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Scraping noise with burning smell

When the dryer is on, I have a metallic scraping noise accompanied by a burning smell. The tumbler rotates fine. I am currently trying to get the blower wheel off to see if something is stuck in the belt or motor. I am not able to get the wheel off, any suggestions?

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  • pacowahoo Jan 04, 2009

    I have already tried that. The sound is coming from behind the blower wheel.

  • pacowahoo Jan 04, 2009

    It is a whirlpool ultimate care heavy duty super capacity plus. I cannot find the model number on it anywhere.

  • pacowahoo Jan 05, 2009

    It is a solid hub fan, there unfortunately is not a nut on the outside of the fan. It is also a green color. What the directions on the back of the lint blower tell me, is to hold the blower motor shaft and turn fan clockwise. The motor shaft is very hard to get to, but I am able to hold it with a crescent wrench, but the fan blade still does not come off.

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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.

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  • David Shaub Jan 04, 2009

    I need to know the make & model of the dryer. They're all a little bit different.

  • David Shaub Jan 04, 2009

    There should just be one bolt or screw in the center of the fan. You'll have to hold the blade from turning to remove it. The screw might be reverse thread. If the fan blade is white, it is press on. It is also a discontinued item, so be careful.

  • David Shaub Jan 05, 2009

    If you have a small pair of needle nose pliers, you might be able to open them up the whole way and span the fins. This will give you more of a grip. Since it tells you to turn clockwise, it has reverse threads. Make sure you're not trying to turn it counter clockwise out of habit.

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DRYER MAKES NOISES.



A loose or worn BELT can make funny noises

Or the idler pulley that puts tension on the dryer drum drive belt could be worn out. If the pulley is bad we recommend also replacing the belt.



The glides on drum worn and making metal to metal contact.

The drum slides or glides support the front of the drum. As the drum rotates over the years, the glides wear out and then the dryer makes noise. Replace all of the glides as a set if they are worn out.



CHECK FOR LOOSE BELLOES inside the drum



Sometimes an item can get stuck inbetween the drum and the housing and scrape and grind making funny noises, things like coins, bra wire, nails, hair pins, etc sometimes u can just remove the cabinet and observe by turning the drum by hand or looking for scratch or scrape marks on housing.



The blower:



Clumps of lint, socks, and other small articles of clothing can get past the lint filter and into the blower wheel. If the dryer makes noise, and the noise seems to be at a very fast pace, there might be something caught in the blower wheel. In addition, the blower wheel sleeve might be worn out, allowing the blower wheel to wobble on the motor shaft. If this happens, replace the blower wheel.



The bearings:

The drum bearing supports the rear of the dryer drum. If the dryer makes noise this bearing might be worn out. Replace the bearing if it is worn out. Do not lubricate the bearing, the lubrication will attract lint and dirt and accelerate the wearing process.

The bearings TEST by moving drum by hand u may be able to feel loose or rough movement. And listen to sounds when turning it.



The drum rollers or castors:



It is very common for dryer drum rollers to wear out. If the dryer makes noise, particularly a loud rumbling noise, one or more of the rollers may be worn out. After removing the drum from the dryer, inspect the rollers.

Check for cracks, dryness, or damage and not engaging drum properly. Sometimes u can use high density LITHIUM BASE gear grease to re oil/grease them.

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