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Whirlpool Dryer WED4800BQ1 - Squealing noise

slee47

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Joined
Aug 2, 2022
Messages
3
Location
NC
Model Number
WED4800BQ1
Brand
Whirlpool
Age
More than 10 years
Hey Folks. I had a tech come out and replace the two rollers and belt in my dryer. I still get a squealing/squeaking noise when I run it(with heat or no heat). He thinks that potentially the motor is going bad. I must add one night the dryer stopped running but after I unplugged it and let is sit, everything was back up and fine.

Do you guys think I need to replace the motor?
 

jeff1

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Hi,

The motor does have an built in safety/overheat device that once tripped will need cooling down time to reset.

Motor and idler pulley is probably in your future or a new dryer.
Both links have video help if needed.

jeff sr.
 

slee47

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Messages
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Location
NC
Thanks Jeff!

The tech did say my motor was hotter than normal yesterday. I tested out the idler puller and it seemed to spin fine.

We opted just to buy a new dryer. I'm a worst case scenario thinker so I didn't want to buy 120 bucks for a new motor just to find out it wasn't the fix.
 

jeff1

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Enjoy the new dryer! :)

jeff sr.
 
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