I have a Kenmore Washer/Dryer stacked combo. The tag reads Type 143-00 Model/Stock No. 98573120. I need to find the rear drum felt and perhaps any rollers that may support the drum, but I get so many results to my search. How can I narrow it down?
Answer Hello Jeff,
The reason you were having problems is the full model number isn't listed here. If you look again at the model number I.D. tag, you will notice three more numbers before the numbers you listed. These are part of the model number also, even though they are not in the same typeset. I guessed at the number as 110.98573120 which would make your unit a Whirlpool built unit. The part numbers I looked up for it are 279735 for the Rear Drum Seal kit, (this is a kit because it comes with the adhesive to install it with), and 349241T for the Drum Roller Support Kit. The second is a kit because it comes with both rollers and the clip.
Why is my dryer leaving black marks on my white clothes? Its doesnt make any noise. The clothes are getting stuck in behind the gasket on the right side and leaves a black mark ?
Answer Hi Patrick. In order to repair the front and rear drum seal part # LA-1008, correctly you also need to "square-up" the drum as it meets the rear bulkhead and the front inner panel assy. The rear drum sets on rollers and if the rollers and roller shafts are worn, it will create slop that wear out the front and rear drum felt part # 31001637. The front of the drum uses drum glides to roll against part # 31001470 Front left tower post uses felt pad part # 31001356 and the rt. side uses the part # LA-1006. You will need to allow the glue to set for 24 hrs before you use the dryer. Thank You.
My rear drum felt appears to be very worn and in part it has strips that have dryed and split off. It is still all around the drum and hasn't broken yet should we not use the dryer till it is replaced. We hear a noise as the drum goes around like a loose chain or something is dragging could that be the cause of the noise?
Answer Hi Joe. If you think it is safe to use the drum without further tearing the seal, that is your call. The sound you hear can be either from something caught under the baffles, or the rear drum support bearing. The felt seal is part # 279408. Check the rest of any moving parts to see if the noise is comming from them once you open the unit. Make sure you clean the inside of the dryer and vent system inside and out. Also check the vent hood/ cap assembly outside for proper operation. Thank you.