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When dryer first starts, it makes a strange noise then goes away after a couple minutes. Should I replace the belt?

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No. It might be your bearings. Kenmores are fun to work on for a novice mechanic. You're gonna need vice grips and sockets for this job.

Posted on Feb 15, 2012

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SOURCE: makes squeaking noise after running for about 10 minutes

there are 2 drum rollers at the back of the dryer. shut off power, pull drum and you will see 2 rubber wheels. there is a little plastis triangle that keeps the roller in place. try spinning the rollers . they probably will not spin too freely. remove triangles ,inspect inside of roller the stainless steel bearing may have gunk on it try to clean off . also check shaft roller rides likewise remove any debri use a little rubbing alcohol to remove gunk. also check the idler roller that routes the belt for the same things. good luck

Posted on Jan 30, 2009

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SOURCE: gas dryer heats for couple minutes then goes cold

sounds like gas valve is not opening. your ignitor has to pull 3.2 to 3.6 amps to open gas valve. check amps

Posted on Jun 22, 2009

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SOURCE: makes a strange noise, as if something is rubbing

Most noise complaints from this style dryer comes from the idler pulley and two drum support wheels. The idler pulley just clips into the bottom of the dryer and keeps tension on the drum belt. The drum rollers have clips that must be removed from the shafts before trying to replace them. If one wheel is worn out, replace them both = less problems later on. See "how to take apart" to access the rollers, once the belt is disconnected from the idler pulley and motor pulley, lift out the drum. The roller on the left has a bracket and 2 clips to remove before the roller can be replaced. The right roller has just 1 clip that must be removed to replace the roller. Use a cloth or fine sand cloth to clean up the shafts, use a light oil before installing the new rollers. DO NOT use a heavy grease as this will attract dust and become very dirty and gum up the rollers. Check the belt will you are there and clean out any dust from motor and from the drum base. See how to take apart information. Anew picture of the roller, shaft and clips... you can get the required board and components at ----- www.partselect.com -------- or from ------ www.repairclinic.com ----
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if you are not familiar with doing this you can get it done by local appliance repair technician familiar with this model.
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SOURCE: I replaced the motor in my Kenmore gas dryer when

sounds like the motor is over heating i would try lessining the tension on the belt

Posted on Apr 20, 2010

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SOURCE: The dryer is making a thump/thud noise as the drum

Hi,


Here is a tip that I wrote about dryers and noises...

It will help you determine what is happening there...

Dryer Repair Squeaks, Grinding, Clicking and Knocking Noise


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I have a 2003 Hyundai Santa Fe V6 3.5L with automatic transmission. 48K miles. When I start the car after sitting over night, I hear this whirring/whining noise from the engine compartment. I goes away...


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Your machine uses a belt tensioner of the type that the belt 'glides' on, creating a squeak noise that #1 will get worse and #2 is wearing out the belt. Replace the old tensioner with the one pictured here. The squeak will go away and the belt will last longer.
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If you need further assistance, or instruction on disassembly, let me know
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reg501

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