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Buzzing sound I have a Kenmore 90 series dryer that makes a buzzing sound when drying. It doesnt do it all the time and dryer is still hot. Any ideas? Thanks!

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  • cooktwayne Feb 25, 2009

    Checking the dryer for being level was helpful but that wasnt what was wrong-it was a piece of plastic tile ! It had ripped from the floor and was pulled into the bottom of the dryer. I would not have beleived this if I didnt see it and hear it for myself! Once it was pulled out the humming or buzzing sound quit. Maybe this can help someone else!!

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This could be caused by vibration of the element coil supports (ceramic pieces that hold the element) as the machine is running. It could be intermittent due to the expansion and contraction of the coils when heating up and cooling down. See if moving the dryer while it's "buzzing" makes any difference in the sound.
If this is the case, you can replace the heating element or try re-leveling the machine. As a quick fix, tweaking the coil or supports is also possible but I wouldn't recommend this unless you feel comfortable doing so or you have experience.

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