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Where are the glide guides located?

Where are the drum guides located? I was told that I might have a problem with this area cause the weight of my close wont let the tub turn unless there is a very small amount of clothing inside.

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Making thumping noise and burning clothes


You list no brand or model so an answer must be somewhat vague. A loose drum causes the noise described while it also allows air to leak from outside the normal air flow path causing erratic high/low temperatures contributing to burning. Sometimes clothes can also get caught in the gaps caused by the tub moving excessively which causes tears, pinches and rips in clothing. Most dryers will have rollers and/or glides to carry the weight at the front of the drum. Check to determine if these are worn, loose or broken. A few models carry all the weight at the rear of the drum (Frigidaire and some GE) so check the rear bearing for excess wear and replace as needed. It's always a good idea to also clean debris and lint from inside the cabinet while the dryer is disassembled for repairs.

Aug 25, 2014 | Dryers

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What is the cause of a grinding noise from the drum


drum glides most of the time are worn out. the glides or rollers the drum set on are the most likely cause. removal of front top required then belt and drum. inspect where drum sets during operation.


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Mar 03, 2012 | Dryers

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Drum will not turn but belt is not broken


The first thing to try is opening the door and turning the drum by hand to see if it turns freely, you may have something lodged in the front or back seal areas wedging drum. This is unlikely but easy to do without taking apart dryer.

Some have a glide tightener instead of a roller assembly tightener which are two styles of belt tighteners used. Glide type should be replaced by the roller type and a new belt.(glide type tends to cause belt stretching)

These are things to look for assuming motor is running and belt did not just jump off, which is rare, need to disassemble by lifting top and removing front to work on, with unplugged. There are sharp edges on inside of dryer, so watch out for sheet metal edges.

Jan 31, 2010 | Kenmore Dryers

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Drum needs lubrication


My GE glides on a set of adjustable nylon pads at the front below the drum and a rear shaft. These are replaceable components through regular maintenance.
Since a belt drives the drum you would never lube the belt area and anything oily on the drum itself would attract dust and cause a mess.
Dryer overhaul is not rocket science, but if you get inside , after unplugging the unit....remember to clean away all visible dust.
Most driers have a hinged lid which swings up and back after releasing screws in the door area which point up to the underside of the lid, then inserting a putty knife along the sides near the front corners to pop the spring clips holding the lid down. Be gentle so as not to crack the enamel finish.
If your drier is clunking or grinding, I would recommend you pull the drum and overhaul front to back, mean while inspecting the element and gently cleaning it. Replace the glides or front rollers and the rear shaft and bushing together as they wear at the same time. Then remember to LEVEL the unit when done as centrifugal force wears out a non level drier.
Inspect the full length of belt for cracks by turning inside out. Before removing the belt note its installation pattern and tension set up area below near the motor.
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Sep 26, 2009 | General Electric Dryers

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Help my dryer makes an awful squeaking noise when I dry . Maybe a loose belt not really sure. Do you have any ideas it still dries just sounds terrible doing it. Thanks Donna


The problem may not be the rear bearing. It could be the drum glides in the front drum bearing that the drum rubs against as it spins. The rear part of the drum is supported by the drum bearing. The front, however is supported by the drum glides. These glides are plastic and do wear down. Once they wear through, you usually have have metal on metal scraping as the front of the drum will be rubbing against the case of the dryer. You can view the glides at appliancepartspros.com. Type in your model number as "DBXR463EB0WW" The digit before the last two W's is a zero, not an "O". Go to the "Front Panel and Door" heading and locate items 313 and 316. This is the entire front bearing with glides. If the bearing itself is not worn, just replace the glides (take note of the glide color, there are different part numbers for them). You will need to lift the top panel, to access.

If you inspect the glides and they aren't worn, or if the noise you are experiencing is definitely coming from the rear bearing, you will need to remove the front panel of the dryer to access the drum. Once the front panel has been removed, you will need to release the tension on the dryer belt and remove it from the drive motor. Then, with the belt still wrapped around the drum you can use it as a handle to help guide the drum from its rear mount. A replacement kit is located under the "Drum" heading as item 508 (Includes all the parts).

Ideally, you hope that this is a simple drum glide problem. The repair isn't that difficult. Replacing the rear bearing, however, can be extensive for someone that has never performed this repair before. Take note of the exploded view diagrams for reference. NOTE: If you decide to repair this yourself, make sure the dryer is UNPLUGGED any time you service it. Dangerous voltage is still present inside the dryer, even with the power turned off.

If you have any questions, please let me know. I hope this helps you.

Aug 11, 2009 | Dryers

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My dryer is sqeaking loudly when running


Squeaking usually comes from drum roller supports and/or the belt idler pulley needing lubricated. If the drum does not have drum roller supports under the drum, it will be equipped with a plastic drum glide the is located around the perimeter of the front drum facing. If this plastic wears down it will cause the drum to scrape against the metal bulkhead and make noise. If equipped, you need to replace the drum glide

The drum rollers (if equipped) can be lubricated with a light weight turbine oil (like the kind you would lubricate some ceiling fan motors with). Lubricate the roller wheels at the axle ONLY. Do not lubricate the wheels. The same is true for the idler pulley. Make sure you don't get any oil on the belt, or it will slip.

If you need instructions on how to reinstall the drive belt, repairclinic.com has dryer belt diagram illustrations under their "Repair Help" section. Look for the "Dryer Belt Diagram" link on the left hand side of the page. If your dryer is a GE model, you would use diagram M, D, or L (depending on the age of the dryer).

If you have questions, let me know. I hope this helps you.

May 06, 2009 | GE 7.0 Cu. Ft. Super Capacity Gas Dryer

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Ge dryer squeeking


HI,

For a pictorial troubleshooting please open the link:

http://www.applianceaid.com/my_own_dryer.html

You will be looking at the front glides that the drum rides on, the glides are probably gone and the drum is rubbing on the plastic glide holder....if it is damaged will need to replace the front drum bearing/glide holder and all of the glides, usually about 4 of them.

If it is the drum front glides the noise will be from the front area, right behind the front panel at the top. If the noise is from the center rear of the dryer your drum bearing is gone, need to replace this also if you have to take this dryer apart..

Thanks

Apr 08, 2009 | GE Dryers

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DRYER MAKES VERY LOUD NOISE WHEN RUNNING. ALTHOUGH IT HEATS UP AND BEGINS TO DRY, IT STOPS RUNNING COMPLETELY AFTER ABOUT 5 MINUTES. IF YOU WAIT AN HOUR, YOU CAN START IT AGAIN, BUT IT AGAIN SOUNDS VERY LOUD (ALMOST A RATTLING SOUND) AND THEN SHUTS OFF AFTER 5 MINUTES

Faulty Blower Wheel

If you hear a great deal of noise coming from the blower area of the dryer when it is running, then the blower wheel could be defective.

The are many different designs for blower wheels and just as many unique failure modes. Vanes (fins) can break off the wheel and bounce around in the blower breaking more pieces. The blower can break around the coupler with the shaft. This can cause the blower to spin loosely on the shaft. The blower can form cracks which cause it to vibrate, etc.

You should also not be surprised to find foreign debris in the blower. The occasional bird, rodent or squirrel has been known to bypass the out vent cover. If they crawl into the exhaust tube the first thing they come into contact with is the blower wheel.

If the blower wheel is not spinning, or if it is missing vanes, it is not moving air efficiently. As a result, heat is not removed from the heat source and it can trip the high limit switch or blow the thermal cut-off.
Worn Belt
A worn belt can stretch and/or become brittle with age. The belt can then slip on the drum or motor to cause squeaking. If this is the case, the solution is to replace the worn belt.

The belt is not the only item that can cause squeaking. It can also be caused by a faulty idler pulley, worn drum bearings, worn drum glides or worn drum rollers depending on brand and style.

When replacing the Belt is is a good idea to also change the Drum Support Rollers, Drum Glides, Idler Pulley and Clips. All of these items are economical easily changeable when replacing the belt. The upside is that your dryer will operate like new.

Recent Customer Symptoms:
Dryer makes loud noise when turned on. Dryer works and heats up OK but makes too much noise.
Worn Drum Glides
Some dryer models are equipped with Drum Glides. The front of the dryer rests on these glides. They provide a low friction surface on which the drum spins. After time however, this glides wear down. Much like an automobile brakes, these glides make a load grinding noise when they wear thin. This griding against the drum usually leaves a bare metal stripe that is visible at the point of contact. If the glides are worn, the solution is to replace them.

The drum glides not the only items that can cause squeaking. It can also be caused by a faulty idler pulley, worn drum bearings, a worn belt or worn drum rollers depending on brand and style.

When replacing the Drum Glides it is a good idea to also change the Drum Support Rollers, Drum Belt, Idler Pulley and Clips. All of these items are economical and easily changeable when replacing the glides. The upside is that your dryer will operate like new.
Worn Rear Drum Bearing
Some dryer models are equiped with a Rear Drum Bearing. The rear of the drum rests on this bearing. It provides a low friction surface on which the drum spins. After time however, this bearing will wear down. If the bearing is worn, the solution is to replace it.

The rear drum bearing not the only item that can cause squeaking. It can also be caused by a faulty idler pulley, worn drum glides, a worn belt or worn drum rollers depending on brand and style.

When replacing the rear drum bearing it is a good idea to also change the drum glides, drum support rollers, drum belt, idler pulley and clips depending on make and model. All of these items are economical and easily changeable when replacing the rear drum bearing. The upside is that your dryer will operate like new.
Worn Drum Support Rollers
Some dryers such as Whirlpool/Kenmore brands are equipped with Rear Drum Support Rollers. The weight of the dryer drum rests on these rollers. They provide a low friction surface on which the drum spins when in operation. After time however, these rollers wear down. When they wear, often times they begin to elongate and form a non-round 'cam' shape. The result is that when the dryer is turned on it creates a rumble that sounds as though you are trying to dry a pair of tennis shoes. This sound is usually the drum being forced up and down on the non-round wheels. If the rollers are worn, the solution is to replace them.


When replacing the Drum Rollers it is a good idea to also change the Front Drum Glides, Drum Belt, Idler Pulley and Clips. All of these items are economical and easily changeable when replacing the glides. The upside is that your dryer will operate like new. Whirlpool
Kenmore models have a dryer maintenance kit that contains all of these items in a single kit.


Recent Customer Symptoms:
Dryer makes loud noise when turned on. Dryer works and heats up OK but makes too much noise.


Recent Customer Symptoms:
Dryer makes loud noise when turned on. Dryer works and heats up OK but makes too much noise.


Recent Customer Symptoms:
Dryer makes loud noise when turned on. Dryer works and heats up OK but makes too much noise.


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Jan 21, 2009 | Kenmore 63942 Dryer

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Dryer is making rumbling noise,was told it was the blower,in checking the model #LNC7757A71 can not locate the proper part .


If you take the front panel off only 3 things will give you a rumble the blower is 1, should be located at the bottom left corner of your dryer, the glides are 2 should be located on the front panel or on the front shroud that the front of the dryer drum rest on up front or the bearing in the rear of the dryer drum, and possibly rear drum rollers if equiped.

Aug 05, 2008 | Dryers

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What is the noise coming from my dryer?


your bearing is going out, basically there are two types , look on the back center of unit ad see if there's a bearing screw or something (actually the bearing screws in from the inside , but screws are visible ) this is a center bearing type, the other is a glide system front glides and rear rollers are what carries the drum weight i have seen rollers go out and the drum actually scraping a hole in the side of the cabinet.

Mar 30, 2008 | Kenmore 62602 Electric Dryer

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