Question about Kenmore 84052 Dryer
When i hit the start button on my whirlpool ler8620pg0 electric dryer it just buzzes like the motor is stalling and wont turn. i also can not spin the drum by hand. i need to know how to get to the motor easily and wat to check to figure out what is wrong
I am assuming that dryers haven't changed a lot in the way they are made.
First, unplug the appliance for safety. Then remove the filter from the top, and remove the two screws that secure the machine top to the top of the filter slot. Lift the top: this involves a screwdriver wedged under the top 2-inches from the side on each side one then the other. There are clips that secure the top down in those locations. Some pressure on the screwdriver is required to make them release. Lift the top and allow it to rest against the wall behind the unit. There are two 5/16 hex head screws about 2-inched down from the top that secure the front panel to the machine. Removal of those will allow removal of the front, exposing the drum, belt, motor, dust, coins and things that have accumulated. There is a springloaded belt tensioner beneath the drum, it is not hard to reach. Remove the belt, then the drum, to make easy access to the motor. If the motor must be removed, you will need to unplug the connectors joining the wiring harnesses from the top to bottom, and remove the top. There is a fan on the motor shaft, and you will need to remove the back panel and a duct/cover to access the fan. It is possible that the motor is not at fault but something has instead jammed the fan. It wouldn't be the first dead rodent found there, and may not be the last. If there has been a dead smell around the dryer, you might try the fan area first. Re-assembly is mostly just a reverse of disassembly but it can be helpful to have a helper to hold the drum in place with the belt on while you put the front back on.. Hope this is at least helpful for you.
Posted on Dec 17, 2008
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