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Amana dryer making noise

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bigvonne:
I have an amana dryer and it is making a loud noise when you first start it and then it shuts off like something is caught in the motor. My question is how do I get to the motor I may possibly have a sock or something in there. My lint screen did come out and there were socks stuck in there. Please help I don't want to call out a repair man if it's something really simple.  :ticked off:

Model dlg330raw

apptech:
Hi,

Unplug the dryer and then remove the front panel that is towards the bottom below the dryer door.
Once you have that off there is a small air duct that goes from were you slip the lint trap in to the blower.
Remove that (couple screws) and then you should be able to get a good look at the blower wheel to see whats in it.

Thorning:
I recently started to repair a dryer that uses glides under the front of the drum to support it while turning. For the benefit of others who hear a squealing or scraping noise when the drum is turning be sure to replace these when you have the dryer apart. The drum is likely scraping on the blower housing at its top edge. This scraping is metal to metal contact which also adds to the motor load when it tries to turn the drum. Premature belt wear and failure will also result due to this extra load. Motor failure may also occur if the load is high and the rubbing continues.

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