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 Posted: Thu Jul 14th, 2005 03:08 am
   
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My Whirlpool Dryer -- Imperial Series, Model Number LEN2000KQ1 (?)  -- makes a metallic grinding/squealing noise when operating.  Seems to be drying and tumbling satisfactorily.What could be wrong?  What should I look for?  Should I repair or replace?Thanks,

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 Posted: Thu Jul 14th, 2005 04:17 am
   
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You will need to take it apart and look to see what is defective, could be drum rollers, idler assy., the front bearing ring may be missing and the drum is riding on metal around the front of the door, something might be in the blower wheel, you might have a motor with bad bearings.  Any of these and more can cause this.  something might be caught betweed the drum and the front bearing felt or something could be caught in the rear drum seal.



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 Posted: Fri Jul 15th, 2005 12:37 am
   
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Check the idler pulley. Whirlpool made a couple years production with a slip pad idler instead of a roller(which worked great for 40 years). The slip pad design was a total failure ( noise, broken belts, and more noise) If yours has the gray slip pad instead of the wheel, install a new roller type pulley part # 691366 and a new belt # 341241.

Whirlpool went back to using the original roller type idler



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 Posted: Fri Jul 15th, 2005 06:11 pm
   
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Dryer disassmbly help here:

http://fixitnow.com/2003/11/appliance-tip-of-day-dryer-disassembly.htm



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 Posted: Sat Oct 4th, 2008 01:47 pm
   
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OK, I know it's been 3+ years, but I wanted to thank you for your help.  The comment from nixfixit nailed the problem. 

 

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 Posted: Sun Oct 5th, 2008 10:28 am
   
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Glad I could help. I've replaced a ton of those pad type idler pulleys. It's a rare thing when Whirlpool gives up on something "new and improved" and has to revert to the old part that worked perfectly.

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mcmillers wrote: OK, I know it's been 3+ years, but I wanted to thank you for your help.  The comment from nixfixit nailed the problem. 

 
It took you three years to change the belt?

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