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Old 08-14-2014, 06:18 AM   #1
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Splendide 2000 Dryer Repair - 54 cents

An FYI on the long shot that you encounter the same problem.

Symptom: The wash cycle works normally. The dry cycle goes through the mechanical motions, but no drying occurs. No air comes out of the vent.

Solution: A couple of calls to the manufacturer's tech support people yielded the following.

Slide the unit out of its cabinet. I used a plastic tool box of slightly lower height to avoid having to drop the 150 lb washer all the way to the floor and lift it back up again. This made it a one man job.

Remove the four screws on the rear holding the top metal cover. Bang it upward to remove. The front has no screws. You now have access to the front panel controls and the dryer fan motor. The motor turns a squirrel cage inside a cast aluminum housing. On the opposite end of the motor's drive shaft is a plastic spinner with fins which produces air flow to cool the motor. You should be able to spin the spinner easily with your finger.

In my case, turning the spinner produced the sound of the squirrel cage grinding on the aluminum housing. If I pulled up on the spinner, it moved freely. I wedged a screwdriver under the spinner to raise it, turned on the dryer, and the fan ran perfectly.

Unscrew the spinner (normal right-hand thread). You will see a C clip on the shaft. Between the C clip and the motor body there is a fiber washer that acts as a spacer. Mine was completely gone, causing the problem. A trip to Ace Hardware and 54 cents later I had the problem solved. It would have been less if I hadn't dropped the original C clip into the bowels of the machine. I did have to take a few minutes to use a drill bit as a file to enlarge the 7/16 hole in the fiber washer to fit the motor shaft.

Hope this helps and thanks to Darrel in tech support.
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Thanks for posting. That'll sure save a lot of us time & money.

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Good info! Thanks!
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Our Splendide is doing the same with drying. I'll give it a try to see if I can fix it. Thanks for the info.
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