Our dryer started squeaking this morning, and the noise got so loud during the load we were drying that we shut it off. So I checked out our go-to appliance help website – RepairClinic.com. You might think I’m an affiliate of that website because I’ve already posted about it here and here – but I’m not. It is such a useful site for do-it-yourself people who are looking to save money on appliance repair that I simply cannot keep the information to myself!
This morning I actually thought I was at the wrong website, because they’ve upgraded their logo and layout. It’s even easier to use. I went to their Repair Help page, and clicked on the link for “What is wrong with your dryer?” Based on what I learned there, it looks like my oldest son will be dismantling our dryer today to see if there’s lint in one of the bearings or rollers. After we clean it, if it’s still noisy, the Repair Help page tells me we will need to check for worn parts. I already know from experience that RepairClinic has parts available at very reasonable prices.
Check it out!
Update: Using the videos and help from RepairClinic, we dismantled the entire dryer, ordered the parts we thought we needed, and replaced them – it still squeaked. Discovered that the motor shaft and the drum roller wheels just needed a few drops of lubricating oil. It’s fixed! Now we can take advantage of RepairClinic’s generous 30-day return policy.
Update 2: The refund for the first parts came through with no hitch. Then the squeak started again, so we realized the old motor had finally died, and ended up buying a new motor from the website. Since we literally knew the dryer inside out by this time, my son had the old motor out in 5 minutes, I installed the new motor in the bracket, and my son put the dryer back together in short order. We tested it, and have had no problems since! I posted a picture of the motor on my Facebook page.