When you turn on your washer
and dryer, you want them to work without issue. Unfortunately,
this is not always going to happen. At American Appliance Repair, we offer a wide
range of appliance
services for all major brands and all types of appliances, and
one of the most common questions we get is why a certain appliance is
making a strange noise.
Keep reading to learn about some of the
potential reasons that a dryer might be squeaking, along with our
solutions. Then contact American Appliance Repair at 800-640-9934 to request help if your
appliance is not running smoothly.
A Squeaking Dryer is Not Something to Ignore
The first thing to know is that if your
dryer is running correctly, it will not squeak. If it starts doing
so, this is not just a sign of wear and tear. In most cases, it means
that there is a part that’s worn out and needs to be repaired or
replaced. Start by trying to determine where the squeak is –
whether the back, front, top, or bottom of the dryer.
The Best-Case Scenario
Ideally, the squeaking is caused by the
wheels or bearings under the dryer because this is an easy fix. Think
of it like this – when you are drying a large load, the dryer will
move a little while it’s drying. If the legs or wheels underneath
the dryer become uneven or loose, then they can cause squeaking.
Fixing this issue is as simple as getting grease or machine lube to
get rid of the squeak. If there are screwed-in legs on the bottom of
the dryer, you can also try tightening them to see if it gets rid of
Check the Lint Filter
Another potential issue is that there
are small objects within the lint filter or drum of the dryer, such
as coins or paper clips. To determine if this is the issue, unplug
your dryer and look down the lint catch opening. Do you see something
stuck? If you do, keep the dryer unplugged and get the item out of
the lint catch or drum.
The Dryer Belt Might Need to Be Replaced
Due to the extreme temperatures at
which dryers run, it is not uncommon for a dryer belt to become worn
and eventually crack. If the squeaking is coming from the top of the
dryer, then the dryer belt is the most likely culprit. You can check
to see if it’s cracked by unplugging your dryer, opening the dryer
cabinet, and looking at the belt.
If you would rather have the
professionals take a look, contact American Appliance Repair at 800-640-9934. We have
many years of experience and are standing by to provide you with the
best possible result for your repair or replacement.
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