How do you remove the motor from the dryer and what tools will i need to do this ? And thank you for the help.
Answer C payne, You can perform the motor removal and replacement with basic hand tools, and a set of socket wrenches. Here are your basic instructions : Removing the top panel: 1. The top panel is held in place in the front by four plastic pins and two metal tabs. In the rear by two screws.2. Remove the two screws, slide the top back about 1/2 inch and lift the top off. Removing the console drip rail: 1. Remove the top panel. 2. Remove the 2 screws, one at each end, that hold the rail to the console back panel. 3. Lift the edge of the console and pull the rail back. Removing the front panel: 1. Disconnect the dryer from electrical supply and remove the top panel. 2. Unplug the two harness plugs and release the ground wire. 3. Remove the 2 screws holding the drip rail to the console and side panel. 4. Remove one screw from each side, located about 6 inches down from the top, that holds the front panel to the side panel. 4. Release the clips holding the front panel to the side panels and gently lean the panel forward. 5. Lift the panel off the bottom clips. Releasing the dryer belt: 1. Remove the access panel in the back of the unit. 2. Push the idler pulley to the right and slip the belt off the motor pulley. Removing the drum: 1. Disconnect the dryer from electrical supply. 2. Remove the top and the front panels. 3. Release the belt from the motor. 4. Use the belt to raise rear of the drum to release the ball from the hitch and move the drum out the front.1. Disconnect the dryer from electrical supply and remove the drum. 2. Unplug the harness from the motor and remove the idler assembly. 3. Unscrew the blower wheel from motor shaft(counterclockwise direction). 4. Release the front motor lock from the blower housing. 5. Release the spring hold down on the rear of the motor and lift the motor out. It sounds more involved than it is, Good Luck!
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The dryer runs but doesn't heat. I've checked continuity on all the thermostats, the heat indicator switch and heating element. Even though the motor runs, could it be the motor? Any other possibilities?
Answer Hello James,
This can be the timer, the harness, the high limit thermostat, the cycling thermostat, the thermal cutoff, the heating element, or the centrifugal switch in the motor assembly and in some cases, the thermal fuse. Since it is a Kenmore, we cannot pull the specific wiring diagram but these are common to most models in this general configuration.