I have a 1 year old Kenmore 400 dryer which makes a squealing noise that lasts about 3 seconds when I press the start button. It also occasionally makes this 3 second squealing noise at other times in the cycle (though this is very rare). The dryer works fine otherwise. Any ideas what the problem is?
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Greg, it sounds like an issue with the belt tensioner pulley. It is one of the only parts that can and will make a little noise at first and then quiet down after it gets heated up from use. If you post the complete model number from the dryer I can look up the breakdown and give you a part number and some step-by step instructions on how to replace it (if your up for the task). Thanks, and good luck!
This sounds like it could be the tensioner pulley is worn or needs a drop of oil, or the drum rollers need the same. If they are worn too much they will need replaced. If the tensioner pulley is stiff, replace the belt as well.
1-it may be the belt squealing or high pitched nosies telling you it wants to go! 2- It more than likely is the rolling suspension that the drum spins on!I've seen the older models with one of 3 wheels that the drum rolls on is worn and wobbling or screaming or screeching etc. 3- I've seen also a few times that the motors heat shield, a simple piece if tin with two screws or bolts holding it down was "loose" and vibrating causing a loud metal squeal noise all the time or intermittently!! If I were there hands on I could fix it!
Only a trained laundry tech can make the electronic diagnoses.
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You said, We frequently have to start the dryer several times during one load.
The dryer will run fine for a while then all the sudden give 3 beeps
and then the F 70 code. Sometimes when you go to start the dryer you
can press power and the panel will light up for about 3 - 5 seconds and
then shut off again, this will happen several times in a row. We have
been unable to solve this issue ourselves and are becoming very
frustrated since this washer/dryer set are less than a year old. Any
help you could offer would be greatly appreciated. (If we are unable to
fix this problem soon, it is likely that the dryer will make a sudden
leap from the second floor window to the backyard)
Try this first!!
This is an error code.
This can reset the system.
First unplug the washer and wait a 5 minutes then restart it.
It's like rebooting your computer when its acting strange!
Usually it corrects some error problems if they are not serious.
Or they are sometimes just a glitch.
If this does not help, you said the machine is not one year old. All appliances have a 1 -year warranty and the service and parts are free for that first year! I hope you succeed with my recommendations. Please contact me with your progress1
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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
We had the exact same noise all of a sudden start coming from our 2 year old dryer. We checked everything, rollers, pulleys, motors, etc. I was certain it was coming from the upper left. Finally we found a loose screw had fallen into the front felt ring. Problem solved! Good luck.