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My tumble dryer was making a grinding noise and has since stopped working

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Posted on Jan 03, 2011

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SOURCE: Dryer Making a Grinding Noise

The grinding noise is probably a worn out roller or the central bearing in the back. The center of the drum in the back has a part called a bearing which screws onto the back of the drum and has a stub which sticks out. The stub then goes into a bearing hole in the back panel of the dryer. If you are handy, you could try to replace yourself. I did it once. While you are at it, check the drum belt which goes around the drum and makes it spin. Replace it if looks like it has wear.

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If youve made sure that its not a roller thats dry or a belt idler pulley that dry,than yes its the motor,and oiling that will only make it worse.

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Posted on Jun 28, 2009

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SOURCE: druer works, heat and tumbling but it makes a loud

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 box 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.
Check your rollers for flat spots, if they have flat spots on them replace them.
If they don't 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.
I will include these two websites for parts and further help:
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http://www.appliancepartspros.com/index.aspx
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Good Luck,
I hope this helps

Posted on Oct 28, 2009

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SOURCE: The dryer is making a loud noise as it tumbles.

you need to open it most of the dryer need maintanace every 4-5 yars and if you keep runing it you may do more damage.
there are several parts that the drum is turning on them and they get bad after few years. like felts,riders,belt...

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