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Kenmore 110.86980800 Dryer making loud banging noise but works

My Kenmore 110.86980800 Dryer has been making loud banging noise while drying for months. We close two doors and can still hear it over the TV. Last night it stopped heating up cloths to dry them so we now hear banging all the time to get cloths dry with no heat. If If I replace the heating element with it should work loud again. Since our local Sears parts store closed down, What should I do to look for parts to resolve very loud noise problem. My wife is willing to live with the noise if it cost too much to repair. Also, where can I get a less expensive yet good quality heating element?

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Try this link: Under Troubleshooting, click on "Making noise or vibrating". Most likely one of the dryer drum support rollers is bad. The parts bag will have two rollers so you can replace both of them while you have your machine apart. You will find the instructions on how to replace a roller by following the link on that page. Not a very difficult job. I didn't even have to pull the dryer out of the utility closet. Most time consuming part was vacuuming and wiping off everything inside. Went thru a lot of paper towels. The triangular retainers where a bit of a challenge to remove. I recommend some small needle nose pliers and don't worry about damaging these retainers since you get four new ones in the parts bag with the two rollers. The retainers go on both sides of the rollers and fit in a groove on the shaft. When putting the new retainers back on I used a 3/8 nut driver to initially push them on. A small regular screwdriver might also come in handy in getting the triangular retainers past the first groove. Only other surprise for me was the roller on the left side required the removal of a bracket held on by a type of washer retainer which worked on the pinching concept to remain in place. I ended up getting behind it with a small regular screwdriver, then moved it a little ways down the shaft. Then I grabbed it with some pliers and pulled it off. Wonder what engineer figured that one out. A new retainer comes in the parts package. Your dryer might vary a little bit (mine is a Kenmore 110.86873100 electric model) so take pics if you want. One other thing. I supported the front of the dryer drum with my dust buster while I took pics of the motor and pulley system before removing the belt from the motor shaft and pulley tensioner. I also used the dust buster as support when reinstalling the dryer drum. Good luck with the heating element. I haven't had to deal with that problem yet.

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