Dryer made loud intermittant humming sound after 20-30 minutes of use

ApplianceAmana Dryer


Level of DifficultyReally easy

Time to do repair30 - 60 mins

Age of Appliance5 - 10 years

Tools Nutdriver
Screw drivers
Socket set

Gregory From Virginia Beach, VA

Jan 17, 2009

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Unplug Dryer. Remove 2 5/16in hex screws from lower panel and remove panel.Remove 3 5/16in hex screws attaching lint duct. Remove 8 1/4in hex screws attaching blower housing. Remove 2 1/4 hex screws attaching thermostat to blower housing. Using adj. wrench on back of motor shaft nut to hold, loosen fan assy. w/ 7/8in socket. Remove 3 5/16in hex screws holding fan housing to motor mount. Remove 2 5/16in hex screws holding housing and motor mount to base floor. Push belt pulley wheel up enough to loosen belt and take off rear motor pulley. Motor w/mount can be slid out bottom for replacement [wires are layed toward front].Using 6in flat tip screw driver press down to unlock front & back motor bushing holddown clamps. Pinch electrical wire connector ends to pull off old motor. Remove and Install new motor, reversing steps. Belt replacement [suggested w/new motor] requires removal of 2 5/16in screws to lift/remove door w/front panel [disconnect door switch wires upper right rear corner].Remove 4 5/16 screws holding front bulkhead. Once bulkhead is pulled up and off, allow front end of drum to sag and rest IN PLACE [removal not required to slip old belt off and install new belt]. Note belt location point around drum. Slide new belt on. Reinstall bulkhead and panel/door [Don't forget door swich wires]. Adjust belt into position and push spring-held belt pully up to allow looping of new belt around rear motor belt pulley. Complete w/hand turning of drum to ensure belt is aligned and feeding properly. Reinstall lower fan housing/covers/thermostat,etc removed for motor installation.

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Bottom Kickplate Clip

Part Number: PS323447

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