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Mike, Home Appliance Technician
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My Kenmore elite HE4 electric dryer just developed a loud squeal.

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My Kenmore elite HE4 electric dryer just developed a loud squeal. Any suggestions on potential causes? Thanks.
Submitted: 7 years ago.
Category: Appliance
Expert:  Mike replied 7 years ago.
Hi can you give me the rest of the model number. Will be around the door. will look like this 110.387283793
Customer: replied 7 years ago.
110.85087401 - thank you.
Expert:  Mike replied 7 years ago.
Ok the 2 most common causes are the support wheels (21) or the idler wheel which is located next to the motor. Once you have figured which is making the noise click HERE for the replacement part. If you have any other questions please feel free to ask. Mike
Customer: replied 7 years ago.
How difficult a job is it to replace these parts?
Expert:  Mike replied 7 years ago.
The idler is easy since you only need to take the panel out underneath the door but the drum wheels really hard. You have to take the top off and then the control board. Then you need to take the front off and pull the drum out. The drum supports are not for the faint harted or average diy'er, Mike
Expert:  Mike replied 7 years ago.
Hi do you have any other questions?
Customer: replied 7 years ago.
No I am done for tonight. Did the accept go though?
Expert:  Mike replied 7 years ago.
Hi Not that I can see, the accept button is Green I think :) Thanks! Mike

Edited by Mr Fixit on 2/11/2010 at 3:12 AM EST
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