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Kenmore Laundry Center

Model# 417.99570120

My Dryer runs with a load for about 15 minutes and then lets out a screech

and then comes to a stop...

From looking at other posts on your site... it sounds like the motor is overheating

and coming to a hault.

I would assume it sounds like I need to replace the motor ???

If this is the case, would you have any info as to how I would go about doing so

on this type of machine ?

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Could be that the rear drum bearing is so badly deteriorated that it's binding and seizing the motor.



 

Disassembly instructions are here, use the procedure for the Friggidaire-built dryers.



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Any info on getting one of these Kenmore Laundry Centers apart ?

This is the Over/Under  Dryer on top / Washer on the bottom....

I have it partially taken apart, and I hate to keep taking stabs at it,

by removing the entire chassis..

I cant seem to find the best way of getting to where i need to go ...

Any Ideas ?

 

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I linked you to disassembly instructions above, read the post again.  It disassembles the same way as the stand-alone dryer, it's just more of a pain because it's a stacker.

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ok,,

I replaced the rear bearing assembly of the dryer,

THe old one was definately tight  and a bit bound up ...

I put it back together,.. fired it up,, it ran ok.... then I put a small load of clothes in it

and it wouldnt start.. it tried,, moaned and groaned.. for about 5 seconds

and siezed

About 10 minutes later I tried to start it again and it fired up....

and currently running,,, but I dont think its going to last long...

I surely dont think it would even start under a full load.....

Any other Ideas ?

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You ran the dryer too long on the old bearing and it took its toll on the motor.  Now you need to replace the motor.



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ahhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh,,,

Man oh man am I gonna owe your Beer fund !

Any info as to the best way to get this motor out ?

Would it be the same way .. going in from the top ?

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Hello, my ahhhful friend.  When you replaced the rear drum bearing, you would have had to remove the entire drum from dryer.  This would have included unwrapping the belt from the motor pulley.  Since the motor would have been so abundantly evident to you in during your successful drum bearing replacement procedure, I am somewhat puzzled by your question about how to access the motor.  Could you please elaborate?



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What I mean is....

could their be an easier way to access the motor ..

maybe from the side, rather than standing on a chair and going in from the top....

I have a little access from the back,, but the side walls are attached to the washer portion of the unit ....

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Hello again, my accessible friend.  I think I understand your question now.  The motor is replaced from the front of the dryer after removing the drum and blower shroud.  I pray this is useful to you.



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Moostafa wrote:
Hello again, my accessible friend. I think I understand your question now. The motor is replaced from the front of the dryer after removing the drum and blower shroud. I pray this is useful to you.

Moostafa, please don't lead our young Grasshoppers astray....

This being a Friggadair/Westinghouse style, the motor can be replaced from the back if they have that nice little square opening to access the belt and idler pulley.

Just remove the wiring to motor and two bolts on back of motor cradle and complete motor and blower come out as all one piece than blower can be removed from motor and motor removed from motor cradle.



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