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My kenmore 417.94812301 staked washer / dryer problem

My dryer is making this sreeching noise, it's awful. I need help, I think it
might be the belt is worn out? And on more detail is in the back like right in the center there is this black like sute stuff coming out? It's remineds
me of my last dryer in which caused a fire so I need help ASAP!

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  • eugenewj Feb 13, 2008

    I have been so upset with my Kenmore products - I bought this matching set - the Kenmore washer and dryer - don't have the washer anymore - it only lasted 3 years and then started leaking and without being able to be fixed -

    my dryer for months has been making this screeching noise it is so annoying and this dryer also gets things caught in it on the inside and ruins clothes with curious brown stain marks -

    I am not sure what to do about the noise -

    if I have the SEARS people come out - I really don't want to spend that kind of money if this dryer is really a peice of junk -

    and I don't really know that much about fixing it myself -

    what do I look for if I pull it out from the wall and take the back off??? how do I know which part to order and try to replace myself???

    thanks -

    I'll never buy Kenmore or Frigidaire again!



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Model # 417.94812301 kenmore..washer/dryer laundry center no hot water.. checked hoses and clear and clean.. only get hot water on warm/warm setting when i turn down the cold water supply.. hot/cold setting no hot water at all.. need solution?? removed two panals on back of machine and front panal but not sure what i can looking for... thanks..

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I have the same unit and there is no bearing on this unit, it sits on a support (center) and due to the weight of the tumbler it gives on the back support and moves the tumbler forward and leaves a gap in the front giving clearance to catch clothing, the only possible repair is to replace the whole back panel (metal) and this shall take care of the alignment of the tumbler; this is a manufacturing problem the metal is not strong enough to support the strain of the tumbler, if replaced this shall occurred again.

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Your dryer was made by Frigidaire and needs what is called a rear bearing kit (#5303281153 costs about $30) from frigidaire.
there is also a good chance that your bearing failed because the dryer overheated (overheating is mostly caused by the venting being restricted)

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