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Blower wheel on dryer is loose

The blower wheel on my dryer is loose and is making a lot of noise.I tried to tighten it by turning wheel counter clockwise but it will not tighten or loosen. I can not even get the thing off. What do I need to do?

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Re: blower wheel on dryer is loose

Jclay, you are in for a little work here partner. On this model the blower is up-front. The dryer is going to have to come apart for you to tighten or replace the blower wheel. The end caps on the consol will pull off. Remove the two screws on each end securing the consol. Flip the consol up. There will be 3 quarter inch screws under the consol, in back, holding the top on. Remove these and the top will slide off, forward. Remove the bottom panel by the blower. Remove the lint filter. Remove the 4 screws attaching the front panel and door to the front of the dryer, remember to unplug the door switch cable. The drum now can be removed after removing the belt. Take the tension off the belt by moving the pulley over. Remember the belt configuration so you can put it back on right. Once the drum is removed you will now be able to get a wrench on the motor shaft itself so you can tighten or replace the wheel. Reverse the above steps and your back in business. Im going to attach a picture of a rear blower system and the way to take it off. Yours is up front but the removal will work the same way. Sometimes you have to cut the old blower wheel off because it's fused on with heat. Your part number for the wheel is 697772. Remember to unplug the dryer during this back.

Posted on Aug 30, 2006

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