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JDokter 03-11-2009 08:45 PM

Help! My dryer keeps wearing out rollers!
 
Okay.

I have a Kenmore dryer that is roughly 5 years old. Over the last two years I have replaced the bottom roller no less than five times! Each time I open it up, the rubber on the roller is worn like it is being split down the middle. Each time everything feels like it is going back into place correctly when I put it back together but somewhere between one and two months later, the noise is back and I know the wheel is worn out.

I am one repair away from taking it out into a field and shooting it... a lot.

jcalvin 03-12-2009 06:25 AM

You aren't using it to mix concrete are you?

dSilanskas 03-12-2009 06:29 AM

Sounds like a bad dryer

JDokter 03-12-2009 10:09 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by jcalvin (Post 243551)
You aren't using it to mix concrete are you?


Nope, just normal laundry for a family of three. :wallbash:

gma2rjc 03-13-2009 10:11 AM

What kind of gun were you thinking of using? :laughing:

Chemist1961 03-14-2009 06:04 AM

Mine is getting noisey again after about 8 years, but it's 30 years old. Replace the pads up front and the shaft and bushing at rear. While you're in there clean the vent duct inside and inspect your belt for cracks and check the element.
THEN CHECK IT FOR LEVEL. IF IT IS RUNNING OUT OF LEVEL ON A SLOPED BASEMENT FLOOR CENTRIFIGAL FORCE IS YOUR ISSUE.:thumbsup:

JDokter 03-14-2009 06:24 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Chemist1961 (Post 244370)
Mine is getting noisey again after about 8 years, but it's 30 years old. Replace the pads up front and the shaft and bushing at rear. While you're in there clean the vent duct inside and inspect your belt for cracks and check the element.
THEN CHECK IT FOR LEVEL. IF IT IS RUNNING OUT OF LEVEL ON A SLOPED BASEMENT FLOOR CENTRIFIGAL FORCE IS YOUR ISSUE.:thumbsup:


Ok never thought about it being level. I'll definately check that. The last go round I replaced the heating element and the belt is about a year old at best.

kenmac 03-17-2009 08:38 PM

Is it the same roller each time of both ? If it's the same 1 . something is out of alignment


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