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Loose drum support felt

I notice that the dryer was making noise with the turning of the drum.  I opened up the top of the dryer and found that the felt strip that the drum rides on has come loose.  It appears that plastic studs that were used to hold it in place have sheared off.  Is there a way to resecure the felt to the housing without new plastic pins?

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  • tknudson Nov 04, 2007

    I am having this same problem. The drum appears to be loose when the dryer is running. How do I fix this? I didn't see any plastic parts missing or broken as previously described, it just is loose.

  • Anonymous Mar 12, 2014

    Our 8 year old Kenmore Elite Dryer Model #1107709260 started to make a sanding/scratching noise. I pulled a piece of plastic out of the felt, but the noise is still there. The dryer still works. What should I look for?

  • Anonymous Mar 22, 2014

    Power plastic button is broken where the plastic pins hold it in place

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We have a very loud squeaking most of the time the dryer runs. It occassionally will stop but then start up again. It dries well - just really really noisy...

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You could try using "Permatex" hi-tack adhesive.  you need to remove the door where the bearings are first.

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