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Washer dryer Drum has a tight spot when i turn by hand,thus not allowing dryer or washer to work.

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Possibly foreign object between drum and tub - sock etc. take out heater and you can look in this area

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Maytag dryer


If this is the metal drum model of Maytag dryer, then the drum is likely out of round and will be evidenced by a broken spot weld on the seam where the drum is welded. I have had to replace mine for that very issue. Not cheap! Hope that is not the case for yours, but just rotate the drum by hand and you will see a high and low spot during the rotation. If the high and low spots are consistent, you know your drum is out of round and likely has busted spot welds. You can run it like that for a while if you can stand the thumping. If no out of round condition, then check the roller alignment and see if the bracket got tweaked not allowing it to rest on the drum. Again...if it touche s the drum and then leaves the drum as the drum is rotate by hand, the drum is out of round. Hope this helps

Feb 15, 2017 | Maytag Dryers

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Hi I have a Hotpoint WD61D washer dryer and during the spin cycle of the wash the machine makes an almighty racket. Sounds like something is broken or loose inside and often it sounds like there is a...


Hello.
From the symptons you describe, it is 1 of 2 possibilities that is causing the problem.

1- the main drum bearings have collapsed, thus causing excessive movement on drum, this is turn allows the drum to catch the outer plastic drum, thus breaking pieces of it off.

2- The main drum shaft has fractured, causing the drum to turn off center, again causing the inner drum to catch the outer drum, and breaking the plastiof the outer drum.
Either way, it entails a strip down to determine problem, and at the age the washer is, I would not cosider it a viable repair, as either way, it will be a repair bill in excess of well over a £100.00,and could be a lot more if the plastic outer drum has to be replaced, which is a distinct possibility.
Take the plunge, and treat yourself to a new washer.

Feb 19, 2011 | Washing Machines

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Drum is very tight makes a squeeking sound when turning off. It is very hard to turn by hand.


ALWAYS UNPLUG YOUR DRYER BEFORE STARTING ANY REPAIRS
Your problem sounds like drum rollers have flat spots on them or in need of lubrication, or maybe your drum belt has slipped off of the idler arm pulley.
If you have a front loading machine,

Remove the electrical console that holds the timer switch, start switch, etc. from the top of the dryer.
Be REAL CAREFUL not to knock any of the wires off of the timer switch.
Then remove the top of the dryer.
Remove the front of the dryer. This will expose the drum and belt.
Remove the drum and belt and this will expose the drum rollers, idler arm
pulley and motor.
Now is a good time to check the belt to see if it has slipped off of the
idler arm pulley and also to check the belt condition for wear.
Be sure to note the route of the belt, this will come in handy when you go
to reinstall the belt.
Check your drum rollers for flat spots or wear, if they have flat spots
or wear on them replace them.
If the drum rollers don't have flat spots or wear on them then they probably
only need lubrication. Lubricate the shaft of the rollers with a good grade
of machine oil such as 3 in One oil.
Reassemble the dryer, plug back in. This should solve your noise problem.
Please rate me

Dec 10, 2010 | KitchenAid Dryers

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Dryer works but drum will not go round also the belt is perfect so it is not that


is the belt a good tight fit on the drum??? is the motor turning? can you turn the drum by hand? if you cant turn the drum by hand its likley to be drum bearings stuck up or sezed up motor?

Aug 08, 2010 | Hotpoint Dryers

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My kenmore dryer's drum does not spins. I checked for the belt and it's fine. Where do you suggest I check?


the drive motor if its not turning then the drum wont turn, also if its sliped the belt off thats another reson why and one more thing to look at is how tight is the belt on the drum,,, is it just sliping round it? is the drum very tight to turn by hand? are the drum bearings jamed up, is any thing stuck behind the drum? ??? like one of the kid's?
i hope this is helpfull to you

Oct 23, 2009 | Kenmore 63942 Dryer

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The dryer won't turn, it is only 18months old.


Check your belt from the drum to the dryer, it sounds like the belt has come off of the idler pulley or the motor.
If you have to check your drum belt and if you have a front loading machine.
Remove the front of the machine, this will expose the belt and drum, remove the drum and belt and this will expose the drum rollers, idler arm bracket with pulley, and motor with pulley.
Sometimes the belt will slip off of the idler arm or motor causing the drum not to turn.
While you have the drum out, I would also recommend that you lubricate the drum rollers at the shaft of the roller with a good grade of machine oil like 3 in One oil. This will save you a problem later with the rollers getting noisy, also check your drum rollers for flat spots, if they have flat spots on them this will cause a noise like a thumping type noise. You will need to replace the drum rollers if they have flat spots on them.
Good luck,
I hope this helps

Oct 15, 2009 | Frigidaire Dryers

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Loud thumping noise


IT COULD BE THE DRUM BUT I WOULD INSPECT THE DRUM ROLLERS TO SEE IF ONE HAS A FLAT SPOT IN IT. IT MIGHT NOT HURT TO CHECK THE DRUM BAFFLES/PADDLES TO MAKE SURE THEY ARE TIGHT.

Jan 27, 2009 | Maytag Atlantis MDE7400AY Electric Dryer

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Water leaks


I had similar issue. Fill tube running from the bottom of detergent tray to the washer drum was plugged.... (by a sock!!!). How did it get there? I'll tell you. You see the drum seal (around the inside of the door) is not a tight seal. You can actually reach up behind it from where it meets the top of the drum. Anyway in my case, a sock made it's way through that seal and outside the drum and into the drum containment vessel. So when the drum spun (to dry the clothes and empty the water) it made a terrible noise. The sock became lodged at the base of the fill tube opening and plugged it thus not allowing any water into the drum. Instead, when filling, the water just flowed out from the bottom of the detergent tray and onto the floor. I hope this helps.

Jan 26, 2009 | Whirlpool Duet GHW9150P Front Load Washer

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Hotpoint wd420


if the drum is tight to turn ,then the main bearings have probably seized, or their could be something fast in the drum. Remove belt, and try to turn the drum by hand , it shuold be free with no resitance.
If it is noisy or feels rough, then the bearings have gone.

Sep 01, 2008 | Hotpoint Aquarius WD63 Front Load...

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Have a "finshing" noise even when drum stops a turn


I had a similar problem and found a screw had backed out on one of the turning paddles inside the drum but the screw was on the under side , and could reach it through the access door , just had to turn the drum by hand till the screw was in sight.

just turn the drum inside by the paddles and shake them to make sure they are tight , thats how i found my problem and noise

good luck hope this helps , wayne t

Jul 14, 2008 | Dryers

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