Dryer squealing/squeeking when operating

ApplianceGeneral Electric Dryer


Level of DifficultyA Bit Difficult

Time to do repair1- 2 hours

Age of Appliance5 - 10 years

Tools Nutdriver
Screw drivers

peter From West Babylon, NY

Sep 02, 2012

First I consulted the video on this website to see how to do the job. Really nothing too complicated. Believe it or not, the toughest part of the job was dealing with the confined space and the heat of the boiler room. We have our hot water heater in there also, so it's always hot in there. The actual repair is easy. Remove the top and front. Four screws total. Take the front and swing it to the side. The one thing I did which made it a lot easier to remove the drum was to take the lower sheet metal screws out of the lower support to sides. This enables you to swing the sides out of the way to take the drum out with ease. It also makes it easier to put the belt back on the pulley and motor. Something not mentioned in the video. The rest was straight forward. Be careful when replacing the front. I inadvertently knocked off one of the wires for the door switch and had to take it apart again. Double check those slide on connectors before reassembly. Dryer works like a charm and is as quiet as a mouse (a dead mouse!) Thanks for your parts and video help.

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Diagrams and Parts List for this repair

Part PhotoPart DescriptionPriceAvailability

Light Bulb - 120V 10W

Part Number: PS960329

In Stock

Front Drum Bearing (Now subbed to Top Bearing)

Part Number: PS9493079

In Stock