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need help installing my dryer moter for maytag performa

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need help installing my dryer moter for maytag performa
Submitted: 3 years ago.
Category: Appliance
Expert:  gst85 replied 3 years ago.

gst85 :

hello there,remove both clamps that are keeping the motor inplace .then remove the clip to the blower

Customer:

i only see one clamp holding the motor in place and have already removed that

gst85 :

there should be two

gst85 :

one on each side

Customer:

i found the one in the rear but do not see another one in the front near the blower. the blower (fan part) is already removed but the case (?) that it is housed in is attached to the motor

Customer:

i would assume that the second clip would be fairly easy to see

gst85 :

ok now is the motor loose?

Customer:

no not all

gst85 :

whiggle the motor till it loosens up

Customer:

i cannot pull it through the plastic housing to disconnect

gst85 :

the hardest part is going to be from pulling the shaft out of the blower.

gst85 :

do you have any lubricante?

Customer:

wd-40

gst85 :

ok spray on both sides of the blower

gst85 :

on the shaft of coures

gst85 :

twist the blower counter and clockwise

gst85 :

it will come loose

gst85 :

you are on the right track.

Customer:

okay finally have it off

gst85 :

lol great

gst85 :

do you have any questions

Customer:

dont know how to reattach the pulley one the motor is in and the belt. both were just hanging there

gst85 :

place it on the shaft then loop in thru the tensioner

gst85 :

kinda tricky

Customer:

where does the spring attached to the pulley go. was attached to the electrical wiring which I assume was wrong

gst85 :

right in front of the motor

Customer:

on the floor of the machine?

gst85 :

there should be a hook that it latches onto

Customer:

dont see a hook anywhere. where would it be on the motor itself?

gst85 :

im looking at the motor now and it may be on the front close to the pulley

gst85 :

look right next to the tensioner

Customer:

sorry whAT IS THE TENSIONER

gst85 :

this part right here

gst85 :
Grid is 1 inch square

Idler Pulley - Part #607359
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gst85 :

do you think you got it ?

Customer:

sorry to be a bother. the spring is currenlty attached to the tensioner, where does it go frm the tensioner

gst85 :

ok great,

gst85 :

now just loop the belt aruond the pulley of the motor then thru the tensioner

gst85 :

to create tension.

Customer:

ok

Customer:

does the other end of the spring attach to the bottom of the washer?

gst85 :

yes

Customer:

okay, great. does it matter what side the belt goes on?

gst85 :

yes the side with the grooves

gst85 :

good luck to you

Customer:

thank you so much for youe help!

gst85 :

if i have been helpfull to you pressing accept is how iget paid.

gst85 :

happy halloween

gst85 :

please leave feedaback

gst85 :

clicking accept pays me for my time

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Customer: replied 3 years ago.
I just finished installing everything but now have a loud noise that is occurring when I run the machine. what could the problem be?
Expert:  gst85 replied 3 years ago.

is it a scratching noise?

Customer: replied 3 years ago.

sort of

 

Expert:  gst85 replied 3 years ago.
you check the felt around the from of the drum

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