I can move the drum back and forth. I sounds like I'm drying a load of heavy objects, no matter what is in the dryer. Is it the felt seal that needs to be replaced or something else? I have not taken the dryer apart yet. The model is 110.878701000, it is about 17 years old.
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There are a lot of moving part that can cause noises or vibration when get worn out.
Make sure dryer is level, and on a secure floor, and that nothing is leaning against the dryer.
Check all exposed screws, and make sure they are tight. Loose cabinet screws may cause a squeak.
Check for foreign objects below the lint filter:-Remove lint filter, and look down opening. If you need to stick your hand down the opening to remove an object, be careful because the edges could be sharp. It would be advisable for you to wear a pair of work gloves.
Foreign objects in the drum front seal and worn or loose drum slides can cause a metal scraping noise as the drum rotates.
Check for foreign objects in the drum. (Coins, buttons and zippers will make a rattling sound as they roll around in the drum)
A frayed or damaged belt will make a thumping sound.
It is normal to hear the sound of the drum as it turns.
If your dryer is making unusual noises and the above suggestions do not resolve the situation, discontinue use of the dryer until it has been checked by a qualified servicer. Continued use may cause wear of other parts making the repair more costly.
During the spin cycle the drum moves at a higher RPM and so the counter weight of the clothes within can make the drum rotate eccentric or out of sync.
So check if the belt is loose on the motor, checck if the spindle is tight with friction or the drum assembly suspension is out of alignment.
You must check the reason with the following points to confirm the drum spinning making noise. check point of noise , is this on hitting the sides , or from the motor, any foreign objects or the drum spindle. But you are the judge with a first view. Use good lighting to look out and confirm the fault.
It is normal for the dryer to make sound due to the high velocity of air moving through the dryer drum and exhaust system.
A clicking noise may be the timer advancing.
Check the load for objects such as coins, nails, etc. Remove promptly from dryer.
It is normal to hear the dryer gas valve or heating element cycle on and off during the drying cycle.
The dryer should be level and installed on a solid floor.
Good Luck and have a nice day.
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The noise is coming from a moving part. There are only a few that normally cause a problem. Also the dryer drum not turning freely is what broke your belt. Here is what I would replace. Drum rollers, Drum slides and idler pulley. You can check these parts before you replace them. If the drum rollers don't spin real easy, replace. If the idler pulley does not turn easy, replace. If the drum slides are worn, replace. Your model may be one with a front drum bearing. If it looks worn, replace.
You may be able to take dryer apart, try turning drum. Listen for the noise and notice if the drum is hard to turn. If so, you may be able to determine if the problem is in the front or back of drum. Keep on mind that the noise might have been the belt slipping due to the drum being hard to turn. Either way, when you have it repaired, it should run with the noise. Good luck.
hi, Dryer Is Noisy 1) Some noises are caused by objects bouncing around inside the drum. Scour the interior of the drum for loose objects.
2) If you cannot find any loose objects inside the drum, the noise may be caused by a defective part, such as a worn or defective drum belt, idler pulley, support rollers, glides, or worn motor bearings. It’s best to call an appliance repair service to replace these parts.
After reading many of the posted messages eventhough I didn't see my model, I decided that since it's not working, what harm can I do? So I took the front off as described in someone else solution and it worked for me. It wasn't the drum, it was a piece of plastic that broke loose from somewhere :) Guess it didn't need it cause it works just fine.