Loud squeak coming from the clothes dryer
Tony L. • Brandenburg, KY • February 26, 2015
Appliance: Model NED7500VW1 AMANA FRONT LOAD DRYER
My Repair & Advice
I am not a repairman by trade, but I will try to fix almost anything.
Figure if is already broken I can't hurt it.
Diagnosed trouble down to the drum belt idler pulley.
I tried to resurface and lube the pulley and shaft with emery cloth and dry molybdenum, it didn't work. It took awhile to find the right parts on the website, but once I did ordering the parts was easy. Prices were well below manufacturer's online purchase site. Parts delivered in two days.
Disconnected the power cord, removed vent hose, removed the back and top of dryer. Access to the pulley assembly was easy. Released tension on belt, only one bolt to remove to remove the bracket/pulley assembly. Replaced with new assembly, plugged power cord back in, tested operation, noise was gone. Put housing back together, 're-attached vent hose, machine running fine. I spent more time trying to fix the old parts than it took to simply tear down and replace.
I will definitely return to this website for future repair parts needs.