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
to chek what is wrong follow the bellow instruction.... Check the motor bearings If your washing machine is making a high-pitched whine or squealing noise while running, the main culprit is usually worn motor bearings. To check the motor bearings, remove the belt and run the motor by itself, listening for the noise. If it makes the noise, than the problem is most likely the result of worn motor bearings and has nothing to do with issues in the rest of the washer. Check for Obstructions Sometimes coins, bra underwires and other metal objects come loose in the wash and become stuck between the tub and the drum. Using a flashlight, take a good look inside the washing machine. If you see dents, scratches or dings, that's a sign that there either are or have been items bouncing around in there that can make a horrible racket. Check for Grease Spatter A high-pitched squealing can be caused when the grease thins around the bearing that's located under the tub. Open up the washing machine and check the interior for grease spatters or spots. That could mean that the grease has thinned out around the bearing and it's making the noise because of rubbing. Check the Drum for Irregularities Spin the drum by hand, listening for the noise. If it makes the noise in the same spot with each rotation, the problem could be with the washing machine drum itself. Parts of the drum can corrode over time, leaving it vulnerable to cracks or rust.
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.
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.