hi does it make the noise right away?
No it takes 10 minutes or so, and the sound starts low and gets louder
ok there is a felt that goes around the drum if it is worn out it will make a griding sound
The sound does not happen after running for a long time in no heat cycle, plus the felt looks pretty good shape.
could be the element going out
does not happen during no heat correct?
that may be the heater
id replace it
I think the heater is behind the rear bulkhead. Is there much to changing it out for a new one?
you need to remove the drum are you pretty handy .
Yes, I already had the drum out once to replace drum support rollers. Its pretty easy.
ok great then it seems that you know what your doing lol
it is not to difficult
give it a try
Well I am only guessing. The difficulty is not knowing the correct steps to the tear down.
perhaps a diagram may help you get thru the process
Yes it would. I saw an exploded view on another website, but it does not indicate how to proceed with removing the rear bulkhead.
sure .,www.sears parts direct.com /you can also order it thru them as well or www.repair clinic.com.good luck to you .pressing accept will pay me for my time.