Splendide 2000, 1999 vintage, noise on dryer cycle.
I opened up the top and found a small motor like device on the right side with a grey plastic fin cap vibrating and rattling severely. What is that device and what has happened, how to fix it? Should I try to spray lube it? Doesn't look like it can be removed in place but don't know for sure.
Re: splendide 2000, 1999 vintage, noise on dryer cycle.
Without having seen the motor, it sounds like the piece might have something to do with cooling since it has a fin, and the plastic hub has worn down to the point of the shaking you mention. I would look at a parts layout and see if the cooling fan/fins are avvaileable without purchase of the motor and replace that piece only.
I am not a washer dryer guy, but it's something to think about.
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Big job. The top comes open with a small screwdriver, or better yet a putty knife slipped to the right and left front corners and pried up. You have a plastic clip on either side of the front top which will snap open when pried. Then, the front of the machine is usually held on with two screws that are inserted into the top front from the top sides, one screw in each side. The bottom is easier, once the top screws are out, you lift the whole front panel off. Down at the bottom of the front panel are two clips that go in two holes to hold the panel on. You will also be unplugging the wire connector to the door switch. We also had this happen, and if turning your clothes inside out or tying the strings doesn't work, we found to put such items inside a mesh "unmentionables/undergarments" bag stopped the problem. Be blessed.
Check the brackets that hold the top rack for any broken plastic brackets. My dishwasher was making the same noise and after noticing the broken plastic pieces I pulled out the dishwasher put it on its side removed a white panel on the bottom that is attached with two screws, removed the drain line and inside there were two plastic tabs from the broken bracket. Once those were removed the grinding noise stopped. The bracket holding the drain hose can be removed with a pair of pliers.
The lid switch may be defective. If it is, the washing machine doesn't spin. The switch is inside the washing machine main housing near the door frame. Often you have to raise or open the top or front of the washing machine to get to the switch. If it's defective, you need to replace it.The motor coupler may be broken.It's plastic and rubber and is mounted to the shaft of the motor on one side, and to the transmission on the other. Over time, the coupler wears out and fails. You may need to replace it.If the shifter becomes even partially defective, the unit may drain the water but not spin.This are possibilities to be checked.Thanks.
On almost all dryers the top will release by itself without requiring you to remove the front. There are two small clamp-like mechanisms under the top on the front side. They can be released easily by sticking a flat-tip screwdriver straight into them and pushing in. Once you open the top you can spin the drum by hand and tighten the screws on the fins.
Take not however that some fins are only placed in by plastic snaps, and if it is loose it probably means that it is broken and will require repairs.
Remove the top - two screws in the back then slide forward
In the front right top you will see the air box and the terminals for the heater coil along with other wires and sensors. Start the washer on a dry cycle and check the voltage to the heater terminals. You will be looking for 120 AC. If voltage there but no heat the heating element is bad. If no voltage there follow the wires to the overheat switches and check the voltage on the other side of these switches (round devices with two terminals on top). If there is voltage there then the switch has tripped. Unplug the machine. Look for a spot of paint on this switch, scratch it away and you will see a small hole. Insert a strightened paper clip into this hole and push to reset the switch. Re-power and test the results.
No power to these switches probably means a bad circuit board $$$.
Hi Scott! On this model there's a little work to do to get the top open.
1. Remove the two screws that secure dryer door hinges to the frame. 2. On the opposite side of the door frame there are two screws also. Remove them and the plastic parts the screws go thru. 3. Remove the door by pulling it off with the hinges still attached to the door itself. The door will come right off for you if you took out the right screws in step one and open it and then pull away from the dryer (This model has a reversible door, designed for the customer to easily do themselves).
Now with the door off, the entire front panel pops loose, it is "ninged" at the bottom by two clips. The whole front panel will lift right off. Set the panel aside. At the top of the edges of the cabinet, there are two metal hooks, one on each side, that are held in place with a 5/16" screw (use a 5 1/6" nut driver to remove) After you remove the screws on these hook brackets, remove the brackets themselves. They are hooked into the top on either aide.
Now you can lift the top off sir...
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We had the same problem with our splendide 2100 top loader. If you remove the top cover, you will find 2 circular like black discs (the size of a dime) on the right hand side about 6 inches from the front. You need to push those down (with a very small blunt object) to reset them. Please make sure that you unplug your washer/dryer before you attempt this. Good luck.