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My kenmore dryer is making a noise like the fan hitting something as its turning, other than that the dryer works fine.

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The blower may have a broken part and make the noise. Check the blower wheel and replace it if sign of damage is obvious to prevent further damage to other parts of the dryer. The blower wheel is accessible through the front or the rear of the dryer depending on the model. The blower wheel is located on the bottom left front of the dryer if it has a toe panel, otherwise it is located on the rear of the dryer.

Remove the toe panel or the rear access panel then remove the blower wheel cover. Please indicate the exact model number of the dryer for specific troubleshooting and repair advice. You don't have to accept or reject and rate this post to add information or post comments and follow-up questions. Accepting a solution does not stop you from posting comments or follow-up questions. You can continue communicating with an expert as long as you need assistance regarding the issue stated herein.

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SOURCE: Kenmore gas dryer 97273100 was drying, but making a loud noise

You need a belt. Here's a link to a site with a good set of instructions if you want to try repairing it yourself. (You should DIY. You can save a bunch on the service call and the belt is only about $20.)

http://repair2000.com/wpoolbelt.htm

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