Question about Dryers
On most all dryer tubs the "drum" has a set of rollers front and back (although on some Kenmore GE and whirlpool dryers there is a set of "glides" on the front instead of rollers).
First turn on the dryer and open the door quickly and note the direction it turns. Clock wise or counter clock wise.
Listen as closely as possible as to "where the noise is coming from" Right or left front or back top or lower... .
On most models you remove the top and you can shake the drum and push and pull it and maybe get an idea from this as to where to concentrate your looking.
and than proceed
You will have to access the front area remove the cover (front cover usually on Kenmore).
A thud thud thud a second or less apart is a small whell and a thud about 3 to 4 seconds apart is a bigger wheel. This bigger wheel is probably the drum and look at the front and back edges of the drum while the top is up looking for paint wear off or cracks in the drum... If its the smaller and quicker noise you problem is most often lower and on the bottom corners of the drum. Once you can see the drum with the door / front pannel removed you can most often move the drum around an dfind the drum wheel giving the trouble. If you opt to replace the roller(s) do not use greese on them as it will attract lint and fail prematurely.Do not use WD40 as it is a moisture repellant but not a long lasting lubercant. in these rollers bare to bare is usually best.
Hope this helps. please rate and grade me accordingly. Thank you And GOOD LUCK
Posted on Mar 08, 2009
IT COULD ALSO BE YOUR BELT OR YOUR DRIVE BELT PULLY SOME DRYERS USE A GLIDER TO ROLL ON OR THAT THE DRUM SITS ON WHITCH IS JUST A PIECE OF LEATHER OR PLASTIC ECT. THAT THE DRUM SITS ON WHILE IT SPINS
Posted on Mar 08, 2009
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