My Clothes Dryer Makes a Banging Noise

A clothes dryer that makes a banging noise indicates that the dryer is not level.

A dryer that is not level creates a banging noise.A dryer that is not level creates a banging noise.
When the dryer's feet are not level with the floor, the drum inside the dryer is not able to move in a smooth motion. The lack of a level setting causes the dryer to move back and forth, which results in a banging sound. To eliminate this banging noise, you must level the appliance.

Place a level on the top of the washer. Check to see how level the dryer is from side to side and from front to back.

Insert a wood block under the front of the dryer to slightly lift up on the front of the appliance.

Turn the front legs counterclockwise to make them taller. Turn the front legs clockwise to make them shorter.

Remove the wood block and place it under the back of the dryer.

Turn the rear legs counterclockwise to make them taller. Turn the rear legs clockwise to make them shorter.

Remove the wood block. Check how even the appliance is with a level. Repeat the process if necessary.

Things You Will Need

  • Level
  • Wood block