Ignoring the noise your Frigidaire dryer makes may seem like an easy option. After all, who has time to deal with broken appliances? On the other hand, ignoring loud dryer noises can lead to more serious problems in the future.
Hopefully, this article will help you troubleshoot the issues that cause loud dryer noise to avoid future headaches. If you’re having trouble, you can contact Frigidaire appliance repair, where they can help you fix the problem quickly, whether it’s a torn drive belt or a worn-out drum bearing.
It’s hard to know where to start looking for solutions when you’re wondering, “Why is my dryer making such a loud noise?” While it may seem like there are hundreds of options, there are usually only a few components that cause Frigidaire dryer noise. We’ll take a look at the most common ones, so you can be aware of them when it comes to repairs.
THE DRIVE BELT HAS GOTTEN LOOSE OR HAS BEEN DAMAGED
Because the drive belt plays such an important role in dryer operation, it is a common cause of dryer noises. Between the driving pulley and the dryer motor, the drive belt is hanging.
This rubber belt can stretch and loosen over time, as well as break and damage. A loose, but not overstretched, belt can be replaced on the driving pulley; however, a stretched, broken, or damaged belt must be replaced.
THE DRUM ROLLERS ARE WORN OUT
The weight of the dryer drum is supported by drum rollers. They’re formed like wheels and are positioned in the drum’s back, though there may be more rollers in the front. You’ll hear your dryer squeaking when the drum rotates if these rollers wear out.
The drum rollers must be inspected for evidence of wear to determine that they are the cause of a Frigidaire dryer creating noise. We recommend changing all of the rollers at the same time, even if only one is worn out.
THE BLOWER WHEEL HAS BEEN OBSTRUCTED
The blower wheel’s job is to blow hot air through the dryer and out the vent, as its name implies. Lint and other small objects can clog a dryer vent, and they can also clog the blower wheel and cause an obstruction. The sleeve that holds the blower wheel in place might also wear out, causing it to shake and generate noise.
While a dryer vent cleaning will clear obstructions, diagnosing a clogged blower wheel will necessitate some testing. While it is possible to restore normal function by removing any obvious obstructions from the blower wheel, a shaky blower wheel must be replaced.
THE DRUM BEARING HAS BEEN DAMAGED
This metal bearing on the back of the dryer drum aids in the stability and smooth rotation of the drum. It will eventually wear out, and you will hear your Frigidaire dryer make a grinding noise when the drum knocks against the dryer panel.
Remove the dryer belt and turn the dryer drum by hand to see if the noise is coming from the drum bearing. If the grinding noises persist or the drum becomes difficult to rotate, the drum bearing is most likely broken or worn and will need to be replaced.