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My GE dryer (DSXH43EV0WW) (purchased in '99) makes a loud, high pitched squeking noise when the drum begins to spin. Most of the time after about 15 minutes it goes away. I know that some time ago I put some clothes in the dryer that were too wet and after a couple of months this noise started. I was thinking that maybe something rusted out from the excess water but I'm not sure. I had the top of the dryer open one time and did not notice any visible rust on the drum and the belt seemed fine. But, again, that was just a surface inspection. I'm sure there's more too this but I'm just not sure where to get started, so I would appreciate your expert help. I'm also having an issue with a matching GE washer and I will try a solution one of your experts (Macmarkus) provided. So, you're helping already and I hope it works for me. Again, thank you for your help. Matt

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ALWAYS UNPLUG YOUR DRYER BEFORE STARTING ANY REPAIRS
Your problem sounds like drum rollers have flat spots on them or in need of lubrication, or maybe your drum belt has slipped off of the idler arm pulley.

Note: This method works with most front loading machines.

Remove the electrical console that holds the timer switch, start switch, etc. from the top of the dryer.
Note: Some tops hinge and tilt backwards so they do not have to be removed and the electrical console with stay with the lid.
Also remove the lint filter and the screws holding the lint filter housing in place.
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 replace the front felt seal on the drum if it needs to be replaced. Be sure to use a good grade of weatherproof cement on the seal to glue it to the drum, sometimes the glue is furnished with the seal.
Now is also a good time to check the belt to see if it has slipped off of the idler arm pulley and also to 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 or wear, if they have flat spots they will make a thumping type of noise or if there is too much wear on them replace them.
If the drum rollers don't have flat spots or wear on them then they probably only need lubrication. Lubricate the shaft of the rollers with a good grade of machine oil such as 3inOne oil. Reassemble the dryer, plug back in. This should solve your noise problem.

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