In reading the www.repairclinic.com website, which I believe a frequent
poster here runs, it seems a very loud squealing noise might be caused by a
problem with the idler pulley on my electric dryer. The noise gets worse
near the end of the cycle, and is quite loud and high pitched. The glides
were replaced about 6 months ago I guess. Does this sound like the right
diagnosis and if so, is it a DIY repair? The dryer dries loads well, just
too noisy. It's a 3 yr old GE electric extra large capacity dryer.
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I had a 15 year old Kenmore that squealed horribly.
I replaced the idler wheels AND the steel stub shafts that they rode
The sharts were very slightly worn & IMO were contribtuing to the
The unit is still working fine (only a few loads per week at the shop)
If you'r at all handy you can do this yourself, get the repair manual
If you have helper it would even be easier
Unplug the machine, take digital photos as you disaasemble
The dryer I have is a GE model DVL223EA0WW, 3 yr old electric dryer. I
replaced the glides a few months ago using the instructions from Jeff's
website, and that went well. Would replacing the idler pulley be a job
that is comparable in difficulty? I can read and follow instructions
just fine, but if the instructions aren't very clear I get lost in all
the parts and pieces.
Idler pulley and bracket.
This can be changed from the back of the dryer.....remove
power.....remove the small access panal at the back bottom to R&R the
idler pulley. This is how the belt should look around the pulley....
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