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Re: lg dryer wont tumble
« Reply #15 on: August 29, 2011, 03:41:34 PM »
Actually, it's the tabs that the spring hold onto that's broken as it is shown in the picture above.  Spring is probably lost in the mess inside the dryer.
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Re: lg dryer wont tumble
« Reply #16 on: August 29, 2011, 04:39:04 PM »
Yes I see the broken part now thanks.
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Re: lg dryer wont tumble
« Reply #17 on: September 03, 2011, 12:22:19 PM »
Hello! Well I got the motor and I'm going to attempt to replace it today. I'm frkn watching the video first for belt and drum removal. I'm hoping it goes easy. Should I move it to a bigger workspace, unless I hear different I'm just going to attempt at its location.
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Re: lg dryer wont tumble
« Reply #18 on: September 03, 2011, 02:00:24 PM »
Take some pix as you remove stuff to refer back to later if need be. Post some pictures of your repair so that everyone will see how it is done. If you get in a jam post a picture of it. One of us will know the trick.
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Re: lg dryer wont tumble
« Reply #19 on: September 03, 2011, 02:27:21 PM »
Well I have photos and I found the spring! $118 for a broken spring? Is that just wear and tear or symptom of other problems? Anyway, I'm stuck as I'm either doing it wrong or am just not strong enough to remove the stupid bolt from the blower housing. I'm trying to hold the fan blades still so it won't spin but I fear of breaking yet another part. Is it just a torque issue for me or is there an easier way. Want to hopefully have it working before husband comes home so I can say I did it all by myself!

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Re: lg dryer wont tumble
« Reply #20 on: September 04, 2011, 07:10:32 AM »
The blower wheel nut is the hardest part to remove.  You have to place a wrench on the pulley side to hold the motor from turning.  Then with a 10mm socket on the blower wheel nut, remove the nut on the blower wheel. 

NOTE!!!!  This nut has reverse threads so you must turn in the direction as if you were going to tighten the nut to loosen it.

Since you found the spring on the old motor, you wouldn't have been able to reattach it to the motor because one of the tabs that holds the spring is broken off. 
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