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Kenmore gas dryer motor makes squealing noise

Kenmore dryer motor

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#1 procreator

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Posted 06 June 2013 - 09:33 PM

I have a Kenmore gas dryer that makes an occasional high-pitched squealing noise. I think it might be a bearing.

 

Can this be repaired, or am I looking at a new motor?

 

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#2 Thirstytech

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Posted 06 June 2013 - 09:38 PM

Model # please.



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Posted 06 June 2013 - 09:40 PM

Sorry.

Model 110 72712101


Edited by procreator, 06 June 2013 - 09:51 PM.


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Posted 06 June 2013 - 11:06 PM

Have your oiled the idler pulley and drum support rollers yet? If not do that. If so, replace motor.

http://www.repaircli...875-Motor-Parts

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Posted 06 June 2013 - 11:27 PM

http://www.repaircli.../4392065/587636



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Posted 06 June 2013 - 11:53 PM

Do the maintenance kit that Thirsty posted before the motor. Even if you end up changing the motor, having new a new belt and all rollers is a good thing.

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Posted 07 June 2013 - 03:12 AM

Not a good idea to oil the idler and drum rollers because the oil will collect lint and hair and actually cause premature failure of these parts. If they're worn and making noise, just replace them. They come pre-lubed with oil infused into the metal (supposedly).

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Posted 07 June 2013 - 06:31 AM

I should explain that I completely removed the drum and belt and ran the dryer in air only mode. I determined that the sound was coming from the motor. The only moving part was the motor and the blower attached to it. Even without a load it would squeal at times.

It appears the only resolution is a new motor. Do you agree?



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Posted 07 June 2013 - 06:53 AM

And you did a FOD walk-down in the blower area?  



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Posted 07 June 2013 - 05:45 PM

And you did a FOD walk-down in the blower area?  

 

Good call Samurai!  I just pulled a pencil out of one today that was making a helluva noise........



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Posted 08 June 2013 - 04:13 PM

I determined that it was the motor that was squealing. Nothing in the lint housing or around the blower.



#12 Samurai Appliance Repair Man

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Posted 08 June 2013 - 04:18 PM

Your motor:  http://www.repaircli...er=110.72712101

 

 

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Posted 10 June 2013 - 03:15 PM

Grand master is right.You should never oil rollers or pulley 38 years at doing this.



#14 Samurai Appliance Repair Man

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Posted 10 June 2013 - 04:15 PM

Grand master is right.You should never oil rollers or pulley 38 years at doing this.

 

A-4-Roger-D on that, Big Buck Budrow!   :dude:







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