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Drier Drum makes noise while rotating

Drum makes noise while rotating, it is worse a the strart of the cylce and gradually stops

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  • Anonymous May 11, 2010

    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

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    Marvin May 11, 2010

    replace the drier drum belt and bearings


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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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