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Kenmore Laundry Center 94812 / 94814 drum problem

My unit is popping the feed (mains) breaker while drying on any heat setting. The belt looks very good and the motor turns freely but the drum seems to resist turning by hand, so I'd like to check the bearing and felt drum seals. Can anyone offer me some disassembly instructions so I can get to these parts? Any other troubleshooting suggestions would also be appreciated. Thanks!

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I am currently replacing this bellow because of holes and five years of wear and tear. The bellow is attached to the front door assembly via a spring loaded clamp. This clamp is a solid large wire ring with loops on each end where the spring attaches. You do not have to remove the spring, just place a screwdriver between the bellow and the ring or spring to remove. This will allow you to take off the bellow from the lip of the front door assembly to reposition. The spring clamp goes on starting first from opposite of the spring and working in both directions a little at a time. ALL DONE.

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SOURCE: Kenmore/Whirlpool 417.99170120 Laundry Center

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SOURCE: the drum on our lady kenmore washing machine will not spin.

It appears your drive belt/coupling has failed in this instance.

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RepairClinic has pictures of each part they sell and also a great how-to and troubleshooting for basic repairs.

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.

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SOURCE: kenmore laundry center stacked washer/dryer washer

Head over to the manufacturer's website. and enter your full model number for an expanded parts diagram and ordering information.

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