Got machine for free owner said it made noise, i never tried it, tore apart one of the drum wheels broken, but now iam in the dryer and took everything out the moter smells alittle , what do you think is there a way too test it .do you think its burned up? thanks
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Re: motor smells on model lde7314ace
If the motor smell burnt it is going to burn up soon. Unfortunatly it is time to replace the motor if it is worth it. You may consider a new one. Once the motor goes you can guarante that something else will follow.
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The problem could be a list of things . Let's start checking the belt , it coul be that the belt is broken or something is keeping it from doing its job ( a piece of clothing coul be stuck) due to the burned rubber smell you detected. It coul also be the electrical door switch and After checking the three first steps then comes the motor part lets hope is not . Good luck
Sounds like drum is locked and motor is running and burned the belt. Try to spin drum by hand, Might check drum ends felt seals, Teflon bearing strips located on the bottom lip of front drum end for wear causing drag. Also check 2 drum support wheels to see if they spin freely, take the belt off motor pulley and spin drum by hand, if easier & motor runs drum is dragging. How is the spring on tensioner, does tensioner pulley spin free? Hope this helps locate the problem.
yes you can replace the belt tentioner . disconnect capacitor wires remove the spring off the motor slip the belt behind the pulley so the motor can move round. remove the rear fan cover ( screw and retaining clips) this to allow pulley to be slid off. fit new tentioner pulley and pull belt in front of pulley refit spring to motor down to cabinet.reconnect capacitor. refit fan cover.125 01 25-20/8 is part no for one of 12 variations of this model use the product no to get the right part 916xxxxxx
Typically, the dryer drum is driven by a motor and a large belt that wraps around the back of the dryer drum and is quided by 3 or 4 wheels on the front of the drum. I'm betting the sound is cyclical. If you want to go throught the trouble of pulling the dryer apart (and it's not all that bad) check the wheel to see if any are wobbly. You could also try a little shot of sewing machine oil on the wheel axels. (WD40 has a smell to it so I might not be inclined to use that.) If the sound goes away, plan on replacing the wheels.
Sounds like you have a broken belt.
If you have to replace your drum belt and if you have a front loading machine. First you will need to unplug your dryer from the electric. Remove the front of the machine, this will expose the belt and drum, remove the drum and belt and this will expose the drum rollers, idler arm bracket with pulley, and motor with pulley. While you have the drum out, I would also recommend that you lubricate the drum rollers at the shaft of the roller with a good grade of machine oil like 3 in One oil. This will save you problem later with the rollers getting noisy, also check your drum rollers for flat spots, if they have flat spots on them this will cause a noise like a thumping type noise. You will need to replace the drum rollers if they have flat spots on them. The smell your smelling is probably from the heating coil not getting air over it to send to the drum to dry your clothes, this should go away after you replace the belt and get the blower to turn again.
Good luck, I hope this helps
Sounds like your problem may be a broken belt. If you have to replace your drum belt and if you have a front loading machine. First you will need to unplug your dryer from the electric. Remove the front of the machine, this will expose the belt and drum, remove the drum and belt and this will expose the drum rollers, idler arm bracket with pulley, and motor with pulley. While you have the drum out, I would also recommend that you lubricate the drum rollers at the shaft of the roller with a good grade of machine oil like 3 in One oil. This will save you problem later with the rollers getting noisy, also check your drum rollers for flat spots, if they have flat spots on them this will cause a noise like a thumping type noise. You will need to replace the drum rollers if they have flat spots on them.
If the problem is not a broken belt then you have to motor exposed to do further testing, if the motor is ok, then check the start switch and the timer switch Good luck, I hope this helps
Same thing happened to us, the noise is one of your wheel bearings are going bad, (they are just a small piece of plastic rollers) and the smell is your belt. The dryer is dismantled from the front. I figured out how to take my dryer apart from google. Also, you may need some help to pull out the drum wheel and pay attention to how it came out. I ordered parts from repairclinic.com and it was very inexpensive and the parts took 3 days to come to me ( I wouldn't pay for faster shipping).
Good luck, you won't believe how uncomplex your dryer really is.
One of the retaining rings on the motor clamp/drum bearing assembly had probably broken, the machine must be taken apart to access to the motor/bearing assembly and fix the part. The job should be done by a technician.
Using the machine in this condition can cause more damage to motor/ drum bearings.