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Drum Noise I have a Kenmore Elite HE4 dryer. Recently, the unit has begun making a scraping or friction noise with each rotation of the drum. The front drum felt liner appears to have come loose. Is this the problem or are there bearings that the drum rides on that may be shot?

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What do we do to address thumping noise in Kenmore Elite HE4 Dryer?


It is probably one of the idler wheels it rotates on. Look for a flat spot and if you didn't replace the drum your self ask for your money back.

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DRYER MAKES NOISES.



A loose or worn BELT can make funny noises

Or the idler pulley that puts tension on the dryer drum drive belt could be worn out. If the pulley is bad we recommend also replacing the belt.



The glides on drum worn and making metal to metal contact.

The drum slides or glides support the front of the drum. As the drum rotates over the years, the glides wear out and then the dryer makes noise. Replace all of the glides as a set if they are worn out.



CHECK FOR LOOSE BELLOES inside the drum



Sometimes an item can get stuck inbetween the drum and the housing and scrape and grind making funny noises, things like coins, bra wire, nails, hair pins, etc sometimes u can just remove the cabinet and observe by turning the drum by hand or looking for scratch or scrape marks on housing.



The blower:



Clumps of lint, socks, and other small articles of clothing can get past the lint filter and into the blower wheel. If the dryer makes noise, and the noise seems to be at a very fast pace, there might be something caught in the blower wheel. In addition, the blower wheel sleeve might be worn out, allowing the blower wheel to wobble on the motor shaft. If this happens, replace the blower wheel.



The bearings:

The drum bearing supports the rear of the dryer drum. If the dryer makes noise this bearing might be worn out. Replace the bearing if it is worn out. Do not lubricate the bearing, the lubrication will attract lint and dirt and accelerate the wearing process.

The bearings TEST by moving drum by hand u may be able to feel loose or rough movement. And listen to sounds when turning it.



The drum rollers or castors:



It is very common for dryer drum rollers to wear out. If the dryer makes noise, particularly a loud rumbling noise, one or more of the rollers may be worn out. After removing the drum from the dryer, inspect the rollers.

Check for cracks, dryness, or damage and not engaging drum properly. Sometimes u can use high density LITHIUM BASE gear grease to re oil/grease them.

May 16, 2014 | Kenmore Elite HE4 Electric Dryer

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Squeals while drying clothescould this be a bad belt ?


It can come from two things, belt for sure when you over load the dryer or it is getting worn an second the rubber wheels the drum sets on can squeal.

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Our Kenmore He4 dryer makes a loud noise somewhere between the sound of grinding the gears of a standard shift car and the noise that air wrenches make when the the lug nuts are fully tightened when...


Sounds like something is stuck in the fan. There is a squirrel cage fan that draws air through the drum. Take the front panel off and you should be able to see the fan. Or look in the lint trap slot with a light and see if you can see anything. I have also see the fans fail and come loose from the shaft.

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Sears Kenmore Smartheat Elite HE4 Dryer emitting "squealing" sound and drum struggling to rotate when turned on. Operating and drying fine up to this point.


Hi,
Here is a tip that I wrote about dryers and noises...

It will help you determine what is happening there...

Dryer Repair Squeaks, Grinding, Clicking and Knocking Noise


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Kenmore HE4 dryer is making loud noise, like a shoe is in it. The back bottom roller appears to be very loose. How to tighten?


ALWAYS UNPLUG YOUR DRYER BEFORE STARTING ANY REPAIRS
Your problem sounds like drum rollers have flat spots on them .

Check your drum rollers for flat spots or wear, if they have flat spots
or wear on them replace them.
If the drum rollers don't have flat spots or wear on them then they probably
only need lubrication. Lubricate the shaft of the rollers with a good grade
of machine oil such as 3 in One oil.
Reassemble the dryer, plug back in. This should solve your noise problem.
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My kenmore elite HE4 electric dryer is making a screeching/high pitched noise. It would dry the clothes, but I can't stand the noise. Before the noise started the dryer would occassionally not start if...


Hi- The bearing(s) might be worn or the drum wheels sticking but if it is not starting sometimes you most likely have a motor issue. You'll need someone to come out and take a look at it.

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Dryer works, but makes noise.


Hi,
There are a lot of moving part that can cause noises or vibration when get worn out.
  • Make sure dryer is level, and on a secure floor, and that nothing is leaning against the dryer.
  • Check all exposed screws, and make sure they are tight. Loose cabinet screws may cause a squeak.
  • Check for foreign objects below the lint filter:-Remove lint filter, and look down opening. If you need to stick your hand down the opening to remove an object, be careful because the edges could be sharp. It would be advisable for you to wear a pair of work gloves.
  • Foreign objects in the drum front seal and worn or loose drum slides can cause a metal scraping noise as the drum rotates.
  • Check for foreign objects in the drum. (Coins, buttons and zippers will make a rattling sound as they roll around in the drum)
  • A frayed or damaged belt will make a thumping sound.
It is normal to hear the sound of the drum as it turns. If your dryer is making unusual noises and the above suggestions do not resolve the situation, discontinue use of the dryer until it has been checked by a qualified servicer. Continued use may cause wear of other parts making the repair more costly.

Thanks..!!

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there are two rollers that hold up the drum...they go bad...and are ez to replace! they are sold in sets of two for about $30.00

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see if you can turn the drum by hand and try again then reply to me

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