Question about Dryers
The tumbler seems off balance, it's making a loud clunking sound when it's running. It's on a flat floor. I took the top cover off and the belts (while worn) look to be intact, the wheels the ride along the bottom of the tumbler also appear to be there, although it's difficult to see down there. Any suggestions?
You have a pretty old dryer. Replacement is recommended because new dryers use less electricity and more than make up for the price with the savings on your electric bill.
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Posted on Jul 30, 2008
SOURCE: GE Dryer DVL 223GB1WW
To access these dryers you open the door and look up at the 12 oclock position and their will either be 2 or 4 screws holding down the top. These must be removed and then you can get the top to come up(or off on newer models). Once you have the top up you can get to the screws which hold the front on (2). Then you simply remove the front and get it out of your way. On these dryers there is a friendly rear hatch to help you replace the idler. As far as the thump tha could be from anything. Once you get the dryer apart you should be able to locate and remedy the problem.
Posted on Dec 22, 2008
Take off the back panel of the dryer and look at the motor and belt turning the drum. There may be something caught on the drum and is pinned in place causing the noise. The motor could be loose on the platform and needs to be tightened. It is probably something physical and seen causing the noise.
Posted on Jan 14, 2009
Pull the dryer away from the wall, there is no bottom on the dryer, so the screws should be on the floor.
You can then pop the lid up from the front and fold it back. When you do, you will see the drum. Roll the drum around until you see the holes and reattach the tumblers.
You can also access the drum from below. Tip the dryer on its back and you can see the drum from the bottom.
Posted on May 15, 2009
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