I have a dryer that has begun making a LOUD screaling noise when it is turned on. It seems to get better - and even goes away - when it heats up. Also it is better if the dryer is tipped forward. I took the top off of the dryer and ran it but it did not even squesk. I put it back together and the squeal returned. All the above led me to believe that there were bad bearings at the rear of the drum. I squirted some non-flammable LIquid Wrench lubricant through the back of the dryer where it looked like the drum was attached. That stopped the squeal but unfortunately some of my clothes have some scent from the lubricant and I think this is only a temporary fix. If it is indeed a bearing problem, is there a awy to take the old ones off the rear of the drum and replace them with new ones?
Yes ...order it... you re better off changing the 2 paire of slices on the front when your take off the front from the drum ...its grey or green or white ...they must be finish ...beware they're expensive ....
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All ge dryers have a center bearing on the back side of the drum and drum glides on the frontside. The glides make a scrubbing sound when bad and the drum is hard to turn. The rear bearing does a squeak thang when the plastic bearing wears thin and begins to make metal to metal contact between drum mount and rear bulkhead mount. It is an easy fix but the drum gotta come out. here is my pictorial page that shows how with videos and repair pix: Paw Paws GE dryer repair page
It sounds like the drum is off balance, the drum could be scrapping along the side of the dryer. Check for a loose bolt on the drum assembly. Once it starts running the drum levels out and the scrapping noise goes away
the belt that spins the dryers drum around has a belt tensioner located at the botton base of the body. If the roller bearing goes bad the sound you hear is caused by that. Replace the belt as well when replacing the roller or the whole tensioner if needed
My dryer did the same thing. I had to replace the front support glide assembly and needed 4 teflon glides.
The front part of the dryer runs over this plastic piece seen here upside down.
this part is about $50 CAN there are 4 plastic or teflon glides that fit into this.
My dryer had worn through the teflon glides and start wearing away this piece.
My dryer is a GE front load dryer. And I did get a burning smell because the dryer was wearing away the plastic. After the teflon strips wore down.
Hope this helps
Did the Dryer work before? What led to this problem?
Most Electric dryers work on 240 Volts. And have their own seperate circuit breaker, usually marked as "Dryer."
So resetting just the main cuircuit breaker might not be enough.
Did you reset the Dryer C. breaker?