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GE PRofile DPSR475EWOWW

Dryer is Squealing when in operation. I have removed back access panel and inspected the belt and tensioner pulley. Both look fine and tensioner pulley moves easily by hand. Added a small dab of grease to the shaft at the pulley just incase. Did not solve squealing problem... Please any suggestions on where to look next!?!? Also, can you please tell me what is the best way to get the entire back panel off. Took all the screws out but panel would not come off! Thanks in advance for you help! Don

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  • Don Sanderson Jun 23, 2007

    Thanks, Catriver!

    I'll give that a shot and let you know how it goes!

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Don, the drum on this model rotates on a bearing in back. This is most likely where the sqeeling is comming from. You will have to service this from the front. Should be 2 screws just above the door on each side. Remove them and the top will lift up. Slide the top off forward. Once the top is off, you will see a couple of screws holding the the front panel and door assy. on. One on each side inside front panel. Unplug the door harness and remove the front panel and door. Undo the belt and the drum should pull straight out. Watch out not to get the belt hung on the motor. Now you will see the rear bearing and shaft bracket that the drum rides on. It may need to be replaced or just lubed up real good. Catriver.

Posted on Jun 23, 2007

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This soulution is very easy and solves the problem. Don't be afraid because it says bearing. It is no ball bearing but a nylon bushing inserted in a hole and the drum axle fits in the bushing. I put some dry lubricant on the drum axle after shining it up with a fine steel wool. The fix really impressed my wife as she had visions of needing to spend money on a new dryer. Excellant advice "catriver".

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