Dry will not dry. Strange noise

ApplianceGeneral Electric Dryer


Level of DifficultyA Bit Difficult

Time to do repair1- 2 hours

Age of ApplianceMore than 10 years

Tools Nutdriver
Screw drivers
Socket set

David From Saint Marys, GA

Dec 31, 2012

Open door of the dryer. Remove two screws pointing upward near top of the front panel then remove the lik. Next remove two screws one on each side of the front panel from the inside. Lift out the entire front panel assembly. Remove wiring using plyers. Write wire color to location using a sharpie on the panel near where the connections are. The blower housing was loose and was simply tightened by replacing the blower clip on the motor shaft and tightening the screw. This can be accessed from the blower opening in the front. To replace the rear bearing, the belt, and the idler pulley the drum will need to be removed. Reach above the blower motor and relieve the belt tension by pushing the tension pully rod toward the drum. You may need to loosen the side panel to help access the belt. Remove screws in front, back, and one on top. Once the belt is loosened, lift drum up and put straight out. The idler pulley can be replaced using plyers. The drum bearing will need a nut driver and someone to help. The extra person will be behind the drum to remove and realign the screws, while the other person is inside the drum. The rear bearing is easier and only requires removing the 4 screws on the mounting panel. Reverse all steps from reassembly.

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Diagrams and Parts List for this repair

Part PhotoPart DescriptionPriceAvailability

Idler Pulley Wheel

Part Number: PS265721

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Rear Drum Bearing Kit

Part Number: PS267529

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Nut Cap

Part Number: PS267755

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Drum Bearing Slide - White

Part Number: PS755842

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Drive Belt

Part Number: PS1766009

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