Author Topic: Squeaking GE Gas Dryer - Hard to identify the source.  (Read 2108 times)

Offline JumpinJackFlash

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Squeaking GE Gas Dryer - Hard to identify the source.
« on: February 22, 2009, 06:15:06 PM »
The squeak is fairly consistent - until I remove any clothes that may be in the dryer, and then the squeak goes away.    I've repaired this dryer myself a few times (new belt, idler pulley, igniter ass'y) so although I've had a little experience with taking this apart, I'm not sure of the best way to diagnose where this squeak is coming from - especially when it makes it more difficult to recreate the issue while it's apart and full of clothes.

I'm tempted to replace the rear drum bearing and hope I guessed correctly, but I wish there was a better way to figure out where the squeak actually originates from.    When I have my head next to it with the top cover removed, it sounds like it's coming from every direction.   :(

Should I just replace the bearing and if it doesn't fix it, just assume that I would have needed to replace that part at sometime anyway?    But what would the next likely culprit be?

Appreciate your ideas - thanks!

Pete

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Re: Squeaking GE Gas Dryer - Hard to identify the source.
« Reply #1 on: February 22, 2009, 07:28:59 PM »
Replace the rear drum bearing.
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Offline JumpinJackFlash

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Re: Squeaking GE Gas Dryer - Hard to identify the source.
« Reply #2 on: February 23, 2009, 08:12:45 AM »
Replace the rear drum bearing.

I'm glad you're in agreement.   I'll get that ordered today and keep my fingers crossed.  Thanks for the reply!

 

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