We inherited an ancient 29″ Kenmore washer and dryer when we got the cabin.
Not too long ago, the dryer had gotten extremely noisy and had a lot of vibration problems. My problem with a lot of “modern” technology is that when it breaks, it’s cheaper to replace it than to repair it. But this dryer was a pleasant exception. This article describes the repair process. I was able to go to the closest Sears store with a repair center and picked up the 29″ dryer repair kit right off the shelf for about $25. It has the typical parts that fail – the rollers, belt, and idler pulley.
Here are my old rollers, they definitely needed replacing – notice the middle of the left roller is out of round! The belt was also starting to wear, good thing I replaced that too.
So after just a couple of hours of work and only $25 out of pocket, the dryer runs like new.