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Kenmore Elite Dryer with loose paddle- can I glue?

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Unplug the dryer.
Remove the lint filter.
Remove the screws at the lint filter opening.
Pop the lid clips on the left and right front corners of the cabinet.
Rotate the drum counterclockwise until a tumble vane(paddle) is at the 12 o'clock position.
Tighten the screws going through the drum.
Repeat this for the other 2 vanes.
Re-assemble the dryer.

Posted on May 10, 2009

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I have a Kenmore Elite Dryer that is configured a little differently so I thought I would share the solution (only slightly different from the above. My dryer does not have the lint filter on top, it is at the bottom of the opening in the front (When the door is open)

1. Unplug the dryer.
2. Remove the 4 screws behind the control panel. Removing these will allow you to pop up the top.
3. Pull the lid forward and lift up to open. The controls are connected via wiring harness in the left rear so you cannot totally remove it, just tilt it up. I braced mine open with a small wooden stick so I could access the drum.
4. Rotate the drum until a tumble vane (paddle) is at the top.
5. There are 3 screws for each vane. Tighten the screws going through the drum.
You might want to remove them and clean them out before tightening them. I found lint and some lose change that was banging around inside the vane.
6. Repeat this for the other 2 vanes.
7. Re-assemble the dryer.

Posted on May 05, 2010

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