Recorded Sound Helps Identify a Dryer Problem

This MOTHER EARTH NEWS reader gives recorded dryer sounds to an expert to help identify a dryer problem.
By Christine Scheere
April/May 2000
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I decided to use my tape recorder and take my ailing appliance to the experts instead.

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How to identify a dryer problem on the cheap with recorded dryer sounds. 

I knew from the awful sound my clothes dryer was making that it needed some help, but I also knew that I didn't want to pay for a house call from a repairperson. Since machines are often diagnosed by sound, I decided to use my tape recorder and take my ailing appliance to the experts to identify a dryer problem. The man at the store (and his customers) got quite a kick out of it when I came in and played the tape recorder for him, but he immediately (and, I might add, quite accurately) identified just which part was needed.

Christine Scheere
Greeley, CO
(Country Lore, June 1986)

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