Loud rubber squeal sound with new clothes washer water seal.
I replaced the water seal- bellows on kenmore stackable washer dryer.
Now have loud rubber on metal squeal sound. Do i lubricare the seal ? If so , with what?
any help would be greatly appreciated.
Re: loud rubber squeal sound with new clothes washer...
Its the wrong seal. do not lubricate it at all rubber sweals with any kind of petrolium product.
many door boots look right for the model but will be thicker then needed. and will cause rubber to hit the basket.
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I understand your Frigidaire laundry center, model# FGX831CS, is not spinning water out of your clothes completely. I see that on the first spin cycle the drum is not spinning and is just making noise, and on the second spin cycle the drum spins to the left very slowly and loudly. First check to see if your washer is overloaded. Try taking some clothes out and spinning them again. Secondly, make sure that the load is not out of balance. Try rearranging the clothes to allow for proper spinning. I ask that you please follow up with a comment on the post, at your convenience, to advise if further troubleshooting is needed or if your dryer status has changed successfully. Hope this is helpful.
If it's stackable, you'll want to start by removing the dryer. Open the door and remove the outer bellow spring around the bellow to release
it from the cabinet lip. At this point lean the machine back to give
more space between the drum and the cabinet. Remove the kickplate for easier access and to visually check for leaks later. At the top/right of the bellows (close to the tub) loosen the bellow to tub clamp and pull out the bellow. Install the new bellow starting at the top by aligning
the marks. Work
your way around until bellows is properly seated snug against the tub. Replace the tub to bellow clamp and tighten it (make sure the bellow stays snug against the tub while tightening the clamp). Once
in place, lay the machine back to level and reinstall the front of the
bellows to the cabinet with the outer bellow spring clamp. With towels handy (just in case), let the machine fill
and agitate for a few minutes and check for water leaks. If all is
the kickplate and wash some laundry. Good luck!
Your problem is a bad rear drum seal-if these become worn, torn, or missing close can get caught torn or discolored in the space between the clothes drum and rear of the dryer. Replace the rear drum seal.
If the dryer model number begins with 417, the drum is supported by a ball bearing in back, and a seal and glides up front. Often, the bearing will become very dry, either from years of use, or from excessive lint blowing up into the bearing. If the bearing isn't cracked or otherwise noticeably bad, you can usually solve the issue simply by lubing the bearing with a high temp grease. While the machine is apart...(a major pain in the butt), make sure to check the condition of the seal and glides on the front panel, and replace the belt if it looks at all cracked or frayed. If this dryer is not a 417 and/or does not have a rear bearing, it's best to get a maintainance kit (belt, idler pulley and drum rollers) and install all the aforementioned parts, as they are the most likely source of screech. Also, check the motor by spinning the shaft manually with the belt off....if that is squeeking, it's motor time.
I have an H3 washing machine and the rubber bellow lip that seals the front door from leaking has torn causing water to leak out. Can this bellow be repaired or easily removed and replaced without calling a service repairman.
Usually black oily stains are a symptom of a rear main drum bearing starting to go bad. The seal goes bad first and the packing grease will start to weep out as water gets into the bearings. Is the washer starting to get loud during any spin cycle? If so, I think your bearing is starting to go. It's not a cheap fix, either. The whole back shell of the outer wash tub has to be replaced because the bearings are molded into the plastic. I hope this is helpful in some way.