It’s Drying Time Again . . .

After I got coffeenated this morning, I pulled the washer back out  and popped the top lid. I had figured it would be quick and easy replacement/fix, but it turned out to be a little more involved. Much like most repairs.

Washer Dryer Blower Motor - New

I inserted the motor/squirrel cage fan assembly down into the housing and tightened it down using the 3 screws. Then turning on the power, I started the dryer.

And nothing.

Well, the drum started turning, but the fan motor didn’t. And when I tried to turn it by  hand it wouldn’t budge.

Well, it was working when I installed it.

So I loosen the mounting screws and tried it again. And it would now turn, but it was scraping inside. A couple of more turns and it was spinning free.

So I removed the assembly and compared it with the old one. And despite having the same part #, the new one was slightly deeper than the old one, so the fan was rubbing against the inside of the housing.

But a couple of shims took care that problem.

Cranking it up again and letting it marinated for a few minutes, I felt the washer door and it was hot. But before I buttoned it up, I went ahead and replaced the Thermal Overheat Fuse since they usually only last a couple of years.

Ten minutes later it was all back together, back in the cabinet, and doing a load.]

It’s Drying Time Again.

Jan will be happy.

Lowell has been sending over some photos of the great time they’re having down in Costa Rica.

Costa Rica Trip 1


Costa Rica Trip 2 H

Looks like Landon has the right idea.

Costa Rica Trip 3


Costa Rica Trip 4


Costa Rica Trip 5


Costa Rica Trip 6


Thought for the Day: 





4 Responses to It’s Drying Time Again . . .

  1. Linda says:

    I had a brother who could have been Trotsky’s twin but my brother wasn’t born until 1946. Son of Trotsky?

    • gregwhite says:


      Probably not a relative since Trotsky was assassinated in Mexico City in 1940 under the orders of Stalin.

      Thanks for reading our blog. We appreciate the comment.


  2. Jason Deas says:

    Wow! I looked at the link the other day and that place in Costa Rica is absolutely a dream. I’m glad they are enjoying it.

  3. Linda in NE says:

    One of our nieces had a destination wedding in Costa Rica. They loved it there & she dearly wants to go back. Our daughter & husband went to friends’ destination wedding in Tulum, Mexico, loved it, and would go back in a minute. Must be something about the tropics???

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