Question about Kenmore 98702 Stacked Washer/Dryer
This has happened twice to me since 2005 purchase of Kenmore's stackable washer/dryer Model #41794702300. My first clue is an unusual noise followed by the sound of the first loosened screw spinning around with the dryer load. Eventually screws #2 and #3 follow and the dryer stops. The screws are very short and don't appear they could be holding anything in place (if that's their purpose).Why does this keep happening?
Check the Vibration damper rods to be sure that...
1. They are there and mount is solid.
2. If they are broken in 1/2.
3. The plastic knuckle mounts are not missing/broken.
4. There is oil in the shock absorber/spring section of the rods.
Also - there are suspension springs on the bottom of the tub that could be broken and/or missing.
Replace/repair as necessary.
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Posted on Sep 14, 2010
Not sure why this keeps on happening, but I would suggest putting a tiny bit of LocTite on the screws and then replacing them. It really only takes a drop. Give them at least half a day to a day to cure. LocTite WILL STAIN anything it gets on, so be sure to let the stuff dry.
Hope this helps!
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
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