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In most cases they are not lubricated with oil. You did not post the make and model and that would be helpful. Dryers use guides and usually one bearing at the back of the drum, That bearing is greased. If it is a noise issue that is present, it could be the drum or the idler pulley.

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Why does my dryer make loud sqeeking noises while running


ALWAYS UNPLUG YOUR DRYER BEFORE STARTING ANY REPAIRS
Your problem sounds like drum rollers have flat spots on them or in need of lubrication
Remove the drum and belt and this will expose the drum rollers, idler arm
pulley and motor.
Check your drum rollers for flat spots or wear, if they have flat spots
or wear on them replace them.
If the drum rollers don't have flat spots or wear on them then they probably
only need lubrication. Lubricate the shaft of the rollers with a good grade of machine oil such as
3 in One oil.
Reassemble the dryer, plug back in.
This should solve your noise problem.
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What would cause a squeeking sound in the drum of the dryer?


That would be the roller nearest the vent. The heat gets to the roller. You should remove the roller and clean it with emory cloth then add some HVAC oil to the shaft to kill the squeal. Zoomspout oil won't dissipate , is nonflammable, and heat resistant.7f90fe6.jpgTo get into the dryer:You pop the top buy using a putty knife on number 3 and remove the front panel,
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Drum is hard to turn. When running, there is a loud high pitched squeal. I oiled the pully area in the back, and the noise stopped and the drum turned, briefly. Now, the drum doesn't turn at all. ???


if you got oil on the belt or the part of the pully where the belt rides then the belt is sliping and wont turn the drum.

you will need to get the oil off of the belt or buy a new one and you will need to get the oil off the motor pully and the idler pully and if any oil is on the drum.

This is where I would start given the information you have given.

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How do i oil the belts? The dryer squeaks every time its turned on?


You don't oil the belts on a dryer. This will cause the belt to slip on the motor shaft and/or drum. Oil permiated into the metal of the dryer drum can ruin it causing any replacement belt to slip as well.

If the dryer is squealing, you probably need to lubricate the idler pulley wheel at the axle point (also known as a tension pulley). If this is a GE model they usually have drum slides and a drum bearing that support the front of the dryer drum as well. When they wear down, they begin to make noise. The drum slides are made of teflon and not only help support the drum, but ensures it turns smoothy. You may need to replace both the drum slides and the drum bearing.

If the model number is correct, the part numbers are as follows:

Drum Bearing - WE3M26
Drum Slide - WE1M481 (Blue), WE1M333 (White)

Replacement parts (if required) can be found at the following websites:

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The average cost of these components varies, so shop and compare. The first three websites I listed have helpful exploded view parts diagrams that can help you locate and properly identify the parts you need.

If you have any questions, or if your model number is different from the one you listed this question under, please post back and let me know. I hope this helps you.

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Dryer is making a loud high pitched noise


Your problem sounds like drum rollers are in need of lubrication.
If you have a front loading machine, Unplug the dryer, remove the front of the dryer. This will expose the drum and belt, remove the drum and belt and this will expose the drum rollers.
Check your rollers for flat spots, if they have flat spots on them replace them.
If they don't then they probably only need lubrication. Lubricate the shaft of the rollers with a good grade of machine oil such as 3 in One oil. Reassemble the dryer, plug back in. This should solve your noise problem.
Good Luck,
I hope this helps

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Loud rattling sound, drum still turns


Your problem sounds like drum rollers have flat spots on them or in need of lubrication.
If you have a front loading machine, Unplug the dryer, remove the front of the dryer. This will expose the drum and belt, remove the drum and belt and this will expose the drum rollers.
Check your rollers for flat spots, if they have flat spots on them replace them.
If they don't then they probably only need lubrication. Lubricate the shaft of the roller with a good grade of machine oil such as 3 in One oil. Reassemble the dryer, plug back in. This should solve you noise problem.
Good Luck,
I hope this helps

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Thumping sound from loose drum


Your problem sounds like drum rollers have flat spots on them or in need of lubrication.
If you have a front loading machine, Unplug the dryer, remove the front of the dryer. This will expose the drum and belt, remove the drum and belt and this will expose the drum rollers.
Check your rollers for flat spots, if they have flat spots on them replace them.
If they don't then they probably only need lubrication. Lubricate the shaft of the roller with a good grade of machine oil such as 3 in One oil. Reassemble the dryer, plug back in. This should solve you noise problem.
Good Luck,
I hope this helps

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We are trying to replace the belt to our front loader dryer DLE5977W and are not sure how to take the dryer apart. Do we start from the front or the back.What steps do we need to replace the belt. Thank...


If it is a front loading machine:
You would remove the front of the machine, that will expose the drum and belt, remove the drum and belt and that will expose the drum rollers,motor, idler arm pulley.
Before you replace the drum and belt assembly, Check you drum rollers for flat spots, If they have flat spots on them replace them. I would also recommend that you lubricate your drum rollers with a good quality of machine oil such as 3 in One Oil. This will save you later on another disassembly because of noisy drum rollers.Apply the oil at the shaft of the drum rollers.
I hope this helps

Oct 04, 2009 | Dryers

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The drum on my amanda dryer is making a noise as it go around.


Your problem sounds like drum rollers have flat spots on them or in need of lubrication.
If you have a front loading machine, Unplug the dryer, remove the front of the dryer. This will expose the drum and belt, remove the drum and belt and this will expose the drum rollers.
Check your rollers for flat spots, if they have flat spots on them replace them.
If they don't then they probably only need lubrication. Lubricate the shaft of the roller with a good grade of machine oil such as 3 in One oil. Reassemble the dryer, plug back in. This should solve you noise problem.
Good Luck,
I hope this helps

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The dryer makes a grinding noisse when its running


The grinding noise you mention sounds like a drum roller needs lubricant or replacement.
If it is a front loading dryer, remove the front of the dryer, that will expose the drum, remove the drum and that will expose the drum rollers.
I would try to lubricate the rollers where the roller attaches to the shaft with a good grade of machine oil as 3 in One oil.
I hope this helps

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