Electric Dryer Is Noisy
If your electric dryers noisy, here you will find troubleshooting help with some of the most common solutions to repair your broken dryer with.
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Troubleshoot Why An Electric Dryer Is Noisy With These 4 – Steps
Step-1. Drum Rollers And Axles
If your dryer is equipped with drum rollers, you will need to inspect the rollers and axles for wear and sloppy roller play on the axles. (Some dryer models) use drum rollers to support the back of the drum, while other dryer models use drum rollers to support the front and back of the dryers drum. The most common signs of the drum roller and axle failure are, the dryer is noisy, squeaking noises or loud thumping sounds coming from the inside of the clothes dryer. Just like automobile tires, it is recommended replacing them all at the same time for longer lasting more even wear. Repair tip – As long as you are already this deep into the dryer, why not take an extra 5 minutes to vacuum and clean all of the lint build up from inside of the dryer, off of the motor and all of the other dryer components before putting the unit back together. Thousands of house fires are cased by lint build up in clothes dryers every year.
Step-2. Front Drum Glides
(Only used on some dryer models). If the plastic drum glides have become damaged or worn, the clothes dryers drum will be noisy when it spins.
Step-3. Idler Pully
The idler pully is located next to the drive motor, it is used to keep tension on the dryers drive belt. If it becomes worn, you will notice a chirping sound or noisy squeaking coming from the inside of the clothes dryer.
Step-4. Blower Wheel
You will need to locate the dryers blower wheel, inside the back dryer panel, inside the blower housing. Note – It is suggested wearing gloves to protect your hands from sharp, unfinished metal edges. Try turning the blower wheel by hand, the dryers drum should turn as the blower wheel is being turned. Make sure that the blower wheel isn’t packed with lint build up, next make sure it is not stripped from the drive motor shaft or broken anywhere. While turning the blower wheel, you will need to make sure that it is not rubbing on the metal blower wheel housing.
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