How do I get to the belt? The dryer started making this awful noice like a belt finally gave out. I need to do the repair myself for financial reasons so please explain how to get to the inside working area.
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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: Paw Paws GE dryer repair page
could have a jam still in the blower wheel and all...sounds like unit is getting power and trying to start if your getting a hmm but something is keeping it from turning...gain access to the blower area and check a little deeper for more obstruction...aso make sure belt did not come off of motor maybe motor is humming but not turning unit....
hi dcimproveman,most common noise on whirlpool/kenmore dryers are the rollers.i would describe that noise as a klunk,klunk.klunk.what you do is unplug unit,pop the top,take off the frount,loose belt and remove drum.takes me less than 5 min.clean inspect/oil /no wd-40 replace worn parts as needed.if you get stuck,just send an email
Turn off the electricity to the dryer.Try spraying the belt with automotive belt dressing inside that goes around the bucket.. If that does not work it is probably the bushing at the back of the dryer. you will have to remove the bucket to grease the bushing.if it is still good. judging by your details it seems good.But it could be dry.Needs lubrication.