Screw fell out of pocket between drum and inerds...
I apparently had a deck screw in my pocket that made it through the washer and fell out in the dryer. (when I heard the noise I stopped the dryer and found another screw in the vent opening) it somehow got sucked into the space between the drum and the surrounding space of the dryer...and now (depending on the weight of the load in the dryer) scrapes as the drum turns.
Is there a manual on how to take the front of the dryer off to get to that space to retrieve the screw? anyone ever do this before with success?
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Re: Screw fell out of pocket between drum and inerds...
Dnkmett, the dryer actually comes apart from the rear. Remove the rear top section, remove the 28 screws holding the rear panel, unhook the belt and remove the assy. When putting it back together be sure to reset the broken belt switch after putting the belt back on. That switch is on the motor beside the idler pulley.
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your lucky then???but its still in there huh?
to be honest its a big case with next to nothing in it bar a big drum that dont move very much,,,however there is a motor and pumps all at the bottom of the unit, chanses are you will be ok, but have you ever heard of sods law????
like,,if it can go wrong it will go wrong!
The top should be held in place with metal clips that insert into the machine. A flat head screw driver will work to pry around the top. You may have to take a few screws out the backside that connects the top to the bottom.
unplug the dryer,open the door,remove the two phillips screws that hold the door on,the screws are in the middle of the hidges,look at the other side and remove the two screws that are there,pull off the front panel grabbing it at the top where the top screws were and pull forward the bottom of panel is on clips,just slide the panel up off the clips,now spin the drum until the baffle that you need to repair is in the lower right hand corner and you can get to it there.if the holes are to big for the screws add a washer to stop the screws from falling through the holes,sometimes the screws get ripped through the holes making the holes to big for the screw heads and a washer needs to be added,let me know how you make out
The screw in the washer tub, is not a factor in this. I'm not sure what brand of machine you have, but several machines have a fill hose that connects to the outer tub of the machine. Sometimes when a machine gets loaded heavily, during the spin cycle items in the machine can actually knock the fill hose right out of the tub. Then when the machine trys to fill the next time, all the water runs down the outside of the tub and leaks out of the bottom of the machine. Repair is to open up the machine. You'll need to remove the top cover and that will give you access to the hose/tub connection. It may be as simple as reinserting the hose back into the drum or you may need to replace it if it got too damaged and won't stay in the hole correctly. If you need specific how to's on opening up the machine, get back to us with the make and model info and we'll be happy to help you open that washer up! K
you can pop of the agitaor ( held on by a 7/16 screw to the the inner tub will lift right out, it merely rests upon the spline, youll need to "pop" the main top first by "popping hte release clips. approximately 6 inches form either side between the main lid and the front panel are the clips, use a sturdy putty knife as these are tough to undo, the outer tub ring then simply unsnaps off and youll be able to remove the inner basket with no problem.
The baffle basket, I ordered from sears for my Kenmore Elite he3t washer was a "new" design but the screw holes lined up. My baffle basket did not come with the screw either. I took out the screw from an existing baffle basket and found something close. Test it in the baffle basket before you try to install it. Be careful not to drop the screw or bit.
To replace the baffle basket. Remove top of washer using a screwdriver with a T20 torque bit. There are three screws at the rear. The top slides back about an inch and lift up. Place aside. Then you will see a hose going into the drum. Ignore the clamp, just squeeze the end going into the drum and work it out. Now you need to insert the baffle basket in the drum through the front door. It is easiest to rotate the drum so you are inserting it on the bottom. It slides in with the small end toward you and you must pull it forward. Hold the drum for leverage. Now rotate the drum so the new baffle is on top. You need to line up the screw hole and screw in a small screw. Replace the hose and top of washer.
Are you sure that there is nothing sticking through the holes in the drum like a nail etc or a screw from trouser pockets, it could be that the heating element has come loose and is scraping against the drum or that the bearings have gone.