GE Dryer noisey

by Thom

Had a come and go rhythmic "wah wah", now there's a high RPM metal to metal sound that is coming from the front bottom left of the dryer.

It looks like the two center nylon glides are worn completely through. Do I just need to replace those or does the main drum bearing need replaced. It looks like the plastic the slides mount to are okay and not work through. Are these slides/glides the "bearings"?

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Hi Thom,

I hardly ever open a GE dryer without replacing the main drum bearing. I recommend replacing it but you may get by without it.

Thank you,

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Feb 12, 2011
by: Thom

I replaced the front bearings today, but still had the noise. I noticed the blower wheel was loose. Thightened that and now she is extremely quiet, the wife that is. The dryer runs runs wuiet too. The wear stips on the front bearing were all at least 50% gone while one was missing.

Feb 13, 2011
by: Shawn/admin

Nice!! I am glad to hear you got it going. It is almost never necessary to replace the blower wheel on GE dryers however they often come loose like yours and all you have to do is tighten it. With that being said if it continues to loosen and become noisy you will have to replace it.

Feb 15, 2011
by: Thom

Thanks for the help!

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