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GE Dryer Loud Vibration or Shaking

If your GE dryer is experiencing loud vibrations or shaking during operation, it can be a cause for concern and should be addressed promptly. Here are some common causes of this issue and some DIY solutions to help resolve it:

1. Leveling:

One of the most common reasons for a dryer to vibrate or shake excessively is improper leveling. If the dryer is not level, it can rock or vibrate during operation. Use a leveling tool to check if the dryer is sitting evenly on the floor. Adjust the leveling legs at the bottom of the dryer until it is stable and level.

2. Uneven Load:

Loading the dryer with an unevenly distributed or heavy load can cause imbalance, leading to vibrations and shaking. Ensure that the load is evenly distributed within the drum. Try to balance heavy items with lighter ones for a more even load. Overloading the dryer can also lead to similar issues, so avoid overloading it.

3. Unobstructed Airflow:

Restricted airflow due to lint buildup in the lint filter or dryer vent can cause the dryer to vibrate as it works harder to dry the clothes. Regularly clean the lint filter after each cycle and ensure that the dryer vent is free of lint or obstructions. Clean the dryer vent duct periodically to maintain proper airflow.

4. Drum Support Rollers:

Worn or damaged drum support rollers can result in noisy vibrations during operation. If the drum support rollers are damaged, they will need to be replaced. Refer to your dryer’s user manual for guidance on accessing and replacing these rollers. Ensure the dryer is disconnected from the power source before attempting this repair.

5. Blower Wheel:

A loose or damaged blower wheel can create vibrations and noise. Inspect the blower wheel for damage or debris. Tighten any loose parts or replace the blower wheel if necessary.

6. Leveling Pads and Floor Stability:

The floor underneath the dryer should be stable. If the floor is not solid or if the leveling pads are worn, it can lead to vibrations. Check the floor’s stability, and replace the leveling pads if they are worn or damaged. Consider placing an anti-vibration pad under the dryer to absorb vibrations.

7. Drum Belt:

A damaged or worn drum belt can cause the drum to wobble and create vibrations. If you suspect the drum belt is the issue, consult your user manual for guidance on inspecting and replacing the belt. Ensure the dryer is unplugged before attempting this repair.

If you’ve tried these DIY solutions and the problem persists or if you are uncomfortable making these repairs, it’s advisable to contact a professional appliance repair technician to diagnose and fix the issue. They can identify more complex problems and ensure that your GE dryer operates smoothly and quietly.

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