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Noisy electrolux dryer

Only 2 months old and it has started making a bad metalic scraping noise, similar to the noise it would make if the felt rings were worn out....but its new and the rings are in tact and normal looking. i have noted that the noise is coming from the front.

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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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Posted on Sep 30, 2010

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That is an accurate description
the drum of all dryers is suspended from a combination of
felt pads at the drum ends
nylon glides under the drum
rubber tired thrust rollers.
the rubber tires wear, and the drum shifts, this pinches and wears the felts, then there is enough space to pinch the clothes in the gap
It is a simple enough fix, and well worthwhile, felts glides and rollers are cheap in comparison to new dryers.
Generically all dryers are pretty much the same, so when you go to the parts store, the felts rollers and glides may be labelled whirlpool or kenmore
they will fit exactly, there are very few that fit very many models.

To do the job
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  • tilt lid up
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  • pull drum out forwards
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good roller
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7133e59.jpg rollers are in pairs, if one is worn replace both

Inspect felts and nylon glides where fitted, any wear - replace

to replace felts
requirements 2 or more pairs locking pliers(visegrips) hitemp silicone adhesive
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nylon glides, if fitted replace easily, a central screw, or glue

reassemble in reverse order

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