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Drum squeals at startup then quiets - once the first load goes in I can do laundry for hours without it squealing, but if it cools down it makes that noise for a minute or two.

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  • karen_beres Sep 12, 2009

    this would be why the noise is worse after a couple of days of nonuse vs just a couple hours? And just how do I locate this rear bearing to grease it?

  • karen_beres Sep 12, 2009

    Maytag Intellidry LDE 9806ACM - In case you have figured it out yet, I haven't done this before, so I just want to make sure I get it right - Will greasing it work or should I just get someone in here to replace it?

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Usually the squealing noise is from the rear bearing going bad. You need to try putting some grease on it first. If same problem occurs, replace the bearing.

Have a great day!

Posted on Sep 12, 2009

  • Melvin Ramos
    Melvin Ramos Sep 12, 2009

    Yes you are right. For dryers, the bearing is located behind or under the drum. You have to unscrew the drum, remove it and you will see the shaft going to the motor, there you will see the bearing.

    Unfortunately, I forgot to ask the brand and the exact model number of your dryer. But please check the link below so that you would have an idea how a dryer bearing looks like:

    http://dryerbearing.com/

    Have a great day!

    Regards,
    Firesnake09


  • Melvin Ramos
    Melvin Ramos Sep 12, 2009

    Grease it first. We're still not sure if the rear bearing is bad. If it do the same thing after greasing it, then call someone to replace the bearing.

    Thank you!


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