Question about Dryers
SOURCE: Autodry cycle never stops
hi thanks for the question ther is a thermostat on the air duct at the back of the dryer it has 2 wires at ends and 2 wires in the middle smaller ones this thermostat opens to turn off heat and the small wires on this thermostat when the heats shuts off then power goes to the timer and not before if it shuts off on timed dry timer is ok i would vacuum the dryer make sure all the vent right to the outside is clean as air flow restriction can cause this problem thanks the appliance doc
Posted on Sep 15, 2008
The problem may not be the rear bearing. It could be the drum glides in the front drum bearing that the drum rubs against as it spins. The rear part of the drum is supported by the drum bearing. The front, however is supported by the drum glides. These glides are plastic and do wear down. Once they wear through, you usually have have metal on metal scraping as the front of the drum will be rubbing against the case of the dryer. You can view the glides at appliancepartspros.com. Type in your model number as "DBXR463EB0WW" The digit before the last two W's is a zero, not an "O". Go to the "Front Panel and Door" heading and locate items 313 and 316. This is the entire front bearing with glides. If the bearing itself is not worn, just replace the glides (take note of the glide color, there are different part numbers for them). You will need to lift the top panel, to access.
If you inspect the glides and they aren't worn, or if the noise you are experiencing is definitely coming from the rear bearing, you will need to remove the front panel of the dryer to access the drum. Once the front panel has been removed, you will need to release the tension on the dryer belt and remove it from the drive motor. Then, with the belt still wrapped around the drum you can use it as a handle to help guide the drum from its rear mount. A replacement kit is located under the "Drum" heading as item 508 (Includes all the parts).
Ideally, you hope that this is a simple drum glide problem. The repair isn't that difficult. Replacing the rear bearing, however, can be extensive for someone that has never performed this repair before. Take note of the exploded view diagrams for reference. NOTE: If you decide to repair this yourself, make sure the dryer is UNPLUGGED any time you service it. Dangerous voltage is still present inside the dryer, even with the power turned off.
If you have any questions, please let me know. I hope this helps you.
Posted on Aug 11, 2009
This could be a simple fix or more of a major task, so if you think you can have a go then great, first find tools and torch, empty any clothes, unplug from the power supply,disconnect vent if any, place unit on a table or bench then remove the back check for large quantities of fluff and dust, clean as much as possible, see if drive belt is secure and not damaged if this is not the case then the drum bearings may be worn, try to move the drum up and down, try the same thing from inside the door, as these dryers tend to wear front bearings quicker than rear ones, if excessive wear and you are confident, remove the drive belt and tensioner take note of the layout, remove supporting bracket at rear of drum taking careful note of where any nuts bolts are from, withdraw the drum you should now have access to all the bearings which are usually like a special plastic runners or ring, contact local supplier stating make and model number ask for a bearing kit, replace bearings and rebuild machine, all this could take up a few hours to a few days so ensure you can manage without a working dryer.............good luck
Posted on Nov 19, 2009
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