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Front of drum is not tight against front panel. It moves up and down, in and out, and makes a squeaking noise when running.

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  • cowsedar Aug 30, 2008

    I, too, have this problem. Clothes are getting stuck, marked up, and ruined. I haven't been using it but my son is back in school and I'll have to repair it. My model is GE dvl223ea0ww (or dvl223eaoww?) electric dryer. I'm afraid that I cannot afford a repairman, is this something that I could do myself? I'm pretty handy. Thanks for your help, Faith

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    Richard May 11, 2010

    In order to assist you with a more detailed solution, please provide the make and model number of the dryer.

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    The FixYa Team


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You probably have to replace the front felt also called a front bearing.

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My bosch Nexxt WTMC 3300 dryer makes a squeaking sound when the load is light -- drying a larger/wetter load less likely to make the noise.


I had a similar problem with a different model Bosch dryer. First I made sure the dryer was unplugged. I found, after taking the front and rear panels off, that one of the front wheels that supports the drum was broken. I replaced the wheel and it works fine with no squeaks.

Jan 01, 2013 | Bosch Nexxt WTMC 3300 Electric Dryer

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SQUEAKING NOSIES


if you are mechanicaly inclined it is not to difficult
can't tell by looking for noise - to confined of space
have to take the drum out first then get at the rollers one at a time
If one is noisy (just turn by hand and apply side pressure)
might as well replace both
if not rollers than look at the pressure idler that sits against the motor
and look at the plastic bushings that the drum travels on they are probably worn out
have fun

Feb 06, 2012 | Kenmore Dryers

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Squeeling noise when running


Instructions Things You'll Need
  • Putty knife
  • Phillips head screwdriver
  • WD 40
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    • 1 Disconnect the dryer from the wall outlet or the breaker/fuse box. Be sure that the dryer is disconnected before you continue.
    • 2 Raise the top of the dryer. You will do this by inserting a putty knife into the crack between the top and front panel. Push against the spring clips to release. There will be one clip on each side of the dryer. Once the top has been released you can disconnect the wires to the door switch located on the right side on the backside of the front panel.
    • 3 Using a Phillips head screwdriver remove screws holding the front panel to the side panels. Pull the front panel away and lift off the bottom clips to remove it completely.
    • 4 Remove the belt from the idler pulley. The idler is located behind the blower/motor unit. When the belt is free you can slide the belt to the back edge of the drum. Lift it straight up to disengage the rear bearing from cradle.
    • 5 Pull the drum out through the front of the cabinet. You will be able to see the drum support ball on the back of the drum and the cradle holding the ball.
    • 6 Apply a generous portion of supplied grease or spray WD 40 into the cradle. In almost all cases, this will resolve your squeak. Once you have greased the drum to your satisfaction, you can reassemble the dryer.


Read more: How to Fix a Drum Squeak on a Gas Dryer ' eHow.com http://www.ehow.com/how_4899504_fix-drum-squeak-gas-dryer.html#ixzz1PYDjwD8h

Recommend lithium grease over wd40

Jun 17, 2011 | Whirlpool LEQ9858P Electric Dryer

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Dryer works, but makes noise.


Hi,
There are a lot of moving part that can cause noises or vibration when get worn out.
  • Make sure dryer is level, and on a secure floor, and that nothing is leaning against the dryer.
  • Check all exposed screws, and make sure they are tight. Loose cabinet screws may cause a squeak.
  • Check for foreign objects below the lint filter:-Remove lint filter, and look down opening. If you need to stick your hand down the opening to remove an object, be careful because the edges could be sharp. It would be advisable for you to wear a pair of work gloves.
  • Foreign objects in the drum front seal and worn or loose drum slides can cause a metal scraping noise as the drum rotates.
  • Check for foreign objects in the drum. (Coins, buttons and zippers will make a rattling sound as they roll around in the drum)
  • A frayed or damaged belt will make a thumping sound.
It is normal to hear the sound of the drum as it turns. If your dryer is making unusual noises and the above suggestions do not resolve the situation, discontinue use of the dryer until it has been checked by a qualified servicer. Continued use may cause wear of other parts making the repair more costly.

Thanks..!!

Sep 19, 2010 | Kenmore Elite HE4 Electric Dryer

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MOTER SQUEEKING -MAYTAG


the motor is not squeaking the drum roller s and belt are, replace them and the noise will ggo away, the belt is the biggest cause of noise. here is how u replace the dryer drum belt.

Instructions Things You'll Need:
  • Flathead screwdriver Phillips screwdriver Assistant
  1. Step 1 Look up your specific model number and buy a replacement belt from a Maytag2_bing.gif dealer or a third-party supplier of replacement appliance parts.
  2. Step 2 Unplug the dryer and remove the exhaust vent tube from the back.
  3. Step 3 Pull out the lint screen. Use a Phillips screwdriver to remove the screws around the lint screen housing.
  4. Step 4 Slide the blade of a flat screwdriver underneath the top panel at one of the front corners of the machine. Pry the top panel up slowly, being careful to not nick or scratch the finish. You should hear a snap when you've lifted the panel high enough; that noise is just the latch releasing.
  5. Step 5 Repeat Step 4 on the other front corner of the machine and then lift the hinged lid up.
  6. Step 6 Firmly grasp the top edge of the front panel of the dryer. Wiggle it to the front and back slightly as you lift upward, and the panel should come loose from the latches holding it in place.
  7. Step 7 Slide the front panel forward while your assistant supports the inner drum. Pull the front panel completely off of the machine.
  8. Step 8 Reach underneath the drum and pull out the broken belt.
  9. Step 9 Slip the replacement belt around the drum while your assistant continues to support the front of the drum. Turn the belt so the grooved side fits into the visible grooves around the circumference of the drum.
  10. Step 10 Get on the floor again and locate the motor underneath the drum. You will see two round pulleys; the larger one is the motor pulley and the smaller one is the idler pulley. Grab a section of the slackened belt, fold it in half and push the loop underneath the idler pulley. Wrap the loop around the motor pulley.
  11. Step 11 Push the idler pulley to the side, away from the motor. The grooves on the pulley should fit just right with the belt, and moving the pulley over should create tension in the belt all the way around the drum.
  12. Step 12 Slide the front panel back up against the machine, working with your assistant to fit the front of the drum into place. When the drum is secured to the front panel, slide the panel straight down into place. You may hear or feel it lock into place when you've pushed down far enough.
  13. Step 13 Lower the top panel and push it down until it snaps into place. Replace the screws surrounding the lint screen housing and put the lint screen back.
  14. Step 14 Reattach the exhaust vent tube and the electrical plug.

Apr 28, 2010 | Dryers

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Kenmore Dryer 110 is making a loud squeaking noise.


Only a few things will make that noise. The squeaking is caused by a moving part having trouble turning while rubbing against a fixed part.
  1. The idler pulley is worn
  2. The drum support rollers are hard turning on their shafts
  3. The felt seals at the front or back of the drum is worn allowing metal to metal contact while turning
  4. An article has fallen into the housing around the blower wheel and the wheel is rubbing on it.
Listen for the frequency of the sound. The drum rollers and drum felts will squeak at the frequency of the tub turning. The idler pulley turns much faster as does the blower wheel. Knowing this will help pin down the cause.

The following link has valuable information on taking apart your style of dryer:

Sears Dryer Disassembly

Sep 20, 2009 | Kenmore Dryers

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Help my dryer makes an awful squeaking noise when I dry . Maybe a loose belt not really sure. Do you have any ideas it still dries just sounds terrible doing it. Thanks Donna


The problem may not be the rear bearing. It could be the drum glides in the front drum bearing that the drum rubs against as it spins. The rear part of the drum is supported by the drum bearing. The front, however is supported by the drum glides. These glides are plastic and do wear down. Once they wear through, you usually have have metal on metal scraping as the front of the drum will be rubbing against the case of the dryer. You can view the glides at appliancepartspros.com. Type in your model number as "DBXR463EB0WW" The digit before the last two W's is a zero, not an "O". Go to the "Front Panel and Door" heading and locate items 313 and 316. This is the entire front bearing with glides. If the bearing itself is not worn, just replace the glides (take note of the glide color, there are different part numbers for them). You will need to lift the top panel, to access.

If you inspect the glides and they aren't worn, or if the noise you are experiencing is definitely coming from the rear bearing, you will need to remove the front panel of the dryer to access the drum. Once the front panel has been removed, you will need to release the tension on the dryer belt and remove it from the drive motor. Then, with the belt still wrapped around the drum you can use it as a handle to help guide the drum from its rear mount. A replacement kit is located under the "Drum" heading as item 508 (Includes all the parts).

Ideally, you hope that this is a simple drum glide problem. The repair isn't that difficult. Replacing the rear bearing, however, can be extensive for someone that has never performed this repair before. Take note of the exploded view diagrams for reference. NOTE: If you decide to repair this yourself, make sure the dryer is UNPLUGGED any time you service it. Dangerous voltage is still present inside the dryer, even with the power turned off.

If you have any questions, please let me know. I hope this helps you.

Aug 11, 2009 | Dryers

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Dryer making squeaking noise


IF YOU CANNOT SEE AN OBVIOUS WAY TO OPEN THIS, SUCH AS SCREWS AT THE VERY BOTTOM OF THE FRONT PANEL OR AT THE TOP OF THE DOOR INNER RIM OR BY REMOVING A BACK PANEL 2'X2' THEN CHANCES ARE THAT THE TOP WILL POP UP AT THE EDGES IN FRONT BETWEEN THE TOP AND FRONT PANEL. FROM THERE LOOK INSIDE THE FRONT PANEL AND SEE IF THERE ARE A HEX HEAD SCREW OH ABOUT 3 INCHES DOWN HOLDING THE FRONT TO THE CABINET IF THERE IS REMOVE THEM AND DOOR SWITCH WIRES AND LIFT FRONT PANEL UP AND OUT. WITHOUT THE MODEL NUMBER THIS AN EDUCATED GUESS. IF I WAS RIGHT FROM THERE I THINK YOU CAN GO THE REST OF THE WAY AND THE SQUEAING NOISY SHOULD BE THE BEARING IN THE REAR OR THE DRUM ROLLERS. GOODLUCK TO YA

Apr 12, 2009 | Dryers

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Dryer makes scrapping and squeaking noise


The front drum support has wore out. Reach your hand in the tub and puch up on it. If it moves up and down a lot the support is wore. Buy a new support and front slides and it will stop squeeling.

Nov 19, 2008 | GE Dryers

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Dryer makes squeaking noise


If it has not been squeaking for an extended time you can get by with just changing the rear drum sleeve bearing (WE3X75). To do this, open dryer door, remove screws going up into top, allowing top to swing up and back. Remove screw holding front panel to side panel near top just under where the top was. Tilt front panel forward and lift off bottom pegs. Swing to side (you don't have to remove wires). Pull drum forward about 6 inches. (you don't even have to remove the belt.) Change sleeve at center back of drum. Make sure to inspect the front drum support slides WE1M481dark ones and WE1M333 white ones (about 1/2 inch x 2.5 inch strips at the top of the front panel which support the front of the drum), as about the time the rear bearing goes, these may be wearing also, especially the one on the left side.

Nov 18, 2008 | Dryers

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