Jump to content


Use this Search Box to Find Appliance Repair Help Now
Need help finding your model number?
365-day return policy on all parts purchased here, even electrical parts that have been installed!


FAQs | Store | Memberships | Repair Videos | Academy | Newsletter | Beer Fund | Contact


Welcome to Appliantology.org, the Web's Premiere Appliance Repair Resource for DIYers!

The world-famous Samurai Appliance Repair Forums


You can post a question and get repair help for FREE! Click here to get started.


Already a member of the Appliantology Academy? Just sign in with your username and password in the upper right-hand corner of the screen.

 


Photo

Frigidaire Gallery Dryer


  • Please log in to reply
3 replies to this topic

#1 tsjeepster

tsjeepster

    Unsui

  • Grasshoppah
  • Pip
  • 2 posts

Posted 23 March 2006 - 01:32 PM

I've read through the forum but I'm a little confused now. I may have a combined problem. My dryer started making a loud squeal a few weeks ago. I called a repairman out of shear laziness. He showed up and within three seconds of turning it on said that I needed new bearings and of course quoted me a huge price along with it. I told him that it was also catching clothes in the front edge of the drum and leaving brown marks that I believed were burns. He ignored me and started to order the bearing kit on his fancy cell phone head set. At this time, I escorted him to the door (I hate to be ignored). Still lazy, I didn't do anything for a couple of weeks but now I'm keeping the neighbors awake when I dry at night. I've looked at the forum and since I found the clothes catching in the front gap, I would think that the glides need to be replaced. In the back of my mind, I keep thinking that Mr. Smarty Pants may have been right. Which do you think is the problem? Or should I just replace both while I'm in there. The dryer is on top of the washer in a very tight area so I would really rather not have to disassemble this thing twice (especially since I have admitted to being lazy these days). The noise gets a little less bone-chilling after the dryer has run for 15 minutes or so (if that's any help).

 

Thanks for the help in advance.


Use the Appliantology Parts Search Box to Find What You Need!
Enter your model number, part number, type of appliance, brand, or even a part description.
365-day return policy on all parts purchased here, even electrical parts that have been installed!

#2 Pegi

Pegi

    Sensei

  • Appliantology Fellow
  • PipPipPipPipPip
  • 13,120 posts
  • Flavorite Brew:Sweet Iced Tea

Posted 23 March 2006 - 03:29 PM

YOu will need to replace the front glide assy and seal, ref. #'s 20 & 21, also I would replace the rear drum bearing and holder assy's ref. #'s 32 & 12 in this BREAKDOWN OF YOUR DRYER..the brown on your clothes and them catching is caused by the front glides worn down, may be down to metal on metal by now since you let it go for so long...if the inside of the drum has been eaten up from rubbing on the metal of the dryer front, may as well replace the dryer, but you will have to take it apart first to see how much damage has been done, this will also help you tale the unit apart, and give you the part numbers you will be needing to order if it is repairable..check the idler pulley and the belt while you are in there also as they may need to be replaced..
Buy your parts here! Posted ImagePosted ImageRead More

If we helped you kick some appliance bootay and saved you some coin, consider helping' us keep the lights on ==> http://beer.fixitnow.com

Are you a Master Appliantologist? ==> http://appliantology...ppliantologist/

#3 tsjeepster

tsjeepster

    Unsui

  • Grasshoppah
  • Pip
  • 2 posts

Posted 23 March 2006 - 04:14 PM

Thank you Pegi! I haven't heard any metal to metal grinding so maybe its still salvagable. Thanks again for the help though.

#4 Pegi

Pegi

    Sensei

  • Appliantology Fellow
  • PipPipPipPipPip
  • 13,120 posts
  • Flavorite Brew:Sweet Iced Tea

Posted 23 March 2006 - 04:46 PM

:cool:
Buy your parts here! Posted ImagePosted ImageRead More

If we helped you kick some appliance bootay and saved you some coin, consider helping' us keep the lights on ==> http://beer.fixitnow.com

Are you a Master Appliantologist? ==> http://appliantology...ppliantologist/




0 user(s) are reading this topic

0 members, 0 guests, 0 anonymous users


FAQs | Store | Memberships | Repair Videos | Academy | Newsletter | Beer Fund | Contact


Use the Appliantology Parts Finder to Get What You Need!
Enter a model number, part number, type of appliance, brand, or even a part description.
365-day return policy on all parts purchased here, even electrical parts that have been installed!

Your Sometimes-Lucid Host:
Samurai Appliance Repair Man
"If I can't help you fix your appliance and make you 100% satisfied, I will come to your home and slice open my belly,
spilling my steaming entrails onto your floor."

The Appliance Guru | AppliancePartsResource.com | Samurai's Blog

Real Time Analytics