Go to throw some clothes in the dryer to tumble some wrinkles out.
Turn dial and press Start button. Nothing. Huh? Yah, it was making
noise before but it didn't seem to be straining and quickly checked
for power. Yup, got 240.
Too busy to look at it during the week, but googled a buncha sites
about trouble shooting. Coupla thermal overload fuses, could be a bad
Check all that. Nope, all good.
Gah, gotta pop the carcass open to check out the motor, etc... Take
the drum out and plug old faithful in. Turn dial, hit switch. Motor
spins! WTF?! So huh. Maybe bearings are bad and the load of the
drum causes it to bind? So I spin both the drum bearings and motor
arbor pressing with my hand. Smooooottthhhhh..... Put it all back
together and give it a go. Nothing. Weird! Take it apart again and
in the process, note I had forgotten to plug it back in - D'oh! Put
it back together again and PLUG IT IN. Fire it up. Clunk is gone and
spins like a champ!
Hooray! But... what the hell did I do? There was mention of a 'belt
switch' on the repair sites but none of them actually showed you where/
what. And the belt appeared to be properly routed. Huh. Well, I
have fixed many a device via the same process. Not working, take
apart, re-assemble and it works. Fishing reels, bicycle
Anyone got an idea what I may have fixed?