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Noisy dryer Kenmore Elite 70892 (gas-LP)..

We have a Kenmore Elite King Size Dryer (gas-LP) and I am trying to figure out how to access the inside to see if it needs cleaning or the rollers or some other part needs replacing.  It makes a buzzing noise while running that stops when the dryer stops (a second sound - a roller sound keeps going until the drum stops).

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  • carlene222 Sep 06, 2008

    I recently asked about a Maytag dryer, but was mistaken about the make.

  • carlene222 Sep 09, 2008

    Thanks I'll try that this weekend.   Our Kenmore washer is starting to sound noisier.  Got any ideas on that? :)

  • Anonymous Jan 12, 2009

    replacing support rollers in dryer

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OK, Kenmore,.... I don't work on many of them, but,....
Disconnect power. You have to lift the top to gain access to the screws near the top which hold the front panel to the sides. If it has a top lint filter, you will most likely have to remove the screws holding that to the top, then use a putty knife to release the spring clips at the top of the front panel. Sounds like the blower wheel is spinning freely on the motor shaft, requiring replacement of blower wheel.

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  • Carl Schulzetenberg
    Carl Schulzetenberg Sep 10, 2008

    Washers starting to sound noisy are usually not good. (ie: expensive repair issues come to mind) You don't say how old your machines are, but are having trouble with both. Average life of a washer is about 9 years, a touch more for a dryer. It may be time to consider investing in a new set. Consumer reports rates LG front loaders the best, and I'd agree, but you don't need to get the top of the line LG's. All the LG's use a direct drive motor with a 7 year warranty on the motor, and have no belts, pulleys, transmission or clutch. Water use is about 12 gallons (vs. over 40 for a top loader) and spin speeds are 1000 RPM or more (vs. 550 for top loaders). Look for a small retailer who also does their own service (try http://us.lgservice.com/index_b2c.jsp) (they will still compete on price). They know the products better and can help with any post sales issues you may ever encounter, and most likely will be able to deliver sooner and when you want it, not when they want to bring it out. The big guys,..... ha, ha,...well, let's just say you won't get much help from them. Note: If you replace your washer with a front loading machine, remember to use no more than one tablespoon of HE detergent and one teaspoon of fabric softener per load !

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