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Dryer noisy

Common reasons your dryer noisy

The most common reasons your dryer is noisy are a worn drum support roller, damaged blower wheel or a broken drum belt.

  • 34%

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

  • 28%

    28% of the time it's the
    Blower Wheel

  • 10%

    10% of the time it's the
    Drum Belt

  • 28%

    28% of the time it's the
    Something else

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    Common dryer repair parts you may need

    Replacing one of these dryer parts may fix your problem.

    Drum Support Roller Replacement

    A worn drum support roller can cause your dryer to become noisy. This roller helps stabilize the drum as it rotates inside the dryer. When the roller wheel wears down, you may hear a clunking sound as the drum hits flat spots on the roller. Additionally, worn-out drum support rollers can lead to whining or grinding noises as components rub against each other. If your dryer is making noise, it's advisable to have a Sears Home Services Expert inspect it and replace the worn drum support roller if necessary.


    Blower Wheel Replacement

    A damaged blower wheel can produce loud noises in the dryer during operation. This wheel is responsible for circulating air from the heater into the dryer drum to dry the clothes. Over time, the blower wheel can wear out, causing it to vibrate and generate loud noises while spinning. If you notice your dryer making loud vibrating or rattling sounds, it's recommended to have a Sears Home Services Technician inspect the dryer. The technician will replace the damaged blower wheel if necessary.

    Drum Belt Replacement

    If your dryer is producing unusual noise, a worn or broken drum belt might be the culprit. A worn belt can slip across the drum, resulting in a rubbing noise. Additionally, if the belt breaks, it can lead to a knocking noise as leftover belt fragments are tossed around inside the dryer by the drive motor. When you notice loud noises coming from your dryer and it's not functioning properly, it's advisable to schedule a service appointment. A Sears Home Services Technician will be dispatched to your home to resolve the issue with your dryer.

    What to expect when you experience a dryer noisy issue

    How to fix dryer noise problems

    Dealing with most noise problems usually involves replacing parts like the drum support roller, blower wheel, or drum belt. However, since there are various potential causes, conducting a thorough diagnosis is essential for effectively resolving the issue. An accurate diagnosis is crucial for assessing the repair cost accurately.

    Sears Home Services provides advice for a noisy dryer

    If your dryer is making noise, there could be various reasons for it. To prevent replacing unnecessary parts, we suggest having a Sears Home Services professional conduct diagnostic tests to pinpoint the root cause of the issue. Our technicians have expertise in diagnosing all sorts of dryer problems.

    What to expect with a dryer that makes noise diagnosis

    Diagnosing modern appliances can pose challenges without the right knowledge and training. Without employing proper diagnostic techniques, resolving issues with your dryer may only involve replacing parts based on guesswork. Over the past decade, appliances have evolved significantly, with many models featuring complex electronic components that are hard to assess. DIY repairs on the latest appliance models are becoming progressively more challenging.

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