I have a Kenmore dryer that rattles when in operation. It has done this since I've owned it. It still works, I just thought I should fix it to make it quieter... before it breaks.
The 'rattle' is more like a banging that repeats about 6 times per second in even intervals as the drum spins. It gets a little louder and softer with each 6 beats I described above as a rattle.
Anyway, if this sounds vaguely familiar to anyone, I would appreciate some insight into what it might be. Please suggest what part I can purchase to quiet this old laundry room soldier.
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Re: Kenmore Dryer makes Noise Model 86671100
Very few of the tubs are true to round. You stated it has made the sound since you've owned it. Observe and listen to see if you can determine the closet area to the noise. Usually moveable parts get louder over time. Your problem could be a number of things. I would start by adjusting the bottom leveling feet and be sure it is level front to back as well as left to right. Other items could be drum seal gasket bearing, rear felt seal, rear drum support roller, belt tension pulley, blower wheel, blower wheel housing, front drum glide bearing, shaft drum support roller, bracket for drum support roller, front ring bearing kit, pully on the motor, or even lose cabinet housing bolts.
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It appears your blower fan has failed in this instance.
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If your unit has never been serviced - there should still be an original service manual enclosed in plastic taped to the inside of the shell. In the service manual are Error codes, maintenance procedures, and troubleshooting steps you can follow.
Anything too complicated or beyond your scope should be handled by a professional.
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