Question about Dryers
Most electric motors do not squeak perse. I suspect the culprit is a worn out drumretainer bearing and or retainer assembly. This is the device that is mounted on the back of the drum and back of the dryer cabinet to hold the drum level and centered. It could also be the belt especiallyif the motor has become out of alignment from a broken mounting bolt if your unit is in a high moisture concentrated area.
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Posted on Sep 04, 2008
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The motor bearings may be worn. Remove the drum drive belt and then start the dryer. If it squeals with the belt off then the motor bearings are likely worn.
There is a small roller that tightens the drive belt for the drum. They can squeak. Remove the lower front panel and you should see the small roller near the motor and belt.
Another is the two larger rollers that support the drum. You will see this if you remove the front lower panel. Another is where the drum rides on the upper round part of the door/opening and it has a plastic guide that separates the metal drum from the metal door/opening. Over time this wears out and the two metal pieces will squeak.
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