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Bosch dryer drum roller replacement

Common reasons your Bosch dryer needs drum roller replacement

The most common reasons your Bosch dryer needs drum roller replacement are a worn drum support roller, broken drum belt or a worn drum bearing.

  • 34%

    34% of the time it's the
    Drum Support Roller

  • 28%

    28% of the time it's the
    Drum Belt

  • 9%

    9% of the time it's the
    Drum Bearing

  • 29%

    29% of the time it's the
    Something else

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    Most common repairs needed to fix a Bosch dryer

    Drum Support Roller Replacement

    As a drum support roller wears out, your dryer will begin to noise such as clunking sounds or metallic grinding noises. Clunking noises are caused when the roller wheel flattens out and the drum hits flat places on the roller wheel as it spins. When the worn drum support roller fails to keep the drum in place as the drum rotates, you may hear grinding noises as the drum rubs against metal in the cabinet. When your dryer makes noise, schedule service and have a Sears Home Services Repair Expert examine and fix the dryer.


    Drum Belt Replacement

    When a drum roller wears out on your dryer, check the condition of the drum belt. A worn drum belt can put extra pressure on the drum roller and cause the drum roller to wear out prematurely. The drum belt should fit snugly around the dryer drum. The idler pulley exerts tension on the belt so it stays tight and spins the drum properly. As the belt wears out, it can stretch and get loose so the drum may vibrate and not spin properly. When your dryer isn’t spinning as it should, have a Sears Home Services Technician visit your home and fix the dryer.

    Drum Bearing Replacement

    When the drum roller needs replacing in your dryer, check for a worn drum bearing. A worn drum bearing can put extra strain on the drum roller and cause premature failure. The drum bearing ensures that the drum rolls smoothly when the bearing is working properly. When the drum bearing is worn out, the drum won't spin smoothly so the drum roller will often fail quickly because the drum exerts more pressure on the roller. Have a Sears Home Services Technician replace the drum bearing and drum roller when the drum isn't spinning smoothly.

    What to expect when you experience a Bosch dryer drum roller replacement issue

    How is the drum roller replacement problem fixed?

    Correcting most drum roller problems usually involves replacing the drum support roller, drum belt or drum bearing. However, there are many potential causes, so a thorough diagnosis is key to fixing the problem. An accurate diagnosis is essential to understanding how much the repair will be.

    Sears Home Services recommendations for a dryer drum roller replacement

    When the dryer needs drum roller replacement it can be for many reasons. To avoid replacing unneeded parts we recommend having a Sears Home Services professional perform diagnostic tests to identify the root cause of the problem. Our technicians are experienced at diagnosing all types of dryer failures.

    What to look out for with a dryer drum roller replacement diagnosis

    Diagnosing modern appliances without proper knowledge and training can be difficult. Without using proper diagnostic techniques, fixing your dryer problem will only be achieved through changing parts on a hunch. Appliances, especially in the last 10 years, have become extremely advanced, and many models have electronic parts that are difficult to test. DIY repairs on the latest appliance models are becoming increasingly difficult.

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    Additional possible Bosch dryer symptoms you may experience

    • Bosch dryer leaking water
    • Bosch dryer no heat
    • Bosch dryer not draining
    • Bosch dryer not drying
    • Bosch dryer not heating
    • Bosch dryer not spinning
    • Bosch dryer not starting
    • Bosch dryer not turning on
    • Bosch dryer not working