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Gas dryer makes loud hum

When I first turn on the dryer it has a loud hum, but then quiets down after running a few minutes. Why? It's a whirlpool about 10 years old.

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  • mrna0400tx Nov 16, 2008

    The gas dryer is a GE model DBXR463GD2WW Serial MH747262A

  • mrna0400tx Nov 17, 2008

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    When I first put in a wet load and turn on the dryer it has a loud hum, but then quiets down after the clothes begin to dry and get lighter. Why?

    It's a GE 3-4 years old. The gas dryer is a GE model DBXR463GD2WW Serial MH747262A

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Sounds like you may have a motor issue, they can get lint trapped inside, and it causes the motor to overheat, and eventually go out. You can remove the top, then the front, and see if thats the problem. Usually, once the motor starts making noise, its time to replace. Right now, the packings in the motor are cold, and once they heat up, they stop making noise, so it could last quite a while.

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  • James Greene
    James Greene Nov 17, 2008

    The noise is worse when the clothes are wet is because the belt that turns the drum is connected right to the motor itself, so as the clothes get drier, they also get lighter, so there is less strain on the motor.

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