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Should the dryer be placed on the front to make it easier to take the back off? That's what a repair person did and when they turned it back on it made a serious screaching noise.

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There's no such instruction from the manufacturer to lay the dryer on its front when removing the back panel. The back panel can be easily removed with the dryer in upright position. Only leaning the dryer a few degrees is advisable by propping up the bottom edge, not laying it on any side, when access to the inside of the dryer is necessary. Otherwise, the internal moving parts will likely dislodge and cause problems like yours.

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Dryer drum or rollers or bearings are squeaking on my Kenmore 970-C69042-00 clothes dryer. How do I best trouble-shoot and repair it?


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    • 1 Turn off the gas to a gas dryer or unplug an electric one. Move the dryer from its position at least 3 feet from the wall. This will give you room to work. Pulling the dryer out into an even more open space may make this easier.
    • 2 Push the putty knife in between the top and main body of the dryer on the front of the dryer. Slide the putty knife near the corner closest to you. Push the knife and pull up to release the pins that hold the top onto the body.

    • 3 Lift the top off the body using a screwdriver as a lever.
    • 4 Label the wires that are connected to the front of the dryer. Make note of which wire goes where. Unclip the wires from the clip that holds them, remove the wires and place them to the side. You will be reattaching these wires later. Be sure to mark them so that you can place them back in order later.
    • 5 Remove the screws that hold the fount of the dryer onto the rest of it. There should be four on most models.
    • 6 Pull the front towards you until the drum inside comes loose from its bearing. Slide the front panel up to reveal the pulleys at the bottom of the machine.
    • 7 Grab the idler pulley. It is the one in front of the motor. Move it to the right to disengage the belt. Remove the belt. Do not remove the belt that goes to the drum.
    • 8 Put on your gloves and slide the drum out of the dryer. Be sure to use hand protection as the edges may be sharp.
    • 9 Inspect the two rollers. If they appear damaged, or you find metal dust under them, your rollers need replacing.
    • 10 Remove the plastic clip on the right hand side if the right roller needs replacing. Remove the metal friction plate, metal brace and plastic clip on the left hand side if the left roller needs replacing.
    • 11 Put on the new rollers and reattach the parts you removed.
    • 12 Slide the drum back in and grab the idler pulley. Pull the pulley to the left until the belt is tight.
    • 13 Slide and screw the front into place and reattach the top.

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Apr 27, 2011 | Roper REX4634KQ Electric Dryer

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HOW DOES THE FRONT PANEL REMOVE -FOR CLEANING THE BURNER AND MOTOR


For the model dryer you have listed, the dryer cabinet can be removed for cleaning by following these steps:


1. UNPLUG the dryer and remove the lint screen.

2. Remove the two screws that were under the lint screen and lift the top panel.

3. Unplug the door switch connector plug and any ground wire that may be installed on the casing.

4. Locate the two screws that hold the front panel in place. There should be one screw on each side in the cabinet interior.

5. With the door shut, lean against the front panel and remove the two screws that hold it in place. Once the screws are removed, grasp the front panel at the top center and lift straight up to remove.

You should now have complete access to the dryer interior.

Once you have completed your inspection and cleaning of the dryer interior re-install the dryer front panel by holding it as you did previously. Line up the holes on the inside bottom edge of the front panel with the small mounting cleats on the front edge of the side panels. This can be done by yourself, but an assistant may make it easier. Once you have the front panel in place, lean against it to hold it in place and install the mounting screws.

NOTE: Don't forget to reconnect the grounding wire and door switch connector plug. Without the door switch connected, the dryer will not run.

Lower the top panel back in place and reinstall the two screws.

NOTE: Placing a piece of duct tape over the dryer vent chute will help safeguard against dropping anything down in the blower fan assembly. If you drop any screws down the chute, you will need to remove the dryer back panel to retrieve them.


If you have any questions about this repair, or if the model number is different, please post back and let me know. I hope this helps you.

Apr 18, 2011 | Roper RGS7646KQ Gas Dryer

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I would like to check my dryer for lint. How do I open the top of the dryer so I can vaccum it out if neccessary.


If the model number you listed this question under is correct, access to the dryer interior to clean can be obtained by following these steps:

1. UNPLUG the dryer and remove the lint screen.

2. Remove the two screws that were under the lint screen and lift the top panel.

3. Unplug the door switch connector plug and any ground wire that may be installed on the casing.

4. Locate the two screws that hold the front panel in place. There should be one screw on each side in the cabinet interior.

5. With the door shut, lean against the front panel and remove the two screws that hold it in place. Once the screws are removed, grasp the front panel at the top center and lift straight up to remove.

You should now have complete access to the dryer interior.


Once you have completed your inspection and cleaning of the dryer interior re-install the dryer front panel by holding it as you did previously. Line up the holes on the inside bottom edge of the front panel with the small mounting cleats on the front edge of the side panels. This can be done by yourself, but an assistant may make it easier. Once you have the front panel in place, lean against it to hold it in place and install the mounting screws.

NOTE: Don't forget to reconnect the grounding wire and door switch connector plug. Without the door switch connected, the dryer will not run.

Lower the top panel back in place and reinstall the two screws.

NOTE: Placing a piece of duct tape over the dryer vent chute will help safeguard against dropping anything down in the blower fan assembly. If you drop any screws down the chute, you will need to remove the dryer back panel to retrieve them.


If you have any questions about this repair, or if the model number is different, please post back and let me know. I hope this helps you.

Oct 21, 2010 | Whirlpool LER4634J Electric Dryer

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Dryer stopped turning


If the dryer still heats, but the drum does not turn, this is commonly the symptom of a broken dryer belt.

If the model number is correct, installing a new dryer belt for this dryer involves the following steps:

1. UNPLUG the dryer and remove the lint screen.

2. Remove the two screws that were under the lint screen and lift the top panel. NOTE: You should be able to see the dryer belt tightly wrapped around the drum. If the belt isn't present, its a good sign that it has snapped and may be laying in the bottom of the cabinet.

3. Unplug the door switch conector plug and any ground wire that may be installed on the casing.

4. Locate the two screws that hold the front panel in place. There should be one screw on each side in the cabinet interior.

5. With the door shut, lean against the front panel and remove the two screws that hold it in place. Once the screws are removed, grasp the front panel at the top center and lift straight up to remove.

You should now have complete access to the dryer interior. If the belt is broken, this may cause the idler pulley (tensioner) to come loose. This is normal with no tension on the pulley to hold it in place. To install a new belt (if required) and re-install the pulley, follow these steps:

1. Loop the drive belt around the dryer drum with the groove side facing the drum. (Try to line the belt up with the wear marks already on the drum from the previous belt).

2. With the tensioner in your left hand, insert the clip end of the idler pulley into the grooves on the dryer bottom casing with the idler wheel pointing to your left. (The grooves are directly in front of the drive motor.)

3. While holding the tensioner in place, insert the belt UNDER the wheel with your right hand and pull it up and over the drive motor pulley.

If this does not explain it well enough, you can also verify by going to repairclinic.com. Click on the Repair Help link and look for the "Dryer Belt Diagrams" link under the Special Features section on the next page. Look for Roper and refer to diagram H.

Replacement parts (if required) can be ordered on line at any of the following websites:

searspartsdirect.com
pcappliancerepair.com
appliancepartspros.com
repairclinic.com

The part number for a replacement belt is 341241. All these sites offer great service with competitive pricing, so shop and compare. The first three sites I have listed also inlcude helpful exploded view diagrams that can help you locate and properly indentify the parts you may need.

NOTE: If you still have the teflon glide type tensioner, Whirlpool recommends you replace it with a conventional roller type idler pulley. The teflon type tensioners caused premature wear to the drive belt. The part number is 691366.


Once you have the belt installed, re-install the dryer front panel by holding it as you did previously. Line up the holes on the inside bottom edge of the front panel with the small mounting cleats on the front edge of the side panels. This can be done by yourself, but an assist may make it easier. Once you have the front panel in place, lean against it to hold it in place and install the mounting screws.

NOTE: Don't forget to reconnect the grounding wire and door switch connector plug. Without the door switch connected, the dryer will not run. Lower the top panel back in place and reinstall the two screws.

NOTE: Placing a piece of duct tape over the dryer vent chute will help safeguard against dropping anything down in the blower fan assembly. If you drop any screws down the chute, you will need to remove the dryer back panel to retrieve them. If you have any questions about this repair, please post back and let me know. I hope this helps you.

Jul 10, 2010 | Whirlpool LER4634J Electric Dryer

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Kenmore Dryer Model 110.646.02300 Blower, heater run. Drum does not turn. How do I access belt?


To access and/or replace the belt on this model dryer follow these steps:

1. UNPLUG the dryer and remove the lint screen.

2. Remove the two screws that were under the lint screen and lift the top panel.

3. Unplug the door switch conector plug and any ground wire that may be installed on the casing.

4. Locate the two screws that hold the front panel in place. There should be one screw on each side in the cabinet interior.

5. With the door shut, lean against the front panel and remove the two screws that hold it in place. Once the screws are removed, grasp the front panel at the top center and lift straight up to remove.

You should now have complete access to the dryer interior. If the belt is broken, this may cause the idler pulley (tensioner) to come loose. This is normal with no tension on the pulley to hold it in place. To install a new belt and re-install the pulley, follow these steps:

1. Loop the drive belt around the dryer drum with the groove side facing the drum. (Try to line the belt up with the wear marks already on the drum from the previous belt).

2. With the tensioner in your left hand, insert the clip end of the idler pulley into the grooves on the dryer bottom casing with the idler wheel pointing to your left. (The grooves are directly in front of the drive motor.)

3. While holding the tensioner in place, insert the belt UNDER the wheel with your right hand and pull it up and over the drive motor pulley.

If this does not explain it well enough, you can also verify by going to repairclinic.com. Click on the Repair Help link and look for the "Dryer Belt Diagrams" link under the Special Features section on the next page. Look for Whirlpool and refer to diagram H.

Once you have the belt installed, re-install the dryer front panel by holding it as you did previously. Line up the holes on the inside bottom edge of the front panel with the small mounting cleats on the front edge of the side panels. This can be done by yourself, but an assist may make it easier. Once you have the front panel in place, lean against it to hold it in place and install the mounting screws.

NOTE: Don't forget to reconnect the grounding wire and door switch connector plug. Without the door switch connected, the dryer will not run. Lower the top panel back in place and reinstall the two screws.

NOTE: Placing a piece of duct tape over the dryer vent chute will help safeguard against dropping anything down in the blower fan assembly. If you drop any screws down the chute, you will need to remove the dryer back panel to retrieve them.

If you still have questions, please let me know. I hope this helps you.

Nov 03, 2009 | Kenmore 63942 Dryer

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Looks like a belt broke for the drum.


Not knowing what model you have. To reinstall most belts you must first remove the front of the dryer. Once the drum is exposed, then you can retrack the belt around the drum. You'll see where the other one passed. then you will have to place the belt around the tensioner and pulley. If you still have the manual, it should show you exactly what to do. Of course, shut the power off before making any repairs. But first i would take the back off and look at the motor down below. You can see the belt from this angle as well and it's a lot easier than taking the front off. Good luck.

Apr 20, 2009 | Dryers

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The belt popped on my estate dryer and i got a new belt, how do i put the new one on. a diagram or tips would be helpful


If the model number you have this listed under is correct, these are the steps necessary to replace the belt on your dryer:

1. UNPLUG the dryer.
2. Locate the two screws under the lint screen door on the dryer top panel. Carefully remove screws. NOTE: Do not drop them down the lint chute. Place a free hand over the opening, or cover with tape to prevent this from happening.
3. With two screws removed, the top panel will slide towards you, then lift up.
4. While resting the top panel against your shoulder (or propped up), remove the front panel by removing the door latch connectors and ground wires, first. Then locate the two screws that hold the front panel to the side casing. There is one on each side. Place you body against the panel with the door shut to support the panel while you loosen the screws. With the screws removed, the panel should lift up a bit then come off. NOTE: Tape the door shut while removing, so it does not fly open.
5. You can leave the drum in place, or remove it completely. The new belt needs to wrap around the drum and be routed through the idler pulley and drive motor pulley. NOTE: Since the routing of the drive belt differs on some dryers, refer to replairclinic.com for dryer belt diagrams. Just click on the "Repair Help" link at the top of the page, followed by the "Dryer Belt Diagrams" heading under the Special Features section on the next page. Refer to diagram H for your dryer.
6. Reinstall components in the reverse order of the steps provided.

ADDITIONAL HINTS:

1. If you remove the drum, make sure it is seated properly on the back drum roller supports or the back of the drum will not seal properly against the back bulkhead.
2. When installing the front panel, look for the small black cleats along the front edge of the side panels. There will be a small square shaped hole on the bottom edge on the back of the front panel that the cleats must insert into. This can take some coordination if performing the repairs alone. A second person can come in handy. Once the front panel is mounted on the cleats properly, place your body against it to hold in place until you get the screws back in place.
3. Make sure the front of the drum fits around the door opening seam of the front panel when installing. This ensures a proper seal along the front of the drum.

Read through all the steps thoroughly before attempting the repair. This may seem a bit intimidating, but the process is actually very simple. If you get stuck along the way, have questions, or require additional assistance, please let me know before rating the solution. I hope this helps you.

Feb 25, 2009 | Estate TGDS840JQ Gas Dryer

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I have a kenmore series 80 dryer model 110-70812990 that i heard a bang then the drum stopped turning and i smelled burning rubber. I'm guessing that the drive belt broke. How easy would that be to repair...


Remove back of drier after disconnecting the power cord. Find old belt laying on floor under machine. Obtain new belt and place around drum and motor pulley. done

Dec 26, 2008 | Dryers

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Putting dryer back together


from front with belt around drum ..gather slack and push under idler and around motor pulley right to left...recommend doing it before reinstalling front place rollers on front panel under front lip of drum and lift ..easier than trying to reach under front panel and will a little more slck in belt

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