Dryer Noises

Old 05-20-03, 12:25 PM
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Kenmore Gas Dryer Model 110

Last week I replaced the motor and drum belt in my dryer. I should mention that while I had the dryer apart I did intensive cleaning via wet/dry vac including cleaning and removing the lint from the vent line. Yesterday my wife informs me that the dryer makes an occasional "harmonica" sound for a few seconds. Any ideas?
One last note I did not use any type of lubricant on the wheels, I made certain the link was removed. Thanks in advance.
Old 05-20-03, 03:17 PM
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Hello mewalkerny. Welcome to my Gas Appliances forum and our Do-It-Yourself Web Site.

In some cases, it's the drum support rollers. Dryers also have slider/glider support pads, or rollers for the front of the drum. Also check <if your model is equipped with> a center rear drum support bearing. This may also be a part causing the noise. Any one of the parts or combination of parts mentioned above, may be a direct cause of a noise related problem.

Slide or glide pads are located on the inside of the front door panel. They are located on the housing that attaches to the inside front doors panel which supports the front of the drum. The top inside part of the drum rides on two and sometimes 3 of these pads or glides. Replacement of these parts should be easy on most models.

Be aware, some belts have two different sides. One side must face up on the drum.

It's always recommended that you clean out the exhaust vent tubing, regardless of whether it is plastic or metal tubing. Check the exhaust vents outside hood. It should not be damaged and the enclosed flapper trap door should be freely moveable.

Upon inspection of the plastic vent tubing, it may be a worth while idea to replace it, at this time, if it appears old, cracked, dry, yellowed or brittle.

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