Dryer was squeaking terribly when running

ApplianceGeneral Electric Dryer

ModelDPSR405EA1WW

Level of DifficultyEasy

Time to do repair30 - 60 mins

Age of Appliance5 - 10 years

Tools Pliers
Screw drivers
Socket set

Michael From Parker, CO

Mar 02, 2010

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- Removed two screws at top left and right of door.
- Removed top dryer panel
- Removed two screws holding front panel in place
- Noticed drum slide was missing because front drum bearing was worn away and slide had fallen off.
- Went ahead and removed drum to replace rear drum bearing (probably not needed; should have disassembled it first to discover this). Would have been better to pull drum first (loosen idler pulley and release belt, pull drum straight out) instead of attempting to unscrew bearing. Be sure to note how the idler pulley is set.
- vacuumed tons of lint up
- Replaced bearing (needed a second person for this; drum too big to reach around. be sure to pre-thread the bearing)
- Ordered front drum bearing, waiting to repair it now, should be good after this.

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Diagrams and Parts List for this repair

Part PhotoPart DescriptionPriceAvailability

Rear Drum Bearing Kit

Part Number: PS267529

$46.29
In Stock

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

Part Number: PS755842

$6.40
In Stock