The dryer made a squeaking, squealing sound

ApplianceGeneral Electric Dryer

Model

Level of DifficultyEasy

Time to do repair30 - 60 mins

Age of Appliance5 - 10 years

Tools Nutdriver
Screw drivers

Beth From Stockon, CA

Oct 30, 2012

I found the repair videos on YouTube for my exact model of dryer and they made the repairs look easy, so I decided to do the troubleshooting and repairs myself. I figured it had to be the glides and/or the belt, and my husband told me he found the felt seal in pieces in the lint trap, so I ordered that part too. He told me he was afraid I would mess up the dryer, but I explained it was already messed up and convinced him to let me try. I followed the steps on the video and it was easy. The glides were warn down to nothing but the belt was fine, so I just replaced the glides and front felt drum seal. I needed a little "man power" to lift the drum to get the front back on, but other than that, a 5'1" middle aged woman did all the repairs herself! Thanks for the videos and the link to your website. You made it a great experience!

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Diagrams and Parts List for this repair

Part PhotoPart DescriptionPriceAvailability

Drum Bearing Slide - White

Part Number: PS755842

$6.14
In Stock

Drive Belt

Part Number: PS1766009

$19.98
In Stock

Drum Slide - Green (Now subbed to Drum Bearing Slide)

Part Number: PS6447706

$3.86
In Stock

Lower Front Felt Drum Seal (Now subbed to Duct Felt Seal)

Part Number: PS9861764

$5.55
In Stock