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Ge dryer makes grinding noise when drum is turning

My dryer a ge model ds 4500 makes a grinding noise when the drum is turning

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  • Tim Pigott May 21, 2008

    My Frigidaire dryer model FWT4450GE makes a high pitched squeal when the drum turns.

    Do I need to take apart down to the motor?

  • bsapovchak Jul 08, 2008

    our dryer made a squeaking noise. now it seems to have separated and leaves our clothes with black streaks that don't come out in the wash. i guess the drum is off track or something.

  • soldier7807 May 15, 2009

    My Kenmore HE3 has a grinding sound when the drum is turning?

  • Anonymous Mar 16, 2014

    My dryer is making a noise when I turn it on but the drum is not turning, I have checked the belt and that seems to be in place, what could it be.

  • Anonymous Mar 16, 2014

    drum sqeeks

  • Anonymous Mar 19, 2014

    Dryer is making squeaking/grinding sound when drum turns.

  • Anonymous Mar 21, 2014

    Model #DX 4500 EG6ww

  • Anonymous Mar 22, 2014

    Dryer just makes a humming noise but forum won't turn

  • Anonymous Mar 23, 2014

    the drum makes a lot of noise

  • Anonymous Mar 24, 2014

    starting the dryer it will sound like its grinding

  • Anonymous Mar 29, 2014

    GE profile dpsb613

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If youve made sure that its not a roller thats dry or a belt idler pulley that dry,than yes its the motor,and oiling that will only make it worse.

Posted on May 21, 2008

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    Archie Ferrarini May 22, 2008

    On the older GE dryers there  is a Nylon bearing right in the back of the dryer ,right exactly in the middle.Get in back of the dryer and locate this spot you dont need any tools just some oil/W-D40 to spray on it, this will determine if this the spot.It may be all the dryer needs.It may help to turn on the dryer so you see the part to oil.It is sometimes covered with a plate that you can move aside.

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