Kenmore dryer making noise

Old 12-15-05, 08:34 PM
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Kenmore dryer making noise

I have a Kenmore gas dryer, model 110 71812001, that now makes a rumbling type noise when it runs. It seems to dry cothes just fine still, but something is definitely wrong because of the noise. It seems like the noise is coming from the front of the drum. Any idea as to what the problem is, how much it would cost to have repaired (Texas) or could I repair it myself without a major effort? Thanks in advance for the help!
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Arrow Replace the slider/glider drum pads

Hello brinkdog. Welcome to my Gas Appliances topic.

Chances are the slider/glider pads that support the front end of the drum or rotating tube are wornout. Replacing them will solve the problem. The repair is a do it yourself project. Parts are available at the local applaince parts store in your area or from Sears, etc.

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.

Read the manufacturers online web site for product information, problem possibilities, causes, solving methods, part locations, disassembly, reassembly methods, repair procedures, pictorials, schematics, downloadable repair and or owners manuals which may be available online.

Retail appliance parts dealers can also help determine what the most likely possible problem may be. They will need the make, model and serial numbers. Appliance parts dealers are an excellent source for original replacement parts and problem resolving matters. Dealers are listed in the phone book under appliances.

Be sure the electrical power to the appliance is turned off, before attempting any repairs or services. Always check for gas leaks whenever moving the appliance and/or a service or repair includes any connection of a gas part.

Read the existing questions on the subject of dryers. Doing so will quickly provide you with answers to questions & provide additional information on how to resolve the problem.

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