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Gas & Electric clothes Dryer sqeaks, rumbling, & noises

If your clothes dryer has any sort of uncommon noises coming from it they are fairly easy to repair. The drum turns with the help of a belt with a belt tensioner. The tensioner keeps the belt tight. The tensioner also has a roller with a bearing. If the bearing goes dry it will squeak. If the bearing locks up the belt will burn and you will smell burning rubber. Eventually the belt will break off. The roller can be ordered from most companies with the belt. It is advisable to replace the drums front seal that rides along the front panel. These will wear and squeak too in time. To service these parts the front panel must be removed to gain access. All parts are fairly easy to repplace with someone helping you to hold the drum up when re assembly come up. You can also ask me more questions if needed.
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All ge dryers have a center bearing on the back side of the drum and drum glides on the frontside. The glides make a scrubbing sound when bad and the drum is hard to turn. The rear bearing does a squeak thang when the plastic bearing wears thin and begins to make metal to metal contact between drum mount and rear bulkhead mount. It is an easy fix but the drum gotta come out. here is my pictorial page that shows how with videos and repair pix:
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There could be multiple problems with you whirlpool dyer depending on the type of noise you are hearing. If the noise is a low grumble or loud buzzing sound this could indicate a bad motor. Which could explain you not hearing the drum turning. If however you hear a grating or grinding type noise but the drum is turning, this could indicate that something is rubbing or has become jammed inside the blower fan that circulates the air. if this is the case it too may have to be replaced. Also the drum can sometime come off the drum support rollers at the back of the dryer, but this is very uncommon, and only happens if they are very worn or broken. This can easily be diagnosed by a technician and if the motor is fine, will cost little to repair.Hope this helps.

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The noise is coming from a moving part. There are only a few that normally cause a problem. Also the dryer drum not turning freely is what broke your belt. Here is what I would replace. Drum rollers, Drum slides and idler pulley. You can check these parts before you replace them. If the drum rollers don't spin real easy, replace. If the idler pulley does not turn easy, replace. If the drum slides are worn, replace. Your model may be one with a front drum bearing. If it looks worn, replace.
You may be able to take dryer apart, try turning drum. Listen for the noise and notice if the drum is hard to turn. If so, you may be able to determine if the problem is in the front or back of drum. Keep on mind that the noise might have been the belt slipping due to the drum being hard to turn. Either way, when you have it repaired, it should run with the noise. Good luck.

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Here is a tip that I wrote about dryers and noises...

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The problem sounds like the drum wheels. Your drum sits atop wheels that support it and help it turn. As these age they will loose their grease or lint will build up on them. The result is a horrible grinding noise that gets louder and louder. It is a cheap repair but it is a pain to do. You will need to remove the drum and belt in order to get the wheels off. The wheels are held up by a simple pin. Let me know if you have any other questions and let me know if this was helpful to you. Good luck and I am glad that I could help.

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