Squeaking coming from front drum bearing of the dryer.

ApplianceGeneral Electric Dryer

ModelDWSR483EG3WW

Level of DifficultyEasy

Time to do repair15 - 30 mins

Age of Appliance5 - 10 years

Tools Screw drivers

Robert From Petaluma, CA

Jan 19, 2014

Open up top and front and inspect the front drum bearing before ordering. If the drum has worn through the slides it may have worn into the plastic bearing which will have to be replaced to properly hold the new slides, as mine did. Unplug the dryer!!! Remove the five screws in the back of the control panel and push it gently to the right to free it. Just let it float. This will allow the top to lift in the next step. Remove the two screws in the top of the door opening and lift the top off and set it aside. Remove the two inner screws holding the front to the sides and let the front lean out against your legs. Inspect the four slides and bearing. To replace the bearing pry out from the front's metal and lift up and out. The slides slip easily into the bearing. For renewed efficiency replace the lower felt drum seal, remove the debris from the now open air discharge at the front bottom left and polish the front riding surface and edge of the metal drum with a green scouring pad. Lift the drum up to slip over the bearing as you close the front. Replace the two inner screws. Replace the top and slip the control panel back into position. Replace the door opening and back control panel screws.

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Diagrams and Parts List for this repair

Part PhotoPart DescriptionPriceAvailability

Drum Bearing Slide - White

Part Number: PS755842

$6.93
In Stock

Front Drum Bearing

Part Number: PS960316

$18.13
In Stock

Drum Bearing Slide

Part Number: PS6447706

$4.20
In Stock

Lower Front Felt Drum Seal (Now subbed to FELT TRAP DUCT)

Part Number: PS9861764

$5.55
In Stock