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Amana gas dryer very noisy


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#1 jammin7800

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Posted 18 March 2011 - 04:56 AM

My Amana gas dryer dries fine. Model number LGA30AW. Gets very hot and dries the clothes fine.
The problem is this: the longer it runs, the louder it gets. Not a thump-thump-thump loud.
Not a squealing high-pitched noise. Just an overall, exponential increase in volume.
It becomes LOUD.

This might be a clue: I've had washer problems recently, where the washer wasn't spinning at the end
of the cycle. Hence, clothes were still soaked and heavy. Most times, we were able to coax the washer
into spinning, but I'd bet sometimes clothes were put into the dryer that were still sopped with water
and VERY heavy.

The noisiness of the dryer didn't start until after the issue with the washer began. Prior to our washer
problems, the dryer was nice and quiet.

That's the only clue I've got. Whatdya think?

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Posted 18 March 2011 - 08:15 AM

YouTube video ?
what's wrong with the Washer ?
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Posted 18 March 2011 - 07:45 PM

When was the last time the drum rollers were replaced? If never, it's time.

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Posted 18 March 2011 - 07:51 PM

I don't think that's it. I replaced those about a year ago. And the sound they made when they went
was a DEFINITE thump-thump-thump. This isn't the same sound. It's just a loudness thing.
Like it has a volume switch and somebody kicked it up to "11"

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Posted 18 March 2011 - 07:54 PM

Need to hear/see that video. :rock_band:

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Posted 19 March 2011 - 03:59 AM

That will be a job for this weekend. Thanks.

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Posted 19 March 2011 - 10:24 AM

7 minutes, 22 seconds of cinematic bliss! I hope you can hear the difference from the first frames
compared to the last. It starts to get louder at about the 3:10 mark, which is about 30, maybe
35 minutes intoi the drying cycle.



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Posted 19 March 2011 - 01:08 PM

Sounds like a worn Motor to me ......

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Posted 19 March 2011 - 01:27 PM

Does it make that same hum if you run it for the same length of time on a no-heat cycle? If so, then I agree with kdog-- new motor time.

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Posted 19 March 2011 - 04:15 PM

I'll let it cool down and try it again tomorrow morning with no heat.
Is there a video on how to replace the motor? Your videos are great!

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Posted 20 March 2011 - 07:22 AM

I just turned the dryer on again. No heat. So far, it's quiet.

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Posted 20 March 2011 - 08:16 AM

It's almost been an hour. Still running quiet. Not the motor? What can I test next?

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Posted 20 March 2011 - 09:48 AM

for sure it will need a new fan and check the motor end play, any more than 1/16 and you will need a new motor also (very common)- How's the vent? If they over heat the fan will warp (grow) and hit the housing. You will see marks on the metal cover if this is the problem

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Posted 20 March 2011 - 11:05 AM

I'm nearly a virgin when it comes to dryer repair. What do you mean by "motor end play"?
Something about how much give there is in it?

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Posted 20 March 2011 - 11:27 AM

yes, but sounds like a Blower Wheel problem to me . .
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Posted 20 March 2011 - 12:15 PM

Sounds like I'm going to have to put some eyeballs on this thing. What am I looking for?

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Posted 20 March 2011 - 12:30 PM

Sounds like I'm going to have to put some eyeballs on this thing. What am I looking for?


Blower Wheel hitting the Blower Housing, Motor Shaft end-play
(Blower Wheel mounted on Motor Shaft)
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Posted 20 March 2011 - 05:28 PM

So I got the front off this thing. Drum's still on. I see the blower wheel.
The motor's behind it. Now what? Do I take the drum off?

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Posted 20 March 2011 - 05:46 PM


You could remove the Drum
Shouldn't run it in the Heat Cycle with the Cabinet disassembled.


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Posted 20 March 2011 - 05:49 PM

Blower wheel doesn't look like its in too bad of shape:

Blower-01
Blower-02
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