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What's this dryer sound? Frigidaire GLER642AS3


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#1 paulw

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Posted 15 August 2011 - 09:08 PM

Our dryer just started doing two things (I'm not sure they're related). First, a few days ago it started making a sound like a cat snarling, just as it starts, and then it seems to run normally (although it also has an odd rumble at shutoff). Second, just now the big rotary switch stopped working, but that's easy to fix because the plastic is cracked where it goes over the metal post, so I just need to buy a new one. Being halfway to knowing all I need to fix, I'd like to get 100% of the way. Does anyone recognize the source of this sound (an .mp3 sound file is attached). I've opened up this dryer twice in the past couple of years, and I'd appreciate any guidance that would speed my way this time. Thanks.

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Posted 15 August 2011 - 11:41 PM

Almost sounds like belt slippage, but you gonna have to dig in there and see what's binding up

Pop the top, remove the front panel screws, unstring the belt, and pull out the drum.

Tune-Up Kit ?

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Posted 16 August 2011 - 04:18 AM

Our dryer just started ... making a sound like a cat snarling,

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Posted 29 September 2011 - 09:59 PM

Because I am a slacker, I've delayed getting to this dryer repair. My wife explains to me that the dryer now sounds like this (see attachment--shortly after the dryer starts there's a loud bang, and then when I open the door to stop it there's a spinning down sound and a bang). I took a quick look from the front and didn't see anything obviously wrong with the belt or the idler pulley. Both are maybe a year or two old, since I did a tune up kit then. I replaced the motor a few months ago when it died. The only obvious thing is that one of the clips on the plastic glide around the drum front is broken, but the rest of the clips seem to be holding it in place OK. Any ideas about what I should look for?

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