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Re: Grinding noise in dryer
« Reply #20 on: February 02, 2010, 02:03:31 PM »
I have a picture maybe you can see where it is on the back The tip touchs that to remove static electricity. Click pic to enlarge
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Re: Grinding noise in dryer
« Reply #21 on: February 02, 2010, 07:43:02 PM »
Now that I understand how all the parts fit together in the dryer, it seems a lot simpler than it did in the beginning.  And if I knew the solution to my dryer problem, I'm sure I'd feel like that was simple too.  It's always easier in hindsight.

Unfortunately, I don't know the solution to my problem.  The drum bearing replacement didn't take care of it.  the drum barrel still rubs against the heating coils making a scraping noise and causing blue "flames".

So while I may be a little bit smarter than I was before I attempted my first dryer repair, I'm still not smart enough.

By the way I also tried putting some extra felt in the front panel of the dryer to straighten out the tilt of the drum.  It did seem to straighten out, but the scraping remains.

So I'm thinking maybe a new dryer.  Anyone have any recommendations?

Or one last shot - Does anyone know of another possible solution to my problem?

Thanks, Mr. Webster, for the help you having given me thus far.


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Re: Grinding noise in dryer
« Reply #22 on: February 02, 2010, 09:56:22 PM »
Have you replaced the front glides?
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Re: Grinding noise in dryer
« Reply #23 on: February 03, 2010, 12:41:39 AM »
I've got three here that I have acquired over a short period of time. I see this way to often. On the GE dryers the front glides need replaced but the owner does not replace them when there clothes start getting chewed up and buttons, zippers get ripped off. Once the glides are gone the whole front plastic support goes, then when that goes its metal on metal.

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Re: Grinding noise in dryer
« Reply #24 on: February 03, 2010, 07:49:21 AM »
When I was trying to figure out the problem with the dryer, I thought the felt inserts in the front panel could be the source because they looked rather squished. So when I purchased the drum bearing I also purchased what I thought was the felt inserts.  As it turned out, it is the glides that you speak of. So I have the glides in hand now.

I have not replaced them because it didn't seem like they were the solution.  I haven't had any problems with the dryer other than the problem I am now challenged with (the drum rubbing against the heating coils) - no destruction of buttons, zippers, clothing, etc, and no other noises either.

How do these glides help?  Will they somehow guide the drum forward and away from the heating coils?  Or are they there just to protect the rubbing of the drum against the plastic?

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Re: Grinding noise in dryer
« Reply #25 on: February 03, 2010, 08:45:32 AM »
here is a pic click pic to enlarge
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Re: Grinding noise in dryer
« Reply #26 on: February 03, 2010, 01:20:24 PM »
I appreciate you taking the time so send me a picture.  I saw them on my dryer when I had it disassembled. 

I am still trying to figure out how they might fix my problem though.  How does replacing them cause the drum to tilt away from the heating coils?

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Re: Grinding noise in dryer
« Reply #27 on: February 03, 2010, 01:44:31 PM »
You obviously have something wrong with the placement of the drum if it is rubbing the coils. Take it all apart and check it again. You may need the whole bearing kit for the back because I suspect the hole is wallowed out. Can you take it apart and post pictures?
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