dryer makes loud noise g.e. model DBL333GAOW
My dryer starts making a tumbleling noise thats comes and goes. When you have it off and manually turn it you can feel the drum rubbing against something. It has been making a sqeaking sound for the past months and it seems that it just got worst. Whats going on?
Hi Nancy, Replacement parts in General Electric DBL333GA0WW Gas dryer
There are four bearings, three on the front that the drum rides on and one at the back/center of the drum. On this model the one at the back is most likely because the front bearing typically have to be very bad in order to cause a noise. A lot of times the front bearings will be completely gone and still not noisy but if the three bearings are gone replace them.
The back bearing is a ball that rides in a plastic cup with grease. When the plastic cup wears down to the metal holed the bearing will rub against the metal holder and become very noisy.
To access the bearing unplug the dryer. Then raise the top by pressing the clips in between the top and the front. Then remove the front by removing the screws at the top pointing toward the front. Then there is a yellow plastic piece in the center of the front that has to come off. Then lift the rear of the drum straight up to pull the bearing out of the cup. I hope this helps!