Kenmore dryer is 12 yrs old. Has started squeaking. Took off panel to see pulley and belt. When pulling belt to rotate drum, squeak seems to come from top of drum. Belt ridges are worn, but belt seems snug. Also noticed black residue on outside of back panel. Ideas?
ANSWER Hello M.J.,
With 12 years of wear on it, I would replace the following parts. The 5303281153 Rear Drum Bearing Kit, 5303937139 Felt Glide, and the 131863007 idler arm and pulley assembly. The belt 134503600 should be replaced if it is frayed or cracked with dry rot.
Answered by AppliancePartsPros.com | Thursday, January 03, 2013