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Whirlpool Duet Sport Gas Dryer - Works fine but makes loud noise

My dryer works as far as drying clothes but it makes a really loud noise almost as if large rocks were in it. It is not a loose button or zipper as we opened it up and looked. Any hint as to what it may be? We've only been using it for about 15 months. Thank you!

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  • dbrewer333 Mar 17, 2009

    We also have the exact same problem.  When the dryer has been running for about a minute, it sounds like large coins or rocks are in the dryer.  I took apart the dryer and found that the blower wheel was very wobbly at the connection with the motor, and as it went around, there were small nubs of plastic on the outside of it that would hit the aluminum housing around it.  The housing and the large air outlet served to magnify the sound tremendously.  I tried removing the blower wheel by turning it in the 'remove' direction indicated on the wheel and it would not come off.

  • flyerned Mar 20, 2009

    I Have the same noise, my blower wheel is also loose. I need to look at the wheel support bearing. I'll let you know what i find

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