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.
I have hotpoint dryer NBXR463EB3WW, it will squeal when first loaded and as clothes dry the squealing starts to let up some, if no load in dryer it will not squeal at all. I am guessing from previous posts the rear bearing. how do I get it apart to look at the bearing and guides. Does the top come off first then the front ? What all parts do I need to replace along with bearing kit. the drum has a lot of movement in the front but very little in rear where heat shield is. should the front have a lot of play in it? I would guess an inch or so of movement . I know a lot of questions, just trying to learn how to fix it and what to check once I get it apart.can you tell me how many guides this model has as well. Once I get this apart will I be able to tell if front bearing and guides are worn by looking at them?
Answer Hello Mark.
Open the dryer door, remove the screws that secure the top of the dryer to the front panel, and raise the top.
loosen the (2)screws, holding the bottom of the front panel to the frame, in the kickplate area.
Disconnect the wire harness to the door switch, and remove the screws(1 on each side) holding the front panel to the cabinet frame. 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 WE25M40, 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. Hope this helps.