Question about Whirlpool Dryers
SOURCE: dryer won't spin
step 1- remove the face of the dryer, then remove the cover for the fan, check to see if object is blocking the fan, if object is there , remove object, if not go to step 2
step 2- check to see if the belt is broken, if the belt is broken replace the belt.
step 3 - remove the belt from the motor and turn the dryer on, if the motor doesn’t turn then you need to replace the motor.
Posted on Jan 01, 2008
sounds like your bearings have gone at the back off your drum behind the small middle panel try turning it by hand if it starts scrapping straight away then u need to replace the bearings m8
Posted on Feb 08, 2008
there are two possibilities for this question. 1) there is an idler roller that give the belt the correct tension . unplug dryer and remove idler roller see if it spins freely if not replace it @0 there are two drum rollers in back of machine thatdrum rides on remove drum it's self explanitory how to remove drum and very easy also. you can roll these wheels and check for free movement visually check them ,one or both should be worn out or the bearing in the wheel has failed before putting old or new wheels back sand the wheel shafts to get any gunk off them and that's about the only thing that can make a dryer squeek
Posted on Jan 25, 2009
Sounds like the drive belt has gone,and the noise you can hear is the motor going round.
The red glow you can see, will be the heater element glowing..
To check the belt, remove top cover, and you will be able to see if the belt is on or not, if you can see it round the drum, try to lift it up, if it has not broken,then you will not be able to remove it, and that means the motor or drum could be siezed, try to turn the drum by hand, it should be fairly stiff to turn, but not that stiff that you cannot turn it at all.
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Posted on Feb 01, 2009
SOURCE: dryer making funny noise
If your dryer is old, your probably right. Your drum rolls on 3 rollers and they tend to get "out of round" after years of use. If you want to change them, you will have to remove the drum from the front of the dryer (after removing the door) and they will be attached to the rear wall. Good luck. Your fix it cost is around....$50.
Posted on Apr 17, 2009
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