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Our GE Dryer, model DPSB613GD1WW, has developed a fairly loud and very annoying squeak. I believe that it makes the noise in sync with the rotation of the drum, it is very regular taking just over one second per squeak. It is louder with a full load of clothes, not as pronounced with a half load. The noise level diminishes after ten minutes or so, and after about fifteen to twenty minutes it is very faint. Hoping someone can lead me to the cause and the cure.
 

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My first thought would be a belt, and, given that it's a relatively inexpensive and easy item to replace and wear is not always obvious, would go ahead and replace it to see if that solves the problem. If not that, my next thought would be the slides that support the drum.
 

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I didn't think about the belt as the squeak that I hear sounds metallic, of course once I disassemble it replacing the belt seems like a good idea whether it is the cause or not. I can see the slides in the service manual, though I had no idea what they were for or if they could be related. At this point I think I will order a belt and then open up the unit and see what I find. Any other suggestions would be appreciated.
 

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Probably one of the drum roller wheel bearings starting to go bad. I had a similar issue a couple years ago and when I opened it up, found the bearing completely shot and coming loose from the roller wheel. Replaced the roller wheel with a new one and that solved the problem.
Note: The bottom picture showing the new roller wheel should be rotated right. Don't know what it shows up sideways.
 

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While you are ordering parts, order the tires, and drum glides, you are going to need them.





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I may be describing the same thing since I don't remember the actual names, but a few years back my dryer started making metal on metal squeals. I replaced the plastic/nylon glides at the front if the drum and cured the problem.

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Our GE Dryer, model DPSB613GD1WW, has developed a fairly loud and very annoying squeak. I believe that it makes the noise in sync with the rotation of the drum, it is very regular taking just over one second per squeak. It is louder with a full load of clothes, not as pronounced with a half load. The noise level diminishes after ten minutes or so, and after about fifteen to twenty minutes it is very faint. Hoping someone can lead me to the cause and the cure.
My experience might be useful to you. We keep our w/d until they quit. Most common fault is the belt, followed by switches. Have had no trouble with bearings. Of course, they may have learned a way to make cheaper bearings by now. Have had 3 different sets over lifetime. Now 82 yrs.
 

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Just finished the job, the noise is gone. Two of the glides were gone, disintegrated, literally nothing left of the material. We replaced those, installed a new rear bearing, and finished with a new belt. The job was much easier than I thought, though getting the drum back in at the rear took a few tries. At just under $50 I'm sure that I saved a couple hundred bucks or more. Thanks for the assistance.
 

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It's probably the belt tensioner pully or one of the drum idler pulleys, unplug the dryer first and open up the back or the top which ever is required. Get some kind of lube spray and give each idler a good spray.
 

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Just finished the job, the noise is gone. Two of the glides were gone, disintegrated, literally nothing left of the material. We replaced those, installed a new rear bearing, and finished with a new belt. The job was much easier than I thought, though getting the drum back in at the rear took a few tries. At just under $50 I'm sure that I saved a couple hundred bucks or more. Thanks for the assistance.
That's great to hear buddy.
 
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