Dryers are a lifesaver in winter when it’s too wet, cold and unpleasant for your clothes to dry on the clothesline outside. Many people find that once they’ve had a dryer in winter, it’s hard to manage without one!
Dryers generally work without issue for many years, but as they age you may start to find some issues that need repairs. Knowing what dryer and washing machine parts you can source to repair faults at home can be a big cost saver, so let’s run through one of the most common dryer issues – a worn, damaged or faulty dryer drum roller – and the spare parts you need to replace it.
What are dryer drum rollers?
Inside your dryer, there are 2-3 rollers on a belt, and this supports the base of the dryer drum as it turns. These are the dryer drum rollers. Depending on the brand of your dryer, these rollers will be at the back of the machine, the front or the side.
How do I know if a dryer drum roll is faulty?
Over time, dryer drum rollers can wear out or get damaged. This can cause a loud thumping sound from the drum, and when it gets really worn out you may start to see black smudges on your clothes.
Wear, tear and age can also stop the rollers from spinning freely. This can overload the dryer’s motor and cause your dryer to stop working altogether. Even if only one roller has a fault, it’s going to be logical to repair or replace them all at the same time, given their likely age and condition.
By checking out here the provided link, you can find a reliable service provider who specializes in repairing laundry machines. Professional technicians can assess the condition of the rollers, determine the extent of the damage, and recommend appropriate repairs or replacements.
Repairing a faulty dryer drum roller
If one or more dryer drum rollers is faulty, you need to source replacement rollers from a reputable spare parts stockist. These are common appliance parts, and generic substitutes are available.
Once you’ve sourced your spare parts, here is the process to fix a faulty dryer drum roller:
- Disconnect the power to the dryer, and pull it away from the wall so you have more room to work on it
- Remove the external panel once you’ve located it
- Look for the dryer drum rollers; these will be at the base of the dryer drum
- Take out the nuts or bolts at the end of each shaft in turn
- Pull the roller off the shaft
NOTE: The dryer drum will lower without the rollers in place, so brace it with something before you take any of the rollers out.
- Install your roller replacements to each shaft
- Secure the rollers back in place with the bolts or nuts removed earlier
- If you had to remove any other components to get to the dryer drum, put them back in where you removed them from
- Replace the external panel
- Move the dryer back in place, and restore the power
Replacement spare parts for laundry related appliance issues
Saving costly service technician call-out fees is achievable with dryer and washing machine parts (such as for drainage holes) from a reputable and trusted spare parts stockist.
Dryer drum rollers aren’t a difficult fault to fix, and if dryer has been serving you for many years, it’s something that is likely to need attention in the future. Don’t be afraid of DIY laundry appliance repairs – with the right advice and parts, you can get your dryer or washing machine back up and running quickly and easily.