Tip & How-To about Dryers
Dryer growl is caused when the motor's bearings are dry. Most times this means a new motor however you can still get a few more days out of a dryer motor if you do some doctoring. On each end ot the dryer motor is a cotton reservoir which holds a lubricant that keeps the bearing oiled. The bearings on a dryer are sealed so their are no holes to add more oil. I use a one eighth inch drill bit to open the cavity on each end of the motor. I add in some zoomspout oil till I cannot add anymore. Then I work the motor free till it turns nicely on it's own. You need not remove the dryer motor to do this process. Their is a fifty fifty chance of success using this method. It may go another couple of years or it could die quickly depending on how thin them bearings are.
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