Kemore Dryer Starts Sometimes

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Old 01-18-05, 10:24 AM
ohioproblem
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Kemore Dryer Starts Sometimes

I have a 9yr old Kemore dryer model: 110.96585210

Recently when I push the start button the motor(or at least I think it is the motor) kinda humms and the dryer will not start. If I hold the button in too long the humming will stop and then nothing will not happen for minutes. Then after pushing start button again the humming will continue.

Sometimes if open the door and turn the drum with mt hand and then immediately push the start button the dryer will start and function properly although it does not sound right. When the drum turns it sounds kinda "rough" like something needs oiled. After running the dryer and then when I open the door to stop it, as the drum stops turning it squeaks real bad. Also note as the drum begins to turn after being stopped it also squeaks until it gets up to speed.

Any ideas??
 
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Old 01-18-05, 11:10 AM
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ohioproblem,
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Your dryer was built by Whirlpool. It appears that the drum support wheels may have gone bad. Or the idler pulley. Thats why it does not want to go from a dead stop.
You will have to replace BOTH rollers. The one on the left has a bracket and 2 clips holding it on. The right one has only one clip. Check the belt and the idler while you have it open. Use a LIGHT lube oil on the rollers. Heavy lubes will build up with dust. Good luck and reply back with any further questions.
 
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