This was a noisy dryer when it came in to our workshop and Nicholas recognised the sound it was making as being a problem with the idler pulley. The idler pulley keeps the belt taut so it can turn the drum. But if the pulley is not turning properly the belt will eventually wear a deep groove in the pulley and eventually break the pulley if not attended to.
Below, you can see the collapsed pulley compared to the new one we fitted. Its usually a job worth doing if you can bring the dryer to our workshop, and the dryer will continue to provide good service; good for the pocket and good for the environment if you don’t need to replace.
Remember, don’t overload your dryer. Not only will it not dry the clothes quickly, and you will be paying extra on your electricity account, but it puts extra stress on all the components.