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Old 08-29-2007, 10:43 AM   #21
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14 yr old washer dryer set here.
DH has replaced the timer with good result.
We are now having drum problems where it has separated from the front wall, sometimes entangling clothes and pinching them in the space (no more clothing with loose strings or straps allowed now!).
I wonder if this is the bushing wear plates that ERD50 mentioned? How did you diagnose that was your problem?
We did do some JB Weld on the washer drum about 6 yrs ago that is holding up pretty well.
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On my Maytag dryer, the drum has rollers in the back to support it and let it roll, the front just rests on these cork strips with teflon (nylon?) slip sheets on them.

I just noticed they were about ready to fall apart when I inspected everything else after the drive belt broke, no symptoms at the time. I understand that when they go, the thing makes a horrendous noise.

I suspect that your problem is related to the felt seals at the front and back rim of the drum.

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Old 08-29-2007, 10:45 AM   #22
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14 yr old washer dryer set here.
DH has replaced the timer with good result.
We are now having drum problems where it has separated from the front wall, sometimes entangling clothes and pinching them in the space (no more clothing with loose strings or straps allowed now!).
I wonder if this is the bushing wear plates that ERD50 mentioned? How did you diagnose that was your problem?
We did do some JB Weld on the washer drum about 6 yrs ago that is holding up pretty well.
Sarah
If the rear rim of the drum is supported by rubber rollers, the rollers may be well-worn, too.

ERD50 posted in the time I was typing...

All the Whirlpool and Kenmore made by Whirlpool dryers I have worked on (my favorite brands) had a fabric seal on the rear edge of the drum, but none on the front. With long long use, the rear fabric seal slowly wears away, and lint gets into the cabinet. Thin stuff may also get caught back there. I've pulled the drums out, scraped off the old seal, and replaced with a seal kit (contains high-temp adhesive). I've usually replaced the rubber rollers while I have the drum out, but I can't say I've seen a badly worn set if rollers from a Whirlpool yet. The rollers actually look more like tires than rollers.
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Repair attempt #2: Removed timer. Applied gentle percussive maintenance and reinstalled timer. Result - totally inoperative.

Repair attempt #3: Removed timer. Applied vigorous percussive maintenance. Result - great stress relief.

Oh yeah, we forgot to mention the downside of 'percussive repair' - ooops!

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What did a new timer cost you? I see mine at $128! Is there a junk yard of old dryers, or a market in used timers?

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What did a new timer cost you? I see mine at $128!
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$66 shipped (RepairClinic.com).

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Is there a junk yard of old dryers, or a market in used timers?
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Don't think there would be much of a market for my "used" timer. And I'm not inclined to try a used one since it seems timers, belts and heating elements are common failure items on electric dryers.
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Does this mean there could be a limit to how many times dryer sheets can be re-used?
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I have seen this problem before. You have been using defective dryer sheets. You must not have received your recall notice.
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. . . Shake it to see if there are any broken parts rattling inside. (And to disorient any diehard chiggers.)
That reminds me of a joke I heard Phillis Diller tell. "So, our blender stopped working. My cheap husband, Fang, won't just go buy a new one, he says he can fix it. He opens it up and a big cockroach falls out. 'Well, there's your problem. The engineer died'."

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If the rear rim of the drum is supported by rubber rollers, the rollers may be well-worn, too.

but I can't say I've seen a badly worn set if rollers from a Whirlpool yet. The rollers actually look more like tires than rollers.
Well, I got mine working and back together yesterday. All seems well.

It is a good thing that I noticed the worn 'Front Glide Kit' pieces before I ordered the new belt. When I removed them and compared them with the new ones, I could see that they were totally worn through the teflon(nylon?) strip, to the cork backing.

I'm positive that the extra drag from rubbing on the cork is what caused the belt to go bad. But, after 20 years of use from a family of 3-5 over the years, I guess I can't complain.

I'm amazed the washer keeps going with ZERO maintenance.

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If it's a Maytag washer, a common problem is water leakage at the injector. It's up under the top on the back left side. There's a black rubber tube-like sleeve over a plastic piece that kind of ballons up when the washer is filling. Those things invariably go bad. You might notice water on the floor. It is easy to remove the front panel and check if it has been leaking. It's an easy, inexpensive repair.
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Follow up to my clothes dryer problem - it was the timer. After FedEx lost, then found my shipment, the new timer arrived today. Took less than 2 minutes to install. Dryer now works great.

Thanks to all for your help.
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Congrats!

It's now time for the motor to go out!
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Follow up to my clothes dryer problem - it was the timer. After FedEx lost, then found my shipment, the new timer arrived today. Took less than 2 minutes to install. Dryer now works great.

Thanks to all for your help.
What a great ending to a perplexing problem!!! Thanks for the update.
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Fun, huh?

Here is your haiku:

An old appliance
It breaks down in retirement
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