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Overheating dryer - motor replacement???

We have been told that we need to replace the motor in our Maytag SDE4606AYW Clothes Dryer because of the following symptoms:

1) It was exposed to a clogged vent an overheated. The clog has been cleared.

2) The dryer is still overheating. When it gets too hot (usually during only 1 load of clothes), it will shut off for 1.5 to 2 hours until it is completely cooled off and then will start again.

3) The estimated repair is $260. My husband is an HVAC technician, and so I know he could replace the motor, but I want to make sure it is the motor and not another problem before we replace the motor.

Thanks!

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Good day,
You said "The dryer is still overheatng". If your not describing the motor but the whole machine then that problem will have to be resolved.
Maytag's build lint up badly in the blower housing area and the duct between it and the filter. Requires disassembling the front of the dryer and cleaning that area as well as determining if the blower wheel is loose on the motor shaft requiring replacing.

If the overheating is the motor itself, then replacing it would be a common item on that brand.

Posted on May 14, 2010

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