Whirlpool dryer drum making noise
window.google_render_ad();There are many places & parts that could be causing your Whirlpool
dryer to be noisy.
To find out what is causing the noises, you
need to find out where are the noises coming from.
Start the dryer and let it run for a while and listen to try to
pinpoint where in the dryer the noises is coming from. Once you have
an idea of the area, you will need to disconnect the dryer from the
wall outlet and take the dryer apart.
Below you will find the parts that you need to check when your
dryer is noisy.
The drum baffles:
The drum baffles are use to tumble the clothes inside of
the drum, in other words, the baffles job is to separate the pieces
of laundry as the drum turns.
When the dryer is getting older and if you use the dryer a lot,
the drum baffles holding screws will become loose. Loose drum
baffles will cause noises. All you need to do, is to open the top
panel and tighten the drum baffles holding screws.
The drum support rollers:
These dryers uses four drum support rollers, tow on the
front and two on the rear. The job of the drum support rollers is to
keep the drum tumbling smooth.
When the grease on one of the rollers dry out, the roller start
to make squeaking noises and the roller bearing will start to wear
out until the bearing on the roller is gone. When the bearing on the
roller is gone, the noise will change from squeaking to a clanking
The blower wheel:
The blower wheel is use to circulate the air inside of
the dryer drum. The most common Whirlpool blower noises are cause by
something falling inside of the blower housing and hitting the
blower when the motor runs.
The Idler pulley:
The Idler pulley is use to apply the necessary tension on
the belt. There are two types of idler pulleys, the pulley with the
wheel and the pulley with the teflon slide. A bad idler pulley could
cause a Whirlpool dryer to be noisy.
The drive motor:
Worn out bearings on the motor will cause the motor to
run kind of noisy. When the motor starts making noises, the solution
to this problem is to replace the motor.
The belt on most dryers is only about1/4 inch wide. These
belts work very hard making the drum tumble. When the belt stretch
just 1/2 inch more that it supposed to, the belt will start slipping
and that could cause your Whirlpool dryer to be noisy.
As you could see, there are a lot of parts that could become
noisy in your dryer. When your dryer starts making noises, make sure
to check it out before it gets worse.
Feb 09, 2009 |
Whirlpool LER4634J Electric Dryer