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Offline grdnhappy

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Amana dryer slow to start tumbling
« on: November 10, 2008, 12:22:04 PM »
When I start my dryer, it squeals and sounds as if it's trying to start turning, then the squeal stops and the normal sound of clothes tumbling begins. This is especially noticeable when the dryer is cold and I'm doing the first load of the day. When I empty a load as soon as it's finished and start a new one, the squeal and delay in turning is less, and sometimes nonexistent. I did notice that the felt seal is partially pulled out of place inside the dryer. Could this be part of the problem?

Model NDE2335AY

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Re: Amana dryer slow to start tumbling
« Reply #1 on: November 10, 2008, 12:56:59 PM »
All dryers have to have a way of allowing the tumbler(thats the thang you put the clothes in) to turn freely, not all of them are the same tho,some use bearings, some use slides,others use rollers. Over time these rollers will need to be oiled,the slides will get thin and start metal to metal contact causing a noise, The rear bearings will then start to make their way to china and cause the tumbler to rub into the heating element and OUCH! These things will cause the motor to prematurely DIE! Its best to examine the dryers, rollers, and slides when you first hear the noise, but who does? :tickedoff:
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