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Kenmore dryer started making weird noise.


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#1 Chris Johnston

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Posted 21 June 2013 - 07:34 PM

Model 110.66662500



I posted the link to the video above so you can hear for yourself.

Motor still turns and heater still works.

I disassembled the dryer to inspect the wheels and motor and belt and seals. I pulled the blower fan cover also. Nothing seemed out of the ordinary, and all the wheels seemed to spin freely without noticeable wobble. While I had everything open I blew all the lint and dust out I could find. I made .31 cents out of the deal. I'm not saying it couldn't be one of the things I checked, they just seemed ok to me. The video was made after I reassembled the dryer in the hopes that I had fixed it by cleaning it.

Any help or direction would be greatly appreciated. I'd prefer to fix this dryer as opposed to buying a new one.

Thanks again,

Chris

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Posted 21 June 2013 - 07:56 PM

sounds like a Motor / Blower problem

Remove the Belt, then try turning the Motor Shaft by hand

Then try running a Dryer cycle without the Belt...


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#3 Chris Johnston

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Posted 21 June 2013 - 08:22 PM

I had checked the blower and motor, turning each before so I thought I'd try your advice about running it without the belt. When I got it apart, I noticed the belt had slipped almost off the idler wheel, so I slipped it back on right and gave it a few spins. Once I was sure the belt was moving right, I put it all back together and it seems to be working normally. Thanks for the help. I'm still not sure why it started making the noise in the first place, but at least it's working right now.



Thanks again,

Chris
P.S. - there were clothes in the dryer when I took the video.

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Posted 21 June 2013 - 09:17 PM

that might do it . . .

OR maybe a bad Idler Wheel

http://www.repaircli...sp?R=154&N=3346

 

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or maybe a bad Belt

http://www.repaircli...?R=154&N=529597


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#5 Samurai Appliance Repair Man

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Posted 22 June 2013 - 06:44 AM

Might as well do the whole maintenance kit while you're in there:  http://www.repaircli.../4392065/587636

 

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