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gatorchin 11-16-2011 05:51 PM

dryer noise help with vid
 
this dryer has been sitting for two years..i got everything wired up, plugged it in..set it to air dry and turned it on...sounded ok...set it to heat dry..after a few seconds, it started to make this noise....if i go back to no heat, no noise.so i'm guessing it may have something to do with heating element??can anyone help me figure out what the problem is?? i just fixed the washer to this set, the water pump was seized..now i gotta get this dryer going as soon as possible..thanks ahead of time..here the link to a short vid i made..hope it helps

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5ClKB9BoTl0

hardwareman 11-16-2011 07:43 PM

sounds like ****, just tear it all down and find the bad part. It has nothing to do with the heating element. It will either be the belt idler or the rear bearing.

Bud Cline 11-16-2011 10:01 PM

Before you take it apart shoot a little WD-40 on that idler and see if that's the problem. If that doesn't quiet it down then take it apart and inspect anything that has to do with the moving parts of the drum.:)

gatorchin 11-17-2011 03:45 AM

thanks guys...i'll check it out after work this evening..i have to stop and get some more wd-40 though..i used my last bit on the seized water pump in the washing machine for this set..i guess where they have sat for two years (albeit it under a porch it was still outside), any moving parts are subject to be in bad shape

hardwareman 11-17-2011 08:03 AM

WD40 and dryer parts= NO GOOD. Its ok to use wd4o to find out which part is the problem but it is by no means the fix. REPLACE noisey part.

Bud Cline 11-17-2011 09:45 AM

Quote:

hardwareman: "WD40 and dryer parts= NO GOOD".
Oh My God !!!

I said: Before you take it apart shoot a little WD-40 on that idler and "see if that's the problem."

WD-40 NO GOOD, NO GOOD, It's NO GOOD, OH MY GOD, THAT IDEA IS NO GOOD!









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hardwareman 11-17-2011 10:48 AM

don't have a cow man, I was just making sure the op understood that because it sounded to me like he was going to use wd40 to fix.

Bud Cline 11-17-2011 11:05 AM

No cows here. You were the one that said my suggestion was "NO GOOD" and you used caps to do it. That's the only cow I'm seeing. I was merely pointing out how ridiculous your response to my suggestion was. I wanted to be equally as ridiculous.

gatorchin 11-17-2011 03:59 PM

ok guys i'll hold off on the wd40...when i got home from work i was trying to find the source of the noise...once again with no heat, air dry only, i have no noise..then when i put the heat to it, she sounds like a train...now it kinda sounds like it is coming from the rear of the drum, where i understand a bearing is located..now how do i get the drum off to inspect the bearing?..i can probably get it off but i like to have an idea before i start tearing stuff apart!..could the heat be heating up the bearing causing a bad bearing to sound worse???

gatorchin 11-17-2011 04:56 PM

ok..got it apart...the piece i'm think is the bearing seems to be made of plastic..when it is seated in what i think is the bearing housing, there is a bit of play...is this normal??

hardwareman 11-17-2011 05:33 PM

drum bearing on GE dryer will consist of the drum shaft the bearing housing and a Teflon sleeve. should be very little to no play.

gatorchin 11-17-2011 06:18 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by hardwareman (Post 773632)
drum bearing on GE dryer will consist of the drum shaft the bearing housing and a Teflon sleeve. should be very little to no play.

ok..so willi just need to replace the teflon sleeve??(cheap) or get a whole bearing kit (not as cheap)?

hardwareman 11-17-2011 08:24 PM

WE3X75 drum bearing about $3.50


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