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
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.
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".
The drum rides on two rubber rollers with nylon or plastic centers which become worn over time. You can access the rollers by removing the front lower cabinet under the door. Other points to check are the tension pulley which provides tension on the belt which you can access from the removed lower panel. The cabinet has a felt ring as a spacer preventing the drum from rubbing against the cabinet which may have fallen or become worn, which is rare. If you still have not found the cause you can attempt to run the motor without the belt to eliminate squeaking from the motor.
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Pull your dryer out from the wall. Behind it, on the bottom, you will find a lower panel that will give you access to the unit's belt tensioner (also known as an idler pulley arm). Remove the screws holding this panel in place, and then remove the panel itself. Reach inside and release the belt tension by removing the belt from the motor pinion.
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