Dryer motor bearings seized
Donald W. • Teaneck, NJ • March 01, 2015
My Repair & Advice
First I watched the excellent repair video on Appliance Parts website and I pulled out the old motor. I'm a fix it guy so I was able to get some electric motor oil into the bearings, re-assemble dryer and use it again. Because the dryer is close to twenty years old that only lasted for a couple of laundry loads and stopped again. I then ordered a replacement motor and new belt for the dryer and even with some snowstorms happening during the delivery time I got the parts in less than a week. Because I had already watched the video I quickly pulled apart the dryer and installed the new motor and belt and was back in the wash and dry system. The new parts were a perfect match right out of the box. I will advise to be careful with older screw threads and self tapping screws and don't over tighten them. I have a feel for these things but I could tell that it would be east to strip out some of the sheet metal mounting holes and then the job might become much more involved. The repair video production was great, very good lighting, focus, and camera angles. It gives you real confidence to go after a job like this and it feels great when an almost twenty year old appliance runs like new again. I have a working clothes dryer again for a fraction of the cost of a new one.