Dryer making groaning, squeking and thumping sound

ApplianceGibson Dryer


Level of DifficultyEasy

Time to do repair1- 2 hours

Age of Appliance5 - 10 years

Tools Screw drivers

Bryon From Springerville, AZ

Mar 22, 2011

1 out of 2 people found this instruction helpful

Moved dryer out where I could get to all sides, then pulled top off, then unscrewed the front panel. The drum lifted out of it's ball bearing assembly in the back with a little force. Then it slid out fairly easy.

I replaced the rear bearing assembly, the bottom drum glide strip, the top drum glide and the vent seal all at the same time. The glue for the glide strips took about an hour to set up and I used clothes pins every 4-6 inches as suggested by someone else here on this site. Then I vaccuumed out the entire dryer body, vent pipes and every nook and cranny.

I put everything back as it had come out and then put the dryer back in it's place. Plugged it back in and it's as quiet as when it was new. Total time of project was about 1:45.

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Part PhotoPart DescriptionPriceAvailability

Upper Drum Glide

Part Number: PS470317

In Stock