We have a 110 66512694 kenmore dryer.
I used it lastnight and it sounded normal. today however, I turned it on and it is making terrible squeaking noise, and it smels hot. is it a bealt or bearings? im not using it because i do not want it to get worse and be harder to fix. I would like my husband and I to beable to fix it on our own. we bought it used and dont know when it was oiled last, or servied.
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Re: squeaking kenmore dryer
Hi .thanks for the question. the noise is from the drum rollers . you can buy a drum roller kit for kenmore dryer . to repair. lift out lint screen remove 2 screws . with a flat screw driver pry the top up between the top and front at each corner. lift top 2 screws on the inside of front panel remove pull front off . remove drum . replace parts in drum repair kit . thanks the appliance doc
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Sounds like a rear bearing . remove the 2 screws from the top when you open the door . this way you can take the top off . When you take the top off remove the screws on the inner left and right on the front panel. disconnect the belt from the pulley and motor and pull the drum out . then you will see the rear bearing . cheap fix but can be a pain. good luck
Sounds like a bearing or the drive belt. Try turning the empty drum by hand. If it sounds normal you probably just need to replace the belt. If it make strange sounds when you turn it by hand then its probably the bearing.
The belt isn't a big deal but a bearing probably is.
how old? Dryers squeak for one of 3 reasons..bad belt, bad motor or drum rubbing against dryer framework. run it empty...intermittent squeaks usually are the drum...something's bent continuous- is there any burning smell? If so, most likely the motor, if not, possibly the belt. Open the top (most have screws or can just be pried open) and watch it run...identify the source of the sound if possible
try spraying the belt and motor with a little wd-40 and let it dry for a day, then try again. If that doesn't help, repairman or new/used dryer...probably better off to find a decent one off of craigslist b4 paying to repair an already faulty machine
The squeaks are normally a sign of dry drum roller bearings. You either need to lube the shaft and bearing of the roller or replace the roller completely.
The drying problem sounds like you have a least one bad thermostat, need to check and replace the faulty thermostat
Only a few things will make that noise. The squeaking is caused by a moving part having trouble turning while rubbing against a fixed part.
The idler pulley is worn
The drum support rollers are hard turning on their shafts
The felt seals at the front or back of the drum is worn allowing metal to metal contact while turning
An article has fallen into the housing around the blower wheel and the wheel is rubbing on it.
Listen for the frequency of the sound. The drum rollers and drum felts will squeak at the frequency of the tub turning. The idler pulley turns much faster as does the blower wheel. Knowing this will help pin down the cause.
The following link has valuable information on taking apart your style of dryer:
The bearing or spindle the drum rotates on is probably bad or worn out. You can get to the back and turn it by hand and feel it when you turn it. You can tell if it is metal rubbing. If so, you can replace it.