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Frigidaire Gallery Dryer

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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.

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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..

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

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