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 Posted: Mon May 14th, 2007 10:15 pm
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Kenmore Combo Washer/Dryer # 417.89690120 – W73759714 Dryer Failure


I just replaced the motor on this dryer not 2 months ago.  My sister used it and guess what is it broken again.  When you press the button it makes the normal dryer sounds but the tub doesn't turn and the motor sounds like it is bogging down. 

Im thinking the wheels are worn down or something.  I tryed to turn it manually and got some resistance but wasn't sure if it was from the wheels or from rotating the motor.

Any ideas?  Other than not letting my sis do laundry anymore?

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Open the door and try to turn the drum by hand.  Should be a little resistance at first but it should roll pretty easily after that.  If it feels like it's binding then, guess what: it is!  You'll need to open 'er back up and check the drum rollers, and front slide kit.  See this page for more info on that.



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I took it apart again ...  the motor is really hard to turn.  When i bought it had been out in a garage and there was some rust on the shaft however it didn't seem to affect it.  After taking the assembly out of the unit and taking the motor off its housing, it is still hard to rotate.  Does it need lube or is it dead?  If it were dead I wouldn't think it would make the normal dryer sound when I turned it on ... but I'm not the expert.  If the motor is bad is there an underlying problem i should look for that is causing my bad luck?

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The bearings on the motor shaft have a lubricant which must have dissipated over time. You can try to oil them but this will become a frequent occurance. Do not over lubricate them.

This is a cautionary tale not to buy old appliance parts which have been sitting around in some garage.



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AccApp wrote: This is a cautionary tale not to buy old appliance parts which have been sitting around in some garage.

And a good tale worth telling, Master AccApp!  :dude:



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1.  Will WD-40 work?
2.  If so how long?  (I will only be living here for another 5 months)
3.  AccApp the washer/dryer was free ... came with the apartment.  Would rather spend 30    bucks on old motor (if it could last 6 months) then 140 on a new one. (it could last my 6 months plus 6 years on the next renters) not worth the buy hehe.

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Pipeman wrote: 1.  Will WD-40 work?
2.  If so how long?  (I will only be living here for another 5 months)
3.  AccApp the washer/dryer was free ... came with the apartment.  Would rather spend 30    bucks on old motor (if it could last 6 months) then 140 on a new one. (it could last my 6 months plus 6 years on the next renters) not worth the buy hehe.


1. Maybe, I'd prefer something with a little more body like 3-n-1 or Velocite 10

2. Don't know

3. There is a very complicated algorithim used to make decisions like this. You must factor in cost of parts, disposable income, indisposable income, time to perform job, desire to perform said job over and over, potential loss of use, possibility of future downtime, current phase of moon, condition of motor brushes (that one is for you, Swampy), mood of female partner (short and long-term) and several other conditions that may or may not be important. Sounds like you did Okay so far.



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