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Manufacturer #: WP9703438 /
Manufactured by: Whirlpool /
Fix #: FIX11746909
Manufacturer #: WP9703438 |
Manufactured by: Whirlpool |
Fix #: FIX11746909
As per the repair videos on the site, I searched the internet for a couple of supplementary videos just to make sure I was doing it correctly. It was was all pretty easy. Expect to vacuum out and clean out the interior of the dryer. Also, to make things easier, disconnect the bulkhead and exterior like in the video, but also keep the top flipped up until reassembling, it'll make it much easier. When reinstalling the belt, remember how the belt is going to go around the pulley, you'll have to do this without sight as the barrel will the way and you won't be able to see what you're doing. It's really not hard but just keep this in mind. Also, as you disassembling, it would help to snap some pictures of where each screw goes and how; reassembly was a tiny bit tricky as I didn't do this.
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Step 1. I disconnected the electrical outlet Step 2. Took the front panel then the door and then the panel that holds the tumbler. Took the belt off the tumbler then the tumbler. Took the housing cover for the blower wheel off. Took the clip off the blower wheel to the axle of the motor. Replaced with new blower wheel and belt and cleaned the inside of the dryer.
Followed the Video Directions from website. All went as planed. The dryer is running like new now.
First thing was to watch this video on Youtube on the take down of this dryer and determine what caused the malfunction.
I found an instruction video that explained the steps.It did not explain how to replace the rear seal or felt.After i replace the front felt following the video it was simple.Getting the felt to form or fit the drum was not shown .I put the drum next to the felt and used the cotter key puller to flip the seal to the correct position.
watched a Youtube video how to open the dryer, located the problem, ordered parts, replaced, closed up the machine and drank a beer.
Remove 2 screws under front Panel and take the front panel out. Then remove 4 screws and then remove the support drum panel out. Remove old blower. and replace the new one. Continue with reverse above steps.
The only additional step I incorporated was to place a block of wood under the tension pulley arm to hold it in the full off position while installing the drive belt. This was very helpful especially since you are working by feel while threading the drive belt onto the motor pulley and tension pulley. Once they are in place the wood block can be removed to engage the tension pulley. The instruction videos brought out a couple of helpful tips that made the repair successful.
Removed door, and front bezel. Write the colors of the wires next to the door switch and the moisture sensor on the bezel so that you can remove the wires, this makes it easier. Lifted top up and pulled drum out, but did not remove belt. Inspected wheels and roller shaft. Needed to replace (2) Roller Wheels, (1) Roller Shaft, (2) Retaining Rings, & (2) Shaft Washers. Ordered parts from the site. Removed the Retaining rings. The retaining ring tool I bought from the hardware store did not fit the holes in the retaining ring, so I had to file the tips down. Once the retaining rings are removed, the washers and rollers come off easily. The Roller Shaft can be removed by loosening the nut on the back side of the shaft. Inserted new shaft and tightened nut, then replaced both rollers, and washers, and reinstalled the Retaining rings. Put drum back in place, tied all wires back in and reinstalled front bezel and door.
Although it was easy to take apart my dryer and replace the worn out parts, it was difficult to reassemble everything correctly. It took me about 15 minutes to get the belt correctly on the rollers. In addition, I ended up with a couple of extra screws after I had reassembled the dryer. :) I suggest taking pictures or even a video as you take apart the dryer unit so you can see the correct sequence as you reassemble your dryer.
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