3 month old scratch/dent dryer whining!!!

Old 08-17-05, 09:05 PM
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3 month old scratch/dent dryer whining!!!

so I got this ge gas dryer at a used appliance store, it's brand new, too bad it's almond so I got it for a great price 3 months ago. Today it started whining, sounding like a belt noise, kind of in sync with the roll of the drum. Didn't get any books with this jewel. It's still drying, but the noise is driving me nuts.
It's loud. It's like every second and a half, whine, whine, whine, with the sync of the drum rolling, Did I say it's loud. If it was your car you'd be spraying belt dressing all over your engine. Help!

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Hello vincent and Welcome into my Gas Appliances topic.

A new dryer should not make the type of noise described. Neither should a used dryer recently purchased. The dryer is new to you but not new age wise. Which means the drum rollers, glide pads or slider pads are likely wornout. In need of replacement. Might be a belt noise or a pulley noise but not as likely.

Since you purchased the machine recently, most likely a warranty still applies. Contact the store where purchased and have them make the repairs. If you have to repair the machine yourself, you will need to open the cabinet, remove the pads the drum slides on and replace them and any and all other parts which the drum/tube rolls on. May be a read bearing also.

Dryer help info: http://forum.doityourself.com/showthread.php?t=159481

Slide or glide pads are located on the inside of the front door panel. They are located on the housing that attaches to the inside front doors panel which supports the front of the drum. The top inside part of the drum rides on two and sometimes 3 of these pads or glides. Replacement of these parts should be easy on most models.

Belts may also cause squealing/slipping sounds or noises. If this happens to be the case, about the only option will be to replace it. Be aware, some belts have two different sides. One side must face up on the drum.

Regarding the belts positioning over, under and/or around the pulleys, my best suggestion is to make a hand drawing of the locations and positions prior to removing the old belt.

While your attempting this do-it-yourself project, a word of caution and suggestion may be in order. Be sure to turn off the gas supply first. Unplug the appliance.

Retail appliance parts dealers can also help. They will need the make, model and serial numbers. Dealers are listed in the phone book under appliances. Appliance parts dealers carry replacement parts for all appliances and are listed in the phone book.

Read several of the already asked questions on dryers which are making noises within this forum. Doing so will provide you with plenty of additional information on the problem and how to correct it.

If you need further assistance, use the reply button to add any additional information or ask additional questions after attempting the repair method offered.

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