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I have a ge profile electrice dryer, it heats ok but sometimes when it's running it slows down makes a squeaking noise then speeds back up and continues to dry. It doesn't always do this

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You are having a problem with the drum bearing.

Since you didn't post the model number I cannot tell you if it is a wheel type bearing at the rear of the drum, or a front bushing type bearing, but it is easy to fix either type.

Unplug the power then First remove the upper cover by prying up on the front seam which separates the cover and cabinet. There are two clips there which must be pushed in by a putty knife. If your filter is on the upper cover, remove the filter and then the two small sheet metal screws which secure the filter duct to the upper cover. Then tilt the cover all the way up on the hinges at the rear.

Next remove the front cover of the dryer. There should be two sheet metal screws accessable from inside the cabinet near the top and screweing directly into the front cover. Unplug the leads to the door switch, then tilt the top of the door slightly out and lift up from the lower clips. There may be more screws at the bottom on older models. The drum will tild dow slightly at the front, but don't panic. Place a soda can under it to support it while you inspect.

If you see two rubber wheels at the rear of the cabinet supporting the bottom of the drum, then you will need to remove the drum, clean and inspect. If There are no wheels at the rear of the cabinet then the "bearing" is the top of a circular plastic moulding which is mounted to the interior of the front panel. It will probably be worn down with some parts mission. Buy another and replace it. Before assembling, lubriicate it and the Drum cushion which rides on it liberally with silicone drylube.

To access the rear support wheels, remove the drum by first reaching under the drum and pushing up on the tensioner roller and removing the belt from the pully on the end of the drive motor. You can then lift out the entire drum. Inspect the wheels to see if they spin smoothly on good bearing surfaces. The one on the right usually fails first since it bears the most weight. Buy a replacement on ebay. Ususlly the shaft remains good. polish it up with some wet-or-dry-paper, lube with silicone grease and reassemble.

Take the time to thouroughly vacuum out the entire cabinet assembly and heater coil, blower motor etc. Lint is the worst enemy of dryers and it usually comes from a bad lint filter or a bad/loose exhaust connection. If you want to be extra clean and effficient, remove the rear civer of the dryer and the rear blower cover. It is in line with the motor shaft from the cabinet and to the left as you look at it from the rear. ther are 4 scres which secure it. This will reveal the blower fan. Scum/lint accumulate on the blower vanes and the blower cover which you just removed. Compressed air does the job well, but I know some persons who use a pressure washer to clean everything in one stroke, being careful not to clean off the foam seals. Let dry.

Reassemble and it should work well

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