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Same problem as earlier individual, moisture in dryer

I too haven't used my dryer since last week, never had this problem before (5+ years of use, no changes to the length of ventilation hose or anything of that sort). I am on the top floor of my condo, and (I believe) the dryer vents to the roof. When I first started the dryer (with clothes in it) it made a strange noise (never heard it before), then when I pulled the clothes out and just started it to see, for about 15 seconds, no noise. Any thoughts?

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  • akalyanam Feb 24, 2009

    I checked everything i had in there for something that could make a weird noise from the clothes (like a buckle or something) --- nothing of the sort. The noise really sounded like it was more in the motor driving it to spin, but again, i took all my clothes out and started it for about 15 seconds, no noise (but a kind of odd smell, not like something burning).

  • Janelle Tablada May 11, 2010

    Sometimes if your dryer started to turn and you had jeans or something in there, it could make an unusual noise. It could also be cold air from the roof gaining access to the motor. Could you give more info on the type of noise?

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Your motor could be seizing. It'd make sense because it's making noise when trying too hard to turn when there's a heavy load in it. Or a load at all for that matter. I would say motor needs replaced...

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