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#1 jb8103

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Posted 18 November 2012 - 02:44 PM

So this is a Kelvinator, of all things.

Customer reports a high-pitch grinding noise in spin. I have not been there, but listening to it thru the phone I'd say it's a bearing.

The question is, is this worth fixing? How bad are these to tear down?

Because if he scraps it, he scraps a good dryer as well, so I am reluctant to condemn.

I go out tomorrow night, what to look for in particular?
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Posted 18 November 2012 - 06:44 PM

Replacing the tub bearing on these is alot of work. I would charge around $400 for the job. It's up to you and the homeowner to decide if it's worth fixing. This machine looks like it was built in 1998.
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Posted 18 November 2012 - 10:42 PM

Money is best spent on replacing one of those - Dryer will be far from pristine
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Posted 19 November 2012 - 09:55 PM

The unit has been in storage for ten years. Customer was hoping for "new old stock" condition when it came out. Doesn't necessarily work that way.
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