Dryer Help!

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    Any advice would be greatly appreciated.

    My dryer is going "bump, bump, ba-bump, ba-bump" REALLY loud, round and round and round. It's driving my daughter and I :cuckoo:.


    I have to have these clothes dried by 6:30 am, they are her gym and track things.

    Any advice on how I can stop that sound, or why it's happening? My brother usually helps me around the condo, but he's on vacation with his family.

    Thanks anyone!
     
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    balance your load ,baby
     
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    are her sneakers in it?
     
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    can you see the cat anywhere ?
     
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    There aren't many clothes in there.

    No sneakers either!
     
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    That's the noise a lighter makes when it finally makes it's way out of a pocket. :lol:
     
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    that's why they aren't getting dry !!
     
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    OMG I can't STAND IT!

    It's so fricking loud, and I'm out in the living room, the dryer is in the kitchen closet thing, ba-bump, ba-bump, ba-bump, ba-bump.


    I'm not even going to put the towels in when this load is done. I only put half the load in the dryer when I dry them anyway.


    HELP!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! :eusa_pray:
     
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    Wait!

    Did you hear bump, bump, ba-bump, ba-bump! or did you hear bump ba-bumb! bump ba bump! ?

    I don't know what either sound actually means but bump, bump, ba-bump, ba-bump! is way cooler than bump ba-bumb! bump ba bump!

    I figure dryers are a lot like music.

    So before you go off and gild this dryer lily, let's remember what Duke Ellington said:

    "If it sounds good, it is good"

     
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    Take everything out and start the dryer again. If the noise is still there, try this:

    With the dryer off, try to rotate the basket by hand. It should turn smoothly and almost effortlessly. There should be no catches or hitches. Rotate it all the way around a couple of times.

    Next place your hand in the top of the basket and push up. The basket should not move. If it does, you have a serious mechanical problem.

    Usually on dryers when this occurs it's either the main trunnion bearing (if it's shaft driven) or the idle rollers which the basket rolls on, these are usually neoprene (like skateboard wheels) and can melt and develop a flat spot which will cause this noise.

    Let us know what your examination uncovers.
     
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