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Dryer making clicking sound, humming and vibrating hard

My dryer started off not drying the clothes, we cleaned out the lint (from the back coil, the aluminum pipe in the wall and the lint trap area). That fixed that problem. That was the only problem our dryer was having, that is until we cleaned it. NOW, the dryer has been humming loudly and vibrating alot, but it is tumbling and drying the clothes. I have used it a couple of times. NOW, the dryer is also making an on and off clicking sound. It appears that it is not generating heat. I just opened the dryer and the clothes are cold, no heat and it smells like gas. What is going on? How can I fix this? PLEASE HELP!!!

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  • Chigal74 Apr 24, 2009

    To clarify the problem, the dryer was not heating so we moved it out and cleaned the lint from the lint trap area, removed the aluminum coil and cleaned all that and where it connects to the wall. When we put the dryer back, it began to rattle (vibrate) alot and making a humming sound, but it was drying the clothes. I used the dryer a couple of times since that today. The last load I put into the dryer, the dryer began not only doing the previous, but now started making a continuous on off clicking noise. The glow came on momentarily, but then nothing (no heat produced) just clicking. I opened the door to the dryer and it smelled like gas. I hope that helps to clarify (this all happened today). Curious, how do I check for the leveling position issue?

  • Chigal74 Apr 24, 2009

    Thanks for your reply. To clarify the problem, the dryer was not heating so we moved it out and cleaned the lint from the lint trap area, removed the aluminum coil and cleaned all that and where it connects to the wall. When we put the dryer back, it began to rattle (vibrate) alot and making a humming sound, but it was drying the clothes. I used the dryer a couple of times since that today. The last load I put into the dryer, the dryer began not only doing the previous, but now started making a continuous on off clicking noise. The glow came on momentarily, but then nothing (no heat produced) just clicking. I opened the door to the dryer and it smelled like gas. I hope that helps to clarify (this all happened today). Curious, how do I check for the leveling position issue?

  • Chigal74 Apr 25, 2009

    Thank you for all of your help. However, I was able to figure it all out on my own. It had nothing to do with the suggestions listed above. In fact, the vibrations were due to extreme lint jammed into the blower/fan. I didn't know about this, until I took off the top and front of the dryer. I got the idea from a different post on here (where they found credit card jammed in there). It appeared that when I was cleaning the lint trap area with the lint brush, I must have pushed down and jammed additional lint into the blower. The reason for the no heat is because of all the vibrating and a sensor tripping that shut the gas off to prevent fire. Thank you again for your help.

  • commissiondr May 11, 2010

    See if you can adjust the ignitor somehow to be closer to the burner assembly. If you touch the ignitor, use gloves to keep the oil from your hands off the ignitor surface. Is there a flame sensor next to the ignitor somewhere? (may look like a little stick with a little wire attached ? If so, use some fine sandpaper to roughen the little stick. And, make sure there is no lint around the burner assembly. If you smell gas, it may not be coming all the way down towards the path of the ignitor, and that would cause no heat.



    Regarding the leveling issue, use a standard level, set it in the middle of the dryer and make sure the bubble is in the middle. Then you can adjust your dryers legs up or down, by screwing them in or out.

  • commissiondr May 11, 2010

    Frigidaire had some notorious trouble for bad drum bearings, or rollers on the rear of the drum. Check leveling position since you moved it. If it over heated due to heavy lint build up, thermal limit switches kicked in to avoid a fire hazard. If this unit is 5-10 years old, you may need an ignitor. They become brittle over the years, and that little moving to clean the vent may have done the trick. If the ignitor glows, tap the gas valve lightly with a wrench or something. Sometimes the plunger inside the gas valve on the dryer will stick. The clicking is probably the valve, and ignitor is bad.

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