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.
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Posted on Sep 26, 2009
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