GE Dryer - squeaks and eats clothes
Just to close the loop on this in case it turns up in anyone's search, our particular model seems to have 1 of 2 top bearings and ours is the one that most places locally don't carry. It has 4 glides, and those were all pretty much gone, and the top bearing was worn through because we put up with this for a long time. We got a replacement off ebay, and after installing that and all 4 glides, it's quiet and doesn't eat clothes.
Please do NOT consider any "before" picture of my house as any kind of endorsement of any particular construction method. In fact, you should probably assume that if I post a "before" picture, I am posting it because I am soliciting advice on a proper replacement for one of MANY things done wrong by a previous owner.