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GE 5 cycle automatic heavy duty dryer

My dryer is squeeking like crazy - how do I fix it - works fine other wise.

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  • kdw080 Apr 10, 2009

    GE 5 cycle automatic heavy duty dryer.
    My dryer has a problem.
    Without pushing start button it makes a noise.
    The noise is not like a moter sound, but not a fully moter sound.
    I think it is from the motor.
    Just noise only, it doesn't work.
    I can turn it off when I rotate the switch off.

  • Anonymous Mar 13, 2014

    ge 5 cycle heavy duty dryer does not heat properly

  • Anonymous Mar 14, 2014

    my dryer squeeks like crazy



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Turn off the electricity to the dryer.Try spraying the belt with automotive belt dressing inside that goes around the bucket.. If that does not work it is probably the bushing at the back of the dryer. you will have to remove the bucket to grease the bushing.if it is still good. judging by your details it seems good.But it could be dry.Needs lubrication.

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I have a GE five cycle dryer . This dryer does not heat up what the problem? please help

Posted on Jul 09, 2009

  • mattroberts2 May 07, 2012

    What was your problem? Mine won't heat either.


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The turn knob that controls the dryer has cracked and now I can't start the dryer. Have tried turning it with a pliers but no go.

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