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My dryer squeels when its on. I am assuming it is either a rear bearing or dryer drum rollers. Problem, I dont see any listing for rear dryer drum rollers only part for rear central bearing. Please comment. Thanks

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5303281153 comlete rear bearing kit, should come complete with insrtuction's

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Kenmore stackable laundry center dryer model 417-99570140 - drum seems loose and some clothes have grease or burn marks like they are getting caught. I am not sure how to fix this problem.


repair can be done at home, sounds like either the drum bearings are worn or the rollers are worn/missing/broken allowing the drum to move inappropriately. This is an indepth repair, so if you are not comfortable with it, call in a pro.

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Hi Gene, I have an Electrolux FEX831C30 stacked washer and dryer. the drum in the dryer has completely come loose and has dropped to the bottom of the dryer cabinet. there were two screws in the drum. what...


Good Morning Brian,

The reason the drum has fallen free from the rear is a defective rear drum bearing and that drum bearing that has sheared itself off of the bearing support.to repair that dryer ya would need to replace the bearing kit its part number 5303281153 and would be in stock at your local applince parts store or online at searspartsdirect.com, repairclinic.com, apdepot.com, partselect.com, or apwagner.com

Before replacing the drum the drum bearing you should also inspect the heat element since when the bearing shears off its not that uncommon for the drum to fall onto the heater shroud and also break the heat element

While this Youtube video i have included the link to shows how to replace the drum bearing in a full siz e free standing (not stacked laundry center) dryer the process of how to replace the rear drum beaqring is exactly the same and that video should help ya http://www.youtube.com/user/RepairClinic?v=67hOqSFnX8g&feature=pyv&ad=9033434261&kw=drum%20bearing

Good luck,i hope ya find it very simple to replace that bearing,
GENE


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the rear bearing is gone,ge has a bearing kit that goes on the back of the drum and hooks onto the back wall,the bearing wears down and gets noisy,call your parts store,give them the model number and they'll give you the parts you need

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Our Kenmore Laundry Center makes a small squealing noise, and proceeds to get worse the longer the dryer goes on, it gets to the point where I can not even stay in the laundry room. Please Help


Your dryer has either a bad belt pulley or a bad roller. You will need to pull the drum out and look inside the cabinet. There are two rollers that the drum rides on and the pulley is close to one of them. It take the slack out of the belt. I would go ahead and change both the rollers and pulley seeing your at them because these stack units are not that easy to work on.
2162268t.jpgHere is what the rollers look like

383724t.jpgThis is the idler pulley
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Dryer makes a squeaking noise


If your dryer is noisy, check these:

Rollers
Idler pulley
Glides
Rear drum bearing
Blower wheel
Rollers Many dryers use rollers or wheels to support the clothes drum. When these rollers are worn, they can be noisy. You should replace the whole set of rollers at the same time. 

Idler pulley Dryers have a tension or idler pulley that keeps tension on the main drive belt. When it's worn, it can be noisy. When that happens, don't lubricate it. Just replace it. 

Glides Many dryers use nylon or plastic glides at the front of the clothes drum for support. When these are worn, they can be noisy. When that happens, replace them. 

Rear drum bearing Some dryers support the clothes drum in the rear with a center spindle instead of rollers. The spindle may be a ball-and-socket type support or a shaft through a sleeve. When the components are worn, they may squeak, squeal, or rub. You can't repair them. Just replace them when they're worn.

Blower wheel Your dryer's blower wheel pulls air over the heat source, through the clothes drum, and past the thermostats, then pushes it out the exhaust duct. The blower wheel, which is usually plastic, may wear out over time. But if it's noisy, it may simply be clogged with lint. Clean the blower and test to see if the dryer is still noisy. If it is, you probably need to replace it.

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Hi,
check the following -
It's noisy
If your dryer is noisy, check these:

Rollers
Idler pulley
Glides
Rear drum bearing
Blower wheel

Rollers
Many dryers use rollers or wheels to support the clothes drum. When these rollers are worn, they can be noisy. You should replace the whole set of rollers at the same time. 


Idler pulley
Dryers have a tension or idler pulley that keeps tension on the main drive belt. When it's worn, it can be noisy. When that happens, don't lubricate it. Just replace it. 


Glides
Many dryers use nylon or plastic glides at the front of the clothes drum for support. When these are worn, they can be noisy. When that happens, replace them. 


Rear drum bearing
Some dryers support the clothes drum in the rear with a center spindle instead of rollers. The spindle may be a ball-and-socket type support or a shaft through a sleeve. When the components are worn, they may squeak, squeal, or rub. You can't repair them. Just replace them when they're worn.


Blower wheel
Your dryer's blower wheel pulls air over the heat source, through the clothes drum, and past the thermostats, then pushes it out the exhaust duct. The blower wheel, which is usually plastic, may wear out over time. But if it's noisy, it may simply be clogged with lint. Clean the blower and test to see if the dryer is still noisy. If it is, you probably need to replace it.

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Idler pulley Dryers have a tension or idler pulley that keeps tension on the main drive belt. When it's worn, it can be noisy. When that happens, don't lubricate it. Just replace it.

Glides Many dryers use nylon or plastic glides at the front of the clothes drum for support. When these are worn, they can be noisy. When that happens, replace them.

Rear drum bearing Some dryers support the clothes drum in the rear with a center spindle instead of rollers. The spindle may be a ball-and-socket type support or a shaft through a sleeve. When the components are worn, they may squeak, squeal, or rub. You can't repair them. Just replace them when they're worn.

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ok your having the begings of a rear bearing problem now let me tell you whats happing if you pull the dryer out and look about at the middle of where the drum is at the back then you will see a silver small rectangle peice in the middle of that is what looks like a small finger with a steel ball under it on the little ledge there should be a little pile of black dust the little finger is making the little ball cut into the back of the rear bearing but the rear bearing is still good now get you a little can of spray lithem grease clean the dust off turn the dryer on and spray that little ball till its coated then every time you hear it squel repeat the proceadure untill one day it wont stop then we will have to change it and on that day you better have some help lol

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