Dryer began squealing and smoking. Opened cabinet and cleaned all areas per manual. Cannot figure out if it is the motor or the blade that is making the noise. How do I detach the blower blade from the motor. Motor plate says "Hold wheel and turn shaft clockwise", cannot budge it at all.
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Re: remove blower blade from motor
A guy who has been repairing these for twenty+ years told me sometimes the blower fan is just too tight to remove. If so, you have to use a screwdriver or punch from the motor side and literally break the plastic fan apart. I thought that was going to be my problem, but..... With wrench tightly fastened to the nut at the back of the motor and resting against the post of the rubber wheel, I put a sturdy wrench on the shaft at the front of the motor and whacked it in a clockwise direction with a hammer. It snapped and came loose! Hooray. Try that before you demolish the blower fan.
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Sounds like the bearing on the motor, had this problem with my two at the same time replaced the bearing and they are both ok now.
also check the back bearing on the machine usually hidden by a plastic cover thats where the squealing comes from they are easy to replace and don't cost much all it is ,is a bit of brass which doesn't last long.
hope this helps.
In a dehumidifier most squealing noises are related to the fan motor or the fan motor shaft. Following the Owners Manual instructions for removing the unit's cabinet for routine maintenance. Lubricate the fan shaft with some light sewing machine oil or a similar oil. That should solve the annoying squeal. And while you've got the cabinet dismantled, do some routine maintenance, like cleaning the refrigerant coils and any other dust or lint you see.
You have a bad blower . This piece slides onto the motor shaft and pulls the heat thru the drum and out thru the vent hose . It is easily replaced ( and inexpensive if you do it yourself ) by removing the front of the dryer .
Unplug the dryer. Remove the lint filter. Remove the 2 screws at the lint filter slot. Place a flat blade screwdriver under the front edge of the top and pry it up. Remove the 2 screws holding the front panel to the cabinet on the right and left sides just inside the cabinet. Replace the door switch assembly and reverse the above order to re-assemble the dryer.
If you wish to clean the interior cabinet of the dryer follow these steps:
1. UNPLUG the dryer. Dangerous voltages are still present even with the dryer turned off.
2. Open the dryer door and remove the lint screen. IMPORTANT: You must remove the lint screen first in order to remove the blower fan housing.
3. Remove the lower toe panel directly below the dryer door by removing the screws under the bottom front edge of the panel. With the screws removed, the panel will drop down, then come off. NOTE: For better access, you can prop the front feet of the dryer up (a 2x4 works well).
4. Loosen the screws on the blower fan housing directly below the drum and remove. There's usually a small clip holding the cover in at the bottom that you may need to pull out to release. NOTE: You may also have to disconnect the auto dry sensor plug (yellow wires with white plug - use a small screwdriver to release the locking tabs) and/or ground wire to accommodate removal of the cover.
You should now have access to the dryer interior and the blower fan squirrel cage motor. Take the time to clean out the blower fan housing cover as well. A long bristle brush made for dryers works well at removing any lint inside the dryer in the hard to reach places, followed by vacuuming.
NOTE: After cleaning, you may experience a slight burning odor. This is normal as lint gets stirred up in the cleaning process and can settle on the heating components. The odor should dissipate after a short period of use.
If you have any questions, please let me know. I hope this helps you.
I opened up the lower panel of my kenmore 90 and then removed the blower cover. I found two hair pins lodged in the blower and removed them. I tested the dryer with it open and the blower and drum began to turn again. I buttoned everything back up, and it is running fine now.
To remove the blower wheel you will need to get it from the front of dryer.You will need to first remove the screws where your lint screen is.Then you will need to lift the top up and remove the front panel.There are 2 1/4 inch screw on the inside part of the front panel on the left and right corner area.After that you will need to take the belt off and remove the drum.After the drum is removed you will need to use a cresent wrench and a pair of vice grips to remove the blower wheel. first take off the motor clip around the blower wheel area then Put the cresent wrech on the plastic blower wheel it is square.wendge the cresant wrench against the drum roller shaft then clamp on your vice on the opposit side of the motor shaft then give it a good turn so that the cresant wrench is pushing aganst the drum rollor shaft that should remove the blower wheel and just reverse after done.Hope i helped
Bad motor or you are your drum is rubbing on the maching. What does the soke smell like? Like electrical or plastic. I also recommened that you do not use this until either we can get it diagnosed for you or you call a service tech