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GE Profile Dryer Squeals.


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#1 ralphwhitfield

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Posted 17 June 2005 - 04:48 AM

Help!  GE Profile dryer, runs fine until you put clothes in it and then it starts squealing.

My first thought would be the drum bearing (roller?).  Is this easy to get to and fix or is it a real pain and should I invest in a repairman?

Where would I find disassembly instructions?

Thanks,

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Posted 17 June 2005 - 12:03 PM

You need the rear drum bearing assembly.  This link has all the help you need. 

http://fixitnow.com/...-old-style.html


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Posted 17 June 2005 - 12:40 PM

This being the new style G.E. dryer I would suspect the front glides are worn down and the drum is rotating and digging into the plastic drum support.
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Posted 17 June 2005 - 02:25 PM

Well, I opened up the dryer when I got home and lo and behold I had 1 and a 1/16th of my gliders. I'm going to get a new set tomorrow. I'll give that a try before I break into the bearing.

I propped the drum up and will leave it open over night and clean up the inside in the meantime.

Thanks, I'll get back if this doesn't fix it.

BTW, the disassembly instructions are great.

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Posted 17 June 2005 - 05:13 PM

Thanks for letting us know, and please tell us how this comes out as it will help others also. :cool:
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Posted 20 June 2005 - 10:03 AM

My apologies for taking so long and getting  back...busy weekend.

I decided to get the plastic part that the glides attached to as well, but it won't be in until Tuesday, but I went ahead and installed the glides in the old part and lo and behold it eliminated the squeal!!!

Yeah!!!  $12 in glides and the problem solved.  Another $30 or so for the plastic part the glides mount to and eveything should be back to normal or as normal as things get in my household anyway.

The replacement took only a total of 15 minutes or so.  The hardest part is getting the top back on.

Anyway...thanks for all the help.  The disassembly instructions helped immensly.

This repair dropped from a 3 SUDS down to a single SUDS, at least in my opinion.  Of course, I haven't changed out the other part yet.  That's on Tuesday night ;)

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Posted 20 June 2005 - 10:06 AM

Yes, these "New and Improved" dryers are not user friendly as the heavy drum with the wet clothes just eat these things they call glides and there goes the drum eating the plastic bearing ring.  Thanks for letting us know this solved the squeeking problem. :cool:
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Posted 20 June 2005 - 10:20 AM

True, the bearing rim was/is shot.  However, it took until almost all of the glides were gone before it started squealing.  That is something.  I feel very fortunate to be out of the situation with only a $49 parts repaire bill instead of tacking on another $60+ for a repairman to come in and fix it. 

(Of course, now that I have gone and said that something else will go wrong!  ;))

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Posted 20 June 2005 - 10:28 AM

;)  Yes, your heating element will break and that will require removing the drum which requires removing the drum belt and reinstalling this belt onto the dryers from HELL.....
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