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Hi,
Here is a tip that I wrote about dryers and noises...

It will help you determine what is happening there...

Dryer Repair Squeaks, Grinding, Clicking and Knocking Noise


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Posted on Sep 15, 2010

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SOURCE: Loud Squeaking noise when drying clothes

Hi,
Might be the issue with the rotor bearings.
2.Might be there is some dust or other thing in rotor drum so please check and clean.

Posted on Aug 11, 2009

Controlfrk
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SOURCE: When the dryer begins its process, a long loud

The noise is likely coming from a roller which keeps tension on the belt which wraps around the drum. This roller will sometimes squeal as it wears on the shaft to which is mounted Follow the instructions below to replace the Idler roller.

Pull the dryer out enough to get behind it. there is a lower black panel to be removed by taking out all the 5/16" screws around the edge. Swing the panel aside and look into it. You will see the motor to the right. The roller should be between you and the motor. The configuration looks like the picture at the link below.

The belt goes in the grooves on the motor pulley and the flat side runs around the idler pulley, according to the GE chart on this image.

http://www.applianceaid.com/images/belt-config.JPG

Posted on Oct 28, 2009

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SOURCE: my dryer is squeaking intermittently while drying.

ALWAYS UNPLUG YOUR DRYER BEFORE STARTING ANY REPAIRS
Your problem sounds like drum rollers have flat spots on them or in need of lubrication

If you have a front loading machine,

Remove the electrical console that holds the timer switch, start switch, etc. from the top of the dryer.
Be REAL CAREFUL not to knock any of the wires off of the timer switch. Then remove the top of the dryer.
Remove the front of the dryer. This will expose the drum and belt. Remove the drum and belt and this will expose the drum rollers, idler arm pulley and motor.
Now is a good time to check the belt to see if it has slipped off of the idler arm pulley and also check the belt condition for wear.
Be sure to note the route of the belt, this will come in handy when you go to reinstall the belt.
Check your drum rollers for flat spots, if they have flat spots on them replace them.
If the drum rollers don't have flat spots on them then they probably only need lubrication. Lubricate the shaft of the rollers with a good grade of machine oil such as 3 in One oil. Reassemble the dryer, plug back in. This should solve your noise problem.
I will include these two websites for parts and further help:
http://www.partselect.com/
http://www.appliancepartspros.com/index.aspx
Both also have chat assistance 24/7.
Good Luck,
I hope this helps

Posted on Nov 15, 2009

barkencoa
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SOURCE: while drying for short time the dryer starts to squeak

Probably a dry bearing
.You would have to gain access into the dryer to establish which bearing/s it is.
You would then need to see if lubricating the bearing/s, would cure the squeak..
If it does not, then you may have to fit a new bearing/s.\
Hope this helps.

Posted on Dec 22, 2009

mkh5094
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SOURCE: dryer squeaks when clothes are drying

Squeaking can mean bearings going bad or the pulleys needing some oil on them. The pulleys can usually be accessed from the rear of the dryer. The bearings are a different story, you would need to remove outer casing of the dryer to remove the drum to get the bearings behind the drum. I would recommend trying to oil the motor and idler pulleys and if that doesn't fix the problem if your handy you can try to replace the bearings. Its a big job, the bearings are behind the drum and are screwed in from the inside of the drum. In order to remove the drum the casing of the dryer had to be removed, usually the front and the top (the top will sometimes tip back on hinges). After that the drum should slide out with the bearing assembly attached. Installation is the same as removal. {Note: If you find it to be too much trouble, I would just leave it squeak, other than being annoying it won't hurt anything. Also, some dryers have a compartment in the back where you can see the bearing assembly, maybe you can spray some WD-40 in there and see if it stops squeaking. The time you really need to replace the bearings is if your drum is loose, as the bearings have gone bad, not just squeaky}

Posted on May 14, 2010

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