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djods65 01-25-2014 06:47 AM

Dryer noise
When using my dryer- it is making various noises....sometimes loud, sometimes just an intermittent squeak. Right now I am hearing what sounds like money or other 'pocket finds" rattling around in it(there is not any) and a repetitive squeak. The heat is working- but annoying sound! What can/should I do?

PoleCat 01-25-2014 06:55 AM

Most dryers have nylon bearings at the front side. Its just a shoe of plastic that the drum rides on. When they get worn out the noise can get pretty bad.

joecaption 01-25-2014 07:06 AM

Could be a lot of things.
Worn belt.
Bad pulleys.
Something stuck between the drum and the front panel.
Got a model number?

djods65 01-25-2014 07:06 AM

Is it ok to use the dryer even though it is making these noises?

PoleCat 01-25-2014 07:39 AM

I wouldn't for very long.

djods65 01-25-2014 07:39 AM

Model - general electric - drsr495eg0ww

djods65 01-25-2014 07:41 AM

Now it is running and making no noises at all- heat is still working...?????

PoleCat 01-25-2014 07:49 AM

Like Joe said, it may have been something stuck between the drum and the face and it has fallen out. I used to clean out a couple dozen dryers twice a year at a retirement community and I usually came out a couple of bucks ahead from change removed from the fan housing.

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