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GE frontload dryer dcvh515gfoww. Clothes started getting caught in door gasket/seal? Now we get a loud sqeuaking/scraping sound coming from the top of the door.

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  • Anonymous Feb 22, 2009

    I have the same problem... I noticed a piece of plastic bracket poking from behind the seal, we are going to take the cover off today and see what is behind it. My guess is that whatever was holding those brackets in is scraping the drum, could be screws or something. I will post again later...

  • Anonymous Mar 28, 2009

    My seal is broke... Where do i get a new seal

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SOURCE: Squeaky Dryer

Master_Tech:

I have the same model number and the same squeaky problem. I could use the same fix that you gave bebowser.

thanks

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Posted on Apr 16, 2008

Illeagle
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This link goes directly to the exploded view/tear down page for G.E. dryers at Repairclinic.com. From there you can navigate back to the parts breakdown/order page. Just enter your model no. in the search box and click search Most G.E. dryers have 3 or 4 screws holding the top panel to the front panel. Open the door andd they should be accessible at the top of the door opening. After removing those, then should be 2 screws at the bottom to loosen, then the front lifts off the 2 screws. The diagram should help guide you through the rest.

http://www.repairclinic.com/0100_20.asp

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Posted on Jul 08, 2008

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SOURCE: Replace felt seal on gas dryer door

Yuck, nothing like replacing the felt, removers will only give you brain damage.I would find something hard plastic to scrap it off to prevent scraping of the finish. Dont give up a burn it off, I know from experience. Try the red plastic scrapers from Ace Hardware, there cheap by a dozen just in case the person who installed the felt had a seizure with the glue!

Posted on Sep 16, 2008

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SOURCE: My clothes are getting caught in my dryer.

I am having this same problem with my GE dryer. I found a post on fixitnow.com from a guy that has repaired these for years. He says it is the rear drum bearing. Looks like a pretty easy fix, I am going to try to do it myself. If you try this, I have also read that you should spend the extra $10 to go ahead and replace the drums front felt glide kit.

http://fixitnow.com/2005/03/field-notes-frigidaire-dryer-front.htm

Good Luck!

Posted on Mar 25, 2009

pumpkinman
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SOURCE: Ge Dryer making loud rumbling noise

drum bearings are going up

Posted on Jun 19, 2009

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SOURCE: My GE Profile DPSE810 Electic Dryer has started

Depends on what kind of noise...
-Repetative muffled creaking: Probably the metal drum sliding against the plastic mount that holds the front of the drum. It can be TEMPORARILY eliminated by disassembling the dryer and tampering with the felt strip so that the drum has more play and turns more freely. It does not indicate a major problem.
-Metal against metal scraping: Maybe the metal cabinet got bashed in just enough that the drum rubs against it? This kind of sound should be investigated and fixed.
(For what it's worth, my DPSE810EG4 does has the repetative muffled creaking.)

Posted on Dec 26, 2009

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