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Dryer vibrates

Common reasons your dryer vibrates

The most common reasons your dryer vibrates are a worn drum support roller, defective electronic control board or a damaged blower wheel.

  • 49%

    49% of the time it's the
    Drum Support Roller

  • 26%

    26% of the time it's the
    Electronic Control Board

  • 8%

    8% of the time it's the
    Blower Wheel

  • 17%

    17% 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

    If your dryer is vibrating, it might be time to consider replacing a worn drum support roller. This roller is responsible for keeping the drum stable and facilitating its rotation within the cabinet. Over time, the roller wheel can become worn, leading to the development of flat spots. Consequently, when the dryer is in operation, both the drum and the wheel may vibrate. If you notice excessive vibration, it's advisable to schedule a visit from a Sears Home Services Repair Expert. Upon inspection, the technician will replace the drum support roller if deemed necessary.


    Electronic Control Board Replacement

    If your dryer is vibrating, it could be due to a faulty electronic control board failing to detect issues caused by an oversized load. This board is responsible for overseeing all components of the dryer and should halt its operation upon detecting any problems. However, if the internal logic of the electronic control board is compromised, it may fail to identify issues and thus allow vibrations to occur. It's advisable to have a Sears Home Services technician inspect and repair your dryer if you notice excessive vibration.

    Blower Wheel Replacement

    If the blower wheel in your dryer is damaged, it may generate a loud vibration noise while running. The blower wheel plays a crucial role in circulating air from the heater into the dryer drum to facilitate the drying process. Over time, the blower wheel can wear out, leading to vibrations and noisy operation. If you notice loud vibrating noises coming from your dryer, it's advisable to have a Sears Home Services Technician inspect it. The technician will replace the damaged blower wheel if necessary.

    What to expect when you experience a dryer vibrates issue

    How to fix a dryer vibration problem

    Addressing most vibration issues typically requires replacing components such as the drum support roller, electronic control board, or blower wheel. However, since various factors could contribute to the problem, conducting a comprehensive diagnosis is crucial for effective resolution. An accurate diagnosis is vital for determining the cost of the repair.

    Sears Home Services offers solutions for a dryer that vibrates

    When your dryer vibrates, there could be various reasons behind it. To prevent unnecessary part replacements, we advise scheduling diagnostic tests with a Sears Home Services professional. Our technicians have extensive experience in diagnosing all kinds of dryer issues.

    What to expect with a dryer vibrates diagnosis

    Identifying issues with modern appliances can be tough without the right knowledge and training. Trying to fix your dryer without proper diagnostic methods often leads to guesswork and part replacements. Appliances, particularly those made in the last decade, have advanced greatly, with electronic components that are tricky to check. DIY repairs on newer models are getting harder.

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