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Offline Al Capone

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Re: Grinding noise in dryer
« Reply #10 on: January 23, 2010, 09:30:18 AM »
Can you recommend a good place to look up the model number and see the parts so I can tell what part I should be ordering?

Here is the diagram for model BVLR333EV0WW
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Re: Grinding noise in dryer
« Reply #11 on: January 23, 2010, 07:22:21 PM »
Thank you so much for the recommendation.  Ok, so if it was a snake it would have bit me, but truly being able to see the diagrams on this website helped tremendously.

Now I understand where the bearing is. And I had a revelation - Here I am trying to remove the nut off of the bearing kit to detach it and find the bearing, and all I had to do was slide the parts apart to see the bearing. Voila!

So  I have evaluated the bearing, and to my eye, it looks ok.  How do I know if it has gone bad?  How do I know if this is the problem or not?

It's an inexpensive part to buy so cost isn't the problem. Timing could be a problem though. I'd prefer to minimize the time it takes to do trial-and-error with various parts til I get it right. Also, the diagrams cleared up for me that there are only suppose to be 3 felt glides (not 4 as I suspected).

So now that I know one is not missing, is it still possible that the glides being "squished" over time are the problem?

Or is there another part I should consider as a possible problem?

 A million thanks for anyone's help.

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Re: Grinding noise in dryer
« Reply #12 on: January 23, 2010, 09:11:14 PM »
The bearing and slides will be real thin. Thin to the point you start hearing scrubbing and squeaking
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Re: Grinding noise in dryer
« Reply #13 on: January 24, 2010, 08:41:57 AM »
I don't have a new bearing to compare it to, so I'm not sure how thin is "thin".  It is a little flexible when I squeeze on it.  Since you're the expert and believe this is the source of my problem, I'll go ahead and order the part, unless you change your diagnosis.   Dirty clothes are starting to stack up, so just in case the glides are the problem, I'll get those, too. 

The real trick for me is going to be putting the dryer back together when I'm done. :D

Thank you for your continued help.

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Re: Grinding noise in dryer
« Reply #14 on: January 24, 2010, 09:05:42 AM »
If it is thin enough that it is flexable then it is definately bad
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Re: Grinding noise in dryer
« Reply #15 on: January 24, 2010, 10:20:26 AM »
Thanks for the feedback - I like definitiveness.

When the bearing arrives, will I need to put a lubricant on it?  If so, what kind of lubricant should I use?

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Re: Grinding noise in dryer
« Reply #16 on: January 24, 2010, 11:40:07 AM »
No need to lube
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Re: Grinding noise in dryer
« Reply #17 on: January 24, 2010, 12:11:57 PM »
Ok thanks.

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Re: Grinding noise in dryer
« Reply #18 on: February 02, 2010, 10:49:52 AM »
So my parts have arrived from Appliance Junk right on time, and it's time for the repair.  I have put the new drum bearing on.  That wasn't too hard. 

I have printed out a diagram of the dryer parts and how they go back together, but I'm still having some challenges.  My questions start with with part #516 , the nut sheet metal, and part #515, the ground strap assembly.  These parts kind of fell out of "nowhere" when I removed the heater assembly during disassembly.  So I never saw how they originally fit together.  How do they fit together?

Does the little black padded part of the ground strap assembly rest against the back wall of the dryer?  Or does it rest against the the back of the heater assembly?
Is the padded part suppose to be sticky so it stays in place?

How does the shaft bracket assembly match up with the ground strap assembly and the nut sheet metal? 
Does the pointed part of the shaft bracket assembly push through the hole in the ground strap assembly?  Or does it press against a different part of the shaft bracket assembly?
Does the nut sheet metal go on the other side of the hole and protect the back of the dryer from being drilled out by the point on the shaft bracket assembly?

Does the hollow part of the nut sheet metal face the back of the dryer or the ground stralp assembly?
What holds the nut sheet metal in place?

Does anyone have a detailed diagram of what this should look like?

A million thanks to anyone who can help. :D

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Re: Grinding noise in dryer
« Reply #19 on: February 02, 2010, 10:58:38 AM »
Oh wait - I may have had a breakthrough.  Does the ground strap assembly attach over one of the screws that is holding the bearing kit to the heater assembly and then is held in place by the nut sheet metal?  And then does the bottom of the ground strap assembly go behind the point on the bearing kit so that the pad is aligned with the point but facing the back of the dryer?

Someone please confirm for me, my diagram doesn't give me enough information.

Thanks a million.

 

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