ApplianceGeneral Electric Dryer
Level of DifficultyA Bit Difficult
Time to do repair30 - 60 mins
Age of Appliance5 - 10 years
Edward From Mount Airy, MD
Nov 02, 2012
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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!