How do you open the Dryer cabinet to replace the rear bearing?
You will need to use a putty knife to disengage spring clips between main top and front panel. Once you've got the top up, You'll find two 1/4 " screws near the top on the cabinet frame interior, remove those screws, and lean the top mof the panel out, disconnect the door switch wire harness and lift up and out on the front panel. You'll see and inspect the front drum glide/seal assembly attached to the door opening of the front panel. Once you have the front off, you will need to reach in through the cut out in the front frame and release the drum belt from the idler pulley. You then grasp the drum, and lift up on the back portion of the drum, to disengage the drum bearing shaft from the composite drum bearing , and slide the drum out of the cabinet. You should vaccuum and dust out the complete interior and all the components, then re assemble the dryer.
My dryer is making a very high pitched sqeaking noise. I think it is either the drum rollers or idler pulley? Thoughts? Which parts do I need? Should I change the belt while in there?
Answer Hello Kate, your model has a rear drum bearing WE25M40 instead of drum rollers. At the front of the drum you have 2 of each front drum slides WE1M504 and WE1M1067. You might also check your drum felt seal WE9M30, idler pulley WE12X83, and replace the drive belt WE12M29 if it hasn't been changed in a while. Hope this helps!
My dryer is making a noise when drying but I can't get the panel off to see what is wrong can you help?
Answer Hello Renee, open the door and look for screws holding the front panel on. It's difficult to say which part is making noise without getting inside to see what is wrong. Your machine has a rear drum bearing WE25M40 as well as a front support bearing WE3M26 and bearing glides WE1M504 (white) and WE1M1067 (green). Each of these can cause noises when they fail. While you're inside the dryer, if you find any of these have failed, I would replace all of them so you won't have to go back into it for a long time. Also, check your drive belt WE12M29, idler pulley WE12X83, and blower wheel WE16M15. Sometimes they wear out and will make noise. Hope this helps!
My dryer is making a loud squeaking noise while drying cloths. It drys cloths just fine. What part is needed and will instructions to replace the part be included?
Answer Hello Ann. You will need to replace the front glides WE3X87 and the rear bearing kit WE25M40 in the unit. You will also want to check and see if the front bearing WE3X77 that the glides install into is worn. If so, replace it as well.
Hi, I have a GE gas dryer that was in a flash flood. I changed the coils, flame sensor, cleaned all of the wire ends. Do I need to lude the drum bearing sleeve? I checked the motor and it runs.
Answer Hello Joe,
The rear bearing does require lubrication TJ17-132. While you're in there, I would probably dry lube the glides in the front of the drum. Do this with either baby powder or corn starch. Do not use a wet lubricant on the front of the drum as it can come in contact with fabrics and material which will become stained.