Dryer started out squeeling and now is making loud sounds?
We have a whirlpool dryer and last week when drying is started out squeeling softly and over time got loud. We stopped using it, cleaned out all of the lint and now it works, but is sounding like it is grinding loudly, when it over heats its automatically shutting itself off? Got any pointers, before we spend an arm and a leg to purchase a new one? or pay to get this one fixed? We'd like to try to fix it ourselves.
My Whirlpool dryer Model # LER4634EQ0 recently started squeeking while running. Now it gets progressivly louder and gets really hot really fast. Is this a belt or what?
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Sounds like the motor is on it's last legs. Replace it. But, before paying huge money for a motor and the labor to install it, I suggest that you price a new dryer and compare it to the repair costs. It may still be a little more for a new dryer, but....IT'S NEW!
Does your car have air conditioning.? Most cars use the A/C compressor to dry the air for the defrost. It will also come on for a short time when you first start the car. With the engine running after the squeel has stopped , try turning the A/C on , If the squeel starts again , then I would think your A/C compressor is seized. Also . are you sure the 2 new belts are tight enough?
Hi Celine, I just experienced the same exact problem. I came here looking for a solution. I got mine to stop by holding down the cycle signal button for 3 seconds, releasing it for three seconds, and repeating until both lights (loud and soft) went off. Hope it helps.
when was the last time you cleaned your dryer?all a dryer does is move air around and if it can't cycle through the dryer the clothes won't dry. unplug the dryer and then you need to clean the duct that the lint filter slides into,vac out the inside of dryer where the motor is and clean out the vent line,if the vent line is a long run from the back of dryer to the outside vent i use a leaf blower to clean it out,make sure the outside vent is clear first then blow it out,if it's a short run vac it out,most problems start just from lint buildup,the clothes don't dry the dryer runs hot and parts start messin up,also vac out under your fridge,take the bottom kick plate off and vac it out,you can kill the compreesor if you don't,good luck
Grinding and squealing noises with this model (if the model number is correct) are usually attributed to the drum support rollers and/or idler pulley needing lubricated. Use a light weight turbine oil on the shaft area only. DO NOT lubricate the rubber portion of the rollers.
If the front drum glide support is worn or has something caught in it, the dryer may also exhibit noisy operation. The same is true of the rear drum seal is worn. You shouldn't have to replace an ENTIRE dryer for noise.
All these parts COMBINED cost less than $80. There all available at searspartsdirect.com. Just type in you complete model number in the "Search by Model Number" window and the parts can be found under the following headers:
Item 44 - Roller Support (part #349241T)
Item 62 - Ring Bearing (part #279441)
Item 66 - Rear Seal (part #279857)
The website has helpful illustrations to assist on part location and assembly. The site also has handy Do-It-Yourself manuals by calling 1-800-252-1698 (if needed).
To access all the components, you need to lift the top and remove the front of the dryer. On some dryers this is accomplished by pulling the top panel towards you then lifting up. On others, you will need to lift the console by placing a putty knife under each front corner and pushing in while lifting up. Once the console is lifted, there are three screws to remove and teh top panel will slide forward then up. CAUTION: UNPLUG the dryer PRIOR to servicing. Pay particular attention to how the dryer belt is installed so you can re-install later. If you forget, repairclinic.com has dryer belt diagrams for most major brands under their "Repair Help" section.
NOTE: If you disassemble the dryer to this point, take the time to inspect the dryer belt. This may be a good time to replace it.
I hope this information answers some of your questions.