Question about Whirlpool LER5636P Electric Dryer
What probably occured is that the drum support roller (one Or both of two) that hold up the back of the drum have worn out and are wobbling on the shafts. This lets the drum drop down and hit metal, possibly the top of the motor, or the shafts the insulation you speak of is actually called a heat sheild and keeps heat in the drum and seals it at the back. You will have to take the screws out at the lint filter, then pry the top up at the front. Then there are two 5/16 head screws holding the front panel on. Take these loose and the pull on the front. It will come to you some then you can disconnect the door switch wiring. Then lift up on the whole panel that will lift it off the little catches at the floor level. Then you look under the drum and you will see the belt and idler pulley arrangement. Flip the belt off and then use it as a strap to lift the drum out. You will see the rollers and will have to replace the and also the heat sheild. Check the belt for fraying, lube the idler pulley with oil, not WD40, and reassemble. Often the parts store will have a diagram of how the belt goes on the pulley as it can be a little tricky. These are good dryers built by Whirlpool, don't let it go so long when you hear clunking or bad noises next time,Good luck, AJ
Posted on May 22, 2009
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