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Squeaking in GE ds4600 Dryer

Bearings need to be checked and lubed, how do I get in there the best way?

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Every unit is different. Some units you have to remove the electronics and the top of the unit first before removing the back panel. Try laying the unit on it's back and see if you can access the unit from the bottom.

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