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The dryer is making a squeaking noise and I cannot get access to the inside of the dryer.

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SOURCE: Loud Squeaking Noise kenmore gas dryer 80 series

You need to change your drum rollers. To get to them you take the dryer apart from the front not the back. There are 2 screws where the filter goes in on top. Then pull the top toward you and up. Then remove the 2 - 5/16 inch screws on each side of the front panel about 2 to 3 inches down. Then pull the front up and out. Then you will see everything. Replace the belt, drum rollers, and idler making sure to oil each as you re-install them. Then put back together and your on your way.

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Your issue is as follows;
"My G. E. dryer make squeaking noise when the drum is turning. However, it only during so, when load with cloths."

Based on the information provided above, I am unable to access my database to provide you with exacting information. You did not provide a valid model number, however, I have provided some common solutions to help guide you in your search.

My Solution is:
If your dryer is noisy, check these:

Rollers
Idler pulley
Glides
Rear drum bearing
Blower wheel
Rollers Many dryers use rollers or wheels to support the clothes drum. When these rollers are worn, they can be noisy. You should replace the whole set of rollers at the same time.

Idler pulley Dryers have a tension or idler pulley that keeps tension on the main drive belt. When it's worn, it can be noisy. When that happens, don't lubricate it. Just replace it.

Glides Many dryers use nylon or plastic glides at the front of the clothes drum for support. When these are worn, they can be noisy. When that happens, replace them.

Following the link below will provide some information on G.E. dryers.
http://www.repairclinic.com/SmartSearch/SSPartDetail.aspx?PartID=784658&PPStack=1

Following the link below shows disassembly procedures for most G.E. models.
http://www.repairclinic.com/0100_20.asp

Rear drum bearing: Most common failure Some dryers support the clothes drum in the rear with a center spindle instead of rollers. The spindle may be a ball-and-socket type support or a shaft through a sleeve. When the components are worn, they may squeak, squeal, or rub. You can't repair them. Just replace them when they're worn.

Blower wheel Your dryer's blower wheel pulls air over the heat source, through the clothes drum, and past the thermostats, then pushes it out the exhaust duct. The blower wheel, which is usually plastic, may wear out over time. But if it's noisy, it may simply be clogged with lint. Clean the blower and test to see if the dryer is still noisy. If it is, you probably need to replace it.



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Posted on Jul 17, 2008

SOURCE: how to stop squeaking noise on dryer

The roller bushings/bearings and the motor need lubricating.

If you want help with how to do this, let me know.

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SOURCE: squeaking dryer drum when operating

sounds like you need to adjust the motor that turns the drum to tighten the drive belt..... you do this from the back or bottom...

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SOURCE: Kenmore Dryer 110 is making a loud squeaking noise.

Only a few things will make that noise. The squeaking is caused by a moving part having trouble turning while rubbing against a fixed part.

  1. The idler pulley is worn
  2. The drum support rollers are hard turning on their shafts
  3. The felt seals at the front or back of the drum is worn allowing metal to metal contact while turning
  4. An article has fallen into the housing around the blower wheel and the wheel is rubbing on it.
Listen for the frequency of the sound. The drum rollers and drum felts will squeak at the frequency of the tub turning. The idler pulley turns much faster as does the blower wheel. Knowing this will help pin down the cause.

The following link has valuable information on taking apart your style of dryer:

Sears Dryer Disassembly

Posted on Sep 20, 2009

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Only a few things will make that noise. The squeaking is caused by a moving part having trouble turning while rubbing against a fixed part.
  1. The idler pulley is worn
  2. The drum support rollers are hard turning on their shafts
  3. The felt seals at the front or back of the drum is worn allowing metal to metal contact while turning
  4. An article has fallen into the housing around the blower wheel and the wheel is rubbing on it.
Listen for the frequency of the sound. The drum rollers and drum felts will squeak at the frequency of the tub turning. The idler pulley turns much faster as does the blower wheel. Knowing this will help pin down the cause.

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you have a whirlpool made kenmore dryer , there are 3 moving parts that can be making this noise , the belt tensioner and 2 wheels that the drum rolls on .
to get to these parts you go into the front of the unit. start by removing the 2 screws on the top where the lint screen inserts. then get a flat screwdriver to pry the top of the dryer away from the door panel it should have clips holding it down on both sides of the front.
after that you can see the drum with the top open like a hood of a car , look inside there are 2 screws holding each corner of the front of the dryer , they are 5/16 hex heads , remove these screws and the entire front door panel will come loose , pull the panel upward to release the lower clips holding it.
Now that this panel is removed look under the drum to see how the belt is held so you can put it back correctly , after removing the belt pull the dr om out and you will see the wheels , you can use motor oil to oil the center of the wheels and the belt tensioner. to get the drum back in set it on the wheels and roll it untill it falls into place and reassemble the rest if you have any other questions let me know and tell me how it works out.
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