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Amana Dryer LE7111WB (BOM: PLE7111WB)

My Amana dryer is making a terrible noise when it runs. It squeaks and groans loudly as the drum turns and dries the clothing. I don't want to take it apart unless I know I have the parts to fix it. Can someone help?

Amana Dryer
Model Number: LE7111WB (BOM: PLE7111WB)
SN: S948048780

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  • Chaz Conrad
    Chaz Conrad Nov 07, 2008

    I'm listening to the dryer now. It squeaks repeatedly and grinds, both to the same rhythm; about 10 beats per second, and is very loud. 

  • Chaz Conrad
    Chaz Conrad Nov 21, 2008

    Take the drum out and replace the drum rollers. Check the drum glides and the glide pads which are on the housing that supports the front of the drum.



    Most likely drum rollers.

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  • Chaz Conrad
    Chaz Conrad Dec 06, 2008

    It was the drum rollers. I purchased and installed some other parts just for peace of mind though it wasn't necessary. The dryer is surprisingly easy to get into once you try it. The drum rollers are back there, but quite simple to replace, too. 


    You guys are a wealth of help. Thanks!

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Depends how technical you are. More than likely it is the rollers (depending on who made the Kenmore). Go to www.apwagner.com and you can get the parts there. Or if you are unsure about taking it all apart, call for service.

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Posted on Jun 03, 2008

Illeagle
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SOURCE: GE Dryer makes an intermittent noise when drum is turning with clothes

Warning! To avoid personal injury or even death, always disconnect your appliance from its power source--that is, unplug it or break the connection at the circuit breaker or fuse box--before you do any troubleshooting or repair work on your appliance. Also, because some components may have sharp edges, use caution while working on your appliance.

Below is a link to common solutions that will help you with parts and diagnostic procedures that are specifically tuned to your manufacturers data plate information.
It provides exploded view imagery, belt routing diagrams, parts imagery and function, parts ordering and shipping information, error code details, just about anything you need to get your appliance up and running again. Once you access the site you will be able to navigate numerous pages of information on your product. You will need to enter your model number to access your product information.

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Tip: Always provide the complete information provided on the manufacturers product information data tag, located on the unit, and not in the user’s manual. This will help you acquire a more accurate and expeditious response to your complaint. I will post the most common solutions to your complaint. For more specific information please refer to the tip and/or link provided. Here are some things to look for:

If your dryer is noisy, check these:

Rollers
Idler pulley
Glides
Rear drum bearing
Blower wheel
Rollers Many dryers use rollers or wheels to support the clothes drum. When these rollers are worn, they can be noisy. You should replace the whole set of rollers at the same time.

Idler pulley Dryers have a tension or idler pulley that keeps tension on the main drive belt. When it's worn, it can be noisy. When that happens, don't lubricate it. Just replace it.

Glides Many dryers use nylon or plastic glides at the front of the clothes drum for support. When these are worn, they can be noisy. When that happens, replace them.

Rear drum bearing Some dryers support the clothes drum in the rear with a center spindle instead of rollers. The spindle may be a ball-and-socket type support or a shaft through a sleeve. When the components are worn, they may squeak, squeal, or rub. You can't repair them. Just replace them when they're worn.

Blower wheel Your dryer's blower wheel pulls air over the heat source, through the clothes drum, and past the thermostats, then pushes it out the exhaust duct. The blower wheel, which is usually plastic, may wear out over time. But if it's noisy, it may simply be clogged with lint. Clean the blower and test to see if the dryer is still noisy. If it is, you probably need to replace it.
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Posted on Jul 09, 2008

TheMobilian
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SOURCE: The dryer is making a terrible squeaking sound.

That my friend is the sound of metal to metal on the rear drum bearing. The drum has a ball mounted on the rear of it affectionately known in the biz as a trailer ball. It rides in a grease slathered plastic bearing. The bearing is mounted with a metal bracket. Over time the plastic will wear down and the ball will begin to meet the metal mount.
The mount will begin to act like a guillotine and actually eventually cut the ball off 85a72c7.jpgand the drum will fall into the heating element and the resulting massive breakdown only occurs on a sunday night. LOL

Posted on Jan 20, 2009

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SOURCE: Loud Squeaking noise when drying clothes

Hi,
Might be the issue with the rotor bearings.
2.Might be there is some dust or other thing in rotor drum so please check and clean.

Posted on Aug 11, 2009

vostendorp
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Without seeing the pieces of metal I would think that they came from the front bulkhead, which is what supports the front of the drum,if it has made the surface of the bulkhead rough it will need to be replaced along with the front seal....

Posted on Aug 12, 2010

heatman101
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