Bouncing Drum Kenmore Dryer


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Old 11-03-08, 07:28 AM
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Bouncing Drum Kenmore Dryer

I have an old Kenmore dryer. The inside looks like the photos on this webpage (for the lint filter on top):

Appliantology Archive: How do I take apart my dryer?

Recently the dryer has started getting noisy. When I run it on air and watch with the door open, the drum looks like its bouncing up and down. I opened up the panel under the door and watched the two rollers while it was running, they look like the ones in the photo below:

http://groups.msn.com/_Secure/0SgBMG...99380801539374

The roller on the right looks like it spins smooth circles. The roller on the left looks like it has worn bearings, because it appears to be bouncing up and down. Is that likely my problem? What's the part number? My model/stock number for the dryer is 87574810 75748.
 
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Old 11-03-08, 11:50 AM
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You have a real old dryer. follow instructions in top lint screen for the first part than take lower panel off and remove 2 screws holding front on. I would get rollers before you start. Before you take front off you should be able to reach in and disconnect belt. Remember how it goes sometimes are tricky to but back. After belt and front off you should be able to take drum out and do repairs. Let us know how it goes. here is a link to your machine and part 2 are the rollers
http://www.searspartsdirect.com/part...ponents%20list
 
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Thanks for the links, I don't know how you were able to find the exact sketch for that model, yes it is real old, I don't know how old since the dryer came with the house. Didn't you mean to say that part #21 are the rollers?
 
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Old 11-04-08, 03:24 AM
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Your right 21 is the roller, Brain fade between pages. If real bad 22 or 51 (depending on which side) may also be a problem. Only seem that once or twice.
 
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It's the left side - could 19 be worn and be a problem also?
 
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I got to look at those pictures better 19 is the shaft. Not usually a problem but if worn real bad it might be.
 
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Since I'll have it apart, should I just go ahead and replace the belt? The tension and condition seem OK, though. But I'll have enough $$ left over on my Sears gift card to replace it. It looks like #30 here:

SEARS | Model #11087574810 | GAS DRYER | CABINET PARTS | SearsPartsDirect.com from Sears
 
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Yes from age of dryer belt could break anytime, 30 is the belt. besure to oil the roller on tensioner .
 
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I went to my local Sears service center today and they had a dryer maintenance kit in stock, part number 4392065. It comes with two roller wheels, idler pulley, drive belt, and some small bit and pieces - all for $28, not too much more than the cost of the two rollers. We'll see how it works out this weekend.
 
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Took the dryer apart this morning and the center of the old left roller was out of round, replacing the rollers fixed that. In addition, the belt was starting to crack and the idler pulley was getting worn, I replaced those with the new parts in the dryer kit. Dryer is now running like brand new, thanks for the help!
 
 

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