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Makes a loud squeaking noise when drum is turning

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The felt on the front of the drum is probably worn out or the bearing on the rear of the drum is getting bad.

Posted on May 05, 2010

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SOURCE: When drum turns, it makes a loud squeaking noise.

Pil...this might be a dozen different things. It might be a slipping belt...either on the motor or on the drum. It might also be a dry bearing. Or...it might even be some sort of object that fell between the drum and the housing. With the power off, remove the back of the unit. Turn it on and listen but don't touch anything with the power on. You might be able to do this yourself.

Posted on Dec 18, 2007

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Your issue is as follows;
"My G. E. dryer make squeaking noise when the drum is turning. However, it only during so, when load with cloths."

Based on the information provided above, I am unable to access my database to provide you with exacting information. You did not provide a valid model number, however, I have provided some common solutions to help guide you in your search.

My Solution is:
If your dryer is noisy, check these:

Rollers
Idler pulley
Glides
Rear drum bearing
Blower wheel
Rollers Many dryers use rollers or wheels to support the clothes drum. When these rollers are worn, they can be noisy. You should replace the whole set of rollers at the same time.

Idler pulley Dryers have a tension or idler pulley that keeps tension on the main drive belt. When it's worn, it can be noisy. When that happens, don't lubricate it. Just replace it.

Glides Many dryers use nylon or plastic glides at the front of the clothes drum for support. When these are worn, they can be noisy. When that happens, replace them.

Following the link below will provide some information on G.E. dryers.
http://www.repairclinic.com/SmartSearch/SSPartDetail.aspx?PartID=784658&PPStack=1

Following the link below shows disassembly procedures for most G.E. models.
http://www.repairclinic.com/0100_20.asp

Rear drum bearing: Most common failure Some dryers support the clothes drum in the rear with a center spindle instead of rollers. The spindle may be a ball-and-socket type support or a shaft through a sleeve. When the components are worn, they may squeak, squeal, or rub. You can't repair them. Just replace them when they're worn.

Blower wheel Your dryer's blower wheel pulls air over the heat source, through the clothes drum, and past the thermostats, then pushes it out the exhaust duct. The blower wheel, which is usually plastic, may wear out over time. But if it's noisy, it may simply be clogged with lint. Clean the blower and test to see if the dryer is still noisy. If it is, you probably need to replace it.



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SOURCE: dryer making loud squeaking noise

Replace all the drum rollers.

Posted on Mar 26, 2009

SOURCE: how to stop squeaking noise on dryer

The roller bushings/bearings and the motor need lubricating.

If you want help with how to do this, let me know.

Posted on Apr 30, 2009

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SOURCE: squeaking dryer drum when operating

sounds like you need to adjust the motor that turns the drum to tighten the drive belt..... you do this from the back or bottom...

Posted on May 25, 2009

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