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High pitched noise

The dryer displays Filter Care light and makes a pitched noise however there is no motor action or heat ?

I have cleaned everything I can without taking it appart, any help would be much appreciated as this machine is less than 2 years old.

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  • HuwGriffiths Oct 07, 2008

    The drum does not turn, I can not hear the motor turn either, the pitched noise is not the motor or the drum turning.



    I will explore the back of the machine later.

  • HuwGriffiths Oct 08, 2008

    I'm not sure no where to go, I can not seem to be able to get to the motor, I took off the metel back cover to expose the heater element and a flywheel.



    I removed the 'wooden' top cover to expose the top of the drum.



    When I spin the flywheel all comes to life until of course the machine stops the drum.



    I am thinking it must be the motor 'brushes' however I just cant see how to gain access to remove the motor ?

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HI Step 1: Remove the back access panel. Then reach behind the drum, motor pulley, and idler arm pulley. If these areas are clogged with dirt and lint, undue strain on the motor may be causing the humming noise. Worn or broken belts can also cause a humming noise. Check the belts for wear and damage. If the belts look all right, you may be able to stop the noise by spraying them with fan belt dressing, available at automotive and hardware stores and home centers.

Step 2: Turn the dryer on. The noise you hear may be the whirl of the spinning drum, not the motor. Some noise is normal.

Step 3: Force a little 20-weight nondetergent motor oil (not all-purpose oil) around the ends of the motor shaft. This lubrication may stop the humming noise. If this doesn't solve the problem, remove the motor and take it to a professional service person.

The centrifugal switch on the dryer motor may be located on top of the motor. Humming, no motor power, and no heat can be caused by a faulty centrifugal switch. If the switch is externally mounted, check the terminals of the switch to make sure they are tight and not burned. If you spot trouble, remove the switch and take it to a professional service person for testing. A faulty switch will probably have to be replaced. Some centrifugal switches are located inside the motor housing; you won't be able to remove the switch in this case. Remove the entire motor and take it to a professional for repairs.

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