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Dryer repair after flood
« on: September 09, 2011, 12:47:15 PM »
Hey guys, I am in the upstate NY region that has been hit by these floods.. my dryer was in water almost up to the halfway point. What do I do to attempt to save it? I haven't turned it on, its been out of water for 1.5 days now. I lost many other things, can't afford a dryer :( Furnace repair guys are here trying to save the furnace. Washer was up out of the water thank god. Just give me something to try and I will try it. There is a little water in the drum now, I am soaking that up right now. Thanks in advance

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Re: Dryer repair after flood
« Reply #1 on: September 09, 2011, 12:48:32 PM »
oh the dryer is an electric whirlpool

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Re: Dryer repair after flood
« Reply #2 on: September 09, 2011, 12:57:55 PM »
Hi,

What is the model number of your dryer? If there is water in the drum the main drive motor got wet too. Did it sit in the water very long?
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Re: Dryer repair after flood
« Reply #3 on: September 09, 2011, 01:38:22 PM »
I was wrong, my old washer was a whirlpool.. this dryer is a Kenmore Elite.. I found it on sears parts website http://www.searspartsdirect.com/partsdirect/part-model/Kenmore-Parts/Dryer-Parts/Model-11061082000/0582/0151200?pathTaken=&prst=0&shdMod=11061082000
Model number is 110.61082000

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Re: Dryer repair after flood
« Reply #4 on: September 09, 2011, 01:39:44 PM »
The water level was that high for about 4 hrs (sorry it won't let me edit that reply to add that information)

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Re: Dryer repair after flood
« Reply #5 on: September 09, 2011, 02:09:49 PM »
I bet it will still run if you dry it out completely.  If you're already running dehumidifiers, open it up and let dry out.  Or put in some Dry-z-air and close it back up. Remove the Dry-z-air before you run it.

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Re: Dryer repair after flood
« Reply #6 on: September 09, 2011, 02:14:26 PM »
What is Remove the Dry-z-air?

I agree with tgoods, if you can dry it out good it maybe ok.

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Re: Dryer repair after flood
« Reply #7 on: September 09, 2011, 02:23:30 PM »
I misspelled it, it's Dri-Z-AirŪ. It's dehumidifier crystals. http://www.drizair.com/products.html.

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Re: Dryer repair after flood
« Reply #8 on: September 09, 2011, 04:28:41 PM »
Unplug it if you have not already. Take it all the way down and oil the motor. Make sure it is completely dry and turns free. Water might have gotten into the bearings on the motor. after Hurricane Katrina I worked on a bunch of flooded appliances. The motor tends to lock up and people try and run them before they dry em out and free em up. Just letting it sit and hopin won't cut it. Use zoomoil to free up the motor makes some holes in either end of the motor and lube that sucker up. Dry it out with a hair dryer. and manually turn the motor to make sure it is totally free. Oil the rollers and idler too.
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Re: Dryer repair after flood
« Reply #9 on: September 12, 2011, 07:06:55 AM »
Thanks alot for the replies and that video! That was awesome! I watched that video then took mine apart.. the whole motor was under water and soaked and had mud in it. I dried it all out the best I could and went to turn it on and POP.. thats all she wrote. Oh well, I tried.  Thanks all for your time!

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Re: Dryer repair after flood
« Reply #10 on: September 12, 2011, 08:53:02 AM »
Throw another motor on there and party on!
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Re: Dryer repair after flood
« Reply #11 on: September 12, 2011, 09:25:17 AM »
Throw another motor on there and party on!

Post the model number and we can look up the motor part number for you.

The motor is easy to change.

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Re: Dryer repair after flood
« Reply #12 on: September 12, 2011, 09:48:51 AM »
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Re: Dryer repair after flood
« Reply #13 on: September 12, 2011, 10:10:36 AM »
Just got a used dryer for 70.. figured that was cheaper than motor for this one. Are there more energy efficient dryers on the market now a days? I hope to get one of them when I can afford it this year.. after I pay to fix everything else. Just got denied homeowners insurance claim. 

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Re: Dryer repair after flood
« Reply #14 on: September 12, 2011, 10:34:13 AM »
The new energy saving dryers are worthless pieces of Chadeans.
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