Terrible screech/chirping sound from Dryer

ApplianceGeneral Electric Dryer


Level of DifficultyEasy

Time to do repair15 - 30 mins

Age of ApplianceMore than 10 years

Tools Screw drivers

Michael From Downingtown, PA

Apr 08, 2009

11 out of 11 people found this instruction helpful

I followed the instruction of the first posting for this category and it worked perfectly...thanks for the nice detail...

- Upon receipt from PartSelect, placed new slides in Drum Bearing (this does not come together or as a kit - must order 4 slides AND Bearing separately for this dryer model)
- Loosened Top panel screws (2) from inside door area
- Slid top of dryer off - PAY attention to HOW the top comes out (tabs at the back and slots on the sides) or replacing the top could prove frustrating)
- Loosened Front panel screws (2) and GENTLY leaned the panel forward to access Drum Bearing - no need to REMOVE the front panel but be aware of the switch wires when leaning and the weight of the door if you did not remove that
- Removed old Drum Bearing
- Vacuumend interior of dryer cabinet (especially area leading down to vent)
- Snapped new Drum Bearing into place
- Re-secured Front panel paying attention to drum position to make sure everything still rotated properly and freely
- Reset Top panel - align back tabs first, gently pull forward just a bit until Top slips down over side tabs, then slide back into place and re-secure

Worked like a charm - took about 20 minutes...

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Diagrams and Parts List for this repair

Part PhotoPart DescriptionPriceAvailability

Front Dryer Drum Slide (Now subbed to Drum Bearing Slide - White)

Part Number: PS755842

In Stock

Dryer Drum Slide (Now subbed to Drum Bearing Slide)

Part Number: PS6447706

In Stock

Front Drum Bearing (Now subbed to Top Bearing)

Part Number: PS9493079

In Stock