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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When you hit the start button on any cycle it makes a humming noise. The starter circuit on the motor doesn't work.
Aside from making sure that there is nothing causing the drum to seize and not let the dryer motor turn it, the start winding on the motor would be faulty and you would need a new motor 131560100.
Even on a first time of the day use, the dryer will shut off after 2 minutes and the 3 lights will flash on auto cycle. I press cancel and start and it starts right up and then stops again. I tried other cycles and temperatures and it is the same. It looks as if it is working now, but what could be the underlining problem? I was told the high limit thermostat and I was also told it could be the motor. Which could it be?
Answer Hello Anna,
This will most likely be a poor electrical connection between either the main board and the speed controller board or a connection between the speed controller board and the main drive motor. You should open the unit and disconnect each connection and reconnect them one at a time and pull the tech sheet from the brown envelope while in there and run the unit through the diagnostic cycle. Be sure to put the tech sheet back so it will be there if needed again.