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After 15 years of service I imagine it will be hard to get the parts you want to repair it.. Newer machines may not dry as quickly as the older types but they use less power to do so.. Consider a new machine for the sake of the economics of the problem
I guess I wasnt clear enough. The dryer works ok, except for the rattling sound now. It will start when i push the start button, it heats, and dries the clothes. Just noisy where before the flow sensor went off, it was pretty quiet.
Take off the back panel of the dryer and look at the motor and belt turning the drum. There may be something caught on the drum and is pinned in place causing the noise. The motor could be loose on the platform and needs to be tightened. It is probably something physical and seen causing the noise.
true story.I brought my lawnmower to a friend of mine,i said to him Tony my lawnmore is making a terrable noise, he said to me worry when its making no noise...its possable a worn tension pully it would make a rattle like sound,Solution replace pully wheel!.Top of the morning to you Eire
I'd suggest - remove the top cover. Switch on. Push the drum around - see if the drum picks up speed and continues to run. If this happens, it means that the motor Starter capacitor has gone dud and will need replacing.
Note- If the drum doesn't continue to rotate after you shove it, switch off immediately.
It will likely then be a faulty motor.