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Squeaky dryer we have a kenmore dryer that sounds like the main bearings have gone bad.  it makes a loud squeaking noise most of the time.  where can we find information for fixing/replacing the bearings ourselves?  or should we call a repairman?

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IF THE LINT FILTER IS LOCATED ON TOP OF THE DRYER,
THERE ARE TWO SCREWS UNDER THE LINT FILTER THAT NEED TO BE REMOVED. REMOVE THE LINT FILTER ALSO.
PULL FORWARD AND UP ON THE DRYER TOP( NOT JUST THE CONSOLE) AND DISENGAGE THE TOP FROM THE FRONT. THERE ARE HINGES ON THE BACK OF THE TOP JUST PIVOT IT UP OUT OF THE WAY. NEXT, THERE ARE TWO 5/16 HEX HEAD SCREWS INSIDE THE DRYER NEAR THE TOP IN EACH CORNER THAT HOLD THE FRONT TO THE SIDES. REMOVE THEM AND THE FRONT WILL PULL FORWARD. IT IS HINGED AT THE BOTTOM. LIFT IT OFF THE HINGES AND SET IT ASIDE. YOU CAN NOW UNDO THE BELT FROM THE MOTOR AND IDLER AND USE IT AS A HANDLE TO LIFT THE DRUM OUT OF THE CABINET.
THE DRUM SUPPORT ROLLERS ARE LOCATED AT THE REAR OF THE MACHINE AND CAN BE REPLACED AS A SET. THE NUMBER IS 349241T FOR THE TWO PACK.
CLEAN THE SHAFT WITH SANDPAPER BEFORE INSTALLING THE NEW ROLLERS. THEY ARE HELD ON WITH TWO TRIANGULAR CLIPS. JUST CUT OR BREAK THE OLD ONES. THE NEW ROLLERS COME WITH NEW RETAINING CLIPS.
AFTER REPLACEMENT, REASSEMBLE IN REVERSE ORDER.

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