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I have an Admiral LNC8745-A71 dryer that is roughly 12 years old. It continually squeaks whenever it is running. Does

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Old 11-18-2008, 02:36 PM
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Model Number: LNC8745-A71   Brand: Admiral   Age: More than 10 years   

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I have an Admiral LNC8745-A71 dryer that is roughly 12 years old. It continually squeaks whenever it is running. Does anyone have any ideas:

1. What might be causing this?
2. What part I should replace?
3. Part number of that part?

Thank you for your help.


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Remove the front panel and the drum. Check the glides (#15 on the break down diagram), the rear drum support rollers (#7 on the break down diagram) and the idler pulley (#27 on the break down diagram).

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Gene-

Thank you for the response. I took off the front panel and removed the drum. I found a few things:

1. One of the rear rollers was completely broken off of the shaft (the left one as seen from the front).

2. The two plastic glides in the front were pretty worn. One of them all the way through in spots.

3. The felt pieces seemed OK.

4. The idler pulley was OK.

Should I replace both rear rollers even though only one is broken?

If I want to replace both glides are the parts I need AP278209 and AP278208?

Thanks so much for your help.
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The part numbers for the glides are correct. The part number for the roller is AP277900 ($15.44) or you can buy a kit which included two rollers, roller shafts and washers for $33.48, part number AP415951

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Thank you so much for your help. You led me to the exact solution (broken rear wheel and worn guides). I just installed them using your links in less than an hour. Dryer is more quiet than it has been in years. My wife was ready to buy a new dryer (and washer, of course, just to match) so this quick, cheap fix saved me about 2 grand. Thanks again, Gene!
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You are welcome. I'm glad you were able to fix it.

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