"banging" or "bumping" noise when using drier - caused by broken support roller.

ApplianceWhirlpool Dryer


Level of DifficultyA Bit Difficult

Time to do repair1- 2 hours

Age of ApplianceMore than 10 years

Tools Screw drivers

Gerald From Germantown, MD

Jun 16, 2010

1 out of 2 people found this instruction helpful

Remove screws from dryer vent. lift top up: use screw driver to pry up and release top panel its uses a simple catch. Remove wires from door switch. Lift up and remove front panel from clips on side of drier body. IMPORTANT: two people required - Drum will fall if not supported when front panel is removed. Get down in front of machine: one peron holds drum in place an you push up on belt tensioner. Release belt from drive wheel. Remove drum and set aside. Pry off support clip from front of broken support roller. Clean roller shaft (replace if broken). Place new roller on shaft. Replace support clip. Have second person hold drum in place while you re install drive belt (see above). Replace front panel. Re attach wires to door switch. push top panel down (firmly to lock). replace drier screws.
good luck

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Part PhotoPart DescriptionPriceAvailability

Drum Support Rollers

Part Number: PS347627

In Stock