Dryer running too hot? Check these things first!

The main idea of a dryer is to circulate warm air through wet clothes to evaporate moisture from them. This sounds really simple, but there are many implications. This means that all dryers have to have a blower to move air and a heat source to warm the air, and that airflow is very important. It also means that all dryers must have a way to toss the clothes around a bit, because air won’t circulate through them if they’re just laying there in a big wet lump. This is done, of course, by “tumbling” them in a big round drum.
The main differences between different makes and models are the way the drum is supported, the layout of any electric heaters, and airflow.
All dryers have a drive motor which turns the drum through a belt. In most dryers, the motor also turns a blower fan connected directly to the motor shaft; in a few notable exceptions, the fan is belted off the drive motor, too.
 Dryer Running Too Hot:
  • This complaint is sometimes caused by thermostat problems, but in an electric dryer, it may be caused by poor airflow. Check the dryer vent and exhaust.
Noisy Operation:
  • A vast majority of these complaints stem from drum supports that have worn out. It usually sounds like a loud, low-pitched
    rumbling sound that slowly gets worse over a period of several months or even years. This is a very common complaint in Whirlpool
    or Kenmore brand dryers about 7 to 15 years old. See the chapter about your brand for specifics about replacing
    the drum support rollers.
 In some models, notably GE, if a belt breaks, the belt tensioner will touch the drive motor shaft and a loud grinding or clattering noise will result. Replace the belt as described in the chapter about your brand.

You may get a rumbling noise if a belt tensioner pulley seizes up or the tensioner spring breaks.

A regular clack-clack sound as the dryer drum is turning may be coins stuck inside the removable plastic dryer vanes. This can happen in Whirlpool or Kenmore dryers, as well as some other brands, though it is infrequent. To solve the problem, open the top of ther dryer as described in the Whirlpool section, then remove the plastic vane on the inside of the dryer drum by removing the screws on the outside of the dryer drum that hold it in place.

In some models, notably Maytag and Frigidaire machines, things can get by the lint screen (like pencils and pens) and get stuck in the blower wheel. Again, it’s a loud grinding sound, as if you were sticking something into a moving blower fan. See the section about your brand for details about how to get to the blower in your machine.

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