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Vibration of Dryer

My Dryer squeaked, so the repair people replaced the rear bearing and the drum glides (it's a fridgidaire). It doesn't squeak anymore, however, now, it is vibrating near the end of the cycle. What may have happened?

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  • karensalas Jul 20, 2009

    Thanks for responding so quickly. However, you said washer, did you mean dryer. It's my dryer I'm having problems with. Could it be that the repair guy tightened something too tight when he installed the bearings or the guides?

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It may be off one of the guides. Or a balance problem. It may be a bit off balance. Now that you have a new bearing your machine is going to work better. It will spin faster because of the new bearing. When it spins faster you will get vibration. If it is not shaking badly, Try to load your washer balanced. If there are any more questions please feel free to ask. I will help you untill we have this thing solved. Please leave good feedback for me, it means a lot to me, and I will really help you all that I can...

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