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Re: blower moter fan
Before attempting to remove blower, run the motor and note the direction of rotation. The blower wheel can be very difficult to remove. It is screwed on to the motor shaft opposite to the motor rotation such that every time the motor starts, the blower wheel gets tighter. The best way to remove, is to put an adjustable wrench on the blower wheel (from the motor side) and using another wrench or locking pliers on the side of the motor shaft where the belt goes. Rotate the motor shaft where the belt goes, in the opposite direction of normal rotation while holding the wrench on the blower wheel. It will be VERY TIGHT. If unsuccessful, the only alternative is to strike the blower wheel REALLY hard and break it off. GOOD LUCK!
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The squirrel cage fan would not have any bearings. When you turned the fan and you said it did not turn freely, you may have also been turning the entire drum because you would have been turning the motor shaft which then turns the belt and pulley. Not necessarily a bad thing. When you shut the dryer off, does it make a rattling noise as it comes to a stop? If it does, you may have a stripped hub in the center of your fan, and it will need to be replaced. Another way you can tell if it might be stripped is have someone watch the drum while you turn the fan, and if the drum does not move while you are spinning the fan, the hub is stripped. Those fans have a flat spot in the hub and they can get rounded out and that can cause the symptoms that you are describing. Hope this helps!
Hi ngentry don...
Your overheating problem is not caused by the thermostats... Do the following:
Check and clean if necessary your vent hose.
If you vent hose "seems" to be clean then,try running the dryer with the vent hose off and see if the dryer is not running hot anymore. Make sure your lint screen is in place and has no tears or holes in it and is still firmly attached to the frame. If you are running too hot you are not moving enough air thru the system. It could be that the fan blade is plugged up. The problem could be a large lint ball build up in the center of the fan or a sock,thin pants,a pen,etc. that has gotten into the fan by falling down the hole where the lint screen is normally inserted. You have to find the air restriction to solve the problem. It also can be a loose or worn out blower wheel/fan. Please take time to rate me.
noises in a dryer can be many things , most don't require replacement of the machine itself, heres what you should check for
Frayed or breaking belt
build up if debris in the vent next to the fan blower
loose front plastic support
all of these are fairly inexpensive , and can be fixed by the home owner with Little effort , if you would like more help with doing this , Just reply to this link and I'll walk you through it
Have you cleaned the blower vent pipes lately. Sounds like the vents may be stopped up with lint and it got too hot. Clean vents and where the fan blade is to be sure the fan can turn. I have found everything you can think of in the blower housing that would keep the fan from turning.Be sure and get the lint out they all have some. As far as the heat not working check all thermastats , the thermal fuse on blower box and thermal cutoff usely on the heater box. and the heater coil also check with an ohmeter from heater coil connections to the metal box it's in ,the coil could be grounded inside the box.
Hope this helps.
Check the blower fan which is mounted underneath the drum on my DLE2514W front loading LG dryer. I experienced poor drying along with a loud thump at the start of each cycle. At first I thought it was a bad roller but later found that the blower fan had separated from its bracket so it was not turning with each turn of the moter but rather spinning freely.
I would start by taking off the top and checking the belt to see if part of it tore and is hitting the inside of the cabinet. I have not found a real good way to get the blowers out without having to break them sometimes. the part of the blower that you have to hold is access through the front behind the motor. problem is when you turn the motor shaft, the wrench strips out on the blower, then you have to break them, but unless you need a new motor, it should not have to come off.
Try taking it apart again and try to turn the motor by hand. It should spin freely. If it does you've probably got a bad motor. If it is stiff or doesn't turn at all, then you might have missed something putting it back together. I wouldn't think you can overtighten the blower, it is probably something else, and with it apart it should be easy to see.