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Author Topic: Dryer bearing seals  (Read 414 times)

Offline ron3033

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Dryer bearing seals
« on: March 26, 2021, 08:41:19 AM »

Kenmore 11073086622
I put a new element in it not long ago.  The old element had two double rows of 8 heating coils.  The replacement has two double rows of 3 is the correct replacement, but looks cheaper.
The clothes seem to take longer to dry now?  I was wondering how do I determine if the front or back (or both) felt bearing seals are leaking too much or are worn out?
How do you test or measure that?
Thank you

Offline Thorning

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Re: Dryer bearing seals
« Reply #1 on: March 27, 2021, 03:27:20 PM »
You should check the blower to see if it is delivering air thru the drum properly.  Also check the outlet vent to see if there is a problem or a kink in the hose or tube. This will result in longer drying time. Also check to make sure the thermostats are correct. The air temperature coming out of the back of the dryer should be at least 150 degrees.