Author Topic: Gas Dryer Recovering from Flood?  (Read 1350 times)

Offline sburtchin

  • VIP Member
  • Member Since: May 2011
  • Posts: 1
Gas Dryer Recovering from Flood?
« on: May 25, 2011, 09:36:45 AM »
My basement flooded with about 10 inches of water. I did a quick test, and it runs and heats up OK. I removed the front panel to check if the motor got wet. I can see that it had to be completely submerged.
 
My question is: Do I have to relubricate the bearings or bushings on this motor? My washer motor had sealed ball bearings, so I assumed that those were not damaged, but it looks like a lot of work to get the motor out of this dryer.
 
Also, do you have a link to the service manual for this dryer?

Offline JWWebster

  • Technician
  • Member Since: Jan 2008
  • Posts: 8780
  • Country: us
  • SublimeMasterJW
    • Buy me a beer through paypal
    • JW's Sublime Appliance Advice
Re: Gas Dryer Recovering from Flood?
« Reply #1 on: May 25, 2011, 01:45:55 PM »
Aha! Slopefront dryer. I would let that motor dry out real good before restarting it and I would make sure it was turning free. You can oil the motor if you make some holes in the cotton wells. Service Manual
May the hinges of our friendship
        never grow rusty.

About the icons: The beer is tip link, if a tech saves ya some money buy em a 6 pack. The small green square=personal message. The green dot is a link to my web page on appliance repair and other general BS I love to post. The letter sends me email.
I love fan letters! LOL

 

Dryer repair after flood

Started by arcticcatmatt

Replies: 14
Views: 3103
Last post September 12, 2011, 10:34:13 AM
by JWWebster
Kennore Dryer problems

Started by smckeown

Replies: 6
Views: 8934
Last post July 10, 2007, 09:31:02 AM
by smckeown
LDG7304 Maytag Dryer - making a lot of noise.

Started by robert

Replies: 5
Views: 7728
Last post February 20, 2011, 07:33:06 PM
by jumptrout51
Amana dryer making noise

Started by bigvonne

Replies: 1
Views: 3532
Last post May 19, 2008, 12:53:38 PM
by apptech
Maytag Dryer Problem

Started by jborden

Replies: 10
Views: 8729
Last post August 15, 2007, 12:06:18 PM
by AJ
Kenmore Dryer

Started by jdman

Replies: 6
Views: 6120
Last post August 12, 2007, 07:30:06 PM
by AJ