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Speed Queen dryer is squeaking and drum has dropped.
« on: November 23, 2010, 07:49:45 AM »
I have a Speed Queen AEM333W electric dryer, about 7-10 years old. Several months ago it started squeaking very loudly but I've continued to use it anyway. Since then, I've noticed that it was leaving black marks and streaks on clothing. I also noticed that the drum had dropped. So where it was once centered, there's now a gap (1/4-1/2 inch) between the drum and the back and front panels inside due to its dropping. And the black marks appear to be from the clothing rubbing against the felt gasket inside this gap.

I haven't opened the dryer to inspect but I assumed it was a belt though it seems like it has to be more than just that. Any ideas as to all what's wrong? And do you think it's even worth fixing?

Thank you in advance for your help!

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Re: Speed Queen dryer is squeaking and drum has dropped.
« Reply #1 on: November 23, 2010, 09:06:47 AM »
The black marks are what left from the rubber coming off that squeaky WHEEL. You now need a new set of wheels most likely.
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Re: Speed Queen dryer is squeaking and drum has dropped.
« Reply #2 on: November 24, 2010, 03:46:20 AM »
So, based on the ease of repair, cost, etc, would this seem like I'd be better off replacing this machine? Also, what role do these wheels play and what would cause the drum to drop?

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Re: Speed Queen dryer is squeaking and drum has dropped.
« Reply #3 on: November 24, 2010, 08:55:22 AM »
I would not replace this machine no way under the sun.
 It is 5 times better than anything new out there on the market right now. Well worth repairing.
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Re: Speed Queen dryer is squeaking and drum has dropped.
« Reply #4 on: November 24, 2010, 09:09:53 AM »
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Also, what role do these wheels play and what would cause the drum to drop?

The wheels support the drum.
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Re: Speed Queen dryer is squeaking and drum has dropped.
« Reply #5 on: November 24, 2010, 04:27:09 PM »
Okay thanks, friends! In your opinion, is this a relatively straight forward, easy repair? I have my share of tools but any specialty tools required, etc? 

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Re: Speed Queen dryer is squeaking and drum has dropped.
« Reply #6 on: November 24, 2010, 04:47:28 PM »
Please let me ask too, how many wheels are there that should be replaced? I'll need to know how many to order. I looked at the diagram on this site for this model and I don't see anything about the wheels.

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Re: Speed Queen dryer is squeaking and drum has dropped.
« Reply #7 on: November 24, 2010, 07:47:14 PM »
You have two wheel on back and you have glides on the front. If your rollers are bad your glides are gone dude. Go ahead and replace all of them and give it a good clean.
POP the top as seen below (Click to enlarge pics) The innards look like the next photo
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Re: Speed Queen dryer is squeaking and drum has dropped.
« Reply #8 on: November 26, 2010, 08:45:16 PM »
This week in my city dump, was a nice pile of Maytag Dependable series  washers & dryers, many  Whirlpool Direct Drives too.

When their gone their gone.

Never seen the insides of a Speed Queen.The pictures make the machine look of high quality.

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Re: Speed Queen dryer is squeaking and drum has dropped.
« Reply #9 on: November 27, 2010, 12:07:17 PM »
It is a dang nice dryer. Well worth repairing and nothing on the market today can beat it for performance. It would be a shame to toss it to the curb.
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