A noise coming from the dryer

ApplianceGeneral Electric Dryer

Modeldwxr473et5ww

Level of DifficultyEasy

Time to do repair1- 2 hours

Age of ApplianceMore than 10 years

Tools Pliers
Screw drivers

matthew From newport news, VA

Jan 18, 2010

1 out of 3 people found this instruction helpful

I first unplugged the dryer and moved to an open area to work on it. I then removed the three screws that held the access plate to disconnect the drive belt from the motor. Second I removed the two screws that held the top cover on then I removed it and set it aside. Third I removed the control station the thing with all the knobs on it that was about 11 screws (there were a mix of different types of screws some were Hex, Torx and Square tip). Fourth I removed the two screws that held the front door assembly on. I did not need to disconnect any wires to the front door.Fith I removed the Drum assembly by lifting and pressing outward on the outside walls of the frame I then carried the drum and set it on secure surface and then removed the three screws that held the bearing in from the inside. After cleaning the dryer after all components were removed I then removed the heating element that holds the bearing sleeve. I then started putting things back together in reverse order until it came time for the front door upper slide assembly that came off pretty easily it just clipped on I put the white and red sliders on first then I put the whole thing on it just clipped on then I put the front door on and screwed it on and finished putting things back on in reveres order. Then plugged it up and gave it test run and no noise and it runs great I hope for another ten years.

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Diagrams and Parts List for this repair

Part PhotoPart DescriptionPriceAvailability

Rear Drum Bearing Kit

Part Number: PS267529

$46.29
On Order

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

Part Number: PS755842

$6.53
In Stock

Front Drum Bearing

Part Number: PS960316

$18.13
In Stock

Drive Belt

Part Number: PS1766009

$19.98
In Stock

Dryer Drum Slide (Now subbed to Drum Bearing Slide)

Part Number: PS6447706

$3.86
In Stock