Basement flood, dryer's dead - is there a reset?


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Old 04-22-17, 06:58 AM
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Basement flood, dryer's dead - is there a reset?

We had about 6" of water flood our basement and the dryer will not start. I can hear clicks when i turn the timer, but it will not start when i hit the start button.

I removed the back panel, nothing obviously wrong. I removed the blower fan cover and the fan does not turn easily.

KitchenAid KEYS750JQ0. Definitely an older dryer but would like to limp it along for a another year or whatever.

Is there a reset or something else i should try?

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Old 04-22-17, 07:03 AM
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Blower wheel turns hard sounds like motor is bound up. Blower is directly connected to motor.
Here is a diagram of dryer
KITCHENAID ELECTRIC DRYER Parts | Model KEYS750JQ0 | Sears PartsDirect
 
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Old 04-22-17, 07:07 AM
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Did you check the breaker?
 
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Old 04-22-17, 07:18 AM
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Good comments guys. Yes, the breaker is OK - the light inside the dryer comes on.

Thanks for the diagrams, pugsl - that helps. I wasn't sure if that fan should spin freely or not.

Probably time for a new dryer...
 
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Old 04-22-17, 08:11 AM
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That is a good dryer, Motor about 100$ and not to hard to change. Usually have to cut blower wheel off and replace also. Can give directions on how.
I just googled motor # and found prices from aroumd 40.00 up. Here is part #
3391888
Blower wheel part # from 5.00 up About 10 to 15 % chance of it coming off without cutting.
694089
 
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pugsl - that's great! Thanks for the info. Yes, if you could share the "how to do it" i would appreciate that very much.
 
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Old 04-22-17, 12:30 PM
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You have the back and blower cover off already? Flat stiff putty knife between front and top and pry up, Top will pop of clips and lift. leave dryer about a foot from wall so top can lean there. 2 screws holding front on one on each side inside. Unplug lid switch and take front off. Reach inside and take belt off (look how it is threaded) Lift drum out 7/8 socket on front of motor and a crescent wrench in back on square plastic stub of blower.(about 1 inch) Left hand threads here so be sure to turn right to loosen. Usually blower will not come off, if so go to back get a large hammer and chisel and break center of blower out All blower must come off as there is a small hole motor pulls out. Spring clip on front and back of motor. I use a large screwdriver to push clip down to take off and install.
Let us know if ny problems. I always get motor and blower wheel when I get parts.
 
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That's awesome! Thanks for taking the time to write that up. Time to get parts on order!
 
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Old 04-23-17, 10:20 AM
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I have done this thanks to Pugsl, the biggest PITA is getting the fan wheel off. I had to make a second trip to buy one as I didn't know it would not budge. I used an oscillating saw to cut the fan blades off. the rest is pretty easy and straight forward.
 
 

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