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Offline sburtchin

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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?

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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
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