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My Frigidaire electric dryer Model GLEQ332 AS/2 manufactured March 2004 makes a fast clicking sound when the tumbler is rotating, either by the motor, or turned manually by hand. It sounds as if there is a piece of plastic touching the parts of the motor that turn. I look through the service port and see no problem with the motor, belt, other moving parts that I can see. It could be the motor axel, but I see no vibrations. This problem started suddenly today. Never heard this sound. What do you think?

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  • shoyer_niels Feb 09, 2010

    I stuck my hand in behind the the front axel mount, there I saw and felt an axel mounted ring that was loose. It vibrated when the tumbler was turned. Then I took the dryer to an authorized repair shop to be fixed. Don't know yet what the fix is going to be - perhaps a simple job, perhaps a motor replacement. Depending on cost, I'll either have the dryer repaired or replaced. Other than this loose ring problem, the dryer is like new. No scratches, and only lightly used be us two old retired people. Too bad Frigidaire can not make a better product. The dryer says 'Heavy Duty' on the front! Instead it should say 'Made in the US by Union Labor' .

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Look in the holes of the tumbler and you will find piece of iron from brah.

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