Electrolux Washing Machine Noise [Problems & Solutions]

If your Electrolux washing machine noise is giving you problems, you’ve come to the right place. This detailed guide explains the causes of these noises, and gives you steps on how to fix them…

Electrolux Washing Machine Noise During Spin Cycle — How To Fix

If your Electrolux washing machine is making noise during spin cycles, here are the problems you should look for…

1. Damaged Suspension Springs

To replace the suspension springs in your Electrolux washing machine, here are the steps you’ll need to take…

Step 1. In order to prevent electrical damage and water leaks, ensure that your washing machine’s power cord is unplugged from the outlet and the water faucet is turned off before starting this repair.

Step 2. With a Philips screwdriver, loosen the bolts holding the top panel. Pull the panel backwards, then lift it off the cabinet.

Step 3. Using a pair of pliers, unscrew the COLD and HOT water supply hoses from the ports at the back of your washer (make sure to keep a rag nearby in case water spills out).

Step 4. Use your Philips screwdriver to take out the screws holding the vibration dampening block to the top of the tub. Lift the block out of the cabinet and set it aside.

Step 5. Pull the soap tray out of the dispenser, then press the button inside to fully release it from the housing.

Step 6. Release the power cord wire retainer from the support bracket. Unplug the power cord connector and grounding wire from the support bracket.

Step 7. With your Philips screwdriver, loosen the screws holding the retainer to the drain hose. Take the retainer off the back of the machine, then set it aside.

Step 8. Loosen the bolts holding the support bracket to the rear panel. Take the bracket off the cabinet.

Step 9. Use your Philips screwdriver to remove all the bolts securing the rear panel to the cabinet and motor control board. Lift the rear panel off the cabinet and set it aside.

Step 10. Loosen the two screws next to the detergent dispenser assembly. With your screwdriver, loosen the screw-clamp holding the outlet hose to the dispenser assembly.

Step 11. Note the positioning of the electrical connectors attached to the inlet valve assembly, then unplug each one.

Step 12. Take out the two screws holding the dispenser assembly to the cross-bar. Use a pair of wire-cutters to cut the zip-tie holding the two hoses to the dispenser assembly.

Step 13. With your pliers, squeeze the clamp holding the air vent hose to the detergent dispenser, then slide it out of place. Pull the hose off the assembly.

Step 14. Carefully pull the detergent dispenser assembly out of the cabinet, then set it aside.

Step 15. Use your screwdriver to loosen the screws holding the spring retaining strap. Take the strap off, then apply the screws again without the strap to secure the support rail.

Step 16. With the help of another person, lift the tub assembly, then carefully unhook the suspension spring from the tub and cabinet.

Step 17. Discard the old suspension spring and remove the new one from its packaging. Hook the new spring onto the cabinet and tub. Repeat this process with the second suspension spring.

Step 18. Loosen the screws on the support rail, then put the spring retaining straps back on. Apply the screws to secure the straps.

Step 19. Push the detergent dispenser assembly back into the cabinet. Reconnect the air vent hose to the port on the dispenser, then slide the spring clamp into place to secure the connection.

Step 20. Secure the re-circulation hose and air vent hose to the dispenser using a zip-tie. Use your Philips screwdriver to apply the two screws at the top of the cross-bar.

Step 21. Reconnect each wire connector to its appropriate terminal on the water inlet valve assembly.

Step 22. Reattach the large hose to the port at the bottom of the dispenser, then tighten the screw-clamp to secure it.

Step 23. Using your Philips screwdriver, apply the two screws next to the detergent dispenser opening. Slide the soap tray back into the dispenser.

Step 24. Lift the rear panel and mount it on the cabinet. Use your Philips screwdriver to apply the screws at the back.

Step 25. Place the retainer on the drain hose, then apply the screws with a Philips screwdriver.

Step 26.Place the support bracket on the rear panel, then apply the screws to secure it. Snap the power cord wire retainer into the bracket. Reconnect the power cord grounding wire and wire connector.

Step 27. Place the vibration dampening block on the tub assembly, then use your Philips screwdriver to apply all the screws.

Step 28. Place the top panel back onto the cabinet, then apply the screws at the back using a Philips screwdriver.

Step 29. Reattach the HOT and COLD water supply hoses to the ports at the back of your machine (in order to prevent water leaks, ensure that the hoses are secured properly).

Step 30. Plug your washing machine’s power cord back into the electrical outlet, then turn the water supply faucet back on. In order to ensure that the issue has been fixed, try running a spin cycle.

2. Damaged Shock Absorbers

If your washer’s shock absorbers get damaged, the drum may begin to bang against the cabinet when spinning. To replace damaged shock absorbers in your Electrolux washing machine, follow the steps below…

Front Shock Absorbers

Take the following steps to replace the front shock absorbers in your Electrolux washing machine…

Step 1. In order to prevent electrocution, make sure your washing machine’s power cord is unplugged from the outlet before starting this repair.

Step 2. Loosen the screws at the back of the machine holding the top panel to the cabinet. Slide the top panel backwards a few inches and lift it off the cabinet.

Step 3. Using your screwdriver, take out the nuts holding the control panel to the front of the cabinet.

Step 4. Slide the detergent tray out, then press the button inside to release it from the dispenser. Loosen the two screws next to the detergent dispenser using a Philips screwdriver.

Step 5. Pry the control panel off the cabinet, then unplug the wire harness attached to it. Set the control panel aside.

Step 6. Pry open the cover of the control board at the side of the cabinet. Disconnect the door lock wire connector from the control board.

Step 7. Open your washer’s door. Using either a flat-blade screwdriver or a pair of needle-nosed pliers, pry the retaining wire off the door gasket (take care not to puncture the gasket).

Step 8. Peel the door boot seal off the front panel. Tip your washing machine backwards carefully, then place a support under the front (get someone to assist you if the machine is too heavy).

Step 9. Remove the screws at the bottom of the front panel. Take the support out from under the machine, then set the washer on its feet.

Step 10. Use your Philips screwdriver to loosen the bolts at the top of the front panel. Carefully lift the entire front panel off the cabinet, then set it aside.

Step 11. Place a 1/2 inch socket on the pointed end of the lower left shock absorber mounting pin. Pull the other end of the pin using a pair of pliers. Pull the shock absorber out of the lower mount.

Step 12. Push the socket onto the upper mounting pin, then pull the other end out of the mount using your pliers. Pull the left shock absorber out of the cabinet and set it aside. Repeat this process with the right shock absorber.

Step 13. Remove your new washing machine shock absorbers from their packaging. Push the two new shock absorbers into the mounts on the tub and cabinet. Use a pair of pliers to push the upper and lower mounting pins of both shocks into place.

Step 14. Lift your washing machine’s front panel carefully, then snap it onto the cabinet. Use your Philips screwdriver to apply the bolts at the top of the machine.

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Step 15. Carefully tip your washer backwards and place a support underneath. Apply the four screws at the bottom of the front panel. Set your machine onto its feet.

Step 16. Open your machine’s door, then carefully fit the door gasket around the front panel. Use your needle-nosed pliers to fit the retaining wire around the door boot seal.

Step 17. Plug the door lock wire connector back into the control board, then snap the board’s cap back on.

Step 18. Plug the wire harness into the control panel. Snap the panel onto the front of the cabinet and apply the screws at the top.

Step 19. Apply the two screws next to the soap dispenser opening, then slide the detergent tray into the housing.

Step 20. Place the top panel on the cabinet, then secure it by applying the nuts at the back with a Philips screwdriver.

Step 21. Plug your machine back into the electrical outlet, then ensure that the issue has been fixed by running a spin cycle.

Rear Shock Absorbers

To replace the rear shock absorbers in your Electrolux washing machine, here are the steps you’ll need to take…

Step 1. Make sure to turn off your washing machine’s water and power supply before starting this repair in order to prevent water leaks and electrical damage.

Step 2. Using pliers, unscrew the COLD and HOT water inlet hoses from the ports at the back of the machine (some water may spill out, so ensure that you keep a rag nearby).

Step 3. Take out the nuts securing the top panel to the cabinet using a Philips screwdriver. Lift the top of the machine, then set it aside.

Step 4. Use your Philips screwdriver to take out the screws holding the rear panel to the cabinet and motor control board.

Step 5. Unplug the power cord wire connector, then use your screwdriver to remove the screw holding the grounding wire.

Step 6. Take out the screws holding the vibration dampening block. Take the block off the tub assembly and set it aside.

Step 7. Use your Philips screwdriver to loosen the screws securing the retainer to the drain hose. Take the retainer off the hose and set it aside.

Step 8. Carefully pull the rear panel off the cabinet, then set it aside. Push a 1/2 inch socket onto the pointed end of the upper right shock absorber pin. Pull the pin out of the mount using a pair of pliers.

Step 9. Place the socket on the lower pin, then pull the pin out using your pliers. Pull the right shock absorber out of the cabinet and set it aside.

Step 10. For the left shock absorber, use a screwdriver to take out the nuts holding the motor control board to the cabinet. Pull the control board out of the cabinet to get more working space.

Step 11. Use the 1/2 inch socket and pliers to pull out the upper and lower mounting pins of the left shock absorber. Pull the left shock absorber out of the tub and discard it.

Step 12. Take your new washing machine shock absorbers out of the packaging. Push the shock absorbers into the mounts. Secure the shocks by pushing the upper and lower pins into place.

Step 13. Lift the rear panel and mount it on the cabinet. Using your Philips screwdriver, apply all the screws to secure the panel.

Step 14. Place the retainer on the drain hose, then apply the screws to secure it. Plug the power cord wire connector back in, then apply the screw to secure the grounding wire to the panel.

Step 15. Place the vibration dampener block on the assembly, then apply the screws with your Philips screwdriver to secure it.

Step 16. Place the top panel on the cabinet, then secure it by applying the screws at the back.

Step 17. Reconnect the two water supply hoses to the ports at the back of your machine.

Step 18. Reconnect the power cord to the outlet, then turn the water faucet back on. To ensure that the issue has been fixed, try running a spin cycle.

3. Worn Bearings

The drum bearings are mounted in the rear half of the outer tub. These bearings ensure that the inner tub spins smoothly and freely. If your machine makes noise when spinning, it could be as a result of damaged bearings.

To check if the bearings are damaged, open your washer’s door and try spinning the drum by hand. If you hear a lot of noise, you’ll need to replace the bearings. Read this article to learn how to do this.

4. Damaged Spider Arm Assembly

The spider arm assembly is mounted on the inner tub. If it cracks, a lot of noise will be produced when spinning. Depending on the model of your washer, you’ll actually need to replace the entire inner tub. Here’s how to do this…

Step 1. Make sure your machine is unplugged from the outlet and the water supply is turned off before starting this repair in order to prevent electrical damage and water leaks.

Step 2. With your pliers, unscrew the two water supply hoses from the ports at the back of your washing machine (make sure to keep a rag nearby in order to clean any water leaks).

Step 3. Use your Philips screwdriver to loosen the bolts holding the top panel to the cabinet. Pull the panel backwards, then lift it off the machine.

Step 4. Loosen all the screws holding the rear panel to the machine. Carefully lift the rear panel off the cabinet and set it aside.

Step 5. With your Philips screwdriver, loosen the screws at the bottom of the lower front access panel. Take the panel off the machine.

Step 6. Spread a towel underneath the tub assembly to catch any water leaks. Loosen the screw-clamp holding the sump hose to the bottom of the tub. Pull the hose off.

Step 7. Open your washing machine’s door. Using pair of needle-nosed pliers or a flat-blade screwdriver, pry the retaining wire off the door gasket (ensure that you do not accidentally puncture the door gasket).

Step 8. Peel the door boot seal off the front panel. Use a pair of pliers to untwist the retaining wire holding the door boot seal to the water inlet port. Pull the seal off the port.

Step 9. Slowly rotate the drive pulley and take the drive belt off the two pulley wheels. Cut the zip-tie holding the motor wires to the bottom of the tub.

Step 10. Unplug the electrical connector from the drive motor. With a 5/16 inch socket or nut-driver, take out the bolts holding the drive motor to the bottom of the tub.

Step 11. Carefully pull the motor assembly out of the cabinet, then set it aside. Unplug the electrical connectors from the motor control board (ensure that you take note of where each plug goes).

Step 12. With your Philips screwdriver, remove the bolts holding the control board to the cabinet. Pull the motor control board out of the cabinet, then set it aside.

Step 13. Using a flat-blade screwdriver, release the spring clip holding the air dome to the side of the tub.

Step 14. With a 7/16 inch socket wrench, remove the bolts holding the counter-weight to the back of the tub assembly. Carefully lift the weight off the tub and set it aside.

Step 15. Push a 1/2 inch socket onto the pointed end of the upper shock absorber mounting pins. Pull the pins out of the mounts using a pair of pliers.

Step 16. Pull the shock absorbers out of the mounts at the bottom of the tub. Pull out the little hose at the top of the tub.

Step 17. Use your Philips screwdriver to remove the screws holding the spring retaining straps. Take the straps off, then reapply the screws to secure the support bracket to the cabinet.

Step 18. Carefully lift the two suspension springs and lower the tub assembly to the floor (if needed, get someone to assist you).

Step 19. Carefully guide the tub assembly out of the cabinet. Turn the tub assembly upside down, then set it on some supports.

Step 20. Using a 9/16 inch socket, remove the bolt holding the drive pulley to the bottom of the tub. Take the pulley off the shaft and set it aside.

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Step 21. Turn the assembly over, then remove all the bolts holding the two halves of the drum using a 3/8 inch socket wrench. Lift the front half of the drum off the assembly, then set it aside.

Step 22. Lift the inner tub out of the rear half of the outer tub. Use a Philips screwdriver to remove the three screws on each of the inner drum baffles.

Step 23. Use a flat-blade screwdriver to release the tabs on the exterior of the inner drum holding the drum baffles. Remove each of the three baffles from the drum and set them aside.

Step 24. Set the old inner drum aside, then remove the new drum from its packaging. Snap each of the three baffles into the inner tub, then apply the three screws on each baffle using your Philips screwdriver.

Step 25. Turn the new inner tub upside-down. Lower the rear half of the inner tub onto the assembly. Place the drive pulley on the shaft, then apply the 9/16 inch bolt to secure it.

Step 26. Turn the tub assembly over and place the front half of the outer tub on the assembly. Using your 3/8 inch socket, apply all the bolts to secure the two halves.

Step 27. Hook the suspension springs onto the tub assembly. Carefully guide the tub into the cabinet.

Step 28. Lift the two suspension springs and hook them onto the cabinet. Loosen the screws on the support bracket, then put the spring retaining straps back in place. Reapply the screws to secure the straps.

Step 29. Reattach the little tube to the port at the top of the drum assembly. Push each shock absorber into its mount at the bottom of the tub. Push the upper mounting pins into place to secure the shocks.

Step 30. Snap the air dome into the retainer at the side of the tub. Mount the motor control board in the cabinet, then use your Philips screwdriver to apply the nuts.

Step 31. Plug each wire connector into its appropriate terminal on the motor control board. Carefully mount the drive motor at the bottom of the tub, then apply the 5/16 inch bolts to secure it.

Step 32. Plug the wire connector into the motor assembly, then use a zip-tie to secure the wire bundle to the tub.

Step 33. Loop the drive belt around the motor pulley and drive pulley (ensure that the grooved side of the belt is turned inwards).

Step 34. Place the counter-weight on the tub and apply the bolts to secure it. Reattach the sump hose to the outlet port at the bottom of the tub, then tighten the screw-clamp using a screwdriver.

Step 35. Open your washer’s door and connect the door gasket to the water inlet port. Secure the gasket to the inlet port using the twist wire.

Step 36. Refit the door boot seal around the front panel. Use needle-nosed pliers to fit the retaining wire around the door boot seal.

Step 37. Snap the lower front access panel onto the machine, then apply the screws at the bottom with your Philips screwdriver.

Step 38. Place the rear access panel on the cabinet, then apply the screws to secure it. Put the top panel back on, then use your Philips screwdriver to apply the nuts.

Step 39. Reattach the COLD and HOT water supply hoses to the ports at the back of your washing machine.

Step 40. Plug your washer back into the electrical outlet, then turn the water supply faucet back on. To ensure that the problem has been fixed, try running a spin cycle.

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Electrolux Washing Machine Dryer Making Noise — Solved

If your Electrolux washing machine dryer is making noise, here are the problems to look for…

1. Damaged Roller Assembly

To replace the roller assembly in your Electrolux washing machine dryer, here are the steps you’ll need to take…

Front Roller

Step 1. Prevent any chances of electrocution by unplugging your machine’s power cord from the outlet before starting this repair.

Step 2. Loosen the nuts holding the top panel to the cabinet using a Philips screwdriver. Pull the top backwards about an inch or so, then lift it off the dryer.

Step 3. With your Philips screwdriver, remove the screws at the top of the control panel. Pry the panel off the cabinet, then unplug the wire connector attached to it. Set the control panel aside.

Step 4. Open your dryer’s door. Use your screwdriver to remove the two screws holding the lint filter housing cover.

Step 5. Tip the dryer backwards carefully, then place a support underneath the front (if needed, get someone to help you).

Step 6. Remove the screws at the bottom of the front panel using a Philips screwdriver. Take the support out and set the machine back on its feet.

Step 7. Loosen the screws at the top of the front panel. Carefully lift the front panel off the cabinet. Unplug the door lock wire connector from the panel. Set the front panel.

Step 8. Unplug the user interface board and drum light wire connectors from terminals on the main control board.

Step 9. Loosen the screws holding the control board bracket to the bulkhead. Move the control board bracket out of the way.

Step 10. Using your Philips screwdriver, remove the lower bulkhead screws. Carefully lift the bulkhead off the drum. And set it aside.

Step 11. To replace a front roller, place a 1/4 inch Allen wrench on the assembly, then unscrew the bolt at the other end of the roller using a 14mm wrench.

Step 12. Take the roller assembly off the bulkhead and discard it. Remove your new drum roller from its packaging.

Step 13. Slide the washer nut onto the new roller shaft. Insert the new roller into the opening on the bulkhead. Put the second washer on the other end of the roller, then apply the nut to secure the roller assembly.

Step 14. Lift the bulkhead and mount it onto the cabinet. Secure the bulkhead to the cabinet by applying the screws.

Step 15. Hook the main control board onto the bracket, then apply the screws with your Philips screwdriver.

Step 16. Plug the user control board and drum light wire connectors to the main control board.

Step 17. Reattach the door lock wire connector to the front panel. Snap the front panel onto the cabinet, then apply the screws at the top with your Philips screwdriver.

Step 18. Tip your machine backwards, then apply the screws at the bottom of the front panel.

Step 19. Open the door of your machine. Use your Philips screwdriver to apply the screws on the front panel to secure the lint filter housing cover.

Step 20. Plug the wire harness back into the control panel. Snap the panel back onto the front of the cabinet, then use your Philips screwdriver to apply the screws at the top.

Step 21. Slide the top panel onto the cabinet, then apply the screws at the back using your Philips screwdriver.

Step 22. Plug your dryer’s power cord back into the electrical outlet, then try running a cycle to see if the problem has been fixed.

Rear Roller

Take the following steps to replace the rear roller in your Electrolux washing machine…

Step 1. Prevent electrocution by disconnecting your dryer from the outlet before starting this repair.

Step 2. With a Philips screwdriver, take out the nuts holding the top panel to the cabinet. Slide the top panel backwards and lift it off the machine.

Step 3. Take out the bolts at the top of the control panel. Pry the panel off the machine, then unplug the wire connector from it. Set the control panel aside.

Step 4. Open the door of your machine and remove the two screws holding the lint filter housing cover.

Step 5. Tip your dryer backwards carefully, then place a support underneath. Loosen the two screws at the bottom of the panel using your Philips screwdriver.

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Step 6. Set the machine upright, then use your screwdriver to take out the screws at the top of the panel. Carefully lift the front panel off the cabinet. Unplug the door switch wire connector from the front panel, then set it aside.

Step 7. Unplug the drum light wire connector and user interface board wire connector from the main control board.

Step 8. Use your Philips screwdriver to take out the screws holding the control board support bracket to the bulkhead. Move the control board out of place.

Step 9. Loosen the screws securing the bulkhead to the cabinet. Carefully lift the bulkhead off the cabinet and set it aside.

Step 10. Support the main control board bracket. Reach under the drum and take the drive belt off the motor shaft and pulley. Carefully lift the entire drum out of the cabinet and set it aside.

Step 11. Using your Philips screwdriver, take out the bolts holding the main top mounting bracket.

Step 12. In order to prevent water leakage, turn your dryer’s water supply faucet off. Unscrew the water supply hose from the port at the back of your machine.

Step 13. Use your screwdriver to take out the bolt holding the lower rear access panel. Take the panel off the cabinet and set it aside.

Step 14. Take note of the positioning of the power cord wires attached to the terminal block, then disconnect the wires by loosening the screws.

Step 15. With your Philips screwdriver, remove all the nuts holding the rear panel to the cabinet. Carefully lift the rear panel off the machine and set it aside.

Step 16. Using a 1/4 inch Allen wrench, secure the roller on the rear bulkhead. Take out the bolt at the other end securing the roller using a 14mm wrench. Take the roller off the bulkhead and discard it.

Step 17. Remove your new washing machine roller assembly from its packaging. Install the new roller on the rear bulkhead, then apply the bolt to secure it.

Step 18. Lift the rear panel and mount it on the cabinet. Using your Philips screwdriver, apply all the bolts to secure the panel.

Step 19. Connect each power cord wire to its appropriate terminal on the terminal block. Put the lower access panel back on and secure it by applying the nuts.

Step 20. Reconnect the water supply hose to the port at the back of the machine and turn the water supply back on.

Step 21. Put the main top mounting bracket back on, then use your Philips screwdriver to apply the bolts.

Step 22. Carefully lift the drum and guide it back into the cabinet. Reach under the drum and loop the drive belt around the motor shaft and pulley wheel.

Step 23. Slowly rotate the drum to fully align the drive belt. Carefully lift the front bulkhead and mount it on the drum. Secure the bulkhead by applying the screws with your Philips screwdriver.

Step 24. Hook the main control board bracket onto the front bulkhead, then apply the screws to secure it.

Step 25. Plug the user interface board connector and drum light connector into the main control board.

Step 26. Plug the door lock wire connector back in. Carefully lift the front panel and mount it on the cabinet. Using your Philips screwdriver, apply the screws at the top of the front panel.

Step 27. Tip the machine backwards carefully, then place a support under the front. Apply the bolts at the bottom with your screwdriver.

Step 28. Take the support out and set the washing machine back on its feet. Open your machine’s door. With your Philips screwdriver, apply the two screws to secure the lint filter housing cover.

Step 29. Plug the electrical connector back into the control panel. Snap the control panel onto the front of the cabinet, then apply the screws at the top using a Philips screwdriver.

Step 30. Place the top panel on the cabinet and secure it by applying the screws at the back. Plug your dryer back into the electrical outlet, then try running a spin cycle to make sure the problem has been fixed.

2. Faulty Drive Motor

If your Electrolux dryer makes noise while spinning, it could be as a result of a faulty motor. To replace the drive motor in your Electrolux dryer, here are the steps you’ll need to take…

Step 1. Before starting this procedure, ensure that your dryer is disconnected from the outlet in order to prevent electrocution.

Step 2. Remove the nuts holding the top panel to the cabinet using a Philips screwdriver. Slide the panel backwards about an inch or so, then lift it off the machine.

Step 3. Using your Philips screwdriver, remove the bolts at the top of the control panel. Pry the control panel off the machine, then disconnect the wire connector attached to it.

Step 4. Open your dryer’s door, then loosen the screws on the front panel holding the lint filter housing cover.

Step 5. With the help of another person, carefully tip your dryer backwards, then place a support underneath the front panel.

Step 6. Set your machine back on its feet, then loosen the screws at the top of the machine’s front panel.

Step 7. Carefully lift the front off the cabinet. Unplug the door switch wire connector from the front panel, then set the panel aside.

Step 8. Unplug the user interface board connector and drum light connector from the main control board.

Step 9. Loosen the bolts holding the control board bracket to the front bulkhead. Move the board out of place.

Step 10. Using a Philips screwdriver, take out all the screws holding the front bulkhead to the cabinet. Carefully lift the bulkhead off and set it aside.

Step 11. Lift the main control board off the drum and support it. Carefully reach under the drum, then unhook the drive belt from the motor shaft and pulley wheel.

Step 12. Carefully lift the drum out of the cabinet (you can use the drive belt to make this easier).

Step 13. Unhook the spring from the idler arm. Take the idler pulley assembly out of the cabinet and set it aside.

Step 14. Unplug the wire harness from the terminal on the drive motor. Use a pair of pliers to secure the motor shaft.

Step 15. While holding the shaft, use a 7/8 inch socket to loosen the blower wheel. Pry the motor retaining bracket off and set it aside.

Step 16. Release the drive motor mounting clip (use a flat-blade screwdriver if needed). Carefully pull the drive motor assembly out of the cabinet and set it aside.

Step 17. Remove your new dryer drive motor from its packaging. Install the new motor by sliding the shaft through the blower hole.

Step 18. Secure the new motor assembly by snapping the mounting clip into place. Snap the retaining bracket onto the new motor.

Step 19. Plug the wire connector into the terminal on the new drive motor assembly. Use a 7/8 inch socket wrench to secure the blower wheel (turn it counter-clockwise).

Step 20. Position the idler assembly on the mount, reattach the spring to the idler arm.

Step 21. Lift the drum and carefully guide it back into the cabinet. Loop the drive belt around the new motor shaft and idler pulley. Rotate the drum slowly to help properly align the belt.

Step 22. Lift the front bulkhead and carefully snap it onto the front of the cabinet. Using your Philips screwdriver, apply the bulkhead mounting screws.

Step 23. Snap the control board bracket back into the front bulkhead, then apply the screws to secure it.

Step 24. Plug the drum light and user interface board wires to the appropriate terminals on the main control board.

Step 25. Reconnect the door lock wire connector to the front panel. Snap the front panel onto the cabinet, then apply the screws at the top using your Philips screwdriver.

Step 26. Tip your machine backwards carefully and use your screwdriver to apply the bolts at the bottom. Set the dryer back onto its feet.

Step 27. Plug the wire harness into the terminal on the control panel. Snap the panel onto the front of the cabinet, then apply the bolts at the top using a Philips screwdriver.

Step 28. Open the door of your machine and use your screwdriver to apply the two screws to secure the lint filter housing cover.

Step 29. Place the top panel on the machine, then apply the nuts at the back using a Philips screwdriver.

Step 30. Plug your dryer’s power cord back into the outlet, then try running a cycle to ensure that the problem has been fixed.