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Dryer drum sounds like filled w/ chains

#GLER341A was working fine - on the next load it immediately made the 'drum full of chains' noise. Lights flashing through holes in back as drum spun when the door was opened.

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Your rear drum support is worn out. It must be replaced.
It is a ball and cup design.

Posted on Feb 21, 2009

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How to fix Frigidaire GLER341A hums and vibrates when hot?


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.

May 05, 2014 | Frigidaire GLER341A Electric Dryer

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My bosch Nexxt WTMC 3300 dryer makes a squeaking sound when the load is light -- drying a larger/wetter load less likely to make the noise.


I had a similar problem with a different model Bosch dryer. First I made sure the dryer was unplugged. I found, after taking the front and rear panels off, that one of the front wheels that supports the drum was broken. I replaced the wheel and it works fine with no squeaks.

Jan 01, 2013 | Bosch Nexxt WTMC 3300 Electric Dryer

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My dryer is making a squeaking noise


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.
Note: This method works with most front loading machines.

Remove the electrical console that holds the timer switch, start switch, etc. from the top of the dryer.
Note: Some tops hinge and tilt backwards so they do not have to be removed and the electrical consol with stay with the lid.
Also remove the lint filter and the screws holding the lint filter housing in place.
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.

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Sep 26, 2010 | Frigidaire GLER341A Electric Dryer

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When I turn on the dryer, you can hear it hum but it does not come on. What could be the problem?


ALWAYS UNPLUG YOUR DRYER BEFORE ATTEMPTING TO DO ANY WORK ON IT.
Sounds like your problem may be a broken belt, or the belt may have slipped off of the motor pulley, or idler arm pulley.
If you have to check/replace/repair your drum motor or belt and if you have a front loading machine:
Note: This method works for most front loading machines.
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 or other electrical connections.
Remove the lint filter and the screws that hold the filter housing.
Then remove the top of the dryer.
Note: Some of the tops tilt backwards and do not have to be removed completly.
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. Pay attention to the route of the belt, this will come in handy when you go to reinstall the belt and drum.
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 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.
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Sep 22, 2010 | Frigidaire GLER341A Electric Dryer

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Noise


The rear bearing will eventually fail and drop the drum into the heating element. You need to inspect the innards. Here is a PICTORIAL

May 12, 2010 | Frigidaire GLER341A Electric Dryer

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When Turned on, drum will not spin?


if the motor is running,your belt is the problem.if all you hear is a slight humming noise,you may have a bad motor,or something caught in blower. if the drum turns easily by hand,its probably the belt

Mar 05, 2010 | Frigidaire GLER341A Electric Dryer

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Our dryer has a metal on metal sound when the drum turns. just started making the noise...one load it was fine, the next, this awful sound


It could be that the felt seal that runs around the end of the tub is worn out or a bearing. Also it could be that some change has gotten between the drum and frame. I've had this to happen to me several times. Just dont know how it gets between the drum and frame, but when I took it apart I found money in there

Dec 30, 2009 | Kenmore 62602 Electric Dryer

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Drum turns when dryers not running


Does the drum just constantly turn and never stops or does it just take a really long time to stop? If it just takes a long time to stop it sounds like a loose belt. If it just turns and turns and turns something in the control panel isn't telling the motor shut off but with the clunking sound you're hearing I'd guess its the belt.

Nov 04, 2009 | Frigidaire GLER341A Electric Dryer

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Our 2-year old Frigidair dryer, Model # GLER341A was working fine-I removed the dry clothes, put in the next load, turned it on and it sounded like a load of chains was in it.. When I opened the door...


could be rear drum bearing. possible heat element broke and is rubbing on back of drum those light you say you saw was probably your heat element arcking on the metal in other words sparking

Jan 12, 2009 | Frigidaire GLER341A Electric Dryer

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Frigidaire LEQ332DSO Squealing Noise


sounds like rear bearing is dry you will need to remove drum to get to it pop clips in top and raise 2 phillips scews 1 in each side remove front remove belt from drum lift drum up in rear and remove ck to make sure plastic bearing is not worn down to metal bracket if it is it will need to be replaced

Jul 07, 2008 | Frigidaire GLER341A Electric Dryer

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