Maytag stackable gas drier does not start turning reliably
The dryer acts like the motor is overloaded then overheats and occasionally will not start. The empty drum turns - by hand - but seems way too hard. The rollers in the rear seem to turn ok when the drum is lifted to free them. Does the front of the drum have a friction support? If so, how can it be checked and if necessary replaced or repaired? Thanks, Erv
Re: Maytag stackable gas drier does not start turning...
GE dryers tpically use polyethelene slide strips located at 4 o'clock and 8 o'clock. There is a special grease specified by GE to lower friction and increase the life of the slides, with the key feature being that the lube does not damage the poly slide strips. The strips are available in a kit or premounted on the steel bracket. If you are comfortable with drilling out the rivets that hold the strips in place, just get the strip set - about $ 18 a year ago. The premounted strips will be less aggravating with only a slightly shorter install time.
You'll find the strips mounted inside the front cover just below the door opening.
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Lots of things.
Here are a few.
If the belt drives the drum, and the drum is not turning freely, perhaps it is loading the motor with too much resistance and the motor is overheating and shutting off.
If there is a bad ground wire anywhere in the system., perhaps the motor is not being grounded properly, and is having an electrical "melt down".
If the dryer is overheating because of lint accumulation inside the pipes of the dryer, perhaps the extra heat is shutting the motor down.
If the dryer is overloaded with clothes or whatever, perhaps the pull is too much for the motor and it overheats.
God bless your efforts.
usually it's the motor,there's an overload on the motor that shuts it down when it's to hot,when was the last time you cleaned out the dryer?there could be lint covering the motor,this will overheat it,clean out the duct that the lint filter slides into,blow out the vent line and vac the inside of the dryer where the motor is,next time send the model number and how old the dryer is,clean out the dryer and don't do one load after another and you can still get some life out of the dryer,if the dryer is old use it until it dies
This sounds very simple. If the dryer vent hose is partially blocked, the unit will overheat and shut down on thermal lockout. This is an auto reset limit switch. After the unit cools down, it will reset on it's own. This will be very intermittent. Clean the vent real good and be sure to clean the vent inside the unit as well. Then retry.