ApplianceGeneral Electric Dryer
Level of DifficultyEasy
Time to do repair15 - 30 mins
Age of Appliance5 - 10 years
warren From Flint, MI
Nov 22, 2007
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First I unplugged the dryer and turned off the gas
Second I opened the door and unscrewed the two screws that go up into the top panel and hold it in place (you will need to get down and look under the top of the door jam to see the screws).
Third I lifted the front of the top enough to remove the two screws holding the front panel on (Use a magnetic screwdriver if you have one you do not want to lose the screws taking them out or putting them back in)
Fourth positioned a chair to lean front panel against so it would not fall over or strain the electrical wires that run to the switch in the door (slide the front panel off slowly supporting the drum with your hand so it doe not drop hard on the motor wires or burners)
Sixth determined the parts I needed and ordered parts from pars select and got them in two days
Seventh when new parts arrived I unclipped the old DRUM BEARING removed the felt gasket, put the felt in the new Drum bearing and clipped it in place
Eighth clipped in the 2 new Dryer Drum Slides and 2new SLIDE WH slides
Ninth Vacuumed out dryer and vent pipe completely
Tenth reassembled dryer being careful to make sure drum was properly aligned as I put the front panel in place and the belt was in the proper place on drum and all the screws were back in place.
Ninth turned gas back on and plugged in dryer
Ten turned on dryer to test squeak was gone
Hints as soon as you hear a squeak look into it and you will probably not have to replace the DRUM BEARING. But if any of the Slides are bad replace them all. Check your belt and felt gaskets to see if they are in good shape. If everything up front is in good shape and it is not the motor squeaking it could be the back drum bearing. Take your time keep your old dryer running for a few more years and save the $40 dollar service call. Do not forget to clean out all the old lint and dust out of your dryer and vent pipes not only will you reduce the risk of fire you will be allowing air to pass through the dryer more easily drying your clothes in shorter time.