Question about Kenmore Dryers
Depending on the model, it sounds as if the bearing has gone bad and what you describe
as the ring are definitely the felt/ glides. This repair involves removing the front
door, then the front panel, The front panel usually comes off by depressing the clips
located about 2" from each end in the slot between the top of machine and the front
panel. Use a putty knife, the lid will usually hinge up. Remove two 5/16 hex screws
and unclip door switch. Lift front panel up and out. The felt kit and bearing kit
will be determined by the model number inside the door of the unit. I would also
replace the belt. Pay close attention to how the idler pulley is clipped into the base
as there are no screws holding it in place and note how the belt is routed. This is
a rather difficult repair and the bearing and glide kit cost about 25 dollars each and
another 10 for the belt. The felt kit is glued into place around the top inside of the
front panel with the supplied high temp glue
I recommend using spring
clamps and letting it set overnight before reassembly which saves much cursing.
lifts out and up usually to remove bearing assembly and is a simple bolt in affair.
Remember to secure power and unplug unit before servicing.
Reassembly usually requires a third hand to hold drum into position.
hope this helps.
Posted on Apr 02, 2011
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