Clothes Dryer Spins Slowly | How To Fix That?

Clothes dryer Spins Slowly | How To Fix That?

Clothes clothes dryer Spins Slowly | How To Fix That? My older Whirlpool clothes dryer is spinning very slowly. I did some troubleshooting and removed the belt and the drum and cleaned everything. The main belt is not slipping and has no damage. The left drum roller was much tighter than the right drum roller. The right side spins with no issues, but the left drum roller was tight and did not roll freely.

Clothes Dryer Spins Slowly
Clothes dryer Spins Slowly

Older Clothes dryer That Spins Slowly | How To Fix It

If your clothes dryer is running slow and one drum roller is “hard to spin”, this may be the cause for the clothes dryer Spins Slow. In most clothes dryer’s there are 2 drum rollers that assist to spin the clothes dryer drum. If one of the rollers becomes tight or locks up, the clothes dryer will spin slower or possibly not at all.(if heating Issue click This)

Both rollers should spin freely. Over time the mount post and roller bushing can both become dirty, get sticky, or wear out. If this is the case, remove the rollers and visually inspect the roller post.

clothes dryer Repair | Replacing the Drum Rollers

If there’s excessive wear on the post and roller then it should be replaced. If no excessive wear is found you can clean and lube the rollers with an appliance lubricant or similar.

In most cases, since you have the clothes dryer apart, replace the rollers just to have them new and no issues in the future. Also check that the belt is in good shape when you have the clothes dryer apart.

If you removed the belt and not sure which way it goes back onto the clothes dryer drum…. Remember that the ribbed side of the clothes dryer belt goes on the drum.

If you find the rollers are damaged or faulty, the replacement cost for a clothes dryer roller kit is not expensive. Buy the full kit and replace all the parts that is included in the kit. This will prevent you from having any issues in the future. If You Have Gas clothes dryer Click

If you have the clothes dryer taken apart, do not wait until you have future issues, buy the full clothes dryer rollers replacement kit and replace everything at once. These kits are available on many different websites. They can be found at Lowe’s and Home Depot. Here are the kits available on Amazon for clothes dryer drum roller kits click on Image

Clothes clothes dryer Spins Slowly

Cleaning the wheels is not recommended but a small amount of grease after cleaning the rollers and mount post is good. If you do not lubricate or grease the areas on the rollers, a high pitched squealing noise may occur in the future. Turbine oil is also permitted to use but using too much grease can gather lint and cause issues.

clothes dryer Repair | Replacing the Drum Rollers

Clothes dryer Spins Slowly | How To Fix That?


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