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Offline djkowalewski

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dryer noise
« on: November 30, 2016, 03:57:51 PM »

I have a Frigidare dryer model # FGQ1442ES0, 9 years old. When you first turn it on, it makes a pulsing scrapping noise, the very second the heat comes on, the noise instantly goes away, it's a gas dryer. If I run it in no heat mode, that noise is there all the time, the moment I turn the heat on, it goes away. I thought about replacing the felt strips and bearing (about $100.00), but thought I would ask to see if it may be something else. Has anyone experienced this problem, that could help me out?

Offline Patricio

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Re: dryer noise
« Reply #1 on: December 02, 2016, 09:27:31 AM »
I would inspect your seals & bearing.  Sounds like bearing grease  is becoming dry. The noise of the gas burner probably masks the bearing noise.   9 year old would not hurt for an drivetrain overhaul.  Include the belt & idler pulley.   Good luck
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Offline djkowalewski

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Re: dryer noise
« Reply #2 on: December 04, 2016, 05:12:00 PM »
Thank you for your help, that's what I'll do. :)

Offline johnboy3

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Re: dryer noise
« Reply #3 on: December 04, 2016, 06:03:50 PM »
If you have a noise that you just can't locate, after checking felt seals, rear bearing, idler and motor, look for tiny cracks in the plastic, radiating from the metal center of the blower wheel.  It can sound like metal scraping on metal, but there is actually no contact of anything scraping, but the blower wheel flexes just enough to cause an imbalance and the high frequency vibration sounds like scraping or grinding!

Offline Patricio

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Re: dryer noise
« Reply #4 on: December 04, 2016, 06:27:22 PM »
forgot about the sneaker blower wheel. Ya they crack once in a while.
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Offline Kathy10

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Re: dryer noise
« Reply #5 on: December 20, 2016, 10:58:23 PM »
Great tips Patricio..

Offline Thorning

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Re: dryer noise
« Reply #6 on: December 21, 2016, 08:07:31 AM »
Unless you have a sentimental attachment to this dryer it is probably time to scrap it. This design is very similar to the GE and I find the front bearing support area or the rear bearing sleeve is wearing out and it is not economical to repair it. Find an older model Maytag or an older Speed Queen and put new rollers in it and use it for another 10 years.

 

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