Thursday, August 23, 2007

Rumbling, rattling, squeaking, clacking, bump and grind?

The dryer has a belly full I feel sure. ~~~ A worn or defective drum belt, idler pulley, support roller, or worn motor bearings—YIKES
~~~ Does this mean the dryer is on it last legs? Why after 15 years and four kids? How could this be? Standard life is 11 to 13 years… ~~~ Ummmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm!
Some noises are caused by objects bouncing around inside the drum, or by loose, vibrating dryer parts! ~~~ Double Yikes is this where my Sweeties missing cell phone ended up?
~~~ Did you know? The very first dryer was invented in the early 1800’s.
Clothes dryers were first invented in England and France in the early 1800s, no one inventor can be traced. One kind of early clothes dryer was the ventilator. The ventilator was a barrel-shaped metal drum with holes in it. It was turned by hand over a fire. ~~~ The earliest washing machine was the scrub board. Ancient peoples cleaned their clothes by pounding them on rocks or rubbing them with abrasive sands; and washing the dirt away in local streams. Evidence of ancient washing soap was found at Sapo Hill in Rome, where the ashes containing the fat of sacrificial animals was used as a soap.
The newer models NOW come with drum lights, making it easy to spot those inevitable stray socks hiding in the back of the drum. Whooo Hoo there is a concept. The case of missing socks CAN be solved! ~~~ Diagnosis is in:
The blower wheel is a drum fan fastened onto the axle protruding from one side of the motor. The motor also has an axle on the other side with the belt pulley attached. The blower wheel turns when the motor turns and creates a strong air current. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ WHEWwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwww


Alyssa said...

Sounds like your dryer is trying to tell you something - like it's time to get a new one! I'm surprised it's lasted this long - and with 4 children. I'd say you've been pretty lucky to have it this long. When you get the new one, I'd like to see a picture of it. We're about due for a new one too - Ours is about the same age as yours. One time I left a ball point pen in there and was that a mess!!

DeeMom said...

Alyssa I can see it now Designer stripping on the inside of the drum and all over many clothes. Fashion Statement personified.

I am reluctant to give up on the dryer until the motor goes! We still have one that was made in 1960 and it has outlasted two others. There is hope!

DeeMom said...

oops I meant 1980's. Stuff was made better THEN