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When i run my GE Clothes Dryer, It has a high pitch squeak How can I fix this

Has a high pitch squeal while running

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Remove the front panel inside there is what is called the top door bearing,its probably worn through the drum slides and into the plastic bearing creating this squeal part # WE3m26

Posted on Feb 12, 2013

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SOURCE: High-pitched squeaking during operation

ALWAYS UNPLUG YOUR DRYER BEFORE STARTING ANY REPAIRS
Your problem sounds like drum rollers may be in need of lubrication, or maybe your drum belt has slipped off of the idler arm pulley.
If you have a front loading machine,

Remove the electrical console that holds the timer switch, start switch, etc. from the top of the dryer.Also remove the screws holding the lint filter in place.
Be REAL CAREFUL not to knock any of the wires off of the timer switch. Then remove the top of the dryer.
Remove the front of the dryer. This will expose the drum and belt. Remove the drum and belt and this will expose the drum rollers, idler arm pulley and motor.
Now is a good time to check the belt to see if it has slipped off of the idler arm pulley and also to check the belt condition for wear.
Be sure to note the route of the belt, this will come in handy when you go to reinstall the belt.
Check your drum rollers for flat spots or wear, if they have flat spots or wear on them replace them.
If the drum rollers don't have flat spots or wear on them then they probably only need lubrication. Lubricate the shaft of the rollers with a good grade of machine oil such as 3 in One oil. Reassemble the dryer, plug back in. This should solve your noise problem.
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Posted on May 27, 2010

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there are two possibilities for this question. 1) there is an idler roller that give the belt the correct tension . unplug dryer and remove idler roller see if it spins freely if not replace it @0 there are two drum rollers in back of machine thatdrum rides on remove drum it's self explanitory how to remove drum and very easy also. you can roll these wheels and check for free movement visually check them ,one or both should be worn out or the bearing in the wheel has failed before putting old or new wheels back sand the wheel shafts to get any gunk off them and that's about the only thing that can make a dryer squeek

Posted on Jan 25, 2009

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You can generally access the unit from the rear panel. Try and lube the joints around the pully for the belt and any other moving parts. Hopefully you won't have to replace any parts. Good luck

Posted on Apr 11, 2009

SOURCE: maytag dryer MDE9316AYW - while running makes a

This sounds like motor and/or roller bearing/busings squeaking.

Remove front and lubricate all shafts/bearings/bushings in the belt path.

Here's some info on how to get it open.

http://www.fixya.com/support/t1466561-get_top_off_maytag_dryer_see_belt

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