Dryer had a terrible squeak when operated

ApplianceGeneral Electric Dryer


Level of DifficultyA Bit Difficult

Time to do repair30 - 60 mins

Age of Appliance5 - 10 years

Tools Screw drivers
Socket set

Edward From Mount Airy, MD

Nov 02, 2012

Took dryer apart and quickly found that the front drum bearing (which a teflon slides) were destroyed and the drum was wearing on the "top bearing" which really is part of the front of the dryer holding the drum as it rotates. Disassembly was easy - just basic tools. Difficult part was being careful to disconnect electric wires to door switch and circuit panel. All parts ordered were needed except package of screws was cheap insurance in case I stripped a screw or lost one. Since I had all the parts out, I thoroughly cleaned the dust in the dryer. This is really important and I also oiled the rear drum bearing (bronze bearing) since it was apart. No need to remove drum belt, just tilt drum slightly to see bronze bearing in back. The top bearing, new slides (need both white and green on my model, two of each) went it easily. I also replaced the felt drum seal since I was in there as well. I would highly recommend this repair instead of getting a service man - saved my hundreds of dollars or I probably would have just bought a new dryer. Now, it is good for many more years - hopefully. If you are not mechanically inclined, don't be nervous about this; but get a friend to help. This is a great sit and your YouTube videos make it better!

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Diagrams and Parts List for this repair

Part PhotoPart DescriptionPriceAvailability

Screw Kit - Package of 12

Part Number: PS267704

In Stock

Drum Bearing Slide - White

Part Number: PS755842

In Stock

Top Bearing

Part Number: PS1766010

In Stock

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

Part Number: PS6447706

In Stock

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

Part Number: PS9861764

In Stock