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Dryer is very noisey snf vibrates, I removed top cover, vibration is coming from below drum, I'm thinking the support rollers are worn out

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Amana dryer model dle330raw excess vibration


Hi Albert

ALWAYS UNPLUG YOUR DRYER BEFORE STARTING ANY REPAIRS
Your problem sounds like the drum rollers have flat spots on them or in need of lubrication, or maybe your drum belt has slipped off of the idler arm pulley.

Note: This method works with most front loading machines.

Remove the electrical console that holds the timer switch, start switch, etc. from the top of the dryer if you have to.
Note: Some tops hinge and tilt backwards so they do not have to be removed and the electrical console with stay with the lid.
Also remove the lint filter and the screws holding the lint filter housing in place.
Be REAL CAREFUL not to knock any of the wires off of the timer switch. Then remove the top of the dryer.
Remove the front of the dryer by removing two screws located on either side of the top of the dryer housing and unplug the door switch.
This will expose the drum and belt. Remove the drum and belt and this will expose the drum rollers, idler arm pulley and motor.Now is a good time to replace the front felt seal on the drum if it needs to be replaced. Be sure to use a good grade of weatherproof cement on the seal to glue it to the drum, sometimes the glue is furnished with the seal.
Now is also a good time to check the belt to see if it has slipped off of the idler arm pulley and also to check the belt condition for wear.
Be sure to note the route of the belt, this will come in handy when you go to reinstall the belt.
Check your drum rollers for flat spots or wear, if they have flat spots or wear they will make a thumping type of noise.
If your drum rollers have too much wear on them replace them.
If the drum rollers don't have flat spots or wear on them and are only squeeling then they probably only need lubrication.
Remove the rollers and clean the shafts that the roller rolls on, remove any hair,dust,etc from roller and shaft.
Lubricate the shaft of the rollers with a good grade of machine oil such as 3 in One oil, or a light lubricant like Vaseline.
Reassemble the dryer.
Plug back into your electrical receptical.
This should solve your noise problem.
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I have a dryer that is vibrating quite a bit. It has been vibrating at least some for a while because it put a hole in my linoleum I moved the drver, made sure it was level and currently have put heavy...


ALWAYS UNPLUG YOUR DRYER BEFORE STARTING ANY REPAIRS
Your problem sounds like drum rollers have flat spots on them or in need of lubrication.
If you have a front loading machine,

Remove the electrical console that holds the timer switch, start switch, etc. from the top of the dryer.
Be REAL CAREFUL not to knock any of the wires off of the timer switch. Then remove the top of the dryer.
Remove the front of the dryer. This will expose the drum and belt. Remove the drum and belt and this will expose the drum rollers, idler arm pulley and motor.
Now is a good time to check the belt to see if it has slipped off of the idler arm pulley and also to check the belt condition for wear.
Be sure to note the route of the belt, this will come in handy when you go to reinstall the belt.
Check your drum rollers for flat spots or wear, if they have flat spots or wear on them replace them.
If the drum rollers don't have flat spots or wear on them then they probably only need lubrication. Lubricate the shaft of the rollers with a good grade of machine oil such as 3 in One oil. Reassemble the dryer, plug back in. This should solve your noise problem.
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It has high vibration and rattles!


Sounds like you may have a tub roller or two with a flat spot warn on them. You will need to remove the top panel to look down on the drum rollers and check to see if there is a worn spot on them.

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My dryer is making a vibrating noise what do you think the problem is


ALWAYS UNPLUG YOUR DRYER BEFORE STARTING ANY REPAIRS
Your problem sounds like drum rollers have flat spots on them or in need of lubrication, or maybe your drum belt has slipped off of the idler arm pulley.
If you have a front loading machine.
Note: This method works with most front loading machines.

Remove the electrical console that holds the timer switch, start switch, etc. from the top of the dryer.
Note: Some tops hinge and tilt backwards so they do not have to be removed and the electrical consol with stay with the lid.
Also remove the lint filter and the screws holding the lint filter housing in place.
Be REAL CAREFUL not to knock any of the wires off of the timer switch. Then remove the top of the dryer.
Remove the front of the dryer. This will expose the drum and belt. Remove the drum and belt and this will expose the drum rollers, idler arm pulley and motor.
Now is a good time to check the belt to see if it has slipped off of the idler arm pulley and also to check the belt condition for wear.
Be sure to note the route of the belt, this will come in handy when you go to reinstall the belt.
Check your drum rollers for flat spots or wear, if they have flat spots or wear on them replace them.
If the drum rollers don't have flat spots or wear on them then they probably only need lubrication. Lubricate the shaft of the rollers with a good grade of machine oil such as 3 in One oil. Reassemble the dryer, plug back in. This should solve your noise problem.

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Sep 18, 2010 | Maytag Atlantis MDE6400AY Electric Dryer

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Very noisey


the belt is wrapped through a belt tensioner with a roller. The bearing in the roller is bad causing the noise you hear. Sears sells the tensioner roller with the belt which is recommended to replace both at the same time

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What may be the cause of excessive vibration in my asko T731 electric dryer?


Hi,

One of the most common causes of what you`re describing on an Asko dryer is lint build up or static sheets getting into and on the blower wheel or the blower wheel has been busted some how. To check you`ll need to remove the lower panel so first things first...**Unplug the unit from the source or shut off the power at the breaker panel**

With the power now off, remove the 2 philips (star) or torx head screws at the bottom on either side of the panel. Once that is removed you`ll see a white plastic housing which is the vent/exhaust duct.

On this duct there is a small round cover to the left which provides access to the blower, but you may need to remove a sensor/thermistor held in place (and can be hidden in fact) with black puddy, so you`ll need to observe and handle it carefully. The small round cover will be held in place with clips molded into the plastic, a small flat/spaded screw driver will be required to remove the cover.

Once the cover is removed you`ll know almost immediately if the blower is full of lint (or anything else) and causing an unbalanced or excessive vibrating scenario.

Also check the blower nut/fastener to insure it hasn`t come loose or the blower shaft isn`t cracked or become rounded because it should be in the shape of a D where it slides onto the motor shaft.

That is the most common occurrence with the Asko dryer`s when it comes to vibrating. It can manifest from any number of thing`s though really, such as...worn drum rollers or roller shaft`s. Worn rear drum bearing or belt, and even belt tensioner (idler pulley).

I`ve just explained the likeliest cause with the blower wheel, so try that and let me know how it goes.

Hope that help`s you out. Good luck.

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Dispite being on level solid floor the PYE2300AZW has developed a servere vibration. i am over 100 miles from a repair shop so i need to fix it myself. can you offer help


Sounds like your problem may be from flat spots on your drum rollers.
If you have a front loading machine, you would remove the front of the dryer, this will expose the drum. Then you would remove the drum and this will expose the drum rollers. Take a look at them and make sure they look good, while you got the drum out of the way go ahead and lubricate them at the shaft with a good grade of machine oil such as 3 in One oil.
Hope this helps

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Dryer rumbles and vibrates like a bering going out or something, it will still dry a load. the noise comes and goes.


Hi

If your dryer is making noises and vibrates then you'll need to check for the following--

  • Rollers --Many dryers use rollers or wheels to support the clothes drum. When these rollers are worn, they can be noisy. You should replace the whole set of rollers at the same time.

  • Idler pulley --Dryers have a tension or idler pulley that keeps tension on the main drive belt. When it's worn, it can be noisy. When that happens, don't lubricate it. Just replace it.

  • Glides --Many dryers use nylon or plastic glides at the front of the clothes drum for support. When these are worn, they can be noisy. When that happens, replace them.

  • Rear drum bearing --Some dryers support the clothes drum in the rear with a center spindle instead of rollers. The spindle may be a ball-and-socket type support or a shaft through a sleeve. When the components are worn, they may squeak, squeal, or rub. You can't repair them. Just replace them when they're worn.

  • Blower wheel --Your dryer's blower wheel pulls air over the heat source, through the clothes drum, and past the thermostats, then pushes it out the exhaust duct. The blower wheel, which is usually plastic, may wear out over time. But if it's noisy, it may simply be clogged with lint. Clean the blower and test to see if the dryer is still noisy. If it is, you probably need to replace it.

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Drum support rollers are worn. Medium difficulty to replace as unit needs to be disassembled. I cannot see your repyl due to some tech issue w/ the site, so it may be a day or so before I can reply again. Please leave feedback for me if appropriate. Thanks

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I had a technician out who said it is the nylon wheels - when it's cold outside the dryer drum is cold - once you start the drryer ( I know it's very loud) the wheels warm up and quiet down - you can order new wheels I think - different material.

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