22 (or so) year old Kenmore dryer, work fine except it has started an intermittent high pitched squealing noise. Replaced the belt (it was in bad shape) thinking it was slipping, and cleaned the interior of the cabinet, drum wheels, tension pullet, etc.. Quit making noise for a couple weeks, then started again. Does not seem to be load dependent. Can the motor bearings be lubricated?
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ck rollers in back of tub,this will require that you removethe tub.also ck the belt addjuster these need to be lubercated ever few years. ck also around the tub seals, sometimes coins left in chlothes will stick in or around & rub metal making noise.i would remove the belt from motor before trying anything.turn on air fluff setting. start dryer to see if noise is comeing from motor or tub.
The squealing noise is from the belt tensioner. Replace the pulley only on the tensioner along with a new belt. The bearing in the pulley is causing the squeal. Sears will sell this in a kit. The top and the front panel of the dryer will have to be removed to replace these parts
First, pop up the top of the dryer -- use a large slotted screwdriver under each corner of the top. There will be screws holding the front of the dryer -- take these out and take the front off. The squealing is coming from roller bushings which need lubricating. Apply machine oil to all the axles/bushings -- this most likely will stop the squealing -- and don't forget to unplug it first.
IT IS MORE THAN LIKELY A STUCK DRUM ROLLER OR IDLER PULLEY. I HAVE SEEN IN WORST CASE SCENARIOS WHERE IT HAS BEEN THE MOTOR ITSELF WHEN SUBJUCTED TO LOTS OF LINT AND DUST FROM PLUGGED VENTING. I WOULD CHECK THE FIRST TWO AS THEY ARE THE MOST COMMON. DO NOT OIL THEM.
1-it may be the belt squealing or high pitched nosies telling you it wants to go! 2- It more than likely is the rolling suspension that the drum spins on!I've seen the older models with one of 3 wheels that the drum rolls on is worn and wobbling or screaming or screeching etc. 3- I've seen also a few times that the motors heat shield, a simple piece if tin with two screws or bolts holding it down was "loose" and vibrating causing a loud metal squeal noise all the time or intermittently!! If I were there hands on I could fix it!
Only a trained laundry tech can make the electronic diagnoses.
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I own a Frigidaire Heavy Duty Dryer The Model # is FDE436RES1. It is 10 years old. When running the dryer it makes a very loud squealing noise although the heat and the dryer still work. Is this a belt or roller problem or does it sound like something else. It is very high pitched and can be heard throughout the entire home. I do not know much about dryer troubleshooting so your help would be greatly appreciated. Thank You.