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Replace bearing and bushing g.e. profile dryer

Can this be done without removal of drum and drive belt?

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Yes, but you will have to swing the top open, remove the dryer front, and pull the drum forward about 4 inches (leaving belt on drum) to gain access to the bushing. Normally that is all you have to replace, but also check for wear on the front drum slides at the same time.

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Kenmore 86582800 drum has a high pitched squeak after been on for 5minutes. 1983 model


see this steps and fix it. God bless you

Drive Belt


If the dryer makes noise, the belt may be frayed or damaged. If the belt is damaged, it will make noise every time it travels around the pulleys. The drive belt is a long, narrow band that wraps around the entire drum, then around a tension pulley and the motor pulley.


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Drum Roller

It is very common for dryer drum rollers to wear out. If the dryer makes noise, particularly a loud rumbling noise, one or more of the rollers may be worn out. After removing the drum from the dryer, inspect the rollers. If one is worn out replace all of them at the same time as a preventative measure.





Drum Roller Axle

Over time the drum roller axles can wear out, causing the rollers to wobble. If this happens the dryer makes noise. If the dryer is making a rumbling noise, check the rollers and axles. If any are worn out, replace them all at the same time.





Blower Wheel

Clumps of lint, socks, and other small articles of clothing can get past the lint filter and into the blower wheel. If the dryer makes noise, and the noise seems to be at a very fast pace, there might be something caught in the blower wheel. In addition, the blower wheel sleeve might be worn out, allowing the blower wheel to wobble on the motor shaft. If this happens, replace the blower wheel.





Drum Bearing

The drum bearing supports the rear of the dryer drum. If the dryer makes noise this bearing might be worn out. Replace the bearing if it is worn out. Do not lubricate the bearing, the lubrication will attract lint and dirt and accelerate the wearing process.





Drum Support Roller & Axle

It is very common for dryer drum rollers to wear out. If the dryer makes noise, particularly a loud rumbling noise, one or more of the rollers or axles may be worn out. After removing the drum from the dryer, inspect the rollers and axles. If one is worn out replace all of them at the same time as a preventative measure.





Drum Support Bearing

The drum support bearing is at the rear of the drum. If the dryer makes noise check this bearing. If it is worn out, replace the entire bearing.





Drum Slide, Glide, or Pad

The drum slides or glides support the front of the drum. As the drum rotates over the years, the glides wear out and then the dryer makes noise. Replace all of the glides as a set if they are worn out.





Drive Motor

Although not very common, if the dryer makes noise the drive motor may be worn out and the motor bearings can become noisy. If this happens the drive motor must be replaced. The bearings are permanently sealed and cannot be lubricated.

Jul 13, 2013 | Dryers

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My Maytag dryer makes an awful screeching sound when I start the dryer. It still dries the clothes, but I can't stand the noise.


your rollers or belt idler is corroded. you need to take dryer appart and lubricate the parts in question with MINERAL OIL or SPECIAL BEARING LUBRICANT. """"DO NOT USE WD-40 OR 3 IN ONE OILS"""". good luck to you.

Feb 07, 2011 | Maytag Dryers

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I have a maytag dependable care plus electric dryer LDE9334ACE. It has started to make a high pitched squealing noise. I have tried to get into it to check to see if it might be a belt. No idea how to open...


That squeal is a wheel. Most likely the one closest to the heating source. I use a product called zoomspout oil because it is safe for dryers.
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Your dryer has glides on it similar but not exactly like this.
check and see if they need to be replaced. They pinch and bind when the plastic wears out.
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If that belt gets down in the tub groove you is gonna have trouble. The slick side goes to the tub on this puppy also.

Old school Maytag dryer repair manual

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Jan 30, 2011 | Dryers

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My maytag atlantis dryer is making a loud squeaking noise. sounds like metal on metal. possibly a bad bearing? any ideas...


ALWAYS UNPLUG YOUR DRYER BEFORE STARTING ANY REPAIRS
Your problem sounds like drum rollers have flat spots on them or in need of lubrication, or maybe your drum belt has slipped off of the idler arm pulley.
If you have a front loading machine,

Remove the electrical console that holds the timer switch, start switch, etc. from the top of the dryer.
Be REAL CAREFUL not to knock any of the wires off of the timer switch.
Then remove the top of the dryer.
Remove the front of the dryer. This will expose the drum and belt.
Remove the drum and belt and this will expose the drum rollers, idler arm
pulley and motor.
Now is a good time to check the belt to see if it has slipped off of the
idler arm pulley and also to check the belt condition for wear.
Be sure to note the route of the belt, this will come in handy when you go
to reinstall the belt.
Check your drum rollers for flat spots or wear, if they have flat spots
or wear on them replace them.
If the drum rollers don't have flat spots or wear on them then they probably
only need lubrication. Lubricate the shaft of the rollers with a good grade
of machine oil such as 3 in One oil.
Reassemble the dryer, plug back in. This should solve your noise problem.
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Jan 02, 2011 | Maytag Atlantis MDE7400AY Electric Dryer

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My maytag dryer is making horrible squealing and scaping sounds. What is probable problem and how do I fix it? I have dryer out but see no access to front panel.


hi the noise you hear is going to be the drum bearing it sounds like it has collapsed and will need replacing if your is the model shown in the picture then its the back of the dryer you need to get to you should then see the center of the drum and this is where the bearing is located its not an easy job to replace and if any damage has been done to the part where the bearing runs on the drum then this would mean any new bearing you put in would also not last very long so if their are scratch marks or sharp edges then this means the drum will also need replacing.

if you remove the back and take the drive belt off then try turning the drum with the belt off you should feel its a bit tight or you should feel it grinding, you could actually try doing that now open the door and try turning the drum by hand and see if you can feel the grinding.

the bearing will need replacing and possibly the drum depending on how much damage has been done to the drum due to the bearing collapsing,

if your doing the job yourself then you may need special pullers to pull the bearing casing off as the chances are this has been welded to the spline due to the heat caused by the bearing falling apart, its not an easy job to do but it can be done.

May 23, 2010 | Maytag MDE308DAYW Electric Dryer

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I have GE profile Model DPSR473EW with loud squeak when drum turns ? I also need to learn how to access the drum etc...


I have experienced two problems with "loud squeeks" with the DPSR473EW. First, if you take the top off (open door, remove two screws under top door lip releasing the top), then.., remove two small screws (inside up high - one on each side) holding the front panel/door assembly on. Pull the front panel/door assy away from the main unit - can't seperate due to some wires near the blower. On the door/front panel assy..., you will see four "teflon slides" that fit into a plastic semi-circular assy (the drum rides on those four teflon slides). Most of the time, this is where the squeeks come from - I've seen them worn thru..., and the drum riding on the plastic (just order the teflon slides - qty 4 - WE1M333). If the plastic piece that the slides fit into is worn, replace it - WE2M26 (top bearing). This should do it. If the slides look OK (so the squeek hasn't been fixed), the other place for a squeek is...., the back bearing. This bearing is basically a male rotating plastic sleeve running in a metal female hole. I have seen those wear thru the plastic bushing..., causing lots of noise. To inspect that bearing, you will need to a) remove the belt (plenty of instructions on the internet), then b)remove the drum..., then..., you can inspect that back bearing (two pieces - one piece on the back of the drum, the female piece mounted on the heater shroud.. If you need to replace that bearing, or one half of it - you can order pn WE25M40 - it will have both pieces. Good Luck

Nov 15, 2009 | GE Profile DPSR473EW Dryer

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My dryer is making a high pitched squeal?


it could be the rear drum bearing,the front drum glides/rollers or the drum belt is glazed,or the tensioner for the belt needs replacement,all of which require you to remove the front cover by removing the lower front panel screws near the floor, then lift up front cover like a car hood and there are spring clips that will let go, then remove top cover these screws are underneath top cover in front and you can replace those items

Nov 13, 2009 | Maytag Neptune MDG5500AW Gas Dryer

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Dryer belt squeaks


Maytags have two rollers that hold the back of the rotating drum in place. The bearings may be going out. with the door open, reach in and spin the drum by hand see if you can hear any indication that the drum rollers may be sticking, stuck, etc.
You can pull the front of the dryer off, then remove the front drum cover and carefully slide the drum forward (while leaving the drive belt in place) you can expose the rollers to see if they are worn or frozen..
You can also check the tensioner pulley on the motor to make sure that's not the culprit as well.
If a roller is bad, I recommend changing them both.. they're cheap and you're already inside the machine...why not?
Good luck...it's not that hard of a job..

Oct 17, 2009 | Dryers

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Squeeks loadly when running


The drum belt is slipping or a support wheel bearing is worn.  Spray some belt dressing on the belt or replace the belt.  Lubricate the wheel bearing or replace it.  It is also possible that the seal between the drum and the housing (at the back) is worn and the drum is rubbing metal-to-metal on the housing.

May 28, 2009 | GE Profile Harmony DPGT750EC Electric...

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GE PRofile DPSR475EWOWW


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.

Jun 22, 2007 | GE DPSR483EA Electric Dryer

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