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Very loud after stacking.

I've had my washer/dryer combo for a few years sitting on pedistals. I just stacked them last night, and when I put a load in the dryer this morning, it runs, but it's extremely loud. It's making a grinding sound, medium to high pitch, with a little bit of stutter as you turn it off.

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  • drsgirls Sep 12, 2008

    The kit from Sears came with sticky rubber pads. I checked that the set was balanced with a level, and even took off the lower front panel to look for something rubbing inside. However, when I put a few shims under the front of the dryer the sound lessened significantly and at times it is non existant. So... I'm sure that mine is a temporary solution, but I don't know what else to do other than call a Sears tech and dish out a small fortune. Any other suggestions are welcome!! :)

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I assume you used the kit for stacking and removing the top of the washer and installing the plates?



You might need some sticky rubber pads to stop metal to metal contact and some duct tape around the vent exiting the dryer where it meets its back panel. This is common, you could go specific or browse ace hardware and find a compatible source.

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