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Dryer body very hot, loud squeking, soot from ball in back

Electric Kenmore dryer heats up very hot, has a very loud squeak when operating, and I've noticed some black carbon/soot from the back side of the machine out of the hole with the ball bearing in it. Any ideas?

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  • farleycarl Nov 30, 2008

    Carbon soot was from a pad (vibration isolation i think?) that fell out of place and hung down in front of heating coils, it was blackened and charred. Separately, the drum is held in place with a ball and socket. The metal ball had worn/melted the plastic socket down such that the metal ball rubbed against the metal plate holding the socket in place. A new socket fixed the squeek.



    But the dryer still gets too hot, and this may have been the cause of why the plastic socket was melted away. If you touch the top of the dryer when running on high heat cycle you will get burned immediately. SO, WHAT MAKES IT RUN SO HOT? IS THE THERMOSTAT BAD, OR THE HIGH TEMP EMERGENCY SHUT-OFF, OR BOTH?

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I would replace the high limit control and the thermostat to be on the safe side. There is a real danger of burning the house down.

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