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I have a whirlpool dryer that will tumble but makes a noise

It will dry but it makes a "rubber clicking" noise..gosh does that make since? almost like the wheel of fortune clicking noise ?

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  • johnanddawnc Mar 02, 2009

    i opened it while it was tumbling and i think it has something to do with the drum? its not tumbling smoothly

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Sounds as if perhaps something has fallen down the vent hole atop the dryer, it leads directly to the fan so its quite possibel to be making that noise, if you remove teh back of unit yo can locate the "channel " that the filter goes down and by removing a few screws yo can remove the channel to check for obstruction, the 2 screws undethe filter on top need to be removed as well. good luck!

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  • Ron Coons
    Ron Coons Mar 02, 2009

    well in that case perhaps one of the rollers supporting the drum has gone outta round, or even a "screw" lodgedinto the front felt glide causing the "Bump"

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