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Re: we just bought this dryer and after drying a load I...
Hi, the squeaking noise come after it gets hot or dose it squeak right away? It sounds like the rear bearing is going bad. A very common problem with this dryer. As far as the heat, turn the timer to heat cycle (do not start dryer tho) Open the door and see the element getting hot. If it gets hot without the motor running, the element has shorted against the cabinet. If the element does not glow, check your 4" venting going outside and see if it is plugged with lint. If plugged, the dryer will over heat if the vent is plugged. I hope this helps. please let me know
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A dryer function is really simple:
Gets hot, boils left over moisture from clothes and it needs to blow it out.
If it is getting hot and it is turning - Then your problem is in the exhaust system.
Check all pipes that carry moisture/steam/vapor out of your machine and make sure is free of any restrictions.
It could be one of the pulleys on the bottom of the drum. Take the top and front panels off of the dryer. Get some WD-40. Now the hard part, there is no easy way, but put your right arm in underneath the drum (the right side of the drum)and spray the pulley the best you can. This is the hardest, but the easiest way to fix this problem, without having to take the entire dryer and drum apart. I had the similar problem. I didn't completely fix the problem, but the squeak has been significantly quieted.
A lot of appliances have a spring latch under the front of the top. You need a putty knife to push this in to release the top, one on each front corner. The top will hinge up. Then a screw will be holding the front on, one on each corner of the top area. Some fronts have screws down on the lower front, you really have to look for them. Make sure the power is off!
If it has not been squeaking for an extended time you can get by with just changing the rear drum sleeve bearing (WE3X75). To do this, open dryer door, remove screws going up into top, allowing top to swing up and back. Remove screw holding front panel to side panel near top just under where the top was. Tilt front panel forward and lift off bottom pegs. Swing to side (you don't have to remove wires). Pull drum forward about 6 inches. (you don't even have to remove the belt.) Change sleeve at center back of drum. Make sure to inspect the front drum support slides WE1M481dark ones and WE1M333 white ones (about 1/2 inch x 2.5 inch strips at the top of the front panel which support the front of the drum), as about the time the rear bearing goes, these may be wearing also, especially the one on the left side.
Hi .thanks for the question. the noise is from the drum rollers . you can buy a drum roller kit for kenmore dryer . to repair. lift out lint screen remove 2 screws . with a flat screw driver pry the top up between the top and front at each corner. lift top 2 screws on the inside of front panel remove pull front off . remove drum . replace parts in drum repair kit . thanks the appliance doc