Question about General Electric Dryers
My GE glides on a set of adjustable nylon pads at the front below the drum and a rear shaft. These are replaceable components through regular maintenance.
Since a belt drives the drum you would never lube the belt area and anything oily on the drum itself would attract dust and cause a mess.
Dryer overhaul is not rocket science, but if you get inside , after unplugging the unit....remember to clean away all visible dust.
Most driers have a hinged lid which swings up and back after releasing screws in the door area which point up to the underside of the lid, then inserting a putty knife along the sides near the front corners to pop the spring clips holding the lid down. Be gentle so as not to crack the enamel finish.
If your drier is clunking or grinding, I would recommend you pull the drum and overhaul front to back, mean while inspecting the element and gently cleaning it. Replace the glides or front rollers and the rear shaft and bushing together as they wear at the same time. Then remember to LEVEL the unit when done as centrifugal force wears out a non level drier.
Inspect the full length of belt for cracks by turning inside out. Before removing the belt note its installation pattern and tension set up area below near the motor.
If this helps please reply
Posted on Sep 26, 2009
Save hours of searching online or wasting money on unnecessary repairs by talking to a 6YA Expert who can help you resolve this issue over the phone in a minute or two.
Best thing about this new service is that you are never placed on hold and get to talk to real repairmen in the US.
Here's a link to this great service
Posted on Jan 02, 2017
Tips for a great answer:
Jan 14, 2011 | Frigidaire FGR231A Gas Dryer
Dec 07, 2010 | Frigidaire FGR641F Gas Dryer
Oct 12, 2009 | Miele T9800 Electric Dryer
Oct 10, 2009 | LG DLE5977 Electric Dryer
Oct 09, 2009 | Maytag Dryers
Oct 08, 2009 | Kenmore Dryers
Oct 07, 2009 | Amana Dryers
Oct 02, 2009 | Amana Dryers
May 06, 2009 | GE 7.0 Cu. Ft. Super Capacity Gas Dryer
235 people viewed this question
Usually answered in minutes!
Step 2: Please assign your manual to a product: