I have a 9 year old Sears/Kenmore (Frigidaire) Gas Dryer, 417.92042101.
When I start it (after one second), sometimes it starts Shaking terribly. Of course, the Shaking is noisy and I turn it off immediately. Then if I turn it back on later, it will work- NO SHAKING. It has a load of laundry to dry. It is located on a Garage Cement Floor and I have checked the Level. Okay. It's been there for 9 years without Delirium Tremens.
Full disclosure: I just repaired the Plastic Glides on the Drum. They were sticking out into the Tub, catching some pieces of clothing. I took the Dryer apart, but did not fully remove the Drum. The Glides have "tines" but did not perfectly fit the holes through the Drum. I shaved off some of the Tines to fit the holes perfectly and used high temp Super Glue to secure the Glides back to the Drum. The Felt (somewhat worn after 9 years) appeared to be Okay. Dryer worked well for a short time (no shaking or odd noices) after this repair.
Then the high frequency "Shakes" started happening intermittently.
Do I need to replace the whole Bearing Assembly?
Lubrication? I can see the metal Ball on the Back of the Dryer. I can see some thick grease around it. Spout Out Oil? Lithium Grease?
Thanks for any suggestions. Anna