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Whirlpool Dryer Makes Noise

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The part(s) or condition(s) listed below for the symptom Dryer makes noise are ordered from most likely to least likely to occur. Check or test each item, starting with the items at the top of the page.

Most Frequent Causes for Dryer makes noise

Cause 1Drive Belt

The drive belt is a very long, slender belt that wraps all the way around the dryer drum, around a tension pulley, and then around the drive motor. Over time, the drive belt can become frayed or otherwise damaged. If the drive belt is frayed or damaged, the dryer will be noisy as it turns. Inspect the drive belt for signs of wear. If the drive belt is worn, replace it.

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Drive Belt for your WhirlpoolDryer
Drive Belt - Part # 4248258 Mfg Part # 661570V

Dryer drum drive belt, 93 1/2 inches long, 4 ribs 3 grooves. The drive belt is a very long, slender belt that wraps all the way around the dryer drum, around a tension pulley, and then around the drive motor pulley. If the drum will not turn when the dryer is turned on the belt is likely broken.

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Cause 2Drum Roller

One or more of the drum rollers might be worn out. Many dryers have two drum support rollers on the rear of the drum, and some dryers have two more rollers supporting the front of the drum. When the drum rollers are worn out, they can cause the dryer to make a loud rumbling noise. To determine if the rollers are worn out, inspect the rollers. If one or more of the rollers are severely worn, we recommend replacing all of the rollers at the same time as a preventative measure. (The roller shaft can often be reused if it is in good condition. Clean the shaft thoroughly before installing the new rollers.)

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Drum Roller for your WhirlpoolDryer
Drum Roller - Part # 1925071 Mfg Part # WPW10314173

Drum support roller

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Cause 3Drum Roller Axle

One or more of the drum roller axles might be worn out. Most dryers have two drum support rollers on the rear of the drum, and some dryers have two more rollers supporting the front of the drum. Over time, the drum rollers and axles wear out, causing the dryer to make a loud rumbling noise. To determine if the drum roller axles are worn out, remove the belt from the dryer and try turning the drum by hand. If the drum does not rotate freely, check the support rollers for wear. If the rollers spin freely without wobbling, the axles do not need to be replaced. If a roller wobbles and/or does not spin freely, we recommend replacing all of the axles and rollers as a preventative measure.

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Drum Roller Axle for your WhirlpoolDryer
Drum Roller Axle - Part # 1878662 Mfg Part # WPW10359271

Shaft for dryer drum support roller. Front shaft with right hand threads.

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Cause 4Drum Roller Axle

One or more of the drum roller axles might be worn out. Most dryers have two drum support rollers on the rear of the drum, and some dryers have two more rollers supporting the front of the drum. Over time, the drum rollers and axles wear out, causing the dryer to make a loud rumbling noise. To determine if the drum roller axles are worn out, remove the belt from the dryer and try turning the drum by hand. If the drum does not rotate freely, check the support rollers for wear. If the rollers spin freely without wobbling, the axles do not need to be replaced. If a roller wobbles and/or does not spin freely, we recommend replacing all of the axles and rollers as a preventative measure.

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Drum Roller Axle for your WhirlpoolDryer
Drum Roller Axle - Part # 1878663 Mfg Part # WPW10359272

Rear,Left hand thread shaft

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Cause 5Blower Wheel

The blower wheel draws air through the dryer and pushes the air out the vent. Clumps of lint, socks, and small articles of clothing can escape the lint filter and get caught in the blower wheel. If an object is caught in the blower wheel, the dryer may make noise. In addition, the blower wheel sleeve can wear out, allowing the blower wheel to wobble on the motor shaft. To determine if the blower wheel is working properly, remove the dryer vent and assess the strength of the air flow. If the air flow is weak, check the blower wheel for obstructions. If no obstructions are present, try rotating the blower wheel by hand. If the blower wheel wobbles as it turns, replace it.

Parts
Blower Wheel for your WhirlpoolDryer
Blower Wheel - Part # 687613 Mfg Part # WP697772

Dryer blower wheel.
To remove unscrew the blower wheel clockwise off the motor shaft.

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Cause 6Idler Pulley

Inspect the idler pulley for signs of wear. If the idler pulley is worn or damaged, we recommend replacing the drive belt in addition to replacing the idler pulley.

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Idler Pulley for your WhirlpoolDryer
Idler Pulley - Part # 2958 Mfg Part # 279640

Dryer idler pulley. The idler pulley puts tension on the drive belt. If the idler pulley fails to put the proper amount of tension on the belt, the dryer will not spin.

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Cause 7Idler Pulley

Inspect the idler pulley for signs of wear. If the idler pulley is worn or damaged, we recommend replacing the drive belt in addition to replacing the idler pulley.

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Idler Pulley for your WhirlpoolDryer
Idler Pulley - Part # 4337602 Mfg Part # W10837240

Dryer idler pulley assembly.

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Cause 8Drive Motor

The drive motor bearings might be worn out. However, this is rarely the case. Before replacing the drive motor, check all the more commonly defective parts. If you have determined that all of the other components are working properly, replace the drive motor.

Parts
Drive Motor for your WhirlpoolDryer
Drive Motor - Part # 158 Mfg Part # 279787

Dryer drive motor. The drive motor drives the rotation of the dryer's drum. If the drive motor is defective, the dryer won't spin..

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