Is your Samsung dryer making noise, and you aren’t sure what to check? Well, you must first identify the type of noise the dryer produces, as that determines the most likely cause.
Samsung dryers make various noises, such as loud rumbling, grinding, rattling, humming, squeaking, banging, thumping, buzzing, clicking, and beeping sounds.
All these noises relate to different issues ranging from a dryer overload and imbalance to an obstructed drum and defective components. The components most likely to result in a noisy Samsung dryer are the drum bearings, drum rollers, glides, idler pulley, motor, and dryer belt.
I’ll discuss all the ten noise types and their most likely causes. I’ll also share the applicable fix so that you can quickly silence your noisy dryer. And as you’ll note, the troubleshooting is easy and DIY-tailored.
Let’s dive in!
In a hurry? Below is a quick guide to the 10 Samsung dryer noises and their likely causes:
Quick Troubleshooting Guide for a Samsung Dryer Making Noise
|–||Dryer Noise||Likely Cause|
|1.||Loud Rumbling||Dryer overload or imbalance, obstructed blower, or worn-out drum rollers|
|2.||Grinding Noise||Drum or blower obstruction, bulky load, dryer overload, or defective drum rollers, drum bearings, motor, drive belt, or idler pulley|
|3.||Rattling Noise||Dryer imbalance, inadequate clearance, drum or blower obstruction, defective belt, loose motor pulley, or worn-out drum rollers|
|4.||Humming Noise||Unsteady dryer, drum or blower obstruction, or defective motor, idler pulley, dryer belt, support rollers, drum glides, or drum bearings|
|5.||Loud Squeaking||Dryer overload or imbalance, damaged hinge or felt seal, motor malfunction, or worn-out dryer belt, drum bearing, drum glides, or idler pulley|
|6.||Banging Noise||Dryer overload or stretched belt|
|7.||Thumping Sound||Obstructed blower, dryer overload, bulky load, hard items in the tub, or a defective drive belt, idler pulley, or drum roller|
|8.||Buzzing Noise||Unsteady dryer, obstructed blower, defective motor or idler pulley, or worn-out glides, drum rollers, or bearings|
|9.||Clicking Sound||Bulky or extra wet load or hard items in the tub|
|10.||Beeping Noise||High-speed running compressor|
Type of Samsung Dryer Noises and Their Troubleshooting
Below are 10 of the most common Samsung dryer noises that you can try to troubleshoot:
1. Samsung Dryer Making Loud Rumbling Noise
A Samsung dryer rumbles for a reason, and it’s often not a good one, especially when it’s a loud rumble. Here are the issues to check if your Samsung Dryer is rumbling loudly:
- Dryer overload – The dryer shouldn’t be more than ¾ full to allow enough space for the clothes to turn. If it’s filled up, then the clothes will struggle to turn and may produce a rumbling sound.
- Dryer imbalance – The dryer may also produce a rumbling sound if it’s out of balance. That could happen if the surface is uneven or if the dryer feet are loose.
- Obstructed blower – The blower struggles to blow air smoothly when it’s blocked by lint, which happens over time. In its struggle, the blower may make a loud rumbling sound.
- Worn-out drum rollers –The drum rollers wear out over time and become noisy. They produce different sounds, among them a loud rumbling.
Reduce the load size to ¾ full if it’s excess. Steady the dryer by ensuring it rests on an even surface and tighten loose feet. Clean the blower if it’s lint-clogged and replace worn-out drum rollers.
2. Samsung Dryer Making Grinding Noise
You don’t expect a Samsung dryer to produce a grinding sound unless something is wrong. It could be due to one of these issues:
- Drum obstruction – Foreign objects like coins, pens, and jewelry could obstruct the drum and grind against it, producing a grinding sound.
- Blower obstruction – Other than a loud rumbling, an obstructed blower could also produce a grinding sound, especially if it’s heavily clogged by lint.
- Bulky load – If the wet load is too heavy for the dryer, it may force the dryer to produce a grinding sound. That happens when washing blankets and other hefty stuff.
- Dryer overload – An overfilled dryer can also make a grinding sound, not just a rumbling sound.
- Defective drum rollers, drum bearings, motor, drive belt, or idler pulley – If the drum rollers or bearings, dryer motor, drive belt, or pulley fails (either by breaking down or wearing out), the dryer may produce a grinding sound.
Remove trapped objects in the drum and clear lint obstruction from the blower. Avoid putting bulky loads or overloading the dryer. And if the drum rollers, bearings, motor, drive belt, or idler pulley are defective, replace them.
New Samsung Dryer Making Grinding Noise
If a new Samsung is making a grinding noise, consider that it could be due to a dryer overload, bulky load, or drum obstruction. Rarely do you expect the cause to be a faulty component, as the dryer is only new.
3. Samsung Dryer Making Rattling Noise
The last thing you expect is a rattling noise from your Samsung dryer. It can be annoying, and if that’s the case, it could be as a result of any of these reasons:
- Dryer imbalance
- Inadequate clearance
- Drum or blower obstruction
- Defective belt
- Loose motor pulley
- Worn-out drum rollers
Level the dryer to avoid any imbalances and create enough clearance around it to prevent any object from rattling against it. Remove trapped objects in the drum and clear lint obstruction around the blower.
Meanwhile, replace a defective dryer belt, loose motor pulley, or worn-out drum rollers.
4. Samsung Dryer Making Humming Noise
Not all humming noises coming from a Samsung dryer are bad. If the humming is low-volume, it’s highly likely due to a running drain pump or blower. However, if the humming sound is loud, then that points to any of these issues:
- Unsteady dryer
- Drum obstruction
- Blower obstruction
- Defective motor, idler pulley, dryer belt, support rollers, drum glides, or drum bearings
Steady the dryer and remove foreign objects from the drum. Clear any obstruction around the blower and replace a defective motor, idler pulley, dryer belt, support roller, drum glide, or drum bearing.
5. Samsung Dryer Making Squeaking Sound
A Samsung dryer won’t make a squeaking sound unless something is wrong. It could be due to any of these issues:
- Dryer overload
- Dryer imbalance
- Damaged hinge or felt seal
- Motor malfunction
- Worn-out dryer belt, drum bearing, drum glides, or idler pulley
Avoid overloading the dryer and steady it to avoid any shakiness. Replace a damaged hinge or felt seal, a defective motor, or a worn-out dryer belt, drum bearing, drum glide, or idler pulley.
Overall, the Samsung dryer squeaking repair cost is about $70-$150, depending on what you intend to replace.
6. Samsung Dryer Making Banging Noise
If your Samsung dryer produces a banging sound while it runs, it could be due to a dryer overload or a stretched belt. In that case, check if your dryer is more than ¾ full, and if it’s not, you should inspect the dryer belt for wear or looseness.
Reduce the excess load to avoid overloading the dryer. It shouldn’t be more than ¾ full. If the dryer belt is loose or worn out, replace it.
7. Samsung Dryer Making Thump Noise
It often points to a fault when the dryer makes an authoritative thumping sound, and it could be a result of any of the following:
- Obstructed blower
- Dryer overload
- Bulky load
- Hard items in the tub
- Defective drive belt, idler pulley, or drum rollers
Clear any lint obstruction around the blower and avoid overloading the dryer. Also, remove bulky items like blankets and hard items like large buttons and zippers. If the drive belt, idler pulley, or drum rollers are worn out or broken, replace them.
8. Samsung Dryer Making Buzzing Noise While Running
Ordinarily, you expect a Samsung dryer to make a low buzz when the blower or compressor runs. However, once the buzzing becomes too loud, that points to a fault, and it could be any of these:
- Unsteady dryer
- Obstructed blower
- Defective motor or idler pulley
- Worn-out glides, drum rollers, or bearings
Steady your Samsung dryer and clear any lint obstruction around the blower. Replace a defective motor or idler pulley or worn-out glides, drum rollers, or drum bearings.
9. Samsung Dryer Making Clicking Sound
Ordinarily, a Samsung dryer doesn’t make the clicking sound unless it results from a bulky or extra wet load. If that’s not the case, it could be a few hard items in the tub, such as zippers and large buttons, which collide against the tub walls.
Check for any bulky items, such as blankets, and remove them. If the clothes are soaking wet, squeeze out the excess water before reloading them into the dryer. The issue is, however, preventable by running a high-spin setting before taking the clothes out of the washer.
10. Samsung Dryer Making Beeping Noise
Lastly, you can expect your Samsung dryer to beep when the compressor runs, especially at a high speed. So, the sound is pretty typical.
You don’t have to do anything as the noise is normal.
Other Noise Issues
Samsung Dryer Idler Pulley Noise
As shared above, many sounds may point to a defective idler pulley. They include the following dryer noises:
Overall, you can tell if the idler pulley is defective if it’s loose, broken, or worn out.
Consider replacing a loose, broken, or worn-out idler pulley.
Samsung Dryer Not Heating and Making Noise
A Samsung dryer won’t heat up but may make some noise due to any of these issues:
- Loose power cord – The power cord will most likely rattle against the dryer wall if it’s loose, and ultimately, the dryer won’t heat up as it will lack sufficient power to do so.
- Laundry overload – Excess laundry could cause the dryer to make a thumping, rumbling, banging, or any other noise, and since the clothes don’t have enough space to turn, the dryer may fail to heat up.
- Excessively wet load – If the laundry is soaking wet, you can expect the dryer to take time or may fail to heat up. Moreover, the dryer may become noisy, producing a thumping or banging sound.
Samsung Dryer Loud Noise and Burning Smell
Sometimes, a Samsung dryer becomes loud and produces a burning smell. That’s likely to happen when the motor overheats, the dryer belt fails, or the idler pulley fails to turn. If any of the three components is defective, it may help to replace it.
Now you know how to go about a Samsung dryer making noise. It starts with identifying the noise type, and I’ve shared 10 of the most typical types. Once you do, you can consider the most likely cause, as shared above.