Loud noises that are very different from normal dryer noises can be scary. What is causing the noise in my Whirlpool dryer? If laundry has accumulated on one side of the dryer drum, you may hear banging noises. Use these tips to solve your noisy Whirlpool dryer issue and get it working properly again. We also recommend looking at Whirlpool dryer error codes.
While loud dryer noises can be intimidating, most of them are easy to fix. We’ll describe the most common noises made by your Whirlpool dryer before we identify the problem and suggest ways to fix it.
The dryer is thumps
There may be several reasons why your dryer makes loud banging noises as it spins. The following factors are probably to blame for the rumbling sounds:
Bulky goods grouped together: Rugs, plaids and sheets tend to clump on one side of the drum and make a rattling noise as the drum rotates. To avoid lumps, place bulky items loosely in the drum. To rearrange them if necessary, pause the wash cycle.
Drying shoes: Drying sneakers in the tumbler might damage the dryer’s components in addition to making loud noises. Shoes should be air dried on a drying rack to prevent damage and noise.
If the dryer hasn’t been used for a long time, the drum rollers may flatten, which can cause thumping noises when it restarts. The noises should stop while the dryer keeps running.
Dryer is banging loudly
If the dryer legs are not level, you may hear a rattling or banging noise. For the dryer to run as quietly as possible, all four dryer feet must be level on the floor. Refer to the owner’s manual to find out how to level the feet of your particular dryer model.
Noise Coming From the Dryer
If your Whirlpool dryer makes a grinding or scraping sound, small particles may be stuck in it. Objects such as nails or coins may be stuck in the front or back seam of the dryer. Stop the drying process, look for any visible objects that may be stuck, and remove them.
Dryer that rattles or knocks
Lots of things, from loose items to washing machine vibrations, can make rattling and banging noises. That’s why your Whirlpool dryer may rattle or bang:
- Fittings such as buttons, zippers, and belt buckles, as well as small objects such as pencils or paper clips, may make a rattling sound as the dryer drum rotates. Before placing clothes in the dryer, check the pockets for loose items.
- Containers, buckets, and other objects lying on or on top of the dryer may make rattling or banging noises while the dryer is running. Remove these objects from the dryer before starting it.
- Dryer too close to the washer: If the two appliances are close together, the washer’s spinning activity may cause the dryer’s cabinet to vibrate. Make sure there is enough space between the washer and dryer to minimize the possibility of rattling sounds.
Whirlpool Dryer Making A Noise
What happens if your Whirlpool dryer starts squeaking or squealing? These sounds are often the result of a component failure or an error in use. These malfunctions can cause Whirlpool dryer noise, which will require expert dryer repair:
Overloading the dryer: Trying to cram every available square inch into your dryer can lead to serious problems in the future. A dryer that is too full takes longer to dry and overstresses its internal parts. For the maximum capacity of your model dryer, refer to your dryer’s operation and maintenance manual.
Broken driving belt: Using two pulleys, this rubber belt rotates the drum using the energy of the motor. The drum may squeak as it rotates if the belt becomes loose or tears. A damaged belt must be replaced.
Defective drum glides: Due to the felt covers on the plastic surfaces, the drum guides provide a smooth surface on which the drum can rotate. When the dryer housing comes in contact with the rotating drum, the drum may squeak if the felt covering it wears out. All drum guides should be replaced, even if one is worn.
Worn drum bearing: The drum bearing, which supports the drum’s back, might eventually become worn out. The bearing has to be changed if turning the drum by hand causes it to squeak.