I have a noisy Kenmore dryer that is going on 20 years old. It has been
squeeking at start-up for a while, but this only lasts a few seconds.
Now it has started to make a lot while in operatetion (not really a
squeeking noise). Anyone out there know if it is worth trying to fix
(myself or repair person) or should I look a new drier.
I've got a Kenmore dryer from 1973 still drying ~5 loads per week in my
I replaced the idler wheels & the shafts they run on in 1990.
IMO the wheel bushins & shafts are the most likely source of the noise.
got to www.repairclinic.com for parts
Is that a current rating by Consumer Reports for Kenmore ?
Is Kenmore carried by stores other than SEARS ?
I am in the market for an electric dryer right now (since my 31 year
old Westinghouse failed again, and I am tired of repairing myself).
How does Maytag series dryers rate by Consumers Reports ? I am
considering a MDE5806A (or 2nd choice MDE3757AYW, to give an idea of
my willing price/feature range).
Kenmore is great and the service offered by Sears is outstanding. Home
despots up here in the land of true democracy <canada> HD is the most
expensive by far and worst service of any large store.
(We are talking CLOTHES dryers?) :-)Newer ones seem to develop bearing
problems and for the drum to sag and wear much sooner?
Our 1962 Kenmore has been repaired some 7 times (including new drum
bearings) and keeps turning.
A relative's less than five year old Kenmore dryer drum sagged and caused
considerable and expensive wear! So they scrapped it!
Older ones seem to take the abuse of keeping going but best to get it
repaired. Based on personal experience it has been well worth while to
repair our dryer rather than buy new! If you know what you are doing they
are not that complicated a machine.
Thanks to everyone who replied. I decided to try and fix the machine
myself. Went to repairclinic.com to order a repair guide. Thought that
would be a good place to start. Only problem is that their order system
seems to think that Wyoming and Wyoming are two different states, so i
keepp getting a error message. Just wondering if there is another place
on the internet to order this item.
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