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Brand new Kenmore Dryer making loud knocking noise.

I just installed a brand new Kenmore 88042 dryer today. It's making a loud knocking noise every time it turns, whether it has clothes in it on not. I did level the dryer.

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  • rferris Apr 08, 2009

    My husband and I just purchased a Kenmore 800 series washer and dryer pair. Our dryer also made a loud knocking sound, which the installation guy said was a "normal" belt noise, but if it continued we should contact Sears. Well, two weeks and multiple loads of laundry later, it's still knocking, and despite the auto-dry sensor, it routinely turns off with damp clothing inside. We are not impressed. Sears is exchanging it for a new one tomorrow, but I don't have high hopes that the new version will work any better. If that's the case, we are exchanging for a new model!

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Depends how technical you are. More than likely it is the rollers (depending on who made the Kenmore). Go to www.apwagner.com and you can get the parts there. Or if you are unsure about taking it all apart, call for service.

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Solution for the Maytag model is most likely to replace the blower wheel. Remove the two screws on the front panel (just a couple inches off the floor) and swing the front panel up to allow you to unhook the top side of the panel from the clips at the very top of the front panel. You do not have to remove the wires, just set the front panel to the side. Blower wheel is at the lower left. The old wheel most likely no longer has a D shaped hole to match the motor shaft, and spins freely. Remove cover. Replace the wheel part number Y303836 for a LDG7304AAE which is held on the shaft with a spring type clamp. Reassemble. Not really very hard to do. On a difficulty scale or 1 - 10, I'd rate it a 3.

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SOURCE: Lady Kenmore Dryer Making Loud Screeching Noise When Drum Turns

defective rollers..replace

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Your rear drum bearing is dried up and need to be re-gresed with high temp grease

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drum bearings are going up

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ONE OF THE DRUM OR BOTH ROLLER WHEELS IS BAD-MIKE

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