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Squelling noise Have a Kenmore smart heat quite pak 4. Making a squelling noise. Could it be a belt or bearing?

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SOURCE: kenmore dryer making excessive noise

Likely the main drum bearing in the back. I have seen these go bad, and loud squeaky noise tells you. You can get a new main bearing and replace. It is in the center of the back of the drum, accessee through back panel of dryer usually.

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SOURCE: Kenmore elite gas dryer smart heat quiet pak 9 HE4

possible front control bd ..be sure there is 220 volts to rear connection first

Posted on Aug 04, 2008

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SOURCE: Kenmore 70 series dryer making loud rattling noise, drying ok

it could be a worn motor bearing, but they usually last for 20 years, i would guess that you have a worn drum roller, the thing that holds up the drum and looks like a wheel.
if your sure the motor has a worn bearing then replacing the motor is not easy as you have to unscrew the blower wheel from the motor shaft.
it also may be that you are talking about the idler pulley being worn. it is the device that holds tension against the belt and they also will wear out and be "wobbly"

Posted on Dec 29, 2008

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SOURCE: Kenmore Electric 70 series dryer making noise

can spin motor w/ hand ,,if so pull side by side if no noise ,, inspect rollers,and idler

Posted on Jan 04, 2009

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SOURCE: Kenmore 110.86874100 Motor (?) Squealing

I don't think they can be, but, also take a look at the fan bearing assembly too. You should be able to isolate if the noise is from the motor bearings or blower bearings.

Posted on Jan 26, 2009

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The belt could be not tightened all the way. If it uses a sepentine belt with a tensioner, the tensioner could be bad. If it is not a serpentine belt, then you will have multiple belts and the one that is making the noise can be loose. Use something to pry it tight and tighten down the bolts holding the component th belt goes to.

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