Dryer Noise Problem

Old 05-07-03, 11:39 AM
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My gas dryer, when it is running is making a horrible screeching noise. It is heating and the belt is intact. I have lifted the top and checked the belt and manually rotated the drum. When I then turn it on, it will run a few minutes without the noise, but it eventually starts with the screeching. Can you help?
Old 05-08-03, 02:41 PM
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Without knowing the make, model, style or age of your dryer we will be very general. Dryer drum supports ( wheels, rollers, glides ) often wear and can make noises. Idler pulleys, motors are next on the list of noise makers. When bad any one of these parts can/will make a screech noise

The dryer would need to be checked to see which/what is making the noise. Sometimes listening to the noise helps...a slow(er) noise is often at drum speed ( rollers, ect ), a faster noise is more at the motor/idler pulley speed.

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Old 05-08-03, 03:30 PM
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Jeff, Thank you for your reply. I, at least now know where to start looking, or rather have my son-in-law start looking. The dryer is a Kenmore, and I don't the age but is old. But, thanks for the info. Patty
Old 05-08-03, 07:13 PM
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**The dryer is a Kenmore, and I don't the age but is old.**

Drum rollers and idler pulley are the most common noise makers on a Kenmore dryer.

Noise makers and where they are and what they look like

**But, thanks for the info**

You are welcome!!


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