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I have Kenmore washer/dryer combo unit. The dryer is making

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I have Kenmore washer/dryer combo unit. The dryer is making loud clanking noises. I am thinking I need to replace the belts and wheels? could you let me know if I am on the right track? Also, how do you open this unit to get to the dryer components? The Model # XXXXX XXXXX
Submitted: 5 years ago.
Category: Appliance
Expert:  master appliance tech replied 5 years ago.
your on the right track but there is not rollers in this dryer. there is a rear bearing. you might also have coins in your flaps.

to get in to this dryer you need to take the cover off ( that sits in between the washer and dryer 2 screws ) then there are 2 servers on the edge one is a little black one and the one right nest to that ( 4 total ) after there out then the control panel will drop down. there is a plug that goes up just one un plug it. there are 2 more screws at the bottom of the front of the dryer and 4 on top take them out and pull the front off.
Customer: replied 5 years ago.

Could you help me understand where to take the cover off? Is it where the control panel is or below that? I saw the 4 screws on the top and when I took that off I couldn't get in.

 

So, do you think I should purchase a new rear bearing? At some points it sounds like a spring is winding and then unwinding...could that be the idler pulley?

Expert:  master appliance tech replied 5 years ago.
there are 2 screws under the control panel



I think you should take the unit apart and see what is broken before you go buy parts
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