Kenmore dryer not spinning---how do i disassemble to see if belt or motor is bad?
Kenmore dryer mod. 110.74632300 ser. mp 4604802 type DWJR NAT1206006 FM22 is what reads on the inside lip of door. The dryer portion still works but it will not spin. I disassembled damn near the entire dryer trying to see if it is a belt or motor or what and i cannot figure out what the problem is. Reason being, I cannot get to the "guts" of the dryer to see these parts. I need a manual or assistance rapidly!. I have a 1 year old, one on the way and an angry wife. PLEASE HELP! 4073458472. Jimmy
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Kenmore dryers are the easiest dryers to work on. unplug! remove 2 screws @lint screen top. insert screrwdriver under top @ each end and pop top up. disconect wires to door panel. remove 2 5/16 screws at each end inside. lift front door panel up and out.( the bottom of the panel is held by spring clips. replace belt if broke. remove drum if not and check rollers. note: belt route at idler pulley.
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Be sure that you have checked the thermal fuse. The part is tested using a multimeter set on Ohms (impedance). Remove the fuse from dryer and read impedance touching the fuse contacts with the two multimeter probes. If impedance is Ohm infinity (open), then the fuse is bad.
If the fuse is OK because tested good or replaced, then the problem is either one of the three thermostats located in the heating group, or the heating element. All parts are tested similarly to what described for the thermal fuse. If any of the parts read open (infinity), then the part is faulty. After finding the defective part remove all the lint from heating assembly and air duct. The lint causes overheating and blows thermostats, fuse or element.
Sounds like your capacitor has stopped functioning. Most dryers have capacitors ranging from 8 to 10 ohms which store energy and give the drum the initial energy boost to start it turning. Unplug the machine and take off the side that contains the motor. in there you will find a small cylindrical object with two connections, thats your capacitor, replace it
Make sure that the problem is not a broken belt, or a belt that has slipped off of the motor pulley or idle arm pulley.
Look to see if the motor is running first, sometimes you cannot hear the motor running but it is.
Also you can check your breakers to see if one is kicked out.
This problem can also be caused by a faulty start switch.
If this is not the problem than it may be time to call the repairman