My dryer was making a speaking noise that got louder, then it was drying and made a loud thumping noise and stopped working. What could it be?
You will want to check to make sure that the belt is not broken. If the belt breaks the unit will not run. Also check the rotation of the tub to ensure that it spins when turning by hand. Check the bearing to make sure that it is not bad. You may have a sieze bearing.
When the dryer is turned on and has run for a short time you can start to smell a rubber smell. I was wondering if the belt is in need of replacement.
Answer Hello Charlene,
When the belt starts slipping it is because something in the unit is opposing the turning of the drum. This is either the idler pulley WE12X83, the rear bearing kit WE25M40, or the front slides WE1M504 two of these, and WE1M1067 two of these. The front drum bearing support WE3M26 may require replacement if the clips that hold the slides in place are worn off. The belt WE12M29 will only require replacement if the unit is run too long with the opposition to the drum rotation occurring. As a note. the two green slides go to the middle and the white ones go on either side of the two green ones.
These part numbers are for model number DCXR463GA1WW. The model number you had listed came up as invalid.
Yes I checked and the drum is tight, won't move at all. Don't know what to do or what that means.
Answer Hello Carla. Something is either jammed inside the tub, or something is stuck inside the blower wheel. You will need to look and clear out what ever has the drum stuck.
Very loud, irritating squeeling coming from the dryer, particularly with full loads. Squeeling also occurs with light loads but is less loud. Is it possible that replacing the belt can remedy this? Thanks.
Answer Hello Miki,
The squealing is the belt slipping. The noise is caused by the drum putting up opposition to turning. You will either need the rear drum bearing kit WE25M40, the front bearing WE3M26 and glides WE1M504, idler puller WE12X83and, because of the wear on the belt WE12M29 because of the slippage, you might consider changing it, too.
Do they have that belt or a replacement belt?
Answer Kansas, the replacement drive belt is part number WE12M29. Thanks!
Our dryer smelled like a burning belt, so I checked the belt. It measured about 90". Is that enough stretch that it would be the cause of the smell?
Answer Hello David,
The belt in a dryer will normally not stretch. If it stretches, it is about to break. There are strings made into the belt to prevent stretching. If the belt is slipping, it is doing so because something inside the unit is opposing the turning of the drum. This will be the idler pulley WE12X83, the glides (WE1M1067 X 2),(WE1M504 X 2),and front bearing assembly WE3M26, or the rear drum bearing assembly WE25M40.