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DIAGNOSE YOUR DRYER BY SOUND!

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Clothes dryers are simple appliances made of only a few moving parts.  Most clothes dryer noises and dryer sounds are easy to recognize and point to a specific problem. Some appliance repair technicians can diagnose a problem after listening to a dryer noise or dryer sound for only a moment.

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The key is to know what you are listening to. Is your dryer having problems? Is it making a fast metal on metal sound or rubbing noise? Or Is your dryer making a slower grinding noise?

It’s helpful to know that dryer drums have a seam where the sheet metal is rolled and connected;  most noises are almost always caused by the dryer drum in some way.

While a fast and constant clicking noise is usually the dryer’s blower wheel.

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Troubleshooting Dryer Problem Noises

For your reference here is an audio clip of a perfect sounding dryer.

To hear some common dryer sounds, Click on the audio button.  after you have figured out your dryer’s noise you will have a  better idea of what to fix.

Coins In The Dryer’s Drum Baffle

This common  dryer sound was recorded with a few coins inside the dryer’s drum fins, also called “baffles”

Dryer Problem Noise Coins In The Dryer Drum

Open the dryer and remove the screws that pass through the dryers drum attaching the paddles. Now you can solve those pesky dryer noises, you can now clear those noisy coins out!.

Dryer Problem Noise Drum Rubbing

Dryer Problem Noise Drum Rubbing

This is the scraping dryer problem sound, which is the dryer’s side rubbing against the rotating dryer drum. Heavy objects pressing against the dryer can cause this noise.

Opening the dryer and flex the side of the cabinet away from the spinning drum will sometimes stop the grinding or rubbing noise. Unless you have a GE – General Electric dryer, you’ll most likely have to replace the Plastic drum glides on the inside due to the dryer drum rubbing through.

Pencil Stopping The Dryer’s Blower

<Dryer Problem Noise Jammed Blower

Loud buzzing sound coming from your dryer indicates its the motor, sometimes its as simple as a a pencil in the blower. Objects can pass into the blower housing through holes in the dryer drum or through the dryer’s lint trap.  This was recorded as the dryer was first starting.

If this was the last sound you’ve heard from your dryer, if that’s the case then your belt most likely broke.

Dryer Blower Wheel is Stuck

Dryer Problem Noises Grinding Blower

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If the dryer blower wheel is not jammed completely by an object it may cause a fast rubbing, clicking, or buzzing sound. Sometimes the dryers blower wheel housing itself may become bent and cause a similar noise as it rubs against the dryer’s blower wheel.

9 times out of 10 is something fell down into the blower wheel and simply needs to be removed.

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