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Squeaky dryer door

I was wondering if I could use WD 40 on my dryer door?

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Yeah you can graphite that goes into a lock would be better, either that you use BE sure to remove the excess or it will sooner or later end up on your clothes

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Gum in a dryer


Thankfully, removing gum from the dryer is more of a pain in the **** than actually difficult. There are a couple of approaches you can take.

The Melt it off Method.

Use a hair dryer to heat the gum until it is pliable and then scrape the gum off of the dryer.

The Freeze it Off Method.

Get a handful of ice cubes and a nylon scraper or an old credit card. Apply the ice cube to the gum and then scrape it off. Repeat until all of the visible gum has been removed.

Whichever method you use, inspect the drum carefully, the gum is sneaky and will hide where the fin meets the drum and on the back wall, and on door, etc. Use a flashlight to be sure there isn't any gum hiding in the drum.

Then get either Goo Gone or for electric dryers WD-40 works, too -do NOT use WD-40 in a gas dryer- and apply the solvent to paper towels. Carefully and thoroughly wipe out the entire inside of the dryer drum. This is to get rid of any lingering gum residue that might be hard to see.Do not skip the rinsing step. It is especially important if you used WD-40.

The next load through the RINSED dryer should be a load of rags, not your best blouse or favorite jeans. Got that?

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Dryer making squeaking noise, what causes this?


The squeaking could be coming from the idler pulley on the motor, the drum rollers or a worn drum seal. It is not a good idea to spray the rollers with WD-40. The WD-40 will attract lint that will build up and could catch on fire inside the dryer cabinet. A bad drum support roller or any other squeaking component inside a dryer cabinet will normally need to be replaced.

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Just installed dryer heating element,loudsqueeking noise although drying alright. have used wd40 and ran machine to see if problem would subside after standing for some months.


did you use WD-40 on the motor, if you do you will need to unplug the dryer, and with a small drill bit drill a hole until you hit the cotton(yellow stuff) then with the straw on the WD-40 dampen the cotton cover hole with tape, unless on your motor there is an oil plug. the other things may be: drum rollers. drum glides, drum belt, and possible the idler arm. Hope this helps Tim

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Dryer squeaks when clothes are drying


Squeaking can mean bearings going bad or the pulleys needing some oil on them. The pulleys can usually be accessed from the rear of the dryer. The bearings are a different story, you would need to remove outer casing of the dryer to remove the drum to get the bearings behind the drum. I would recommend trying to oil the motor and idler pulleys and if that doesn't fix the problem if your handy you can try to replace the bearings. Its a big job, the bearings are behind the drum and are screwed in from the inside of the drum. In order to remove the drum the casing of the dryer had to be removed, usually the front and the top (the top will sometimes tip back on hinges). After that the drum should slide out with the bearing assembly attached. Installation is the same as removal. {Note: If you find it to be too much trouble, I would just leave it squeak, other than being annoying it won't hurt anything. Also, some dryers have a compartment in the back where you can see the bearing assembly, maybe you can spray some WD-40 in there and see if it stops squeaking. The time you really need to replace the bearings is if your drum is loose, as the bearings have gone bad, not just squeaky}

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Dryer makes terrible squeaking noise when running


remove the front cover and replace the drum glides that the drum rolls on at the front,they are very inexpensive and easy to replace you can try wd-40 to make sure this is your problem,if so then replace them because wd-40 draws lint

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How do i remove the ink stains inside my dryer


Try wd 40. Spray on an old rag and try to wipe it off. Then use 409 or oxy clean to clean the wd 40 off so it does not smell up your clothes.

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My hoover tumble dryer hnv 380 is making grinding noise when in turns. Seems the drum bearing needs replacing. I am looking for instructions on how to fix this problem.


I've had exactly the same problem with this model and nearly traded it in as it was getting so noisy. However - it can be fixed! You need some general purpose grease from Halfors etc and some WD-40 and a philps screwdriver. Just follow these steps to get the front panel off the dryer: Instructions to lubricate the pulley wheels on the Hoover HNV380 dryer 1. Disconnect from the mains 2. Unscrew screws at the top of the rear of the dryer which allows the top panel of the dryer to slide backwards out. 3. To take off the front of the dryer, unscrew the screws at the top of the inside front panel, next lay the dryer onto it?s back and open the dryer?s door? there are 4 screws on one side and two on the other ? leave the outer 2 screws on the side that has 4 screws which keep the door on and unscrew 2 inner screws and the two screws on the other side. Then finally there are 3 more screws on the under panel to unscrew. This allows the front panel to be moved enough to see inside the dryer. 4. Check the belt that wraps around the drum is ok and centrally in position. 5. Under the drum the belt wraps around the spindle of the motor and is guided by the 2 pulley wheels. These wheels are probably the main culprit of the noise and can sometimes be reproduced by pulling at the belt through the wheels. Put plenty of grease around the pulleys and keep turning the belt to ensure that the grease gets into every bit of the wheels. 6. Then spray WD-40 around the pulleys for good measure and also into the motor and spindle. Make sure there are no more squeaks when you turn the drum by pulling at the belt trough the pulley wheels. 7. Re-assemble the dryer by going back trough the steps in reverse. 8. Just to be certain once the dryer is re-assembled undo the silver cover on the back of the dryer and spay more WD-40 around the plastic fan and into the motor through the fan. I reckon that this should last for a good 12 months or more before starting to squeek again - so far it's been 2 months and sounds as good as new Good Luck

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Coin-operated dryer won't turn off at end of cycle.


A dryer timer is a real simple device. Take the whole thing out and give it a good inspection. A little wd 40 can do wonders. A bad coin in the works can jam it on. Put a coin thru the works, watch the action. The timer motor can fail or get stuck, spray and test.

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On the motor is a spring loaded switch. When the motor spins fast enough, it moves and keeps the motor going. It could be stuck with lint. The spring loaded part moves parts inside where all the wires go. Look carefully, the wire locations should be marked. Don't open that part unless you're really good at putting little things back together. That part should be replaceable if it's gone bad. A little wd-40 can do a lot of wonders.

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Need help with OLD dryer


IF YOU MEAN THAT THE DRYER STARTS BACK UP WHEN YOU CLOSE THE DOOR, THE PUSH TO START SWITCH IS SHORTED. CHECK TO SEE IF THE PUSH TO START BUTTON IS STUCK PRESSED IN AND NOT SPRINGING BACK OUT.
IF IT IS STUCK, TRY WD-40 TO LOOSTEN IT. OTHERWISE, REPLACE THE SWITCH.

IF THE DRYER KEEPS RUNNING WHEN YOU "OPEN" THE DOOR, THE DOOR SWITCH IS SHORTED. REPLACE THE DOOR SWITCH.

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