My dryer is squeaking really bad. If you recommend the rear drum bearing to be replaced, should i go ahead and replace the belt, and front drum bearing? Also, do you recommend ordering the rear drum bearing kit and does the kit include the sleeve. I'm asking if these replacements should all be done since I have the dryer taken apart.
Answer Hello Owen,
You are correct that the parts should all be replaced at once if you at all can. This is because if one part is worn excessively, it will cause abnormal wear and premature failure of the new parts. The front bearings hold the drum up to a level position. If they are not replaced, the drum will "lean" forward and the rear support bearing will not wear properly. The idler pulley should be replaced if it doesn't spin freely or if the pulley has "wobble" play in it. The belt should be replaced if it has dry rot cracks in it.
My dryer squeaks when a lot of clothes are put in
Answer Hello Dean. You need to check and see if the front bearings are bad or if the rear bearings are bad on the unit and causing the issue.
While drying emits a loud squeaking noise as drum turns. Bearing or what would it be?
Answer Hello Rich. You need to check the front felt seal and the rear bearing in the unit to see if they are bad and need to be replaced.
My GE electric dryer still works fine, except it now emits a high-pitched squeak when the drum rotates. I'd like to repair the problem if I can, but I don't even know where to begin. Can you suggest a place for me to start and also explain how to open the dryer cabinet to get at the parts?
Answer Hello Bobby,
There are a couple of things that can cause this. The front bearing slides WE3M26one of these, WE1M504 two of these, WE1M1067 and two of these, can be worn out and the heating element can rub against the back of the drum, or the ground spring that holds the ball in the back of the rear bearing assembly WE25M40 to properly ground the drum can be making the noise. The idler pulley WE12X83 should be checked while the unit is apart.
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.