Worn drum rollers causing loud noise and cracked drum belt.

ApplianceKenmore Dryer


Level of DifficultyEasy

Time to do repair15 - 30 mins

Age of ApplianceMore than 10 years

Tools Nutdriver
Screw drivers

Robert From Williamston, NC

Dec 17, 2009

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Unplug Dryer or turn off power to dryer at breaker box.

Remove lint filter.

Remove two screws at front of lent filter from top of dryer.

Pry up top at front corners to seperate top from front of dryer.

Lift front of dryer top and push backward. The top is hinged at rear and should be supported against a wall or step ladder after it passes vertical.

Remove two screws from top side of front panel holding front panel to each side.

Unplug wires from door switch.

Lift front panel up until it comes off retaining clips on each side panel. Set front panel aside.

Place block or other suitable object under front of drum to hold it up.

Locate idler pulley and motor under dryer drum.
With left hand push idler pulley up and toward motor to slacken drum belt. With right hand remove belt from motor pulley.

Lift and remove drum from dryer.

Vacuum lint and dust from inside dryer.

Remove triangular shaped retainer clips at the front of drum roller shaft.

Remove worn drum rollers.

If worn, remove triangular shaped clips from rear of drum roller axel.

Place new triangular clips on roller shaft. With screw driver force clips clear of groves at front of shaft. Slide clips on axel until they snap into groves in rear of shaft.

Slide new rollers on shaft.

Secure rollers with new triangular clips on front of roller shaft.

Remove old drum belt and replace with new belt. The belt was not broken on my dryer but it was old and cracked. I didn't want to replace the rollers and have the old belt break.

Place drum back into dryer. Make sure rollers are properly seated in grove on dryer drum and that seal on rear of drum is over the flange in the firewall.

Prop up front of drum.

Thread new belt between idler pulley and pulley frame. With left hand push idler pulley up and toward motor to give slack to drum belt. With right hand place new belt onto motor pulley.

Remove drum prop and place front panel into drum.

Lift front panel and drum a few inches to align with retainer clips at the bottom of each side panel.

Replace screws at top of front panel.

Attach wires to door switch.

Lower top and push down into clips

Replace screws in lint filter.

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Diagrams and Parts List for this repair

Part PhotoPart DescriptionPriceAvailability

Multi Rib Belt - 92-1/4"

Part Number: PS346995

In Stock

Drum Support Rollers

Part Number: PS347627

In Stock