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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Dryers do what they are designed to do, Dry things. In the process everything inside the drying cylinder makes dust and airborne particulates called Lint. The Biggest bane for dryers is Lint accumulation. Clean the Lint filter screen. If it detaches from the dryer housing with screws remove them. Clean out what you see if you have a wet vacuum with a small hose carefully push this down into the opening and vacuum it ou. Another thing pull your dryer out from the wall disconnect the power and remove the vent hose. Vacuum inside the opening in the back of the dryer. You would be surprised how much lint accummulates here. Lastly check your vent hose for lint accumulation or blockage. If you find it blocked, disconnect the hose from the vent going outside and clean it all out with a vacuum . Put it all back together and run a load of clothes if you dont see a marked improvement in circulation and drying time, then either the blower fan is n't working properly or you have a burned out thermostat. If you have heat flowing turn it up to max heat and see how hot it really gets if on opening the dryer you feel extreme heat then it is either working right or the thermostat is not shutting off at the high limit. the Thermostat is a piece of Bimetallic metal that is extremely sensitive to certain temperatures. When they reach the preset heat limit they shut off allowing the heating elements not to burn out. A good investment is to keep dryer maintenance at regular intervals. They sell dryer cleaning brushes and Vacuum hose attachments for getting into the deep crevasses and nether regions of your dryer. Good luck and happy drying
Close the door firmly. The dryer will not operate if the door is not completely closed.
Press the "Start" button firmly or push the knob in to start the dryer.
Turn the dial past the "Off" position and away from "Wrinkle
Prevent." The dryer will not start in the "Off" or "Wrinkle Prevent"
Long Drying Times
Remove the lint screen. Clean it and replace it.
Check the temperature of the room. The dryer will not operate properly in temperatures below 45 degrees Fahrenheit.
Inspect the area around the dryer. It requires at least
1-inch clearance on the front and sides of the dryer. A 5-inch clearance
is needed on the back of the dryer. Move the dryer, if needed.
Separate large loads and do not use an air dry cycle.
Lint, Stains and Wrinkles
Clean the lint screen before drying each load of clothes to prevent lint buildup on clothing.
Add fabric softener sheets before starting a drying cycle.
If the sheets are added after the load has partially dried, they can
leave stains on the clothing.
Dry small loads and remove clothing as soon as the drying cycle completes to prevent wrinkling.
Dryer is Noisy
Check the inside of the dryer for loose change, buttons or other items. Empty the pockets on clothing before drying.
Separate items that are knotted together and restart the
load. Knotted or balled up clothing will bounce and make the dryer
Level the dryer. Turn the leveling legs on the front of the
dryer clockwise or counter-clockwise until the dryer is level. Turning
the legs clockwise will lower the dryer. Turning the legs
counter-clockwise will raise the dryer.
110 means you have a whirlpool dryer. If the filter is on top then I would say you have a bad glide, if the filter is in the door you have a bad wheel, very rare. At any rate you need to open it up and inspect it.
how old is the dryer?sounds like the motor is bad.i see this when the owner doesn't clean out the dryer,it's not that hard to change out the motor,if it's in good shape and not to old go for it but you gotta clean the dryer out,you need to clean out the duct that the lint filter slides into,if you have a shop vac blow off all the lint on the motor and out of the heating box or tube and vac out all the lint and if the vent line is long remove it from the back of the dryer,go outside and make sure the outside vent is clear and then from the back of the dryer blow out the vent line with a leaf blower,i've seen bird nests blow out of the vent lines,you could have a fire in the dryer or the dryer will run hot and damage parts and your clothes will take a long time to dry.all a dryer does is move air,if it can't your gonna have problems,let me know what you find and how you make out,if i can help you with anything else let me know
You NEED to have a professional vent company clean your dryer out! PLEASE don't run your dryer when you're alseep or not at home due to a fire hazard! It sounds like the dryer is full of lint that's buring and make sure you clean your lint filter EVERY time you dry a load for safety's sake and energy efficiency.
restriction in your vent check it from the back of the dryer it must be 4 inches in dia and clear get a flashlight and look behind the dryer see if its mashed coiled or folded check the dryer hood make sure if there is a bird screen on it its clear easy way to tell if vent is at fault disconnect from dryer and do a load then let me know