For the last couple of months my dryer has made a thumping noise on and off. We weren't able to find the problem. Now the drum is not spinning at all. I think it might be a broken belt, but I'm not sure. How do I replace a broken tumbler drive belt on a Frigidaire Dryer? The model is FDE216RES. Is there anything else it could be?
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Re: Drum not spinning
Pretty easy fix. start by popping the top
Once you get that up then remove the front. The rear hatch gives access to the idler assembly, look in there to see the status of the belt before popping the top. The bumping could have been from a bad st of glides on front or a bad bearing on back. Impossible to tell till ya give it a look see.
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Hi dave hemming. I do not believe it is a bearing that is causing your thumping noise ***************************************************************************** No...you do not need a new drum...all you need is new drum rollers You probably have a flat spot on one of the rollers, it will make the thumping sound when the drum rotates. Go to the following webpage and get your drum rollers and install them and that should take care of the noise you are hearing Please take time to rate me Bud http://www.appliancepartspros.com/index.aspx
If there is nothing in the dryer that could be causing the thumping, then it could be the main bearing going. Check for a wobble in the drum when it is spinning. If there is a wobble, that is the most likely cause. The thumping is caused when the bearing hits a bad place in it allowing the drum to hit other items internally.
The thumping noise comes when the drum is rubbing against the body surface. This could be due to the suspenders/support which is holding the drier drum are not steadfast. May be one has given the way.
To know exactly if it is the belt or the coupling with motor or the support for drum , you have to open the back cover which you can do it by removing the screws at the back and then inspecting the machine.
Sounds like a drum roller bearing. When they go bad they form a flat spot and that against the drum will give a loud thump. Turn the drum by hand and you should feel the flat spot. You may have to remove the back panel to get a good look see and a repair access. Good luck.
The drum on my DLG0332W was also making noise at the back of the dryer...kind of a thump thump thump as the drum rotated. My dryer is only 4 years old. I got brave, downloaded the service manual and opened up the dryer. I found that the drum's welded seam was starting to separate where the roller wheels were coming into contact with the drum at the back of the dryer. Looks like a new drum is in order.
In my humble opinion, a dryer making a grinding noise is worth repairing. Possible Problems:
Worn Drum Rollers (Very Likely): More of a thumping / grinding sound. Replacing drum roller supports is considered to be a routine "normal ware & tear" repair with parts costing about $15 - $20 or so. Its' kinda like a tune-up for a vehicle. The rollers can be located in a couple places, but are typically located on the inside rear of the drum; upon dis-assembling the dryer.
Broken/Loose Blower Fan Wheel (Likely): The blower wheel can become loose or brake off the motor shaft and can make a "rumbling / grinding sound and can run about $15 - $25 for the part. The degree is difficulty when repairing a little high, but is commonly performed.
* Note: Removing and threading the blower wheel is reverse to prevent the fan blower from natually spinning/coming-off "Righty loosey, lefty tighty"
Have you husband do a visual inspection of the drum and literally feel it to see if anything is caught or stuck on the drum. The motor also may have something caught in it as well. This would be the motor that turns the drum.