On startup there is a loud intermittent metallic screeching sound. After 3 or 4 minutes it disappears. No problem with the drum turning or heating.
This sounds like it may be bad rollers 12001541 or roller shaft 6-3129480 on the unit. You will want to pull the unit apart and check for resistance in the rollers when spun by hand.
Dryer is making a load screeching sound under a load ?
Answer Hello James,
It sounds like the rollers, shaft or bearings of unit have failed and would need to be replaced.
What is the age of my dryer?
Answer Hello Joe. We would need model and serial number for that information.
When replacing the tumbler bearings, what kind of rivet tool do you recommend? Thanks!
Answer Hi John. The rivet tool used is a very common one found in any local hardware store. It uses 3/16" and 1/4" rivets. Tumbler bearing kit part # 306508. Tumbler Bearing Kit -Dryers use two of these bearings in the front. It is suggested that both are replaced at the same time. Requires the use of a rivet tool. Thank You.