Kenmore 417.88042700 noise after a few minutes

Trevorno

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Just heard a noise with our Kenmore front load dryer. It just started today. It starts after you run the dryer for a few minutes and gets louder. It starts like a clicking sound and rolls into a full on roar/rumble. Any ideas? Where should I start?
 
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Jake

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Hi,

We would need the complete model number after the 417.

Click here: Appliance Parts

Then you will see a link that says: How to find a model number.

It sounds like your motor bearing has gone bad.

Jake
 

Jake

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Thanks,

You CAN just remove the belt from the motor pulley and start the dryer and the motor will run by itself like that too. Then see if it makes the same sound with the motor running alone.

Let us know what happens.

Here's the motor for your model(Video Included in part link):
131560100 Motor


Also check the blower wheel and blower wheel hosing to make sure nothing got jammed in it and causing that noise as well.

Here's the blower wheel and blower wheel housing for your model(Video Included in part link)
131775600 Blower Housing Assembly


Make sure you unplug or turn the breaker OFF to your dryer first before opening it up to check.

Let us know what you find.

Jake
 

Trevorno

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So when I run the dryer with the belt disconnected, I get some noise but not as loud or persistent. The noise got worse with the heat on vs no heat. Do you still think motor?
 

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I need to hear it, Make a video of it running with the BELT NOT ON.:)

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Yup I heard it, the motor bearing is bad, with heat it will sound louder.

This video below is a prime example of it doing this:

[video=youtube_share;nmiV3_K1TWM]https://youtu.be/nmiV3_K1TWM[/video]

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Anytime, let us know how it goes if you decide to fix it.

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Trevorno

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So, my wife reports the noise is still there after motor replacement. Is the blower fan the next likely culprit?
 

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Make a video with the new motor running without the belt on.

Also check the drum glide, video is in part link.

Drum Glide 137513300


And your rear bearing and front upper felt.

Here's the rear bearing kit for your model you can order(Video Included):
Drum Bearing 5303281153


Here's the upper felt kit for your model you can order(Video Included):
134440200 Upper Felt Seal


Jake
 
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