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when you press the start button does it make a noise like emm like the motor is stuck?or all you can hear is the timer ticking?if it's the first it's the motor and you can try this,open the door,hold the door switch in with one hand and with the other spin the drum as someone else pushes in the start button,if it runs you have a bad motor,if you can't move the drum you could have somwthing stuck in the blower wheel but it will be the motor making the noise,if it's the timer you hear most likely the dryer needs to be cleaned out and also the vent line,then with a meter check the thermostats on the heater box 279816 is the part number you'll need if you already changed out the thermal fuse 3392519.if you don't find the block either in the metal duct that the lint filter slides into or in the vent line the thermostat will keep popping,it's a safety along with the thermal fuse when the dryer runs to hot one of them will pop as a safety because the dryer is running to hot usuaaly because the air isn't moving good from lint blocking somewhere.so unplug the dryer,you have the lint filter on top so all your parts are in the back,pull out the dryer,remove the vent line and the back panel,now remove the lint filter and the two phillips screws in front of it on the top panel,go in the back and on the left side remove the 4 screws that hold the metal duct in,clean out the duct and blow out and vac up any lint in the back,put it back together,now go to the right side,pull off at least one wire and check the top thermostat on the heater box,set you meter to say 20k ohms,you should see 1 on the meter,touch the leeds together,the 1 should be replaced with anything but 1,now touch the leeds to the part you're checking,if the 1 is there the part is bad or open,if any other reading the part is good or closed,also where you installed the thermal fuse you'll see the cycling thermostat next to it,pull it out and check the back of it,if you use cling free sheets it usually gets stuck on the back,clean it off with a steel brush or lightly sand it,if the cycling thermostat is bad the dryer can run hot also.now get a leaf blower and stick it in the vent line and blow it out to the outside,go outside first and make sure nothing is blocking the outside duct like a cage or screen,if so remove it first then blow it. go here to clean out the inside http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xGIG8Wo5-N4 hope this helps,if you need anything else let me know and don't self clean your oven till after the holidays,been getting alot of calls for this,when self cleaning it can damage the oven and if you have to order a clck assy. or something you might not get it before thanksgiving,have a great holiday.
If you are feeling resistance trying to re-insert the lint screen most likely the duct has clogged further down (a load of my husband's shop rags packed mine solid one day). Needless to say it's not safe to run it like this due to the risk of fire.
You can try using a dryer lint trap brush to dislodge the clog. But with it being clogged to this extent probably the best way to make sure it's cleaned out properly is to remove the duct inside the dryer. This would involve taking the back off the dryer and some dissasembly, so if you're not comfortable with doing that please call a professional.
If you feel comfortable with doing this, FIRST make SURE the breaker to your dryer is off and the dryer is unplugged.
1. Turn the dryer around and remove the vent hose from the bottom.
2. Remove the screws to take the back panel of the dryer off.
With the back panel off, you will see the duct on the left hand side that leads from your lint filter on the top of the dryer to the blower housing at the bottom.
3. Remove your lint filter from the top, while doing so note that there are 2 screws right next to it on the top, remove these 2 screws being careful not to loose them in the duct. These hold the top of the duct to the dryer.
4. Next follow the duct down to where it mounts at the bottom to the blower housing, you will need to remove these screws also. there also may be a couple midway up that will be securing the duct in the dryer.
The duct should then be able to be removed from the dryer. Clean it out throughly, be careful, the edges are very sharp in places. Re-install, being careful not to drop the 2 top screws back down into the duct while replacing (you may want to install the lint filter first).
This video shows the procedure of the duct (or airbox) being removed and cleaned with the exception of the removal of the top 2 screws by the lint screen.
I noted you did not mention a make or model number that would be very useful in helping you. However.... a deep noise is usually drum noise. It can be caused by drum rollers dragging if so equipped located in the back or the drum on the bottom. It can be caused by a dry drum bearing for units that have a rear spider assy with a center post bearing. One more possibility is the drive belt idler pulley can be locked on the idler shaft and causing a low thunder like sound.
The source of this noise should be located (and repaired) as it is not a good thing for the overall condition of your dryer.
In addition to the above you mentioned that it takes longer for towels to dry. This is a key indicator of restricted airflow. You should check the following:
1. The actual lint filter a. Wash it with vinegar and water to remove dryer sheet particulate buildup b. Use a crevice tool to thoroughly clean the air passages around the lint filter. (a sacrificial folded in half coat hanger works great for loosening stuck lint) You can also use a NEW plastic toilet brush to assist in your cleaning efforts.
2. The internal dryer exhaust ducting can also have lint buildup. a. Remove the external duct connection and clean the internal ducting with a crevice tool / the folded coat hanger or the NEW toilet brush.
3. The external dryer ducting a. Before re-connecting the external ducting clean that ducting until you note the original surface area is clean. b. Walk outside the house and check the "through the wall" to the outside vent flapper. These build up with lint especially in the flapper area that restricts airflow. Just do a thorough cleaning job.
If you respond please provide the make and model number. There may be more that needs to be checked or cleaned as a result of that information.
the humming noise is from the motor,see if you can spin the drum by hand,if it moves you have a bad motor,if it's hard to turn you could have something stuck in the blower wheel or the belt is jammed somewhere,the blower wheel is behind the duct that the lint filter slides into
i would check for further blockage. also check the blower fan to make sure it is blowing properly. sometimes the blower fan can wear on the motor shaft and slip, thus reducing the air flow considerably. sometimes i have found the blockage just at the point of the blower fan.
good luck; jay
This could be simply your end of cycle signal that goes off. but if your hearing this while your clothes are drying, depending on where your hearing this buzzing it could be possibly something stuck inside your blower fan and is now rubbing up against it. this usually can be seen once the front panel is removed. It could also be your timer depending on where your hearing it from. a lot of older units will have a noisy timer motor, even though the timer itself will be okay. hope this helps.
You quite possibly have something like a penny or a paper clip stuck at the heat duct. ***First-shut off the electric to the dryer***. From behind the dryer, remove the heat tunnel and clean it out. You will be surprised how much lint gets past the filter. It's an easy repair, just a few screws. While you're back there, look around for any buildup in other areas.
i have a kenmore dryer the outside air vnet was cloged real bad , ive since cleaned it out but the only resone i found out was becoues my dryer will not heat up , is there a over heat swich ? can any one help .