hum from motor, drum stopped

ApplianceAmana Dryer


Level of DifficultyEasy

Time to do repair30 - 60 mins

Age of ApplianceMore than 10 years

Tools Screw drivers
Socket set

Colin From Eastbrook, ME

Feb 15, 2013

Motor bearing was shot - in and out play on the spindle, loud hum from motor and cut out after a couple minutes. Was a bad roller that put too much strain on motor I guess. Well, actually there wasnt much left of the old roller - most of it had been ground to black dust...No problems swapping motor, all rollers, belt and shafts out, although you have to pay attention to how the motor was positioned on the original. It will only fit tightly enough to let the snap-rings close when the motor is correctly positioned. On mine that meant that the multi-plug was rotated a little further than the old one, now it bumps the bottom of the dryer nearly. In short, don't try and force the snaps closed around the bearing collars. If they don't go with only moderate effort on a flat blade screwdriver, then it's incorrectly positioned. Hopefully get another 15 years on this dryer now !

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Diagrams and Parts List for this repair

Part PhotoPart DescriptionPriceAvailability

Motor Assembly - 120V 60Hz

Part Number: PS2021298

In Stock

Drum Support Roller

Part Number: PS2039408

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Drum Glide

Part Number: PS2039613

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Idler Pulley Wheel with Bearing

Part Number: PS2200898

In Stock