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jammin7800

Amana gas dryer very noisy

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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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YouTube video ?

what's wrong with the Washer ?

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

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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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Need to hear/see that video. :rock_band:

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That will be a job for this weekend. Thanks.

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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.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BO3F0vfAi0Q

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

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

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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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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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yes, but sounds like a Blower Wheel problem to me . .

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

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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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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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You could remove the Drum

Shouldn't run it in the Heat Cycle with the Cabinet disassembled.

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edges of Blower Wheel could be hitting the Box (when hot),

OR too much play in the Motor Shaft

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Hi,

Check the motor armature shaft endplay by grasping the blower wheel and applying axial force to check for excessive clearance. Excessive play will require either replacement or overhaul (if possible).

In other words, if it jiggles alot, put a new one.

Big Bird

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what about sideways ?

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Nothing at all sideways. Feels pretty tight to me.

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