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Squeal noise from the dryer

My ge dryer model DDE 5300 has a squeal noise as it rotates while drying. I know it's old but is there an easy fix

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Check the belt tention. or you may need to lubricate the wheels the drum sits on.

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There could be some rubber/plastic or other contaminants in the drum, that leach on to your clothes when the dryer heats up. It's possible that some oil got on the felt seal that goes around your drum.

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The drum of the dryer has a belt that turns the drum while in operation. These belts are not hard to replace and if your old belt is still attached you can visually see how it is positioned on the drum. However, there are also at least three rollers that carry the drum allowing it to rotate as it is being turned by the belt. These rollers are also not that expensive and are relatively easy to replace. Since the machine is 20 years old you may experience some problems finding the parts (maybe not)> You can check with the company via the internet and find out. Just give them the model number and a description of the part. The pulley that is attached to the shaft of the motor that drives the belt that turns the drum could also be worn out. Replacing the pulley on a machine that old can be trying but not impossible. If you have a technician check out and make repairs on these potential problems it probably cost well over $180 but if you have any mechanical ability you can probably do the job yourself if you can locate the parts. Just make sure the machine is unplugged from an electrical source before removing the back and the rest is just work.

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Our DDE 5300 GBLAD dryer makes a rumbling, thunder-type noise after it's been drying clothes for awhile. What is wrong?

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Check your drum rollers for flat spots or wear, if they have flat spots or wear on them then you will need to 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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