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Hello, I have had my tumble dryer for approx. 6 years now and from around 6 months old it has started to make a noise when in a reverse spin. It has gradually got worse and it is now at a point it is just horrendous. It has no other problems, it gets cleaned out regularly etc and still heats up perfectly. I have noticed it is starting to take longer for loads to dry. Any suggestions or help please?
The noise could be .... the drum sometimes has stick on metal pads for balance or heat shields that will come up and start smacking on the cabinet of the dryer. Remove or lift the top of the dryer and turn the drum and looks for these pads. if one has lifted either glue it back or cut the part off that has lifted.
As far as the not drying part ..... it could be that the dryer is just getting tired and the heating element is gong bad or it could be something as simple as cleaning out the vent going out of the house. You can do this by disconnecting the dryer from the wall and blowing it out with a leaf blower or having someone come in and do it professionally.
Hope this helps.
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
SOURCE: Tumble dryer not heating/drying
To check the element and stats, you need to remove the rear panel of the dryer, there you will see the stats and the element, you need to check for contin uity with a meter set on the ohms range, do it with the stats disconnected, or you will get a false reading.. if one of the stats has gone, then you must replace both of them.
Check thst all filters are clean ,air intake and outlet clear, and wash the lower fluff filter out under a running water supply.
If still no joy ,then could be a control unit prob..
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Posted on Dec 29, 2008
This sounds like the thermostats or heater
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Common faults -
1 The heating elements can fail(meaning open circuit)
2 There are cut-outs (T.O.C's) thatmight need resetting
3 The thermostats (stats) can tripout or burn out (meaning opencircuit)
4 Moderntumble dryers also have sensors and pcb's (Printed circuitboards) thesehaveprograms that can fail and circuitry although most should produce an errorcodeshowing you were the fault is.
5 Faultyconnections and burned wires may also bethe fault.
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Posted on Jan 10, 2010
HI. CHECK YOUR BELT FIRST.IF GONE CHECK DRUM BEARINGS.TOO.THIS COULD BE THE REASON FOR THE BELT TO GO.GOOD LUCK.ALI
Posted on Jun 26, 2012
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