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.
My dryer is still working, but makes awful scraping sound as it runs. Not sure if bearings are going or what & if that part is replaceable. (I love my dryer & prefer not to replace it, want to fix it)
Answer Hi Terri. There are front and rear drum bearings that "center " the tub for drying. The rear bearing kit is part # WE25M40. The front seal / ring is not available part # is WE9X30. Please call us at 1-877-477-7278. Please clean all interior parts and especially the motor and vent assy. Hood /cap outside. Thank you.
We bought this dryer used. Looks like it is about 10 years old. It worked fine for about two months but was getting very hot to the touch on top at all temperature selections. I t also left scorch marks on clothes especaily white clothes. Now it does not run at all. It only makes a humming noise. Looks like I get resistance at the timer selectoer switch and the on/off switch. The humming noise comes from the motor from what I can tell. The dryer heat still works. I can turn the drum but it makes some noise. Also sounds like something is almost rolling along with the drum itself. I am wondering if it the "drum slides' I see here or the rear bearing itself. Also how do I get to the parts. I cannot tremove the back. I can remive the top and yhaven't tried to remove the front. Any and all hewlp would be apprecited. Only got $65 invetsed and would be willing to put another $50 to fix it if possble. Thanks again.
Answer Jerry, Hope you haven't damaged the motor ? 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 WE03X10001 . 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 WE25X10001 , 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. Thanks and Good Luck
I Have a GE model# NWSR483EB3WW, Making a loud squeaking noise when drying. is the part i need to fix this the (Rear drum bearing kit, part#AP2619300) any other parts that could cause this loud squeaking noise?
Answer Matt, Yes, most of the high pitched squealing noise(s) are from the drum bearing assembly WE25M40 on that style dryer. There is the possibility that the idler pulley WE12X83 or the belt WE12M29 could be making the noise as well, but not likely based on your post.
Thanks and Good Luck.
I got the heater housing, and I can't read your diagram to install ground strap between retainer and element housing. Can you plesae provide a readable sketch. I read that, the screws for the bearing retainer are tap in,is this correct?
Answer Kathleen, you're correct, all the mounting screws in the bearing kit are "self tapping" screws, it really helps the process. As for the "grounding" strap WE1X1172 , that is installed and mounted,with the rear bearing retainer plate WE1M300 using one of the mounting screws(insert the screw through the opening then mount the strap so the other opening is in contact with the pointed end of the drum bearing shaft, to achieve the gounding effect. You'll do fine, Thanks and Good Luck.