Loud, rhythmic squealing when dryer was running

ApplianceGeneral Electric Dryer

ModelDDE7900GBL

Level of DifficultyEasy

Time to do repair15 - 30 mins

Age of ApplianceMore than 10 years

Tools Nutdriver
Screw drivers

Jeanne From Doylestown, PA

Apr 05, 2011

15 out of 16 people found this instruction helpful

Opened up machine per instructions.
After examining drum slides and rear drum bearing, determined that all should be replaced due to excessive wear. Drum slides were the chief cause of the squealing, and they were as simple to replace as removing 4 nut drive screws, pulling off the old parts, and replacing with new. The drum bearing had to be coaxed out by tapping with a screwdriver, but the old was just able to be pushed in. All parts came with instructions, so the repair was easy. And no more squealing!

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Diagrams and Parts List for this repair

Part PhotoPart DescriptionPriceAvailability

Front Drum Slide Kit

Part Number: PS267600

$23.29
In Stock

Rear Drum Bearing

Part Number: PS267865

$4.41
In Stock

Rear Drum Seal Kit

Part Number: PS334194

$31.73
In Stock