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GE Dryer squeals so loud, almost unbearable.
« on: October 14, 2009, 12:10:27 PM »
Hi,

 Currently using a GE dryer (i need to look for model number) and it squeals so loudly during the cycle. The thing is sometimes (usually only for 5 minutes tops) it works normally. It goes from 3 different pitches, like high, medium, low and repeat (hopefully that makes sense).

I really need help, I can hardly stand it. I hope its something easy.

Model PDSR495ET5WW
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Re: GE Dryer squeals so loud, almost unbearable.
« Reply #1 on: October 14, 2009, 01:06:17 PM »
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i need to look for model number

Yes, please do post the model number for us, thanks.
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Re: GE Dryer squeals so loud, almost unbearable.
« Reply #2 on: October 14, 2009, 01:22:58 PM »
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i need to look for model number

Yes, please do post the model number for us, thanks.

PDSR495ET5WW

thanks for anyhelp... it just worked normal for like 15 mins... now is soo loud again.

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Re: GE Dryer squeals so loud, almost unbearable.
« Reply #3 on: October 14, 2009, 02:21:48 PM »
I made a few repair pictures you should take a look at:
 
GE Dryer Photos
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Re: GE Dryer squeals so loud, almost unbearable.
« Reply #4 on: October 14, 2009, 02:40:26 PM »
I made a few repair pictures you should take a look at:
 
GE Dryer Photos

Looks good. Would you think it would be that bearing in the picture? Probably needs replacing?

Like I said it sometimes will go 5-10 mins perfectly.. but is sooo loud when it squeeks, and does so in 3 different harmonies, one right after the other... Like a bent bike wheel rubbing against break, if that makes sense,.

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« Last Edit: October 14, 2009, 02:52:40 PM by JWWebster »
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Re: GE Dryer squeals so loud, almost unbearable.
« Reply #6 on: October 14, 2009, 03:19:56 PM »
I updated the topic to include the model number, thanks.
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Re: GE Dryer squeals so loud, almost unbearable.
« Reply #7 on: October 14, 2009, 05:07:41 PM »
yep

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K Im going to buy that part. Is it behind the clip? I have to take the chamber out too? Is it fairly easy to replace? I'm sorta basic with this stuff.

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Re: GE Dryer squeals so loud, almost unbearable.
« Reply #8 on: October 14, 2009, 05:31:01 PM »
You need to get inside the dryer and remove the drum to access the center bearing.
The pictures pretty much show how to do it. Nothing is hard about this repair. Unplug the dryer to be safe and with the money you save click on the beer icon and buy an old coot a cold one  :rofl:
« Last Edit: October 14, 2009, 05:32:59 PM by JWWebster »
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