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Dryer is Squealing when in operation. I have removed back access panel and inspected the belt and tensioner pulley. Both look fine and tensioner pulley moves easily by hand. Added a small dab of grease to the shaft at the pulley just incase. Did not solve squealing problem... Please any suggestions on where to look next!?!? Also, can you please tell me what is the best way to get the entire back panel off. Took all the screws out but panel would not come off! Thanks in advance for you help! Don

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  • Don Sanderson Jun 23, 2007

    Thanks, Catriver!

    I'll give that a shot and let you know how it goes!

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Don, the drum on this model rotates on a bearing in back. This is most likely where the sqeeling is comming from. You will have to service this from the front. Should be 2 screws just above the door on each side. Remove them and the top will lift up. Slide the top off forward. Once the top is off, you will see a couple of screws holding the the front panel and door assy. on. One on each side inside front panel. Unplug the door harness and remove the front panel and door. Undo the belt and the drum should pull straight out. Watch out not to get the belt hung on the motor. Now you will see the rear bearing and shaft bracket that the drum rides on. It may need to be replaced or just lubed up real good. Catriver.

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This soulution is very easy and solves the problem. Don't be afraid because it says bearing. It is no ball bearing but a nylon bushing inserted in a hole and the drum axle fits in the bushing. I put some dry lubricant on the drum axle after shining it up with a fine steel wool. The fix really impressed my wife as she had visions of needing to spend money on a new dryer. Excellant advice "catriver".

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Pull your dryer out from the wall. Behind it, on the bottom, you will find a lower panel that will give you access to the unit's belt tensioner (also known as an idler pulley arm). Remove the screws holding this panel in place, and then remove the panel itself. Reach inside and release the belt tension by removing the belt from the motor pinion.

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Access to the idler pulley varies by model, if your dryer has a lower front panel (kick plate) start there. It should lift up and off or it may be held in place with a few screws or snaps; it may also have a catch at the edges or center gap between the kick panel and main panel. To release the catch, push a putty knife, wrapped with masking tape, into the gap and push back the catch. The next easiest access point is the rear panel. The rear access panel is held in place with several screws along the outer edges. The last resort method of access is the removal of the entire front panel. The front panel supports the front of the drum and so removal is more difficult. Front panel removal varies. In general, access is gained by lifting the top (remove the lint trap screws first), removing the screws that secure the front panel, and detaching the panel from the drum.

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