the belt, and take the belt off the idler arm and motor pulley as well as from around the drum.

7. Place the new belt around the drum, looping it over the idler arm pulley and around the motor pulley. Move the idler arm back into place to add tension to the belt.

8. Verify that the belt is lined up correctly with no twists in it, and put the front panel back on the dryer cabinet. Plug the door switch connector into the metal prong on the back of the panel by hand.

9. Secure the front panel with the screws at the top, and flip the top cover down over the cabinet. Secure the top with the screws on the underside of the front lip.

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Dryer dosent heat


HI,


you can try this suggeston...

you do need a new motor.you need to take 2 screws out of top where lint filter goes. take top up and their will be 2 screws one on each side take screws out and pull upward and forward and the front panel will come off. you will need to remove belt and tub then you will see motor. you will need to be able to grab back side of motor that attaches to blower and front shaft of motor and turn opposite way to come loose from blower. you will then take back clip off and front clip and unplug motor and pull out. good luck hope instructions helped.

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Dryer stopped working. I checked the vent for lint and it was clean. It is a Limited Edition by Kenmore Model # 86694500


HI,

you do need a new motor.you need to take 2 screws out of top where lint filter goes. take top up and their will be 2 screws one on each side take screws out and pull upward and forward and the front panel will come off. you will need to remove belt and tub then you will see motor. you will need to be able to grab back side of motor that attaches to blower and front shaft of motor and turn opposite way to come loose from blower. you will then take back clip off and front clip and unplug motor and pull out. good luck hope instructions helped.
thanks,

Apr 24, 2009 | Dryers

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Dryer not heating


HI,

you do need a new motor.you need to take 2 screws out of top where lint filter goes. take top up and their will be 2 screws one on each side take screws out and pull upward and forward and the front panel will come off. you will need to remove belt and tub then you will see motor. you will need to be able to grab back side of motor that attaches to blower and front shaft of motor and turn opposite way to come loose from blower. you will then take back clip off and front clip and unplug motor and pull out. good luck hope instructions helped.


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Dryer will not keep running


HI,

if you dryer won't heat?

you do need a new motor.you need to take 2 screws out of top where lint filter goes. take top up and their will be 2 screws one on each side take screws out and pull upward and forward and the front panel will come off. you will need to remove belt and tub then you will see motor. you will need to be able to grab back side of motor that attaches to blower and front shaft of motor and turn opposite way to come loose from blower. you will then take back clip off and front clip and unplug motor and pull out. good luck hope instructions helped.

thanks,

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No heat


HI,

correct me if i am wrong your problem for your Dryer is not heating Right?

if so you can check this suggestion.

you do need a new motor.you need to take 2 screws out of top where lint filter goes. take top up and their will be 2 screws one on each side take screws out and pull upward and forward and the front panel will come off. you will need to remove belt and tub then you will see motor. you will need to be able to grab back side of motor that attaches to blower and front shaft of motor and turn opposite way to come loose from blower. you will then take back clip off and front clip and unplug motor and pull out. good luck hope instructions helped.

thanks,

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How to replace the motor


Have a look at these links:

http://www.applianceaid.com/wpmotor-change.html

http://www.partselect.com/repair.aspx?appliance=dryer&part=replace-motor

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Frigidaire Dryer


If Dryer does not tumble , check the following:

" It won't tumble If your dryer doesn't tumble, check these:

Belt
Motor
Door switch
Belt Dryers have a drive belt that turns the clothes drum. If the belt breaks, the drum stops rotating. Then you need to replace the belt, and often the idler pulley, because the pulley tends to wear out at the same time.

Click here for a belt installation diagram.

Motor If the dryer motor only hums when you press the Start button, the motor may be burned out. Here's how to test the dryer motor:

  • Remove the belt.


  • Check for obstructions in the blower fan housing.


  • Manually rotate the shaft of the motor.


If the motor is very stiff, or impossible to rotate manually, and the blower fan housing is clear, you need to replace the motor.

If the motor rotates freely, run the motor momentarily with the belt removed and the blower in place. If the motor runs fine with the belt removed, there may be a problem with the idler pulley or the clothes drum. Try to rotate the drum by hand. If it is very difficult to move, correct any problem with the rollers or pulley, and then reassemble the dryer and try it again.

If the motor hums but doesn't rotate on its own even with the belt removed--yet you can turn it freely by hand--you usually need to replace the motor or the motor start capacitor.

Door switch Your dryer can't operate at all if the door switch is defective. It's inside the dryer main housing near the door frame. Sometimes you need to raise or open the top or front of the dryer to reach the switch. If it's defective, you need to replace it."Source Repaiclinic

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Drum problem


While I don't know about your specific dryer, most dryers are set up the same. I just replaced the belt on my Maytag LDE8404ACE. It was easy. The hard part was cleaning out 14 years worth of lint and fuzz that coated everything inside. Here's the instructions:

1. Unplug the dryer or disconnect power.
2. Remove the front panel. There are two screws, each is about 4 inches up from the bottom of the front panel. Unscrew them. Then hold the front panel along the bottom edge and pull it away from the dryer. Once it's away enough, the clamps along the top will pop and disengage from the dryer. Be sure to note the wires connected to the door switch are connected to the dryer. Disconnect them if you need to move the panel away from the dryer.
3. With the front panel off, you should be able to reach inside the dryer to remove the old, broken belt.
4. Remove the tumbler from the dryer. It's held in place by the tumbler front which is secured by 4 screws, 2 on each side. That piece will pull straight out toward you. With the tumbler front out of the way, the tumbler itself will come straight out as well. I recommend taking it out and cleaning the inside of your dryer while it's open. A vacuum hose works great. Also, check the pulley and the back two wheels that the tumbler rests on to make sure they turn easily. If not, you may want to grease them. Also, it's normal for the idler pulley to appear to be loose and wiggle in place. Once a new belt is installed, it's under tension from the spring so any play that exists shouldn't be a problem.
5. put the new belt around the tumbler with the smooth side of the belt against the tumbler. Use the old belt marks on the tumbler to align the new belt. It's easier to hook the belt to the idler pulley and motor pulley from the back. So we'll get to that part in a minute. Just let the belt hang loose for now.
6. Reinstall the tumbler front and secure with the 4 screws you removed earlier.
7. Reconnect the wires to the door switch, if you removed them earlier.
8. Reinstall the front panel, reversing the steps you took to remove it in #2 above.
9. Go to the back of the dryer and remove the access panel along the bottom right hand side.
10. From there, reach in pull the dryer belt around the idler pulley. Then take the belt on the left side of the pulley and move both the belt and the idler pulley to the right, until you can get the grooved side of the belt onto the motor pulley. I've attached a diagram with instructions.
11. Once connected, manually turn the tumbler so that the belt will align and make sure the tumbler turns as easily as it did when you first removed it.
12. If the belt looks good and you've manually turned the tumbler at least one full revolution (to ensure the belt didn't get twisted), then plug the dryer in and turn it on to make sure it works correctly. If so, then re-attach the access panel on the back of the dryer. You're done!
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Whirlpool Dryer Motor Removal


stand that baby up!!! acess is from front, try removeig 2 screws from under lint filter and then pop top with screw driver lean top back.. youll see the tub and belt(if not broken right there),no belt??? order a 341241 whirlpool dryer belt. 2 5/16screws on either side of iside facade remoivefront caver, disconnect door switch and remove front panel. belt slips over drum , you need to reset tension pulley and wrap around motor shaft. .

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