My dryer works fine, but when it's on it makes a very loud screeching sound. I was told it needs new pads. What part is this?
You would most likely need the drum glide WE03X10007 which is located around the front of the drum. If the glide is damaged or missing it will cause a screeching type of noise. It could also be possible that the drum bearing [AP3042531] is bad and needs to be replaced. The drum bearing is located off the back of the drum and is like a ball that allows the drum to spin.
I have a Frigidaire dryer, and used "Liquid Wrench high temperature disc & drum brake wheel bearing grease, to lubricate the rear bearing and seat cup on the back of the dryer drum. The grease has a dropping point of 500 degrees F. Will using this grease cause a problem?
Answer Hello Tom,
Lubricating the rear drum bearing should not hurt anything as long as you never apply too much since it can drip down into the heating element area. This would cause a rather dis-tasteful odor and possibly contribute to the premature failure of the heating element.
Where is the rear drum c-clip located pertaining to the bearing?
Answer Hi Alex. The clip is at the very back. Remove the Ground strap that straddles the bearing. You pop it off the c-clip with a screwdriver to be able to pull the inner drum out. It is better to replace the whole drum bearing assy. part # WE25M40. It comes with the drum shaft and instructions. Since you have to get in there anyways and all parts wear out together. Thank You.
What is a c-clip?
Answer Charlie, a C-Clip is a clip shaped like a C that holds items/parts together. Thanks!
Do I need to use any lubricant with the new bearing?
Answer AR, No it's not necessary to lube the new bearing, but follow the instruction sheet carefully. Thanks and Good Luck.