Dryer was making a lot of noise while running.

ApplianceWhirlpool Dryer

Model

Level of DifficultyEasy

Time to do repair1- 2 hours

Age of Appliance1 - 4 years

Tools Nutdriver
Screw drivers

Ramon From Los Angeles, CA

Jan 04, 2009

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After identfying that the problem was due to a damaged drum support roller, I decided to replace the bad roller instead of replacing the dyer itself.

The first thing was to remove the front cover
and the front panels to expose the drum. (Only a few screws hold them in place.) Next, the drum was removed by first releasing the belt from the motor pulley and tensioner, and then pulling the drum straight out.

At this point the two rollers would be exposed. The triangular plastic retaining locks were removed by slightly prying them off. The old rollers were then removed and replaced.

Before putting everything back, this was a good time to vacuum all the accumulated lint inside, especially the lint that had accumulated around the motor assembly and the fire box.

(A pleasant surprise: I found a lot of coins inside the unit, enough to recoup half of what I spent for the new rollers.)

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Diagrams and Parts List for this repair

Part PhotoPart DescriptionPriceAvailability

Drum Support Rollers

Part Number: PS347627

$17.15
In Stock