My Hoover nextra condenser dryer has been making loud rubbing/squeaking noises for some time now. We took the top off to investigate further but everything is hidden underneath the drum. How do we find out the problem and does this machine need totally dismantling to fix it!!Hoping you can help Jennifer P.s it still works and have been using it but the noise is starting to get louder!
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sumanth m 's answer may well be correct because I have the same dryer and it has the same problem. I got a massive electric shock off mine and so I think the buzzing is a protection measure against a short circuit
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Here is a tip that I wrote about dryers and noises...
It will help you determine what is happening there...
i had the same problem.it ended up being the bearing that holds the drum in place.it had worn that bad that the drum was rubbing the bottom of the dryer.the bearing is located on the back of the dryer if the bearing is worn there will be like black dust around the area.this does stain so be carefull
Have you fixed this problem? I also have a Hoover condenser dryer, only a few months old, and has started to make a squeal/whistle. I'm thinking it might be the front fan needing some WD40, OR too much water vapour around the belt that moves the drum causing the sounds. If it's the fan, lubricating the shaft and its components should fix the problem, if a wet fan then I'd think maybe fully cleaning the condenser filter, reservoir ect will fix the problem. The problem seems to go away though "mostly" 15 or so minutes after you start the dryer, so that makes me think ones it gets warm something is expanding to allow more "give" so maybe the belt.
Disconnect power and access your dryer fuses. Check and test your fuses for "continuity". Most likely, a white thermal fuse. Can possibly be your ignitor or heat element as well. Is your dryer gas or electric?