My dryer works fine, but it's making a loud buzzing noise. I took it apart, cleaned it, blew it out, and oiled the idler wheel. When I put it back, it did the same thing.
ANSWER Hello Kenneth,
First off, a wet lubricant should never be used inside the cabinet of a dryer because lint will stick to the wet lubricant and draw this lint into the bushing. This will cause it to fail sooner than if it were not lubricated at all. I would first check the rear drum support bearing 5303281153, (this part comes with it's own grease), and in the blower wheel 131775600 for any debris. Also, dry up the wet lubricant on the idler pulley and if you want to lubricate it, use baby powder or corn starch. Don't use graphite because if it gets into the load, it will stain clothing.
The last thing that should be checked is the front glides, (takes two), 137513300, and felt 5303937182. If the felt seal and glides are worn, the front of the drum will droop down and cause the drum to contact where it shouldn't and this can cause odd noises.
Answered by AppliancePartsPros.com | Tuesday, June 26, 2012