Question about GE DBXR453EV Dryer
As the dryer heats up it has a loud, rythmic, metalic squeal. It is not the tension pully or the belt (both tested and good). The sound is coming from the middle of the back of the dryer. It is LOUD. I am thinking that as the metal heats up it expands and somehting is rubbing that should not.
I have the same dryer, with the dryer empty open the door and try to push the basket up, if it has lots of play in it then you should check the "bearing drum" which is attached to the front panel. this machine doesnt have bearing on the back of the drum. it rides on plastic sleaves called slide drum. they are on the inside of the front dryer panel. only 4 screws to remove and check
Posted on Jan 20, 2009
I am sending you all the possibilities for your problem, check either of these causes ----and than let me know if it is solved----
Power from the house
Check to see whether there's power getting to the dryer. Is it plugged in? Check for blown fuses or tripped circuit breakers--your dryer uses two fuses or circuit breakers. The dryer could tumble but not heat if only one of the two fuses is blown. If you have circuit breakers, one of the two circuit breakers can trip, even if the two for the dryer are connected.
Often a dryer heating element burns out, but doesn't trip the circuit breaker or blow a fuse. The heating element is simply a long coil of special wire. You can check it for continuity with an ohm meter. No continuity means the element is bad and you need to replace it--electric heating elements aren't repairable.
On many dryers, there's a thermal fuse mounted to the exhaust duct inside the back cover panel. The fuse--which is about an inch long--is usually embedded in black resin and mounted in a white plastic housing. If the fuse has blown, you need to replace it. (You can't re-set it.)
A common problem is for the main wiring connection from the house, at the dryer, to burn and break its connection. Because the dryer can still tumble with partial power, the connection may be only partially defective. You may need to replace both the power cord to the dryer and the terminal block inside the dryer that the wire is attached to.
Posted on Dec 26, 2008
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