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Kenmore gas dryer 970-C95092-00

Rear drum bearing has a loud squeak

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Posted on Jan 02, 2017

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SOURCE: Whirlpool Imperial Dryer Model #LAE8800A0

these bearings are dry plastic pads if i am, correct, these can be lubricated very slightly with a little silicone grease where they are rubbing on when the drum rotates

if you cant use silicone grease, more or less any will do that is thick and doesn't smell, only use a very small amount so it doesn't go on the clothes

a very small amount is enough to stop the pad being dry but not enough to see? almost like wipe it on then wipe it off,
also lubricate the the pulley wheel on the belt tensioner (the little small wheel at the bottom if it has one

Posted on Oct 15, 2007

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SOURCE: squeaky dryer

IF THE LINT FILTER IS LOCATED ON TOP OF THE DRYER,
THERE ARE TWO SCREWS UNDER THE LINT FILTER THAT NEED TO BE REMOVED. REMOVE THE LINT FILTER ALSO.
PULL FORWARD AND UP ON THE DRYER TOP( NOT JUST THE CONSOLE) AND DISENGAGE THE TOP FROM THE FRONT. THERE ARE HINGES ON THE BACK OF THE TOP JUST PIVOT IT UP OUT OF THE WAY. NEXT, THERE ARE TWO 5/16 HEX HEAD SCREWS INSIDE THE DRYER NEAR THE TOP IN EACH CORNER THAT HOLD THE FRONT TO THE SIDES. REMOVE THEM AND THE FRONT WILL PULL FORWARD. IT IS HINGED AT THE BOTTOM. LIFT IT OFF THE HINGES AND SET IT ASIDE. YOU CAN NOW UNDO THE BELT FROM THE MOTOR AND IDLER AND USE IT AS A HANDLE TO LIFT THE DRUM OUT OF THE CABINET.
THE DRUM SUPPORT ROLLERS ARE LOCATED AT THE REAR OF THE MACHINE AND CAN BE REPLACED AS A SET. THE NUMBER IS 349241T FOR THE TWO PACK.
CLEAN THE SHAFT WITH SANDPAPER BEFORE INSTALLING THE NEW ROLLERS. THEY ARE HELD ON WITH TWO TRIANGULAR CLIPS. JUST CUT OR BREAK THE OLD ONES. THE NEW ROLLERS COME WITH NEW RETAINING CLIPS.
AFTER REPLACEMENT, REASSEMBLE IN REVERSE ORDER.

Posted on Apr 08, 2008

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SOURCE: squeaky dryer

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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Posted on Jun 03, 2008

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SOURCE: Kenmore electric dryer vibrates loudly

Yes the kenmore uses the roller wheels . dr fixit in the service providers has them. Any way I can help otherwise?

Posted on Dec 15, 2008

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SOURCE: dryer makes noise as drum rotates on ge profile gas dryer

Solution: the drum slides were worn out and needed replacement.

Posted on Jan 14, 2009

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You said,
DRYER MAKES VERY LOUD NOISE WHEN RUNNING. ALTHOUGH IT HEATS UP AND BEGINS TO DRY, IT STOPS RUNNING COMPLETELY AFTER ABOUT 5 MINUTES. IF YOU WAIT AN HOUR, YOU CAN START IT AGAIN, BUT IT AGAIN SOUNDS VERY LOUD (ALMOST A RATTLING SOUND) AND THEN SHUTS OFF AFTER 5 MINUTES

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If you hear a great deal of noise coming from the blower area of the dryer when it is running, then the blower wheel could be defective.

The are many different designs for blower wheels and just as many unique failure modes. Vanes (fins) can break off the wheel and bounce around in the blower breaking more pieces. The blower can break around the coupler with the shaft. This can cause the blower to spin loosely on the shaft. The blower can form cracks which cause it to vibrate, etc.

You should also not be surprised to find foreign debris in the blower. The occasional bird, rodent or squirrel has been known to bypass the out vent cover. If they crawl into the exhaust tube the first thing they come into contact with is the blower wheel.

If the blower wheel is not spinning, or if it is missing vanes, it is not moving air efficiently. As a result, heat is not removed from the heat source and it can trip the high limit switch or blow the thermal cut-off.
Worn Belt
A worn belt can stretch and/or become brittle with age. The belt can then slip on the drum or motor to cause squeaking. If this is the case, the solution is to replace the worn belt.

The belt is not the only item that can cause squeaking. It can also be caused by a faulty idler pulley, worn drum bearings, worn drum glides or worn drum rollers depending on brand and style.

When replacing the Belt is is a good idea to also change the Drum Support Rollers, Drum Glides, Idler Pulley and Clips. All of these items are economical easily changeable when replacing the belt. The upside is that your dryer will operate like new.

Recent Customer Symptoms:
Dryer makes loud noise when turned on. Dryer works and heats up OK but makes too much noise.
Worn Drum Glides
Some dryer models are equipped with Drum Glides. The front of the dryer rests on these glides. They provide a low friction surface on which the drum spins. After time however, this glides wear down. Much like an automobile brakes, these glides make a load grinding noise when they wear thin. This griding against the drum usually leaves a bare metal stripe that is visible at the point of contact. If the glides are worn, the solution is to replace them.

The drum glides not the only items that can cause squeaking. It can also be caused by a faulty idler pulley, worn drum bearings, a worn belt or worn drum rollers depending on brand and style.

When replacing the Drum Glides it is a good idea to also change the Drum Support Rollers, Drum Belt, Idler Pulley and Clips. All of these items are economical and easily changeable when replacing the glides. The upside is that your dryer will operate like new.
Worn Rear Drum Bearing
Some dryer models are equiped with a Rear Drum Bearing. The rear of the drum rests on this bearing. It provides a low friction surface on which the drum spins. After time however, this bearing will wear down. If the bearing is worn, the solution is to replace it.

The rear drum bearing not the only item that can cause squeaking. It can also be caused by a faulty idler pulley, worn drum glides, a worn belt or worn drum rollers depending on brand and style.

When replacing the rear drum bearing it is a good idea to also change the drum glides, drum support rollers, drum belt, idler pulley and clips depending on make and model. All of these items are economical and easily changeable when replacing the rear drum bearing. The upside is that your dryer will operate like new.
Worn Drum Support Rollers
Some dryers such as Whirlpool/Kenmore brands are equipped with Rear Drum Support Rollers. The weight of the dryer drum rests on these rollers. They provide a low friction surface on which the drum spins when in operation. After time however, these rollers wear down. When they wear, often times they begin to elongate and form a non-round 'cam' shape. The result is that when the dryer is turned on it creates a rumble that sounds as though you are trying to dry a pair of tennis shoes. This sound is usually the drum being forced up and down on the non-round wheels. If the rollers are worn, the solution is to replace them.


When replacing the Drum Rollers it is a good idea to also change the Front Drum Glides, Drum Belt, Idler Pulley and Clips. All of these items are economical and easily changeable when replacing the glides. The upside is that your dryer will operate like new. Whirlpool
Kenmore models have a dryer maintenance kit that contains all of these items in a single kit.


Recent Customer Symptoms:
Dryer makes loud noise when turned on. Dryer works and heats up OK but makes too much noise.


Recent Customer Symptoms:
Dryer makes loud noise when turned on. Dryer works and heats up OK but makes too much noise.


Recent Customer Symptoms:
Dryer makes loud noise when turned on. Dryer works and heats up OK but makes too much noise.


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