Been there, done that. It's more than likely a bad roller.It might just be the bearings in the roller need oiled with some 3-in-1 oil or a light oil. you will have to dismantle the whole thing to get the drum off...but the peace and quiet will be worth the effort. I had one roller that just needed oiled, but the other one needed replaced. It costed about $9. and was only held on by a "C" clip. hope this helps.
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The slipper pads are most likely warn out and the motor is tripping on overload. Was it making a rubbing noise when the drum is rotating, try turning the drum by hand and listen. If you have a drier that will run inverted turn it over and try.
Very rare a motor fails on a hoover drier normally its the capacitor that fails. you can hear the motor humming but the drum wont rotate to proof its the capacitor turn the machine on press start listen for the motor humming open the the door of drier turn the drum by hand fast then shut the door as fast has possible then the drum should start going around . then this proves its the capacitor fault you are doing the job of the capacitor giving the motor a start .
Perhaps the zipper caused sleeve damage where the drum interfaces with the sleeve. Check for free rotation issues and periodic noises when rotating the unit by hand. Here are a couple of other possibilities: When old belt was replaced the belt was misaligned (not perpendicular) to the drum. When removing ore installing the drum there was a loss of sleeved material that the drum rides on. When replacing the drum into the sleeve and closing the drier up sleeve is not flush, something did not fit together quite right. Remember very small alignment problems will be magnified 3 fold on the clearances of the sleeve to drum. And lastly the motor bearings could be starting to slide in the bearing raceway which can intermittently stop the motor briefly, doing this will also snap the belt. Check to make sure that the motor turns freely when the belt is not on. Spin it in both directions to ensure that there are not any problems. Once you get it all back together check rotation of the drum by hand, there will be some tension but it should move, if not retrace your steps. TIP OF THE DAY-- To reduce the suction draft and drying time your drier and save some cash, remove the lint catcher and take it to the sink. Run water into it, if there is excessive pooling of the water (water not runnig straight through then fabric softener is fouling the lint screen. Use a small brush and dish detergent to clean it and then shake off all the water and dry the screen. This wont really fix the main condition, but it will not hurt. Remember this tip on future driers and you will make the dryer blower motor last much longer.
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i would have to have a make and model for your dryer, but usually if your hearing a scraping noise it will be the drum glide or glides depending on your make and model. GE type dryers have 3 or 4 drum glides that are easily replaceable when you take off the front access panel. if your machine is a Frigidaire you will need a felt pad kit which includes a felt pad and high temperature glue. please let me know the make and model and i can narrow it down for you. Thanks
replace the drier drum belt and bearings