When your drier develops a squeak, it can be worrying to use your dryer. Not to mention how annoying the sound is!
There might not be any reason to worry, though. Many causes of your squeaky drier are common, easy fixes that aren’t too expensive to take care of. For each of the issues below, the squeak might sound different. If you aren’t sure where the squeak is coming from, call a professional like Morris County Appliance Service for a complete diagnosis and repair.
Reminder: Always unplug your dryer and disconnect all of the utility lines before checking for faulty parts.
- Dryer Belt. The most common cause of a squeaking dryer is the belt. Over time, these belts can become worn or grow loose on the drum. When the connection between the dryer belt and the drum isn’t great, it can cause a squeak. This is a simple replacement that is fairly inexpensive.
- Idler Pulley. An idler pulley that isn’t working properly can also cause a squeak when the dryer is working. This is another quick, inexpensive fix, but it’s a little more complicated than just replacing the dryer belt.
- Drum Glide Bearings. Drum glide bearings are a slightly complicated fix that can take some time. Located on the edge of the drum, these bearings can sometimes cause a squeak. Even when just one bearing is going bad, it might be making noise.
- Motor. The dryer’s motor is the last and most dire part of your appliance that could be causing a squeak. If your dryer needs a new motor, it might be time to completely replace the dryer. The price might be about the same, so if your dryer is older, getting a new one might benefit you in the long run.
If you’ve checked all these parts and still can’t narrow it down, don’t hesitate to get in touch with us. For all of your appliance questions and professional repair needs, Morris County Appliance Service is here to help. We’ll be happy to come out and diagnose the cause of your squeaky dryer.