Dryer making incredibly loud squeaking noise as it heated up

ApplianceGeneral Electric Dryer

ModelDDG7980GELWH

Level of DifficultyReally easy

Time to do repair30 - 60 mins

Age of ApplianceMore than 10 years

Tools Nutdriver

Kenneth L From Chesterland, OH

Apr 08, 2011

9 out of 10 people found this instruction helpful

Replaced drum bearings, adjusted screw levelers trying to find the source of the noise. It was hard tracking it down. Finally lubricated the drum slides with WD40 and it resolved the problem for a couple days. Decided to try replacing the drum slides. The old ones did not look worn out - still had teflon surfaces - it was not metal on metal like I suspected. But when I got the replacement parts, there were 2 tubes of lubricant with notes that only this specific lubricant needed to be used on these slides. The teflon slides have a fiber material under them, and soaks up the lubricant. Problem appears to be solved. Whether it would be possible to purchase the lubricant only (since the slides looked OK) might be a question, however, the replacement kit cost was reasonable given that it solved the problem.

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Part PhotoPart DescriptionPriceAvailability

Front Drum Slide Kit

Part Number: PS267600

$23.29
In Stock