Hi was wondering if someone can help me, my dryer is making a rattling noise. I have taken the back off and if enough tension is put on the belt its possible to make the noise go away. It sounds like its coming from inside the drum but I'm reluctant to start taking it to bits without some idea of what I might find inside.. If anyone can help it would be much appreciated. Thanks Callum
Your rear bearubg is mnost likely failed. and the back plaer is now hitting against the drum. Part number (Fisher & Paykel Dryer Rear Drum Bearing Kit Part 479317) you can replace this eazily by yourself. check that the belt is over both rollers as well.. sometimes they slip off one of them.. especailly if moved around. but this rear bearing is very bad. If you can find a skateboard bearing. it will fit nicely too. a much cheaper replacement and works fine. must get a good quility one lol (but any flate bearing is fine if you can find some in your workshop or neighbours lol
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Hi, I guess you have stumbled upon the resolution yourself. The Tub ratlling could be because of three things. 1. The Belt itself , as it might have slacked after use. and needs replacement 2. The tumbler bearing, that would require you to open the tub 3. The holding bolts that connect both the inside and outside tubs of the dryer.
and do check the floor balance of the dryer.if the surface is not even the dryer can tumble and make noise.
I had this same problem with my Dryer. It is making the few quick beeps because it thinks the door is still open. Near the bottom of the opening to the dryer there is a sensor switch that gets pushed in when you shut the door. Try holding the switch in with a knife or something and then start the dryer with the door open to check if that is the problem. After i did this, i closed the door and my dryer started as normal.
Grinding noise most likely due to the front drum bearings worn out - result is the metal drum making contact with the rim of the from panel.
This requires a total disassembly of the dryer to investigate & likely replacement of the front slipper pads (dry nylon slipper bearings 4 x ).
This will only be a succesful repair if you stopped using the dryer the moment it started screeching.
If you have let it run, the metal-on-metal will have gouged the edge of the drum and will rip up any new replacement bearing pads.
Do not attempt this unless you are a very competent handyperson. Many screws lost, cut fingers and swear words will ensure if you are not confident in approaching this job, so either toss the dryer or get a competent repairman to do the job.