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Dryer making squeaking noise

Describe your problem How do we disassemble or open panel to look inside. Does the back come off or the front of dryer?

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Usually there's a kick plate or panel at very bottom front of dryer. Take that off, then you can take the front off and then the top to look inside.

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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.

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remove 4 torx screws from the top of control panel,then slide control panel sideways till you can lift it up off the top cover,then open the dryer door on the upper door land area there are 2 screws going up into the top cover remove them then you can remove the top cover,then on each side at the top there is a screw holding the front panel in place,remove these then you can remove door switch wires from the door switch and lift up on this panel to remove it off the gussets on the bottom of the door,then you can install the top door bearing and 4 drum slides

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I have a ge profile 2006 front loader dryer that is making an awful squeaking noise!!


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GE Dryer Model DWSR483EA1WW squeaky noises


Un-plug dryer. Remove screws from front panel into dryer top. (just inside the door, at the top of the opening) Swing top up and remove screw near top of front panel on each side. Tilt front panel forward and lift off, set to the side. (leave wires attatched) Pull drum ahead about 4 inches. Do not remove belt. (it's a little tough to get the drum past the sides of the dryer) Remove the old rear drum bearing and replace it. If I remember correctly, it is a part number WE3X37. Replace drum. Check the front drum support slides on the front panel. They should be about 1/8 inch thick. If the rear bearing was squeaking, they may need replacing also. Finish re-assembly, plug back in and test.

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Hotpoint dryer squeaks at regular intervals


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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.
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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.

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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

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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.

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First, UNPLUG YOUR DRYER! Now open the dryer door and remove the 2 screws at the door hinges... remove the door and set aside, then remove the 2 screws opposite the hinges. Grasp the front panel near the top, just below the top panel and pull it toward you... do this on both sides. Tilt the panel forward then lift it off of the lower clips.

With the front panel gone, you'll see a 5/16" screw just below the top panel on both sides, top left and right. Remove these and the clips too... now you can lift the top panel like the hood of your car.

To gain further access, remove the 6 (3 on each side) screws holding the front drum support/blower vent panel, then set this aside.

If you want to remove the drum... first, take a flashlight and look closely at how the belt is routed around the idler pulley and the motor shaft. (You'll have to re-route it for reassembly.) Reach in there with both hands, with one hand rotate the spring loaded idler pulley back to release tension off the belt, then with the other hand remove the belt from the motor shaft. Now lift and pull the drum out the front of the cabinet.

Check to make sure the rollers in the back rotate freely. You can remove the rollers, buff the roller shafts with emery cloth, lube the shaft with light oil (like sewing machine oil) and reinstall the rollers. Lube the idler pulley also. Rotate the motor by hand and listen for the squeak you described.

Also check the front drum support panel you removed earlier. The drum rides on this as it rotates... As you are looking at the drum support from the drum side, inspect the 10 o'clock to the 2 o'clock area closely. If the glides (teflon) are worn it'll squeak when it rotates.

Hope this helps. Oh yeah! Almost forgot.... the belt won't squeak at all. It'll be the motor, rollers or drum glides.

Nov 02, 2007 | Maytag Neptune MDE5500AY Electric Dryer

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