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Kenmore gas dryer Mod 970-90042-00 catch clothing between the drum and the front panel

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My gas dryer will not turn the clothes drum

The drive belt that turns the drum has broken off or fell off. Sears does sells these belts in a kit forn including the tensioner pulley. Purchase that. The top and front panel will need to come off to do this repair

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How do i get to the back side of the dryer drum

Don't know why you'd want to, but here goes. Take screws out of the lint filter opening on top. Pull top forward slightly to release catches on the front clips and pop top up. 2 screws holding front panel on, one on each side 5/16" I believe. Unplug door switch. Lift front panel off clips at bottom. Go under the drum and pull belt tensioner back to release belt. It should fall over with no tension on it. Use belt to pick up drum and lift out. Then you can see the back of the drum. Again, don't know why you want to, but there you go! LOL

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My dryer keeps grabbing clothes strings and zippers and catching them between the drum and door. It's a front loader. How can I repair this?

The drum slides on your dryer are worned and possibly ate away the front bulkhead and drum.
These parts keep the dryer drum aligned.
Front panel needs to be removed to determine how extensive the damage is, hopefully changing the drum slides will solve the problem.

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Tub bearings

The bearing block does wear out on these. Replacing it is not an easy undertaking. You have to remove the top and the front of the dryer. Check the drum seals at this time as you have it all apart it is a good time to replace those also.

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if you have the model with the lint filter on top,remove the 2 lint filter screws,pull the top toward you and up and your in-mike

Jun 01, 2009 | Kenmore Dryers

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My clothes are catching between the drum and casing(?), the drum seems to be loose. My dryer is a GE profile/prodigy

suspect front tub support/bearing ring worn remove top by removing screws under front edge of top lift top 1 screw each side of front on inside front ring attaches to front panel look for worn plastic ring and pads

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Kenmore gas dryer model 11070812990

Take a flat-blade screw driver and stick it in the seam between the top cover and front panel at one corner and pry up. The top panel will pop up from the catch - then do the same for the other front corner.

You can then tilt the top up towards the back of the dryer because there are hinges in the back. Spin the drum to where the holes for the baffle are and screw the baffle back on. If you are missing the screws, they probably fell to the bottom inside.

You can take off the front by unscrewing the two screws that hold the top of the front panel to the outside panels. Once those are off, just lift the front panel straight up and pull away. There are two holders towards the bottom that the front panel slides into.

Once the front is off you should be able to find the screws below.

Good luck. . .

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Dryer is leaving brown streaks on cotton clothes

The 417 dryers have two seals on the front panel, the top seal has drum glides which wear down over time. Because the drum rests on those glides, when it wears down it leaves a gap between the drum and the seal, clothes will drag in that gap and come out with rust and/or seal adhesive stains. Try replacing the top and lower seals, this works most of the time...sometimes though, if left unattended long enough, the lack of support from the front glides causes too much strain on the rear drum bearing, and even after replacing the seals clothes may still catch, although the brown spotting will stop for awhile. You can feel the gap if you run your hand along the inside of the drum at the seal point.

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