I need help fixing a grinding-type noise on my Kenmore Dryer (model 11066812690).
The grinding noise seems to be worse when the clothes are first put in there.
It has been happening for a while now. It's to the point that it will only run for a few minutes before it shuts down. It seems like it is dragging / grinding to a halt.
I removed the all wet clothes from the dryer. Then I removed the front panel. The drum rotates smoothly without weight. The belt is about a year or two old. It does NOT seem stretched or worn.
I turned the dryer on (sans clothes) and it ran quietly. When I put wet towels back in the dryer and turned it on, it made the graiding noise again.
Thanks in advance!