GE Electric Dryer Making grinding noise

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Old 04-29-05, 05:11 AM
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GE Electric Dryer Making grinding noise

My GE Electric Dryer just started making a grinding noise. Everything seems to be working fine. Dryer rotates. It produces heat. The only thing is that it is making the grinding noise. I can hear this noise if I rotate the drum by and counter clock.

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Old 04-29-05, 12:02 PM
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THERE MAY BE SOMETHING CAUGHT BETWEEN DRUM AND FRONT BEARING GLIDE/SEAL AREA OR THE BEARING/GLIDES ARE WORN AND DRUM IS RIDING ON THE PLASTIC HOUSING..... TO CHECK... UNPLUG DRYER... OPEN FT DOOR THERE ARE 2 SCREWS AT TOP OF RONT PANEL WHERE DOOR SEATS... LIFT UP TOP AND INSIDE FRONT ON TOP ARE 2 MORE SCREWS REMOVE THEM.. HOLD DRUM UP SLIGHTLY AND LEAN FRONT PANEL FOWARD.. YOU CAN SEE THE FOUR GLIDES USUALLY 2 WHITE AND 2 GREEN IF WORN REPLACE ALL 4 IF WORN THRU INTO THE PLACTIC HOUSING REPLACE IT WIRH 4 GLIDES...
 
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Old 04-29-05, 02:03 PM
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I followed your instructions and located the 4 glides. There are two Black and Two White. Top left and right are black and made of rubber. The white ones are plastic. One of the top glide has a crack and appears to be worn out. I will replace it tomorrow. Also found that a lot of lint had build up inside. This will give me a chance to clean it good.

Thanks for your quick response.
 
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While In There Pull Drum Out And Replace Rear Drum Bearing They Wear Out Too... That Is While Your In It
 
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Old 05-01-05, 01:01 AM
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Further look into the Dryer Grinding Problem

I replace the glides, put it all back together and noise was still there. I have not removed the drum. I am not sure how to pull it out.

I opened it back again and noticed that the motor blades on lower left side are rubbing against the frame. That is where the noise is comming from. I can see the burn mark on the tips of the blades. I pulled the frame out a little, rotate the motor and noise had stopped. I put it all back together, plugged it in. It ran for about 1-2 minutes and then started making the noise again.
 
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Does Your Blower Wheel Wobble Or Have Alo Of Play In It.... Its Very Unusual For The Housing To Get Out F Position.... Whats You Model Number
 
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Old 05-01-05, 03:16 AM
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The model # DBB3300EA1WW. I did not notice a lot of play. When I turned the motor I notice it rubbing at the lower left side.
 
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CHECK THE BLOWER WHEEL BOLT TO ENSURE IT IS TIGHT... OTHERWISE YOU MAY HAVE TO REMOVE DRUM AND CHECK THE MOTOR BRACKETS AND SEE IF THEY CAME LOOSE OR A CLAMP CAME OFF.... HAVE NOT SEEN THIS HAPPEN BEFORE... BUT I GUESS ANYTHING IS POSSIBLE....
 
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Old 05-02-05, 01:10 PM
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Thanks again.

Since there is very little space between the drum and the motor, do you know if I have to take out any screws to get to the blower?
 
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Old 05-03-05, 04:16 PM
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Goto Sears.com And Click In Parts... Put In Your Model Number An Youll Get A Pic Of Whats There But Is Easier To Work Wiyh Drum Out... There Is A Rear Access Panel To Get To Belt , Just Remember How The Belt Goes Back On...
 
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Old 05-03-05, 06:59 PM
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I finaly repaired the dryer. All it was the blowerfan blade screwhad come loose. It was making noise when the motor was running.

I have one more question though. How to get to the drum belt? It appears to have some wear to it and may have to be replaced soon.

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