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Loud Grinding Noise when Tumbler Rotates

Does the tumbler have replaceable guides or owner maintainable components that would address a loud grinding sound when the tumbler rotates? If so, how do you disassemble the housing to get the tumbler out for maintenance?
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    Dryer is making a loud grinding noise every few rotations. No set amount of times, very loud

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Ok, these GE's sometimes have a problem with the front guides bearings going bad, and then the drum starts to eat into the top of the door hole and sides. That is probably what is making your noise. Before you spend a lot of time fixing something that cant be fixed, open the dryer door and look up in each top corner of the opening. Look to be sure the drum hasnt eaten its way through that area. If so, scrap it, because it will eat your clothes badly, and the front panels are to expensive. If not, UNPLUG YOUR MACHINE PLEASE, then standing facing the dryer, open the door, and remove the two screws that are in the top of the door housing area (not the door itself, these would be up by where I told you to look for damage). These screws hold down the top. After removing these screws, lift up on the cabinet top, and pull GENTLY towards you until the top clears the console guide posts in the top rear. After removing the top, inside the cabinet, on either side and at the top, you will see a phillips head screw that holds the front to the cabinet. Remove these screws, and fold the front towards you slowly, removing any wires that may be holding up the swing out (i.e. door switch, light wires, etc., be sure you remember the way the wires reattach). When you look at the top of where the drum rides, you will see a plastic ring with smaller like plastic flat peices that the drum rides in. More than likely, you will have to replace both parts. The ring separates in the center, and is replacable (you should only have to replace the top half). The drum guides are the smaller plastic type guides that just slide in. Reassembly is reverse. Let me know if you need further help. Jim

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