how to repair your dryer

how to repair your dryer

Before calling a technician to repair your dryer, you might be pleased and even surprised to learn that you can do many repairs yourself. In contrast to your washing machine, the dryer is a simpler device that is lighter in weight. This means that even critical dryer repairs that involve removing the drum are relatively easy. Many issues are as easy to solve as cleaning out a vent, while others require only a few minor adjustments.

The type of tools you will need will varydepending on the repair. Generally, you will use basic household tools that you may already own, such as a cordless drill, Phillips head screwdriver, pliers, putty knife, shop vacuum, and shop light. To open some panels, you may need to purchase ahex nut driver set.

Clothes dryers depend on three actions happening at the same time: warm air flowing in; clothes tumbling; and moist air being expelled. If any one of these actions fails, the entire process fails. Clothes may be warm but not dry. Or they may be slightly dry due to the tumbling action, but mostly wet because air is not flowing in and out.

If one of these processes fails, the other two processes may become overloaded, causing damage or even a fire. This is especially the case with dryer venting. If the vent is blocked or otherwise failing, at any point from the dryer to the home's exterior, this may cause a fire.

As high-voltage appliances, electric dryers do present a great danger to the do-it-yourself repair person. Follow all safety instructions. In order to generate enough heat to dry and tumble clothes, electric dryers use twice the amount of voltage (240V)than is found in common household outlets. You will see this on the electrical service panel, with a dryer circuit breaker that is twice as big as the other circuit breakers. Always take care to flip off this circuit breaker and unplug the machine before undertaking any repairs.

When the dryer is venting properly, you should be able to go outside and feel hot, damp air coming out of the vent. If this is not happening, there are four key points to check where air might be blocked.

When the dryer will not tumble the clothes, the cause might be that the motor has broken. But when you can hear the motor running and the drum is still not turning, the cause is likely a worn or broken drive belt. This is a cheap part that is easy to obtain, but it does require accessing the dryer drum.

dryer not drying? 6 troubleshooting tips - bob vila

dryer not drying? 6 troubleshooting tips - bob vila

Are you stumped by the fact that your dryer seems to take forever these days? If your clothes dryer needs more time to dry a load now than when you first purchased it, dont jump to replace the home appliance just yet. There are several causes for a dryer not drying efficiently anymore, many of which you can reverse. First, take a peek at these six possible problem areas that could be messing with your machine.

Some types of clothingsocks, especiallyshed more than others. But no matter the load, getting into the habit of wiping the filter out after every wash and dry will put you ahead of the game in both routine appliance maintenance and fire prevention.

When the dryers running, there should be a steady, unhindered stream of warm air passing through the vent exit. If you have mesh screening stretched across it, youd do well to remove the mesh, which can catch lint and obstruct airflow and prevent your clothes from drying completely.

If the lint filter and the exit of the vent are clear, you probably need to clean the inner reaches of the vent. This cleaning job isnt that big a chore, especially if you use one of the brush kits made for this express purpose (like this one from Amazon).

Keep in mind that the exit vent on your dryer should be as straight and as short as possible. If the air exiting the dryer has to be pushed too far or make its way around kinks or sags in the hose, drying times can significantly lengthen.

Sealing the interior and exterior joints will prevent air leaks as well as keep lint from catching at these locations. (While screws and rivets usually make good fasteners, theyre sure to snag lint if theyre holding together joints in dryer ventswhen used, they should be covered.) Do keep in mind that duct tape can and will melt when exposed to heat, which could cause the piece of tape to peel back enough so that it becomes a lint magnet. Heat-resistant aluminum tape, however, wont falter and is, therefore, better for the job.

An important word of caution: If youre using one of those exit hoses that look like a Slinky covered with vinyl, replace it. Now. The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission recommends choosing an aluminum semi-rigid duct, because a flexible plastic or foil tube can more easily trap lint, and that buildup can lead to overheating.

While problems with exit vents arent the only factors that can lead to a dryer not drying well, theyre by far the most common. Scope out these issues before you ring the repair folks, and you might just save yourself the price of an expensive service call.

If the gas is off, a gas clothes dryer will not dry the load. Meanwhile, an electric dryer plugs into a 240-volt electric outlet, often with two circuit breakers installed to control power to it. If one flips and the machine only gets a partial voltage of 120 volts, the dryer will spin but not heat up.

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solved! my dryer won't start: a guide to troubleshooting dryer issues

solved! my dryer won't start: a guide to troubleshooting dryer issues

A: When dryers fail to operate properly, its a huge inconvenience. Gone are the days of stringing up yards of clothesline and hanging the familys clothes on display, but this means that when the dryer isnt working, youre out of luck. Its frustrating to have the dryer acting up after youve checked to ensure its properly plugged in and the door is completely closed. As with most major appliances, the possible solutions range from a simple fix to a heavy-duty repair thats best left to a licensed technician. Here are nine possible reasons your dryer wont start.

The first issue to check for when a dryer wont start is whether the power cord is properly plugged in, directly connected, or showing signs of serious damage. Also, a dryer requires a lot of electricity to operate, so it may have tripped the breaker when pulling the necessary power.

Be sure to have the dryer plugged into the wall without an extension cord, which can reduce the overall power draw and prevent a washer or dryer from working properly. Any melting, fraying, or damage of any kind to the power cord needs immediate attention. A local repair technician can help replace it safely.

The thermal fuse is a helpful safety feature designed to prevent overheating. Its also a common cause of dryer issues. When the thermal fuse blows out, the dryer wont start, which is a safety precaution to prevent a fire.

Sometimes thermal fuses go out due to clogged dryer vents. Keeping vents and hoses regularly maintained can help prevent a dryer from overheating. If it turns out that the dryer vent has been clogged for some time, a technician can test the thermal fuse to see if its gone out. Its a common fix, so theyll likely have a replacement part available.

Though theyre designed to last several years, the button to start the dryer could have worn out. A quick way to check if the start switch is the problem is to try pushing it while listening carefully to the dryer. If theres any kind of humming sound, like the dryer is trying to start, the start switch is probably not the issue. But if no sounds come from the dryer, consider having a professional order and replace the start switch. They may even have one in stock for your model, which would get you back to drying clothes in no time.

One of the more serious problems for why a dryer wont start could be a faulty drive motor. When a motor goes bad, there is usually a slight humming sound coming from the motor as it tries to rotate the shaft and pulley that spin the drum. The drive motor is usually located at the back of a dryer, and a qualified technician will know how to access it quickly and inspect it for damage or an electrical problem.

A motor relay is a lesser-known part present in some dryers that helps the drive motor operate as long as its receiving sufficient electricity as determined by the control board. Its designed to help prevent electrical overloads and potential ensuing fires.

If the motor relay loses the electrical current from the control board, the relay will trip and stop supplying power to the motor. That means the dryer wont start or operate. Typically, the relay is damaged in these cases and will need to be replaced before the motor can receive the signal to operate again.

Though it may seem like the door is closing properly, the switches may have lost their ability to sense when the door is locked, or they arent locking at all. One indication that door switches have failed is that there wont be the usual clicking sound that indicates a locked door. If your dryer has a window, another indication the door switches need to be replaced is if the light remains on rather than turning off.

The drive belt is what helps spin the drum to keep clothes moving during the drying process. Over time, drive belts can wear down, crack, loosen, or break completely. Some dryer models can still run with a damaged drive belt, though the heating efficiency may suffer. Other dryers have a switch built in that will stop the motor from running if a drive belt is damaged significantly or broken.

If youre up for diving into the inner workings of your dryerafter unplugging ityou can remove the dryer cabinet to try to inspect the drive belt yourself for damage. Otherwise, a licensed professional can take a look at the belt and check for any other damaged parts at the same time.

Circuit boards are present in all electronics, from computers to home appliances like a dryer. Circuit boards help electronics perform tasks and source power. As with any electrical component, though, they can occasionally malfunction.

Though this problem is rarer than others, its worth looking into when other common issues dont seem to be the cause of a dryer that wont start. If other troubleshooting efforts have come up empty, its probably time to call in a licensed technician who will be able to inspect whether the main control board has been damaged or not.

If a dryer has a dial or knob to control the timer setting, the timer controls may have broken down. Usually, its a broken motor switch contact problem. The timer has its own motor and gears that rotate cams, which are designed to direct electricity to other parts of the dryer. When the motor switch goes out, a dryer wont start, continue running, or advance the time.

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how to fix and stabilize an unbalanced washing machine

how to fix and stabilize an unbalanced washing machine

Your front or top loading washing machine can at times become unbalanced and vibrate. We are going to show you some common easy solutions to fix this problem. There are different factors that can make your washing machine wobble, shake, dance, and cause it to make a very loud vibrating sound. It does not matter if your washing machine is a top load or front load washer, the principals are the same. We recently received this question from one of our members See below.

Question: My washing machine started vibrating VERY LOUD today and dancing and rocking until things were falling off of the top. It actually moved around the laundry room I would say nearly 6 inches to the left. For some reason it is not stabilized correctly. I checked the floor to make sure it is on a level surface and also the leveling feet and they are perfectly level. So do you have any ideas how to fix it or am I better off just getting another newer washing machine?

Answer #1: If the washing machine feet are level, the floor is level, and you have not just recently installed the washing machine, then we would bet that this is from an imbalanced or overloaded washing machine load. The first step is to check that you dont have all the clothes on one side. If the clothing load is not overloaded or to one side, then it is possible that something fell off inside and the drum is no longer balanced. You may be able to open the front panel of the washing machine up and find out why just by doing a quick visual sweep. However, check that you did not overload the washing machine drum with clothes as this is the most common reason for a dancing and vibrating washer.

Answer #2: Check the washing machines feet and level them to make firm contact with the ground. If you have tiled floors then this is most likely the cause of the vibration. You can usually just turn the legs with your hand. Turn them to loosen and they will come downward and make contact with the floor. If all 4 legs make contact with the ground in the washing machines current location, the unbalanced and vibrating should cease. See Illustration below

Answer #3: We had this same issue and we were not overloading it. The problem was because our washer drum had a slight defect that caused it to not be centered or properly balanced. When we washed clothes it would vibrate slightly and was not too much of a problem. However the noise was annoying and needed to be stopped somehow. We did some research and found anti-vibration pads that slid under the feet of your washing machine. These small rubber discs actually absorb the vibration defect on our washer and has completely stopped the noise. So maybe check those out and buy a set as they are not expensive and completely fixed our problem.

Answer #4: Overfilling a washing machine adds stress and shortens the life span not only of your washer but also your clothes. When you overload the washer and after washing you pull out a twisted pile of clothes, it is because the clothes could not properly move within the washer during the cleaning cycle. Not only does this not clean your clothes properly, but it can actually vibrate parts loose and make the washer stop working altogether.

We just replaced a 15 Year old Whirlpool Duet front loader with a Maytag front loader(MHW5630HW) The Maytag seems much louder in all phases of operation! Is that normal? It is level and in the same spot as the old washer.The first load was large and the spin cycle was violent! The Duet would stop spinning and turn slowly to rebalance its self then spin again. Do the new ones not do that?

Samsung washing machine I have change water pump with no problems,but the mount that hold the pump one of the screw is stripped wont tighten cant get th screw out mount is loose, my question would this affect machine with vibration. Please help

I have a small 4cu size front loading Whirlpool washer. When it is on the spin cycle, there is an extremely fast spin that sounds like a jet engine.The washer dances and fell over on its side at one point.When I load the washer, I make sure that clothes inserted are of the same weight and balance each other.Also I do not overload because the washer is small.

I have a Samsung top loader washer which is in the recall for excessive vibrating. Mine will unbalance itself and continuously refill with water in an attempt to balance the load which is costing me money. The fix that they are advertising doing doesnt make sense to me to fix the unbalancing problem. Reinforcing the top of the washer frame? I want to buy a different washer but I know Ill just get new problems with a new one. What can I do to fix this myself?

My Hotpoint model hswp1000m2ww TOP LOAD washer made by GE vibrates, on spin cycle. So bad I always have to be nearby to turn it off.My problem is the clothes inside they all ways are bunched up on one side of the machine. Why does this happen all the time?Machine is on concrete floor.It happens with all size loads.All water levels.Once I stop machine and even out the load by moving clothes around it works ok.I got this washer second hand.The balance concrete block under machine looks good, is not damaged. The four straps that hold drum top look good.The 4 rods that hold drum up look ok.I think has something to do with agitator itself, its loose and wobbles but seems to work ok.Once in wile I notice clothes get stuck under edge of agitator.The wobble is in agitator itself, not the part it snaps onto.Im thinking its might be some thing wrong with agitator.Maybe I should cut down FINS on agitator so it dont grab clothes so good.

AL,Put a level on top of your Hotpoint washer to be sure it truly is level. Even if the washer is tilted a few degrees off it can have the effect you just described.Get it completely level and then run a load.If it is vibrating then something inside is loose and needs to be checked visually.-RR

My 2012 Kenmore Elite washer sounds off balance during the first part of the spin cycle. It then evens out as the cycle continues and the drum spin picks up speed. My footings are solid and level. Any thoughts?

I have a top load washer that will not spin out it says it is out of balance. We can move clothes around but doesnt always work. It works sporadically. When it wants to I was told to make sure it was level and it worked for a couple of days then went right back to same problem.

david novak,Before you do anything, get a level and lay it on top of the washer to be sure it is perfectly level. If not then extend the legs to level it out. If you still have issues then a sensor may be at fault.-RR

No particular noise while spinning. Serious vibration and walking. I placed the rubber foot pads under each foot and revealed the cabinet. The washer performs all functions with the exception of the vibration.

Ted Burchfield,If your Kenmore top loader is vibrating, and the tension tub springs and pads were replaced, is it the tub that is still vibrating or is the spinning cycle causing a vibrating noise as if a panel or component is loose? Where is the vibration coming from and what IS vibrating?-RR

Anita,You should be able to put the tub bolts back in with the washer empty and that should balance it. Make sure you put the bolts back in with all the same torque value. Do not tighten one more than another.-RR

I have the Samsung front load washer and it ramps up at the rinse cycle. I have noticed that it has been moving around because its spins so hard. I currently have it on my tile floor but wondering if i should put it on the stand that came with it. If get it on the stand should it continue to jump around??

Candace,Have you checked to be sure your washer is on level ground? If the washer is not level it can be pulled to the direction that it is leaning. Get a level and place it on top of the washer to be sure it is level. If not, adjust the feet on the washer to make the washer 100% level.You may be overloading the washer therefore causing an imbalance and the washer walks.You could install anti vibration feet to your washer which absorbs the vibration and keeps the washer steady when washing in spin cycle.The stand should help if you have one. The washer stands have rubber at the bottom that should stop the washer from walking. Just be sure the washer is properly seated and connected to the stand.-RR

Norma,Assuming you have a top load washer, the drum may have springs holding the drum in place to keep it centered. If one of the springs have fallen off or has become broken, you will have an unbalance issue. Check under your washer with a flashlight to inspect for a spring that has fallen off. If you have a front load washer, there are tension bands that hold the drum centered. Check your washing machine manual to find where they are located and how to access them.-RR

My front load GE washer has started to vibrate until you think its going to blast off. It just started doing this when a pipe broke in the wall and had to be fixed. Every since the spin cycle is in severe vibration. It also now has started to do this in thee wash cycle. I have tried it with an empty washer and it is no better.CAN YOU HELP ME????? I did a master reset according to the instructions and it helped some but you can see that the drum is spinning unevenly.

Jacci,We would suggest unplugging the GE washer from power. Open the panel to gain access to the inside. Carefully check inside looking for anything that may be loose or has fallen off. Usually there will be springs or something similar that will keep the washing machine drum perfectly centered. When the drum spins unevenly, usually something is worn, loose, or missing. You can type your washing machine model number into Google and look at the schematic. This will help you to make sure there is nothing missing.-RR

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solved! why is my dryer squeaking? dryer squeaking, explained

solved! why is my dryer squeaking? dryer squeaking, explained

A: A dryer squeaking is definitely not normal wear and tear. It usually indicates that a part has worn out and needs repair. First, try to identify the location of the squeak: top, back, front, or bottom (and make sure the squeaking isnt coming from the floor). This helps determine which part is possibly malfunctioning and can offer a clue about how small or big a fix it will require and whether or not its a good idea to consult a professional. Here are some potential causes of the problem.

Ideally, the dryer squeaking sound is coming from the wheels or bearings on the bottom of the dryer; this is a relatively easy problem to solve. As the dryer drum rotates, especially with bulky loads, the dryer moves slightly while its running. If the wheels or legs on the bottom of the dryer have become loose or uneven, they can cause a squeaking sound. You can try putting a little WD-40 on them to grease them up and eliminate the squeaking noise. If your dryer sits on screwed-in legs, simply tighten them.

Alternatively, the squeaking noise may be caused by small foreign objects in the dryers drum or lint filter. Coins, paper clips, and other similar items can easily be found in the drum and removed. To inspect the lint filter, unplug the dryer, then look down the opening. If you see a stuck object, use work gloves to retrieve it.

Since dryers run at high temperatures, its not too uncommon for a dryer belt to become worn and cracked over time. If the squeaking is coming from the top of the dryer, a worn-down dryer belt may be the culprit. You can inspect the belt for cracks or see if its loose by first unplugging the dryer, then opening the dryer cabinet.

You can prolong the life of the dryer belt by rubbing bar soap or spray belt lubricator on it, but if the belt is showing signs of wear, you may be better off ordering a replacement part and having it installed to avoid problems down the road.

A dryer squeaking sound coming from the bottom may be indicative of a problem with the idler pulley. This part is an automatic tensioning device on the dryer belt. You can check the idler pulleys state: if the pulley wheel is broken or loose, a dryer squeaking would be the result. In this case, some dryers will require a full pulley replacement, while others will need only the wheel replaced.

Another possible culprit for a squeaky dryer is the faulty drum glide bearings, which will make a squeaking or rubbing sound toward the front of the dryer. This part is what helps the drum glide smoothly when rotating against the front seal. You can inspect if the glide bearings have been worn down. Minimal signs of wear could be enough cause for replacing the part. You may also want to replace the front seal at the same time if it was damaged by the faulty drum glide bearings.

A faulty motor is usually identified by squeaking or grinding sounds, not by a burning smell. If the squeaking sound is coming from the back of the dryer, a faulty motor or bad bearings may be the problem. This issue should be solved promptly: grinding bearings can break the motor.

With the dryer unplugged, you can open up the unit and check if the bearings need to be lubricated or replaced. Replacing the motor may involve removing wiring, clamps, or the pulley, so if that seems a little more daunting to tackle, it may be worth calling in a professional who can get the job done confidently.

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dryer squeaking loudly? here's how to fix it

dryer squeaking loudly? here's how to fix it

Is your dryer squeaking loudly? Does it only make the noise when it starts, after it warms up, or continuously? If youre afraid to use your dryer due to the irritating noise and fear it might fall apart, here are some suggestions that should help.

A dryer squeaking may be caused by a worn rear drum bearing, tub support roller being worn, a worn belt, idler pulley, glides or felt wearing out, motor bearing dying, or something else related to the drums movement. Most parts are cheaper than a new dryer, and not too difficult to replace.

In this article, we explore what may cause a dryer to squeak, whether you can use a squeaking dryer, and how to repair it. When you finish reading, youll better understand what may cause the squeaking, how to fix it, and whether to do the repair yourself or call on a professional. [toc]Why Does My Dryer Squeak: Possible CausesA dryer is an important household convenience, so when its not working, laundry piles up. The dryer has a metal or plastic drum that rotates, causing the wet clothes to tumble. Whether the dryer is belt-driven or direct-drive, the parts that turn the drum may cause the dryer to squeak. However, the different components that support the drum and allow it to rotate freely could also be responsible for the noise.Here are the parts to check if your dryer is making a squealing noise or loudly squeaking, why they might be noisy, and a possible solution.Drum GlidesWorn drum glides may squeal, clang, or grind, depending on the type used. The glides provide support at the open front end of the drum and allow it to turn smoothly against the front cabinet. There are different styles of glides: strips of adhesive felt with plastic or nylon pads, metal brackets with a felt and nylon pads, or detachable plastic cowlings. A sure sign that the glides may need to be replaced is brown flecks or spots from dried out and deteriorating felt.Drum BearingsThe rear of the drum is supported by and rotates on the rear support shaft and drum bearing. Different manufacturers use a variety of components: plastic, nylon, metal, ball bearings, spindle and sleeve, ball and socket, bushings, or a combination.The bearing is located at the center rear of the drum, and one part attaches to the back of the drum and the other to the support frame at the rear of the cabinet. Worn drum bearings may squeal, grind, or screech. The noise wont stop until the drum stops turning, and the motor may also have difficulty turning the drum.MotorThe dryer motor has sealed ball or roller bearings that allow it to operate with minimal friction. Most dryer motors have a shaft with a pulley that drives a belt that turns the drum. However, some are direct-drive motors, meaning it spins the drum without the benefit of a drive belt.Regardless of the type, if the bearings dry out or become worn, they will squeak or squeal. A sure sign it is the motor is if it shuts off for a period to cool down, and then cycles on. If the bearings seize, the motor wont work.Blower Wheel or FanThe blower fan is a plastic, nylon, or metal vaned wheel or impeller that draws air into the dryer where it is heated. The fan forces the heated air through the drum and out the vent. The dryer motor shaft drives the blower. The blower may collect lint or debris over time, causing wear or damage to the fan and making a thumping or squealing noise.Drive BeltThe drive belt is a long, narrow flat rubber loop. It goes around the exterior of the drum cylinder and the motor pulley. When you turn the dryer on, the motor spins the pulley, which rotates the belt, and turns the tub. A worn belt may make a thumping or whooshing sound as frayed sections of the belt hit or feather the drum. If the belt is slipping at the pulley, it will also squeak.Drum Support RollersAlthough a dryer is supported at the back with the drum bearing and the front with drum glides, the main weight is often cradled by four drum support rollers. They are located at 5 and 7-oclock under the drum, with two towards the back and two near the front.The rollers are like rubber wheels with a bearing at the center. A bolt or shaft goes through the bearing and secures it to a bracket. If the bearings or rubber wear, the support rollers may begin to squeak continuously or intermittently as the dryer heats up, or with heavier loads.Motor Idler Wheel or PulleyThe idler pulley is a plastic, metal, or nylon wheel on a spring-loaded mounting that provides tension to the drive belt. The wheel also has a bearing that permits it to spin with limited friction. A worn pulley or bearing can produce a squealing or squeaking noise. Over time, the sound may become a scraping or thumping noise. If you remove the idler wheel from the belt and spin it, it should spin freely; otherwise, replace it.Felt SealThe felt seal wraps the edge of the rear of the drum cylinder, and also the front on some models. It seals the seams where the ends of the cylinder meet the top and bottom of the drum. The felt cushions the moving piece and stationary housing, preventing abrasion and limiting unheated airflow into the drum.The seal can dry out and become shiny, causing a squealing dryer noise when the drum rotates. It may also thump or have a metallic scraping sound if worn through. Clothes may become snagged in the gap or have brown or black streaks where they have rubbed against the unprotected or worn seal edge.Lifters or BafflesBaffles are molded plastic or metal vanes attached to the inside of the drum. As the drum rotates, they lift and tumble the clothes, improving exposure to the heated air. Some lifters are removable and can squeak as it moves the clothes. If the load is heavy, the tumbling between baffles may cause the drum to slip within the drive belt, making it squeak.Uneven LegsA dryer squeaking may have a simple solution. The dryer can shift out of level over time, causing it to rock slightly and squeak. Make sure the dryer is level and doesnt wobble.Loose ScrewsLoose screws, or those that fall out of pockets, may rattle or jingle, or cause parts to shift and squeak. Items that fall through or become stuck in the perforations may produce a metallic squeaking or screech noise.Is It Safe to Use a Squeaky Dryer?If your dryer is making a squeak or squeal that is not a usual noise, something is wrong. In most situations, if you can tolerate the sound, finish the load, and consult the owners manual or an appliance repair service. The more you use a squealing dryer, the greater the possibility of causing further damage.An electrical appliance, like an automobile, makes a normal sound when operating. If, or when, it begins making an unusual sound, it is cause for concern. Weve identified eleven possible causes of a dryer squeaking, and almost all require replacing a component. If you can identify the problem and feel capable of completing the repair, then order the parts and save the cost of a service call.How to Fix a Squeaky DryerDryer repairs arent impossible tasks provided you have the correct parts. To ensure you have the parts for the repair, you need to identify the problem. Check the drum for screws, nails, paperclips, or even toothpicks caught to the perforations and causing the noise. If theyre responsible, the problem is solved. Use a level or see if the dryer wobbles, level, and cross your fingers. Loose baffles or lifters may need to be tightened or replaced. If you notice brown specks or flecks on your clean clothes, check the drum glides. Grayish black streaks on fabric happen when clothes get caught in the crack the felt should seal. Its a good indicator that the felt seal needs to be replaced.Note: Unplug the dryer before inspecting or working on it, 240 volts is deadly. Shut off the gas to gas dryers too.To check the other potential causes, pull the dryer out so you can work around it. You may need to remove the front, back, or top of the dryer cabinet, depending on the make and model. It is best to refer to the owners manual. Check online if you cant find one. Its also helpful to watch some dryer repair videos online before deciding to repair it.Most repairs require a few common tools: Slot and Phillips screwdriver Adjustable wrench or box wrenches Paint scraper or putty knife C-clamp Sandpaper -100 grit Pliers Rubber mallet Electric drill and rivet gun if dryer glides are riveted in place.The drum bearing is located at the rear of the drum, so youll need to remove the back cover or top for a visual inspection. If you observe metal filings around or below the bearing location, you may have identified the problem.Check the blower wheel or fan from the back of the dryer. There is often a vented access panel at the bottom of the dryer back where the air is drawn in by the fan. Remove and clean if necessary, check the fan rotation, and if it makes noise.To inspect and access the idler pulley, drum support rollers, drive belt, and drum glides, remove the front of the dryer cabinet. The top of the cabinet may need to be lifted for the front to pop out, or to remove a screw or two.To unclip the top, use a putty knife or paint scraper. Insert it in the crack between the top and sides of the cabinet. Slide it from back to front until you encounter a clip. Move the knife out, and then push it back against the clip to get it to release.Do the same on the other side. Lift the top and clamp it, so it stays open. Remove the screws holding the front in place dont misplace the screws. Pull out and lift at the same time to remove the front panel.Note: Screw tips and metal parts may have sharp points or edges that may cause injury, use caution. Use a light source and inspect the belt, rollers, and pulleys. Check for loose screws or bolts, wearing, fraying, smooth glassy spots, discoloring, or metal filing. Check the drum glides once the front panel is off. Look at the inside of the front panel. If the plastic or nylon glide is worn or the felt is brittle, consider replacing while the dryer is open. If there is a felt seal at the front, inspect it too. Inspect that the idler pulley and spring work. Disconnect the spring to loosen the belt. Spin the idler wheel, if it sticks, squeaks, or wobbles; replace. With the idler tension off, rotate the drum and listen for noise from the drum bearing and support rollers. This is also a good time to spin the motor shaft and drive pulley. If it squeaks or doesnt spin freely, and isnt under warranty, you have a decision to make what kind of new dryer to purchase. If the drive belt is frayed, glassy from slipping or has thin sections from uneven wear, replace it. Check the manual when unplugging the wire harness and removing mounting hardware. You may have to remove the idler pulley mount too. Slide the new belt into place, loop it like the original one, and reattach everything, and then plug in the wire harness.Once youve identified the cause of the squeak, look for the make, model, and year the serial number is helpful too. The information is often on a sticker on the back of the dryer, or inside the door. Order the service kit for $50 to $100 or parts needed for the repair.The owners manual has contact information, check online, or where you purchased the dryer for what you require. If the drum is rusting or the motor needs replacing, it could be time for a new appliance.ConclusionA dryer is an essential tool in many households and commonly lasts for decades, so when it starts squeaking loudly, its a cause for concern. With limited moving parts, identifying the cause of the noise is fairly easy. Common repairs are replacing the belt, idler pulley, felt, glides, and drum bearing. Failure to repair, however, can lead to motor damage, which often means replacing the dryer.Hopefully, you have a better understanding of how a dryer works and what can cause it to squeak. Repairing a dryer is often less expensive than purchasing a new unit, even if you hire a professional to do the job. If you found the article helpful and interesting, please share it with others. As always, your comments and suggestions are appreciated.You May Also Like: Best Ultra Quiet Bathroom Exhaust Fans [Reviews and Comparison] [9 Easy Ways] How to Fix a Noisy Bathroom Fan 15 Ways to How to Reduce Echo in a Room Cheaply [Kitchen, Bathroom, and Office]

A dryer is an important household convenience, so when its not working, laundry piles up. The dryer has a metal or plastic drum that rotates, causing the wet clothes to tumble. Whether the dryer is belt-driven or direct-drive, the parts that turn the drum may cause the dryer to squeak. However, the different components that support the drum and allow it to rotate freely could also be responsible for the noise.

Worn drum glides may squeal, clang, or grind, depending on the type used. The glides provide support at the open front end of the drum and allow it to turn smoothly against the front cabinet. There are different styles of glides: strips of adhesive felt with plastic or nylon pads, metal brackets with a felt and nylon pads, or detachable plastic cowlings. A sure sign that the glides may need to be replaced is brown flecks or spots from dried out and deteriorating felt.

The rear of the drum is supported by and rotates on the rear support shaft and drum bearing. Different manufacturers use a variety of components: plastic, nylon, metal, ball bearings, spindle and sleeve, ball and socket, bushings, or a combination.

The bearing is located at the center rear of the drum, and one part attaches to the back of the drum and the other to the support frame at the rear of the cabinet. Worn drum bearings may squeal, grind, or screech. The noise wont stop until the drum stops turning, and the motor may also have difficulty turning the drum.

The dryer motor has sealed ball or roller bearings that allow it to operate with minimal friction. Most dryer motors have a shaft with a pulley that drives a belt that turns the drum. However, some are direct-drive motors, meaning it spins the drum without the benefit of a drive belt.

Regardless of the type, if the bearings dry out or become worn, they will squeak or squeal. A sure sign it is the motor is if it shuts off for a period to cool down, and then cycles on. If the bearings seize, the motor wont work.

The blower fan is a plastic, nylon, or metal vaned wheel or impeller that draws air into the dryer where it is heated. The fan forces the heated air through the drum and out the vent. The dryer motor shaft drives the blower. The blower may collect lint or debris over time, causing wear or damage to the fan and making a thumping or squealing noise.

The drive belt is a long, narrow flat rubber loop. It goes around the exterior of the drum cylinder and the motor pulley. When you turn the dryer on, the motor spins the pulley, which rotates the belt, and turns the tub. A worn belt may make a thumping or whooshing sound as frayed sections of the belt hit or feather the drum. If the belt is slipping at the pulley, it will also squeak.

Although a dryer is supported at the back with the drum bearing and the front with drum glides, the main weight is often cradled by four drum support rollers. They are located at 5 and 7-oclock under the drum, with two towards the back and two near the front.

The rollers are like rubber wheels with a bearing at the center. A bolt or shaft goes through the bearing and secures it to a bracket. If the bearings or rubber wear, the support rollers may begin to squeak continuously or intermittently as the dryer heats up, or with heavier loads.

The idler pulley is a plastic, metal, or nylon wheel on a spring-loaded mounting that provides tension to the drive belt. The wheel also has a bearing that permits it to spin with limited friction. A worn pulley or bearing can produce a squealing or squeaking noise. Over time, the sound may become a scraping or thumping noise. If you remove the idler wheel from the belt and spin it, it should spin freely; otherwise, replace it.

The felt seal wraps the edge of the rear of the drum cylinder, and also the front on some models. It seals the seams where the ends of the cylinder meet the top and bottom of the drum. The felt cushions the moving piece and stationary housing, preventing abrasion and limiting unheated airflow into the drum.

The seal can dry out and become shiny, causing a squealing dryer noise when the drum rotates. It may also thump or have a metallic scraping sound if worn through. Clothes may become snagged in the gap or have brown or black streaks where they have rubbed against the unprotected or worn seal edge.

Baffles are molded plastic or metal vanes attached to the inside of the drum. As the drum rotates, they lift and tumble the clothes, improving exposure to the heated air. Some lifters are removable and can squeak as it moves the clothes. If the load is heavy, the tumbling between baffles may cause the drum to slip within the drive belt, making it squeak.

Loose screws, or those that fall out of pockets, may rattle or jingle, or cause parts to shift and squeak. Items that fall through or become stuck in the perforations may produce a metallic squeaking or screech noise.

If your dryer is making a squeak or squeal that is not a usual noise, something is wrong. In most situations, if you can tolerate the sound, finish the load, and consult the owners manual or an appliance repair service. The more you use a squealing dryer, the greater the possibility of causing further damage.

An electrical appliance, like an automobile, makes a normal sound when operating. If, or when, it begins making an unusual sound, it is cause for concern. Weve identified eleven possible causes of a dryer squeaking, and almost all require replacing a component. If you can identify the problem and feel capable of completing the repair, then order the parts and save the cost of a service call.

To check the other potential causes, pull the dryer out so you can work around it. You may need to remove the front, back, or top of the dryer cabinet, depending on the make and model. It is best to refer to the owners manual. Check online if you cant find one. Its also helpful to watch some dryer repair videos online before deciding to repair it.

The drum bearing is located at the rear of the drum, so youll need to remove the back cover or top for a visual inspection. If you observe metal filings around or below the bearing location, you may have identified the problem.

Check the blower wheel or fan from the back of the dryer. There is often a vented access panel at the bottom of the dryer back where the air is drawn in by the fan. Remove and clean if necessary, check the fan rotation, and if it makes noise.

To inspect and access the idler pulley, drum support rollers, drive belt, and drum glides, remove the front of the dryer cabinet. The top of the cabinet may need to be lifted for the front to pop out, or to remove a screw or two.

To unclip the top, use a putty knife or paint scraper. Insert it in the crack between the top and sides of the cabinet. Slide it from back to front until you encounter a clip. Move the knife out, and then push it back against the clip to get it to release.

Do the same on the other side. Lift the top and clamp it, so it stays open. Remove the screws holding the front in place dont misplace the screws. Pull out and lift at the same time to remove the front panel.

Once youve identified the cause of the squeak, look for the make, model, and year the serial number is helpful too. The information is often on a sticker on the back of the dryer, or inside the door. Order the service kit for $50 to $100 or parts needed for the repair.

The owners manual has contact information, check online, or where you purchased the dryer for what you require. If the drum is rusting or the motor needs replacing, it could be time for a new appliance.

A dryer is an essential tool in many households and commonly lasts for decades, so when it starts squeaking loudly, its a cause for concern. With limited moving parts, identifying the cause of the noise is fairly easy. Common repairs are replacing the belt, idler pulley, felt, glides, and drum bearing. Failure to repair, however, can lead to motor damage, which often means replacing the dryer.

Hopefully, you have a better understanding of how a dryer works and what can cause it to squeak. Repairing a dryer is often less expensive than purchasing a new unit, even if you hire a professional to do the job. If you found the article helpful and interesting, please share it with others. As always, your comments and suggestions are appreciated.

Hi, Im Eugene. I work with noise all day, so I enjoy any peace and quiet I can find. I began looking at ways to improve the sound quality of my home and to make a soundproof office for myself. As a DIY enthusiast, I looked for solutions I could do. I created this blog to share what I learned and to make it easier for you to improve your quiet space too.

why is my dryer squeaking? | ge appliances factory service

why is my dryer squeaking? | ge appliances factory service

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Is your dryer squeaking every time you run a cycle? A noisy dryer isnt just a nuisance: it could be a sign that you have a malfunctioning dryer part. Like all symptoms of appliance wear and tear, its not something that should be ignored and left to worsen. Lets explore the common culprits of a noisy dryer, so you can get to the root of your dryers irritating squeak.

If youre experiencing unusual dryer noises, check the following first: Foreign objects: Sometimes a noisy dryer is simply caused by items that have fallen out of clothing pockets and are knocking around the drum during a cycle. Inspect the drum for foreign objects like coins or paper clips. Objects may also be trapped below the lint filter. Remove the lint filter and look down the opening. If you see an object, unplug the dryer and use work gloves to retrieve the item.Dryer legs: Dryer legs that have become loose or uneven over time can cause a noisy cycle. Inspect the legs underneath the dryer and tighten the screws as needed.Loose screws: Loose screws may cause irritating noises. Inspect all exposed screws and tighten or replace as needed.

A squeaking dryer may also be caused by damaged or worn-out dryer parts. To help pinpoint the source of the squeak, start by listening to where the noise is coming from. Louder noises at the top of the dryer suggest a drive belt problem, while noises from the rear suggest drum bearing issues, and noises close to the floor point towards idler pulley or motor issues.Drive belt: A worn, cracked, or stretched belt that fails to grip the dryer drum properly will result in a squeaky noise on each full rotation. Certain stop-gap measuressuch as bar soap or belt spraycan mute the squeak temporarily, but take this as your warning sign that the belt is on its way out and should be replaced with a genuine GE Appliances replacement part before long.Dryer motor and bearings: The dryer motor has bearings that allow the drive shaft to spin. If the motor emits a noticeable squeak as it's running, it could be that these bearings are wearing out. That squeak will eventually become a grinding sound, which means real damage is being done. Because the drive shaft is encased, the motor will have to be replaced by a trained professional.Idler pulley: This spring-loaded wheel fulfils a small but important role: it maintains tension for the drive belt. If it becomes damaged or dislodged, the resulting friction on the drive belt will cause an audible squeakand require a replacement idler pulley to be installed. If the wheel pulley's bearing is squeaking, a spray of lithium grease may be enough to silence that irritating squeak.

If your dryer is still squeaking, dont wait until it becomes an even bigger headache. Put your GE dryer in good hands by enlisting the experts at GE Appliances Factory Service. Our technicians have the tools, parts, and training to get the job done rightusually on the first visit.* Book a repair online now.

how to fix a general electric dryer that is squeaking | home guides | sf gate

how to fix a general electric dryer that is squeaking | home guides | sf gate

All General Electric, or GE, dryers, come in a front-load style. Both the classic solid door front-load dryer and the more modern round glass door front-load dryer work on similar principles. Although the styles look different, many of the problems that make them squeak are similar in each type. In most cases, if you have some solid do-it-yourself experience, you will be able to find and correct the cause of the squeaking GE dryer.

There are three main areas in a dryer where it may squeak. The top, the back panel or at the floor level. By placing your ear onto the running dryer, you can determine the general area of the squeak. If the squeak is louder on the top of the dryer, it probably is a belt. If it is louder on the back panel, it probably is the drum bearing. If the squeak is loudest near the floor, it is related to the idler pulley or the motor.

When the belt squeaks, remove the top cover of the dryer and inspect the belt. If a belt is worn, cracked and/or stretched, it loses grip on the dryer drum with each rotation, and gives an audible squeak each time the belt makes a full rotation. In this way ,it acts much like a squeaky car fan belt. Although you may be able to stop the squeak either by rubbing the belt with bar soap or spraying on some automotive fan belt spray, a squeaking belt is the first sign the belt is near the point of failure, and it is best to replace it.

The drum bearing is mounted on the rear panel of the dryer, and when it is going bad, it makes a noticeable squeaking noise. Although you may be able to spray some lithium automotive grease directly onto the bearing to stop it from squeaking, once the bearing is accessed for repair by removing the drum, a better solution is to replace it. The bearing assemble generally is held on by two screws; they are inexpensive, and your GE appliance store carries them.

The idler pulley is an automatic tensioning device for the belt. It is a spring-loaded wheel mounted on a simple bearing. If the wheel is broken or it wobbles back and forth, the idler pulley must be replaced. However, if it is just the wheel bearing, it can be lubed with a lithium spray grease. Liberally spray the axle with the lithium grease, being careful not to get any onto the belt.

If the motor squeaks as it runs, the bearings that allow the drive shaft to spin are going bad. There are two bearings, a front and a rear, that support the drive shaft. If either of these bearings are nearing the end of their service lives, they will begin to squeak first; later on, they will begin to grind. There is no do-it-yourself repair for this problem because the electric motor drive shaft is encased with sealed bearings. The only alternative is to replace the motor.

Dale Yalanovsky has been writing professionally since 1978. He has been published in "Woman's Day," "New Home Journal" and on many do-it-yourself websites. He specializes in do-it-yourself projects, household and auto maintenance and property management. Yalanovsky also writes a bimonthly column that provides home improvement advice.

how to fix a squealing dryer maytag bravos practical mechanic

how to fix a squealing dryer maytag bravos practical mechanic

The Maytag Bravos clothes dryer started squealing and squeaking while drying clothes. I used the following procedure to fix the problem. Follow along on this picture guide if you are having similar issues! I hope this can help you if you are suffering from a really loud dryer!

Note: If your dryer is Screeching, this could be a different problem. The felt seal around the drum may have failed. Check out this post to fix a metal-on-metal screeching sound coming from your dryer!

This roller bearing repair takes a couple of hours one evening or on the weekend. Order the parts kit ahead of time, and have the tools handy, and you wont have any problem finishing this repair in several hours, less if you consider yourself handy.

The exact model of dryer shown in this guide is the Maytag Bravos Model# MEDB850WQ0. This repair and kit also works for the Whirlpool Duet Model# WED8300SW0 (and WED8300SW1) with a few minor differences in taking off the front panel. In fact, it will work for most Whirlpool, Maytag (built after 2007), Kenmore and KitchenAid dryers as long as they have the door-mounted lint screen. This dryer has a 27-inch drum.

After the lid is flipped up, you need to remove 2 screws on the backside of the front panel, one on each side, with the 5/16th socket to take off the front panel. You can see the screw-head in the image below.

Take off 6 more screws to remove inner front panel, and set it aside. There is one wiring harness that you can unplug if you want to create more space to work, but it is not really necessary. Alternatively you can set the inner front panel off to the side.

Note: The belt you want to remove is the one going around the drum (seen on the top of the drum in the photo below), not the fan belt, leave that one in place. (That one is visible several photos later).

Note: The first time I did this repair, I didnt have the repair kit, so I just took of the wheels, cleaned them and the shafts, and reassembled the dryer, but the dryer still squealed! The second time I did the repair, I replaced the wheels, and the squealing has now stopped. The dryer has been quiet now for 2 years 4 years (update July 2020) since this repair was done.

Thanks for the awesome tutorial!! I bought the kit, but the belt didnt fit. Too short. I took the back off like others suggested. Still couldnt get it to stretch around the pulley. Even tried using a screw driver to stretch it. Finally had to put the old belt back on. Hopefully the old belt doesnt fail.

Thanks for the instructions! Everything went well except for putting the belt back around the tensioner and motor. The kit that everyone claimed was for my model# ended up having a slightly smaller belt and slightly larger tensioner wheel. After much cussing, I was able to fish it around properly. My screaching/squealing noise was coming from the tensioner wheel, so I couldnt use the old one.

Hi, your instructions were great and fix went smoothly. Dryer seems to run louder than it did before and Im wondering if I should put some WD40 on bearings. Functioning perfectly but seems to be whirring. Thanks for your post!

About 3 days ago, I was sitting in my bedroom when I heard this crazy high pitched screaming coming from my dryer! Wow, thank you for informing me that to repair the bearings in a dryer you will have to use a paint scraper to release the top clips. I really appreciate your advice, but I am worried about damaging it more. I think that I will look into dryer repair professionals that will follow your tips and know what they are doing.

In your case, is sounds like the roller bearings to me. Depending on their position, they may or may not squeal until the bearing wears out more. It may also be worse depending on temperature, for example squealing when you first start up, and then dissipating, or vice versa.

Thank you! All I had to do was turn around one of the rollers (as one side was worn) No parts purchased and my Fiance loves me! My drier has a lint screen in rear but I was able to figure things out based on your instructions.

The clips were a pain but I found mini wire cutters to be helpful in getting the old ones off. The squeaking has stopped and it runs great as long as I dont put more than 4-5 lightweight items in. Once I put more it stops spinning. Any thoughts on what I did wrong?

Richard thank you so much for this tutorial. It was extremely helpful for even a novice handyman like me! Like others, I found the plastic clips to be quite the pain to get all the way back on. For getting the old ones off I found a mini pair of wire cutters to be useful.

The squeaking has stopped and it dries and spins but for some reason when I put more than 4-5 items in it decides to not spin. As soon I take clothes out and leave those items it goes right back to working. Any thoughts?

This is a great set of instructions and very doable for a handy man. The only part out of the kit that didnt fit my dryer, Maytag model# YMEDB725BW0 was the belt. for some reason it was about 2 too short. That was not the squeaking problem on my unit so i just used the old belt. On my unit it was the idler pulley that was the problem but i replaced the the 4 wheels as well.

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why is my dryer squeaking: how to fix a dryer making loud noise

why is my dryer squeaking: how to fix a dryer making loud noise

Depending on the brand and the model of your dryers, squeak noises could be due to worn out rear drum mounting bearings, worn-out tub support roller, damaged blower squirrel cage bearings, and much more.

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why is my dryer squeaking (how to fix a squeaky dryer)

why is my dryer squeaking (how to fix a squeaky dryer)

If your dryer makes a squeaky noise, then there is a high probability that something is wrong. Using it for years can cause different parts of the dryer to damage or deteriorate, hence leading to a loud squeaky sound. There are countless ways by which you can stop your dryer to squeak. You can try repairing the machine yourself or call an expert to overhaul your squeaky dryer. But before you make a call, lets find out the reasons and ways how you can fix this problem!

In a rush? The most common reasons are either your drive belt is deteriorated, the dryers bearing is defective or worn out. So to fix the squeaky dryer, you have replace that impaired driver belt or change the bearings with the new ones.Check out these best silent clothes dryers 2021 whenever youre ready to say bye bye to your noisy dryer for good.

The dryer belt is a comparably slim and narrow rubber ring that wraps around the dryer drum. The dryer belt is attached to the pulley, which gets connected to the motor.When you switch on the machine, it allows the idler pulley to rotate, hence causing the belt and drum to spin. So, where is the issue?Honestly, it all revolves around how you use it and for how long! If you use your dryer often, then there is a high percentage of the drive belt to tear apart.It happens because, during the overuse of the spinning, the drive belt is torn and loses its capability, which leads to a dryer drum squeaking. If the drive belt is not tight with the metal drum, it wont hold it steadily.With time, the drive belt ripped apart, and the dryer drum started to make noise and then stop spinning.So, it is essential to replace the drive belt with time before it affects the functioning of your dryer.Fortunately, its easy and very cheap to replace. We recommend the highly rated GE WE12M29 Dryer Drum Drive Belt.

When you switch on the machine, it allows the idler pulley to rotate, hence causing the belt and drum to spin. So, where is the issue?Honestly, it all revolves around how you use it and for how long! If you use your dryer often, then there is a high percentage of the drive belt to tear apart.It happens because, during the overuse of the spinning, the drive belt is torn and loses its capability, which leads to a dryer drum squeaking. If the drive belt is not tight with the metal drum, it wont hold it steadily.With time, the drive belt ripped apart, and the dryer drum started to make noise and then stop spinning.So, it is essential to replace the drive belt with time before it affects the functioning of your dryer.Fortunately, its easy and very cheap to replace. We recommend the highly rated GE WE12M29 Dryer Drum Drive Belt.

Honestly, it all revolves around how you use it and for how long! If you use your dryer often, then there is a high percentage of the drive belt to tear apart.It happens because, during the overuse of the spinning, the drive belt is torn and loses its capability, which leads to a dryer drum squeaking. If the drive belt is not tight with the metal drum, it wont hold it steadily.With time, the drive belt ripped apart, and the dryer drum started to make noise and then stop spinning.So, it is essential to replace the drive belt with time before it affects the functioning of your dryer.Fortunately, its easy and very cheap to replace. We recommend the highly rated GE WE12M29 Dryer Drum Drive Belt.

With time, the drive belt ripped apart, and the dryer drum started to make noise and then stop spinning.So, it is essential to replace the drive belt with time before it affects the functioning of your dryer.Fortunately, its easy and very cheap to replace. We recommend the highly rated GE WE12M29 Dryer Drum Drive Belt.

So, it is essential to replace the drive belt with time before it affects the functioning of your dryer.Fortunately, its easy and very cheap to replace. We recommend the highly rated GE WE12M29 Dryer Drum Drive Belt.

Another common reason for your squeaky dryer is unlubricated drum bearings and the drum shaft.It is also one of the first signs that your dryer needs some attention!Now you must be thinking, that with small bearing beads and shafts, how and why does my dryer squeak when I turn it on?With time, due to the overconsumption of the machine, the drum shaft becomes immobilized, and that causes the clothes dryer squeaking sound.Also, with time these drum bearings start to make a squealing sound from the dryer. When these bearings lose their lubrication, they usually heat up, causing the motor to stop.Also, whenever you start a dryer, it works perfectly, but as soon as the motor and the bearings become hot, the machine gives up!And if you try to start the dryer, this motor begins to create a humming sound. It is also a sign that you need to replace your bearings with the new one.

It is also one of the first signs that your dryer needs some attention!Now you must be thinking, that with small bearing beads and shafts, how and why does my dryer squeak when I turn it on?With time, due to the overconsumption of the machine, the drum shaft becomes immobilized, and that causes the clothes dryer squeaking sound.Also, with time these drum bearings start to make a squealing sound from the dryer. When these bearings lose their lubrication, they usually heat up, causing the motor to stop.Also, whenever you start a dryer, it works perfectly, but as soon as the motor and the bearings become hot, the machine gives up!And if you try to start the dryer, this motor begins to create a humming sound. It is also a sign that you need to replace your bearings with the new one.

Now you must be thinking, that with small bearing beads and shafts, how and why does my dryer squeak when I turn it on?With time, due to the overconsumption of the machine, the drum shaft becomes immobilized, and that causes the clothes dryer squeaking sound.Also, with time these drum bearings start to make a squealing sound from the dryer. When these bearings lose their lubrication, they usually heat up, causing the motor to stop.Also, whenever you start a dryer, it works perfectly, but as soon as the motor and the bearings become hot, the machine gives up!And if you try to start the dryer, this motor begins to create a humming sound. It is also a sign that you need to replace your bearings with the new one.

With time, due to the overconsumption of the machine, the drum shaft becomes immobilized, and that causes the clothes dryer squeaking sound.Also, with time these drum bearings start to make a squealing sound from the dryer. When these bearings lose their lubrication, they usually heat up, causing the motor to stop.Also, whenever you start a dryer, it works perfectly, but as soon as the motor and the bearings become hot, the machine gives up!And if you try to start the dryer, this motor begins to create a humming sound. It is also a sign that you need to replace your bearings with the new one.

Also, with time these drum bearings start to make a squealing sound from the dryer. When these bearings lose their lubrication, they usually heat up, causing the motor to stop.Also, whenever you start a dryer, it works perfectly, but as soon as the motor and the bearings become hot, the machine gives up!And if you try to start the dryer, this motor begins to create a humming sound. It is also a sign that you need to replace your bearings with the new one.

Also, whenever you start a dryer, it works perfectly, but as soon as the motor and the bearings become hot, the machine gives up!And if you try to start the dryer, this motor begins to create a humming sound. It is also a sign that you need to replace your bearings with the new one.

Another reason that can give you a headache by making your dryer squeaking loud is the wagging of the idler pulley of the dryer. It means that your idler pulley is not working productively.This part is a rotating wheel, so as soon as it loses its adherence, the dryer starts to make a thumping sound. It not only promotes a squeaky clothes dryer to be louder but, it also puts pressure on the drum belt.When the dryer machine is moving, the pulley creates tenseness on the drum belt, which produces friction. This resistance or abrasion provokes the pulley to break.If you see that the spinning wheel is no longer sustaining its tension and not working evenly and quietly and is becoming wobbly, then there is a high chance that it is time to replace your dryers idler pulley.The wear out is usually responsible for this screeching noise. But no need to worry. This part is easy to fix. We recommend the highly rated Samsung Dryer Idler Pulley DC93-00634a.Down below is a more detailed explanation of how to fix it!Read also: Best silent flush toilet and best anti vibration pads & mats for washers & dryers in 2021

This part is a rotating wheel, so as soon as it loses its adherence, the dryer starts to make a thumping sound. It not only promotes a squeaky clothes dryer to be louder but, it also puts pressure on the drum belt.When the dryer machine is moving, the pulley creates tenseness on the drum belt, which produces friction. This resistance or abrasion provokes the pulley to break.If you see that the spinning wheel is no longer sustaining its tension and not working evenly and quietly and is becoming wobbly, then there is a high chance that it is time to replace your dryers idler pulley.The wear out is usually responsible for this screeching noise. But no need to worry. This part is easy to fix. We recommend the highly rated Samsung Dryer Idler Pulley DC93-00634a.Down below is a more detailed explanation of how to fix it!Read also: Best silent flush toilet and best anti vibration pads & mats for washers & dryers in 2021

When the dryer machine is moving, the pulley creates tenseness on the drum belt, which produces friction. This resistance or abrasion provokes the pulley to break.If you see that the spinning wheel is no longer sustaining its tension and not working evenly and quietly and is becoming wobbly, then there is a high chance that it is time to replace your dryers idler pulley.The wear out is usually responsible for this screeching noise. But no need to worry. This part is easy to fix. We recommend the highly rated Samsung Dryer Idler Pulley DC93-00634a.Down below is a more detailed explanation of how to fix it!Read also: Best silent flush toilet and best anti vibration pads & mats for washers & dryers in 2021

If you see that the spinning wheel is no longer sustaining its tension and not working evenly and quietly and is becoming wobbly, then there is a high chance that it is time to replace your dryers idler pulley.The wear out is usually responsible for this screeching noise. But no need to worry. This part is easy to fix. We recommend the highly rated Samsung Dryer Idler Pulley DC93-00634a.Down below is a more detailed explanation of how to fix it!Read also: Best silent flush toilet and best anti vibration pads & mats for washers & dryers in 2021

The wear out is usually responsible for this screeching noise. But no need to worry. This part is easy to fix. We recommend the highly rated Samsung Dryer Idler Pulley DC93-00634a.Down below is a more detailed explanation of how to fix it!Read also: Best silent flush toilet and best anti vibration pads & mats for washers & dryers in 2021

If your dryer is squealing because of its overused dryer belt, then you need to reinstall your dryers belt.First, turn off the power and pull the plug out for safety.Carefully remove the lint screen and clean it.Using a screwdriver, open the screws and separate the lid from the lint trap tunnel.Similarly, undo the screws holding the front case of the dryer as well.Youll see the belt rolled over the drum. Gradually pull the worn-out driver belt and replace it with the new one.Open the dryer case from the back as well. Youll see the motor and idle pulley attached to the drum. Put the drive belt on the motor shaft and idler pulley so that it runs smoothly.Reconnect all the wires and put the screws back in place. Make sure that the dryer at a raised platform for a longer belt life.

First, turn off the power and pull the plug out for safety.Carefully remove the lint screen and clean it.Using a screwdriver, open the screws and separate the lid from the lint trap tunnel.Similarly, undo the screws holding the front case of the dryer as well.Youll see the belt rolled over the drum. Gradually pull the worn-out driver belt and replace it with the new one.Open the dryer case from the back as well. Youll see the motor and idle pulley attached to the drum. Put the drive belt on the motor shaft and idler pulley so that it runs smoothly.Reconnect all the wires and put the screws back in place. Make sure that the dryer at a raised platform for a longer belt life.

Carefully remove the lint screen and clean it.Using a screwdriver, open the screws and separate the lid from the lint trap tunnel.Similarly, undo the screws holding the front case of the dryer as well.Youll see the belt rolled over the drum. Gradually pull the worn-out driver belt and replace it with the new one.Open the dryer case from the back as well. Youll see the motor and idle pulley attached to the drum. Put the drive belt on the motor shaft and idler pulley so that it runs smoothly.Reconnect all the wires and put the screws back in place. Make sure that the dryer at a raised platform for a longer belt life.

Using a screwdriver, open the screws and separate the lid from the lint trap tunnel.Similarly, undo the screws holding the front case of the dryer as well.Youll see the belt rolled over the drum. Gradually pull the worn-out driver belt and replace it with the new one.Open the dryer case from the back as well. Youll see the motor and idle pulley attached to the drum. Put the drive belt on the motor shaft and idler pulley so that it runs smoothly.Reconnect all the wires and put the screws back in place. Make sure that the dryer at a raised platform for a longer belt life.

Youll see the belt rolled over the drum. Gradually pull the worn-out driver belt and replace it with the new one.Open the dryer case from the back as well. Youll see the motor and idle pulley attached to the drum. Put the drive belt on the motor shaft and idler pulley so that it runs smoothly.Reconnect all the wires and put the screws back in place. Make sure that the dryer at a raised platform for a longer belt life.

Open the dryer case from the back as well. Youll see the motor and idle pulley attached to the drum. Put the drive belt on the motor shaft and idler pulley so that it runs smoothly.Reconnect all the wires and put the screws back in place. Make sure that the dryer at a raised platform for a longer belt life.

If your dryer squeaks when running because of a worn-out drum shaft and unlubricated bearings, then you need to replace them.For your safety, first remove the plug. Take the door off and put the dryer on its front. Now remove different parts of the dryer one by one, starting from the front panel, side panel, and then the back panel.To take off the back panel first remove the fan, then disconnect wires, remove the pin and open the shaft collar. Now undo the bearings. With this, the back panel comes off.Remove the belt by pulling it down the motor shaft, and the drum comes out easily.Unscrew the old drum shaft and replace it with the new one.Also, replace the old bearings with the new ones to reduce the friction.After replacing it, reassemble the dryer to bring it back to its original shape.

For your safety, first remove the plug. Take the door off and put the dryer on its front. Now remove different parts of the dryer one by one, starting from the front panel, side panel, and then the back panel.To take off the back panel first remove the fan, then disconnect wires, remove the pin and open the shaft collar. Now undo the bearings. With this, the back panel comes off.Remove the belt by pulling it down the motor shaft, and the drum comes out easily.Unscrew the old drum shaft and replace it with the new one.Also, replace the old bearings with the new ones to reduce the friction.After replacing it, reassemble the dryer to bring it back to its original shape.

To take off the back panel first remove the fan, then disconnect wires, remove the pin and open the shaft collar. Now undo the bearings. With this, the back panel comes off.Remove the belt by pulling it down the motor shaft, and the drum comes out easily.Unscrew the old drum shaft and replace it with the new one.Also, replace the old bearings with the new ones to reduce the friction.After replacing it, reassemble the dryer to bring it back to its original shape.

Unscrew the old drum shaft and replace it with the new one.Also, replace the old bearings with the new ones to reduce the friction.After replacing it, reassemble the dryer to bring it back to its original shape.

If your dryer is making squeaky noise then its possible that its idler pulley is damaged.You can fix this noise by changing the idler pulley.To do so first ensure that the power is off and the appliance is plugged out properly.Start by removing the lint screen and undo the screws that hold the top panel in its place.Now unscrew the front panel of the dryer and secure it at one side. Youll see the idler pulley with the motor at the case of the dryer. Carefully release the belt and pull it out of the motor pulley.Now remove the used older pulley from its bracket. Install a new pulley at its place. Thread the driver belt back to its position such that it runs properly.Fix the front panel and screw it properly. Place the top panel and reinstall the lint screen as before. Now plug in the appliance and enjoy your squeak-free dryer.

You can fix this noise by changing the idler pulley.To do so first ensure that the power is off and the appliance is plugged out properly.Start by removing the lint screen and undo the screws that hold the top panel in its place.Now unscrew the front panel of the dryer and secure it at one side. Youll see the idler pulley with the motor at the case of the dryer. Carefully release the belt and pull it out of the motor pulley.Now remove the used older pulley from its bracket. Install a new pulley at its place. Thread the driver belt back to its position such that it runs properly.Fix the front panel and screw it properly. Place the top panel and reinstall the lint screen as before. Now plug in the appliance and enjoy your squeak-free dryer.

To do so first ensure that the power is off and the appliance is plugged out properly.Start by removing the lint screen and undo the screws that hold the top panel in its place.Now unscrew the front panel of the dryer and secure it at one side. Youll see the idler pulley with the motor at the case of the dryer. Carefully release the belt and pull it out of the motor pulley.Now remove the used older pulley from its bracket. Install a new pulley at its place. Thread the driver belt back to its position such that it runs properly.Fix the front panel and screw it properly. Place the top panel and reinstall the lint screen as before. Now plug in the appliance and enjoy your squeak-free dryer.

Start by removing the lint screen and undo the screws that hold the top panel in its place.Now unscrew the front panel of the dryer and secure it at one side. Youll see the idler pulley with the motor at the case of the dryer. Carefully release the belt and pull it out of the motor pulley.Now remove the used older pulley from its bracket. Install a new pulley at its place. Thread the driver belt back to its position such that it runs properly.Fix the front panel and screw it properly. Place the top panel and reinstall the lint screen as before. Now plug in the appliance and enjoy your squeak-free dryer.

Now unscrew the front panel of the dryer and secure it at one side. Youll see the idler pulley with the motor at the case of the dryer. Carefully release the belt and pull it out of the motor pulley.Now remove the used older pulley from its bracket. Install a new pulley at its place. Thread the driver belt back to its position such that it runs properly.Fix the front panel and screw it properly. Place the top panel and reinstall the lint screen as before. Now plug in the appliance and enjoy your squeak-free dryer.

Now remove the used older pulley from its bracket. Install a new pulley at its place. Thread the driver belt back to its position such that it runs properly.Fix the front panel and screw it properly. Place the top panel and reinstall the lint screen as before. Now plug in the appliance and enjoy your squeak-free dryer.

Now you must have got the answer to your question: why is my dryer squeaky, right? There are countless and many convenient ways to fix a squeaky dryer.The two most common reasons are deterioration of the drive belt and worn out drum bearings and shaft.And can easily be fixed by using GE Drum Drive Belt and replacing WE25X205 Dryer Drum Bearing Kit. So, without delay, fix the problem and say goodbye to a noisy dryer.

The two most common reasons are deterioration of the drive belt and worn out drum bearings and shaft.And can easily be fixed by using GE Drum Drive Belt and replacing WE25X205 Dryer Drum Bearing Kit. So, without delay, fix the problem and say goodbye to a noisy dryer.

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why is my dryer squeaking? read these troubleshooting tips

why is my dryer squeaking? read these troubleshooting tips

Are you tired of listening to your dryer squeaking? Enduring a noisy dryer can make laundry time a headache. A few common issues that cause dryer squeaking include unlubricated bearings or roller wheels, a failing drive belt, and a motor problem. These simple troubleshooting tips can help you identify the problem and maybe even resolve it yourself.

So grab your work gloves, screwdrivers, and a putty knife, and see if you can get the racket under control. If these suggestions dont work for you, or you dont have time to try them all, your local Mr. Appliance would be glad to help you sort out your squeaky dryer problem with expert dryer repair services. Keep reading to discover our best advice for stopping a dryer making squeaking noises.

Your motor might be failing. This is the worst-case scenario because replacement dryer motors can be expensivein fact, it may be more economical to simply get a new unit, depending on the severity of the issue. Your best course of action is to consult with an appliance repair expert. Your local Mr. Appliance technicians would be glad to take a closer look and advise you about whether its best to fix your squeaky dryer or replace it.

You dont have to put up with your dryer squeaking! When you need a helping hand to fight against your dryer making loud noises, Mr. Appliance will be your reliable resource. Our experts deliver top-notch workmanship and courteous service you can trust.

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how to prevent your dryer from squeaking when it spins - authorized service

how to prevent your dryer from squeaking when it spins - authorized service

No one enjoys the sound of a squeaking dryer. We use our dryers constantly. When we wash laundry, those wet clothes have to get dry somehow and most of us are not prepared to rig up a clothesline, much less because of an annoying sound. And when you get home and the clothes are dry? You fire that dryer back up to warm and fluff everything before you fold it. So when the dryer squeaks, this can put a real crimp in your style.

A squeaky dryer is not just annoying, it can ruin the peace and happiness of your time at home. Not to mention your laundry efficiency. So when youve had enough, its time to grab a screwdriver and hunt down that squeak. Believe it or not, many of the possible solutions are things you can easily take care of at home with the right tools, attitude, and a few model-specific guides.

Always start by gathering your supplies. For this project, its hard to know what youll need right away, except that youll probably be taking the dryer apart and theres a good chance itll involve oil. You may need to replace a part, you may need to realign or lubricate a few parts. So first, youll need a screwdriver, nut driver, and crescent wrench to infiltrate your washer. Then youll likely want a dryer repair kit, which comes with a collection of helpful replacement parts that homeowners often wind up replacing in their dryers. This can save you the trouble of ordering a specific part or component in a few minutes when you hunt down the problem.

If you do plan to open up your dryer today, remember to unplug the unit first. Never perform any appliance repair without cutting the power, or you put yourself at risk of an electric shock injury. Before you pick up that screwdriver, unplug the dryer.

The first step to this repair is just to use your years. Start the dryer and wait for the squeaking to begin. Then listen closely. Put your ear to thedryerand hut downexactlywhere in the dryer the squeak is coming from. If you can get the general location, you can get a pretty good guess as to what the squeaking component may be. Take your time and hunt down the squeak using your refined auditory senses. Dont be afraid to get a second opinion from a relative or roommate if youre not 100% sure where the squeak is coming from at first.

Okay, so if the squeak appears to be coming from the front or the door panel, then its probably the door. When the dryer wiggles, the door can wiggle metal-on-metal against the dryer housing. Its no surprise if this sound is irritating because of the kind of movement that might cause it.

Normally, there are pieces of felt in the door pocket to prevent the door from rubbing of squeaking as the dryer runs. But over time, these pieces of felt wear out and can be rubbed completely flat. Youll need to replace the pieces of felt by removing the old glue and sanding it off with your sandpaper. Then apply high-heat glue, wait 30 seconds, and apply two new pieces of felt to soften the doors contact with the dryer housing.

So what if you hear the squeaking from the top of your dryer, just under the top panel? In that case, the problem is very likely to be the dryer belt. This is a belt that wraps around the drum and causes it to turn. Over time, the dryer belt wears out and becomes slack with age. This can cause it to loosen and slip, which is what results in that squeaking sound. Youll need to open the dryer top panel and front panel to change out the belt.

Remove the lint filter and mounting screws in the lint housing. Then press the tabs under the lip and lift the top panel. From there, remove two mounting screws and remove the front panel. You should now have full access to the dryer drum and belt. Remove the old worn belt by unhooking it from the mechanism and setting it aside. You may see visible wear and damage in the old belt. Then wrap the new belt around your dryer drum and thread it through the mechanism. Be sure to re-secure everything as you found it before you close the front and top panels again.

If you hear the squeak near the back of the dryer, this most likely means the drum bearings are at fault. The drum bearings are greased wheels around the edge of the dryer drum that helps it spin smoothly. If the drum bearings are squeaking, this means that they are low on lubrication and will need to be re-oiled or possibly even replaced if one is broken inside your dryer.

For this repair, youll also need to open up the top and front panels and remove the current dryer belt. From there, pull the entire dryer drum out of the housing and take a close look at the wheels around the edge of the housing. Give them a spin with your hand. If they squeak, oil them with 3in1 lubrication and reassemble your dryer.

If you hear the squeak coming from near the floor, the problem is either the idler pulley or the motor. The idler pulley is an automatic tensioning device that holds the dryer belt taut. And like any pulley, if it is broken or wobbles, the pulley wheel can cause a constant squeak. If the pulley seems to be in good shape but is squeaking, give it an oil treatment and see if that fixes the problem. Otherwise, replace your idler pulley.

If the problem is your motor, it will squeak as it runs. The bearings that are part of the spinning driveshaft are no longer doing their job. If the two bearings that support the driveshaft go bad, then youll need to replace the entire motor.

Dryer went squeaky? Dont let it drive you insane. Instead, hunt down that squeak and figure out the problem. From there, you can decide whether youre ready to tackle a DIY repair or would rather leave this fix in the hands of professionals.

why does my clothes dryer make a squeaking noise? | fred's appliance

why does my clothes dryer make a squeaking noise? | fred's appliance

Does it sound like a mouse is stuck inside your clothes dryer when you are doing laundry? Squeaking, screeching, squealing and similar noises are fairly common with clothes dryer, especially older models. The good news is that its usually a fixable problem. Before you can stop the squeaking and regain your sanity, though, you must first identify whats causing the sound.

Some clothes dryers have rollers on the front and/or bottom which are used to support the drum. When the unit is turned on, the drum glides (or rolls) across these them. Over time, its not uncommon for the ball bearings in these rollers to fail, restricting the normal gliding motion of the drum and subsequently creating a squeaking noise. Dryer rollers are relatively inexpensive, but replacing them can be a challenge in certain models.

Even if the rollers are still intact, a lack of oil/lubrication may still create a squeaking noise. Check the rollers to make sure they arent damaged. Assuming they are still intact, you can try spraying some WD-40 or similar general-purpose lubricant on it. Well-lubricated rollers are less likely to produce unusual noises like squeaking.

If there are no rollers in your clothes dryer, chances are the drum glides on a strip of Teflon (or similar material) instead.. Teflon wears more rapidly than ball-bearing rollers, which can result in metal-on-metal contact. When this occurs, it can greatly degrade the normal function of the drum, causing severe (and expensive) damage to the unit.

Check your dryers owners manual for step-by-step instructions on how to disassemble it. If the strip is visibly worn to the point where the drum is touching metal or about to touch metal, youll need to replace it as soon as possible. Allowing the drum to scrape against the metal body of your dryer can quickly damage your unit.

Are the legs on your dryer even and level with the floor? If they arent, it may cause your unit to produce unusual noises when its running. Place a leveling beam on top of your dryer to check and see if its level. If it tilts towards any particular direction, you should adjust the feet appropriately.

Most modern-day clothes dryer have fully adjustable feet that can be lowered or heightened by twisting. In the unlikely event that your dryer does not have adjustable feet, you can always stick a magazine under it.

how to fix a squeaky dryer | digital trends

how to fix a squeaky dryer | digital trends

When your cherished Whirlpool starts singing songs youve never heard before, there could be a number of issues at play. Thankfully, there are a few easy ways to fix this squeaky headache. The dryer is a rather simple device with minimal moving parts inside, which makes isolating the squeaky part a rather deductive process. The main culprits are normally the belt, the idler pulley, the drum bearing, or the motor itself.

If your appliance is still under warranty, the manufacturer will be liable to fix these issues. If your warranty has expired, however, youll have to fix the faulty part(s) yourself or invest in a new appliance altogether (weve got some recommendationsfor you!). Heres our comprehensive guide to fixing a squeaky dryer.

If the dryer belt develops wear or has simply become slack with age, a loose or poor fit with the drum itself may cause slippage and squeaking. If this is the case, youll need to replace this part. Fortunately, this is a pretty easy fix.

First, remove the lint trap insert and unscrew the two screws connecting the lid to the dryer frame. Using a putty knife along the bottom lip of the dryer top, you should now be able to flip open the top of the dryer. Next, prop up the lid and use a screwdriver to remove the locking tab on the wire harness plug. Youll need to remove the mounting screws along the front panel next. You will probably need a nut driver for this task. You should now be able to remove the front panel of the unit.

Simply slide off the old belt at this point and wrap the new belt around the drum. Next, thread the remaining belt slack through the idler pulley and around the motor pulley. Its as simple as that. Now, replace the front panel and connect the wire harness plug. Lower the lid, apply the screws to the lint catch housing and reinsert the lint catch.

If the idler pulley is faulty, the component will squeak while the appliance is running. This process starts the exact same way as the previous replacement method: Remove the lid and front panel, and disconnect the wire harness plug. Now, unthread the drive belt from the idler pulley. The pulley itself sits in a small bracket in the base of the dryer. Youll need to detach the part from this bracket housing. Next, simply place the new idler pulley in the same bracket, and thread the belt through the wheel and around the motor pulley.

Once inside of the unit, remove the belt from the drum and lift the drum itself out of the dryer housing. The drum glide bearings are located along the edge of the drum. Release the two-pronged locking tabs along the edge of the bearings and discard these worn components. It is important to note that you may need a pair of pliers to pinch these locking tabs together before removing them.

Now align the locking tabs on the glide bearings with the openings along the drum itself and insert the prongs. You will now need to replace the felt seal along the front panel. Remove the retaining clips around the seal with a pair of pliers. Simply remove the old seal and push the new one into place inside the channel housing and reinsert the retaining clips. Place the drum back inside of the dryer and connect the belt.

If the problem is, in fact, the dryer motor, you may need to have a long conversation with yourself about your relationship with your current dryer. Dryer motors can be expensive, and it might be worth it, at this point, to just invest in a new appliance might we suggest one of these? Youll always have the memories.

As with the other fixes, complete the same steps to open the dryer and access the inner components, then take the belt and drum out of the machine. Using a screwdriver, release the motor mounting clips and remove the motor. Behind the dryers motor is the blower wheel. Use a wrench to slightly loosen this component. Turn the driveshaft with the wrench while holding the blower wheel in place.

This task is a little more complicated, so you will also remove the dryers back panel by taking out the outward-facing screws that attach to the edges of the dryers back side. Now the air duct will be accessible. A series of mounting screws hold this duct in place. Simply unscrew these and remove the air duct. Once removed, the blower wheel will be visible. Set the blower wheel to the side for the time being.

Unlock all of the tabs on the motor bracket so youre able to disconnect the wire harness that holds the motor in place. Take out the old motor and insert the new model in its place. Reconnect the wire harness to the new motor, reinsert the blower wheel, and clamp the motor in place. Then, insert the air duct and back panel, position the drum, and apply the drum belt, threading the belt through the idler pulley and around the motor pulley.

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