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#3153951 - 02/06/13 02:37 PM Dryer question please...
eightpointer
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OK..Whirlpool dryer buzzes but won't run. I figure belt or motor. When I take this thing apart if it is the belt will it be broke in half? Meaning will it be obvious if it is the belt?
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#3153954 - 02/06/13 02:42 PM Re: Dryer question please... [Re: eightpointer]
vwrxbug
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When mine went out it was the motor. So I bought a kit to fix it. The kit was new motor,belt,wheels. I think it was around $120
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#3153959 - 02/06/13 02:45 PM Re: Dryer question please... [Re: vwrxbug]
brmaster
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the belt is generally wrapped around the the tub, so when you take the back off the unit, you can see the belt, you can tell if it is broken
and is easy to replace, maybe not to find, but easy to repair
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#3153960 - 02/06/13 02:45 PM Re: Dryer question please... [Re: vwrxbug]
eightpointer
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Did Lowe's have the kit?
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#3153963 - 02/06/13 02:48 PM Re: Dryer question please... [Re: eightpointer]
brmaster
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I dont think Lowes would have the kit, would more than likely have to get it from an appliance parts place, I know I did when I was in Memphis and had to buy washer parts and dryer parts
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#3153969 - 02/06/13 02:52 PM Re: Dryer question please... [Re: brmaster]
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Mine had a piece of lint between the thermal couple and the heating element, it caused the drier to shut down. Take the back off and clean it really well with a vacuum, take of the heating element cover and check very carefully for lint built up and burned. I cleaned mine up really well and it has been working good as new again.
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#3153994 - 02/06/13 03:10 PM Re: Dryer question please... [Re: Unicam]
TrailWatcher
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First thing is to check the power going to the Dryer!Then look at this or others on Youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MhVUEhngZMg
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#3154015 - 02/06/13 03:40 PM Re: Dryer question please... [Re: TrailWatcher]
Kirk
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When mine tore up a few years ago I bought the replacement belt at Fred's Maytag on Kieth Street in Cleveland. I just looked and now it is called Mike's Maytag.
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#3154058 - 02/06/13 04:40 PM Re: Dryer question please... [Re: Kirk]
Mr.Bro
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Throw it away and go buy a new one.First the belt.Next the motor.Save time and frustration.Buy a new one .The cheapest ones work fine for me.
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#3154062 - 02/06/13 04:44 PM Re: Dryer question please... [Re: Kirk]
WRbowhunter
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you tube is a great thing when it comes to fixing dryers and most anything else you have no working knowledge of.
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#3154126 - 02/06/13 05:33 PM Re: Dryer question please... [Re: Kirk]
eightpointer
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 Originally Posted By: Kirk
When mine tore up a few years ago I bought the replacement belt at Fred's Maytag on Kieth Street in Cleveland. I just looked and now it is called Mike's Maytag.


Thanks...didn't know it had changed.

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#3154154 - 02/06/13 05:59 PM Re: Dryer question please... [Re: eightpointer]
Carlos Viagra
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Try taping the door switch closed, then carefully reach in and spin the drum while pressing the start button....
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#3154178 - 02/06/13 06:27 PM Re: Dryer question please... [Re: Carlos Viagra]
WestTn Huntin'man
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Dryers are one of the #1 causes of fires in the home.The new ones are not anywhere near as simple as the older ones.Is yours gas or electric ?? There are a lot of things that can go wrong and make one Buzz.Bad switch. Lint can get stuck inside the motor causing it to overheat and buzz.Thermal switch could be bad. The bearings and pulleys can be worn.Broke or thrown belt.The belt on mine is accessible by popping the top off.Be careful and good Luck. If it's very old you might consider a new one.A repairman can be much cheaper if you load it up and tote it to him.
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#3154336 - 02/06/13 07:55 PM Re: Dryer question please... [Re: WestTn Huntin'man]
eightpointer
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We have had this one since 1999. I'm kind of wondering if it's wise to repair or go ahead and replace.
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#3154357 - 02/06/13 08:05 PM Re: Dryer question please... [Re: eightpointer]
Carlos Viagra
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Did you try what I suggested?
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#3154361 - 02/06/13 08:07 PM Re: Dryer question please... [Re: Carlos Viagra]
eightpointer
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Yea...still just a hummmmmm.
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#3154375 - 02/06/13 08:15 PM Re: Dryer question please... [Re: eightpointer]
Carlos Viagra
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I thought maybe the start windings or start switch was going bad on the motor. If it was mine, I'd probably not bother with repair. You can probably find a deal here....localsalesnetwork.com
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#3154378 - 02/06/13 08:16 PM Re: Dryer question please... [Re: eightpointer]
WestTn Huntin'man
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 Originally Posted By: eightpointer
We have had this one since 1999. I'm kind of wondering if it's wise to repair or go ahead and replace.

14 years out of one is pretty good. The newer models are much more energy efficient. If you can get a cover off or flip it over see how much lint and crap is built up. You might get lucky and be able to clean it up.It is amazing how much lint and dust collects under them in a year or 2.If it's never been cleaned I promise you it needs it. Flipping it over may also let you see the belt around the drum.
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#3154457 - 02/06/13 09:22 PM Re: Dryer question please... [Re: WestTn Huntin'man]
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$60 for a new motor online and maybe a hour or so too change it,,,,This week I have fixed the pump on my frontload washer and tomorrow I'm gonna fix my little sisters dryer (not heating). A dryer is a simple machine to repair not that many working parts... I would put my money into a new one if you decide not to fix it...Why buy a used one when the motor may be ready to go on it soon... http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wuP7o10SOG8
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