Dryer making loud noise had replaced the drum rollers less than 2 years ago with non factory replacement parts and they did not last upon dissasembly found the right drum roller seized
Byron B. • Madison, AL • November 01, 2014
Appliance: Model KENMORE 1107358640W
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Unplug the machine. Remove the lint screen,which exposes two screws underneath it. Remove these two screws, then insert a large, flat blade screwdriver between the dryer top and its sides (toward the front of the machine) to pop the top free. Once top is popped free, pivot it upward and rest it against the back wall. Disconnect the door switch, then remove the 2 screws (one each side) that hold the front panel assembly to the cabinet sides at the top. Before removing the front panel assembly though, lift it an inch or so to unhook it from the clips at the bottom - otherwise you might break a clip! Once the front panel is removed, suggest you take a picture showing how the belt is wrapped around the idler pulley (so you know how it threads back on when you're ready to reassemble), then pull on the idler pulley to get slack in the belt and remove the belt from it. Lift the drum and belt up and out, then remove the triangle clips and old rollers. Clean everything well, then consider using no more than 1 drop of light oil like 3-in-1 on the drum roller axle (don't use more than a drop, you'll attract dirt, and don't use grease). Install the rear triangle clips onto the axles, the new drum rollers, then the front triangle clips (my dryer does not use the retaining washer part that came with the replacement kit). Reinstall the drum and thread the belt onto the idler pulley, referring to the picture you took prior to disassembly if you need to. Lower the front panel assembly to hook it onto the retaining clips at the bottom, then attach it at the top with the two screws. Hook up the door switch, lower the top and pop into place, reinstall the two screws behind the lint screen, and shove in the ling screen. Plug it in and you're good to go.