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stevie1990

Frigidaire Dryer loud noise after replacing glides and felt Model FDE436RES1

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stevie1990

The glides had broken on my dryer, and the lower felt was rust colored, so I replaced both of them. I have done this several times without a problem. This time, when I put everything back together and started the dryer, it started to emit a loud squeal that I can't pinpoint. Does anyone have an idea of what might be causing this issue?

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evaappliance

on that dryer ,most of the time squealing noises come from the rear bearing needing greased or replaced if wore to much  

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stevie1990

I will check that out. Thank you.

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AccApp

yes, rear bearing wearing out is common on these, it comes as a kit(5303281153) with the steel ball, a plastic bearing, a holder, a ball bearing to act as a ground, etc Don't just buy the plastic bearing. It could also be the idler pulley.

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stevie1990

I bought the rear bearing kit (5303281153) and replaced it. The idler pulley had a crack in the wheel, so I bought and replaced the wheel as well. Unfortunately, the squeal continues. I do appreciate the information.

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sh2sh2

Something in the blower, run it without the belt hooked up and see if it's the motor

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stevie1990

 

22 minutes ago, sh2sh2 said:

Something in the blower, run it without the belt hooked up and see if it's the motor

When I ran it without the belt, the noise was gone.

 

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stevie1990

Does that mean that the motor needs to be replaced?

 

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AccApp

Just the opposite, that means the motor is most likely fine

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AccApp

Was the rear bearing worn? Did you grease up the new one?

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stevie1990

The rear bearing was slightly worn, and I did grease up the new bearing when I installed it.

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evaappliance

At this point i would take it apart again and go over everything with i fine tooth comb. 

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stevie1990

I will do that first thing in the morning thanks for your help

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16345Ed

Sounds like drum bearing may not be seated in bearing cup. 

You inserted little ball bearing in cup, correct?

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stevie1990

Yes, I did insert the ball bearing in the cup. Luckily, I had a helper who was able to hold the piece in the back while I placed the cup with the ball bearing in the front.

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stevie1990

Before I took the dryer apart again, I noticed that the idler pulley and the shaft coming off the motor were really dirty. Once I cleaned them off, the squeal stopped. Thanks again for your help, everyone.

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AccApp
1 hour ago, stevie1990 said:

Yes, I did insert the ball bearing in the cup. Luckily, I had a helper who was able to hold the piece in the back while I placed the cup with the ball bearing in the front.

Yes, that can be tricky without a helper.

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16345Ed
47 minutes ago, AccApp said:

Yes, that can be tricky without a helper.

A spot of grease holds ball in cup. 

But still tricky reaching around cabinet. 

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stevie1990
38 minutes ago, 16345Ed said:

A spot of grease holds ball in cup. 

But still tricky reaching around cabinet. 

That is a great tip! I will do that next time.

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