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Noisy "rubbing" sound...

My Duet dryer works perfectly but there is a rubbing/clanking sound that drives me to distraction when it's tumbling. It almost sounds like something metal is tumbling along with it. It makes the same sound if it run it empty.

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  • clwseattle Feb 17, 2008

    The noisy has been getting steadier... more. When it tumbles it also sounds like a car wheel that is not guite round... a slight thump on every rotation... I'll have my husband give it a good oil. It's about 2 years old though so I wonder if it would need it this soon....

  • Gary Davd
    Gary Davd May 11, 2010

    how mech. inclined are u?? if i send you the repair manual to break it down would that help??

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  • Sounds like You have a flat spot on the support roller They will need to be replaced If you want to get the drum out let me know there are two rollers on the back that support the drum I suggest while you have it open to replace both

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It may need a good lubrication job. look for all rolling parts metal or plastics and give a good dose of WD-40 and observe. ba particular to the bushing of the drive motor, the roller and the center bearing that hold the drum.

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