GE Dryer Noisy Repair Guide

Is your GE dryer noisy? Noisy dryers can be very annoying fortunately for you this dryer repair guide will walk you through the steps in repairing your dryer. These are the same steps I take in repairing dryers professionally. So read each section carefully until your dryer is repaired.



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DRUM BEARINGS

The drum bearings are the most common thing to cause GE dryer noisy problems. The drum slides on four bearing that are attached to the front of the dryer. There is also one bearing in back in the center of the drum. If any of these bearings are bad, then you will hear a squealing noise when the dryer is running.

To check this first unplug dryer. Then take the top off by removing the two screws in the door (the only two pointing up) and lift up the top. Now remove the front by removing the screws inside the case (pointed toward the front) and lifting the front upward. You should be able to leave wires going to the door switch plugged in and move the front to the side.

Next remove the tub: first unhook the belt by pulling the idler pulley to the right this should release the tension from the belt then you should be able remove it. Then the tub just slides out toward the front. Once the drum is out you should be able to see all of the bearings. Now look at the front where the tub slides on to see if the bearings look worn, if so, replace them. Then look at the bearing on the back if it’s worn it needs replacing. These bearings can be purchased at AppliancePartsPros.com.



BLOWER WHEEL

If your GE dryer is noisy then the fan may be loose or bad. If the fan is bad or loose there will be a roaring sound when the dryer is running. To check this first unplug dryer. Then take the top off by removing the two screws in the door (the only two pointing up) and lift up the top. Now remove the front by removing the screws inside the case (pointed toward the front) and lifting the front upward. You should be able to leave wires going to the door switch plugged in and move the front to the side.

Once the front is off then you should be able to see the blower wheel in the bottom left hand corner facing the dryer. Now you should see a screw in the middle of the blower wheel then tighten it. This will fix your problem most of the time. If not, you may have to replace the fan. GE dryer blower wheels can be purchased at AppliancePartsPros.com.



IDLER PULLEY

The idler pulley could be causing your GE dryer noisy problem. If the idler pulley is bad you will hear a squealing or a roaring noise.

To check this first unplug dryer. Then take the top off by removing the two screws in the door (the only two pointing up) and lift up the top. Now remove the front by removing the screws inside the case (pointed toward the front) and lifting the front upward. You should be able to leave wires going to the door switch plugged in and move the front to the side.

Next remove the tub. First unhook the belt by pulling the idler pulley toward the motor. This should release the tension from the belt then you should be able remove it. Then the tub just slides out toward the front. Once the tub is out, you should see the idler pulley, spin it by hand. Note: it should spin smoothly if not it is bad and needs replacing. Idler pulleys can be purchased at AppliancePartsPros.com.

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