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Why Is My Tumble Dryer Making A Noise?

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Why Is My Tumble Dryer Making A Noise?

Have you ever been startled by a sudden, loud noise coming from your seemingly peaceful tumble dryer? It's not just an annoyance; it can be a cause for concern. In this article, we will explore the possible reasons behind your tumble dryer making noise and provide you with tips on how to address the issue.

From strange rattling sounds to persistent humming, a noisy tumble dryer can disrupt the tranquillity of your home. But worry not, as we've got you covered with a comprehensive guide to diagnosing and fixing the issue. So, let's dive in and unravel the mystery of the noisy tumble dryer.

"A quiet home is a happy home, and a noisy tumble dryer can be the cause of unnecessary stress. Let's find out why your tumble dryer is making noise and restore the peace."

First, let's identify the different types of noises your tumble dryer might be making. These can range from thumping and rattling to squeaking and humming. Each noise can indicate a different underlying issue with your appliance, and understanding them is the first step to resolving the problem.

Thumping and Rattling Noises

Thumping and rattling noises are often caused by objects trapped inside the dryer, such as coins, keys, or small clothing items. These objects can bounce around and create noise as the drum rotates. To prevent this, make sure to empty pockets and remove any loose items before loading your clothes into the tumble dryer. If the noise persists, it could indicate a loose drum bearing or damaged drum rollers, which may require professional repair.

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Squeaking and Humming Noises

A squeaking or humming noise typically indicates an issue with the tumble dryer's belt or motor. A worn or damaged belt can cause a high-pitched squeaking sound, while a problem with the motor can produce a continuous humming noise. To address these issues, unplug the appliance and inspect the belt for signs of wear, such as fraying or cracking. If the belt appears to be in good condition, the motor may be at fault and should be assessed by a professional.

Other Common Noises and Their Causes

Besides thumping, rattling, squeaking, and humming noises, there are other sounds your tumble dryer may produce. For instance, a grinding noise can be caused by a worn or damaged drive pulley, while a loud banging noise may be due to an imbalanced drum. To fix these issues, it's best to consult the dryer's manual or seek the help of a professional technician.

Regular maintenance of your tumble dryer can help prevent many of these issues from occurring in the first place. By following a few simple steps, you can prolong the life of your appliance and ensure it operates quietly and efficiently. Here are some tips for keeping your tumble dryer in top condition:

  • Clean the lint filter: After every drying cycle, remove and clean the lint filter to prevent the build-up of fluff and debris. This helps to maintain proper airflow and reduces the risk of overheating and noise.
  • Inspect the drum seals: Check the drum seals for signs of wear or damage, and replace them if necessary. Worn seals can cause air leaks and increased noise during operation.
  • Level the dryer: Ensure your tumble dryer is on a level surface to prevent it from rocking or vibrating during use. Adjust the feet if needed to achieve a stable position.
  • Regularly check the drive belt: Inspect the drive belt for signs of wear or damage, and replace it if necessary to prevent noise and ensure efficient operation.


By understanding the different types of noises your tumble dryer can make and taking steps to address them, you can keep your appliance running smoothly and quietly. Remember, if you're unsure about a particular issue or how to fix it, it's always best to consult a professional technician for help.



Why Use Repair Giant to Fix Your Tumble Dryer

When your tumble dryer is broken, you need someone that you can trust to fix it. Below are just a few of the reasons to trust Repair Giant.

  • We repair all major brands, including AEG, Beko, Samsung, LG, and Bosch, and many more.
  • Repairs are cheaper and better for the planet than replacements
  • We have excellent reviews and testimonials
  • Same or next-day appointments
  • Fixed fees and one-off labour charges, with clear, easy to understand pricing
  • We’re local engineers with over 15 years of experience
  • Friendly and knowledgeable staff
  • Fast and reliable service
  • Six months guarantee on all repairs performed

If you need your tumble dryer repaired or have any further questions, get in touch with us on 0207 267 7230 or fill in our online form for a FREE quote today.

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