Intro: How to Fix a Dryer
So about a year ago my dryer started making this shrill squeaking noise. My mom called a repair man and $180 later the noise was gone. A few weeks ago the noise came back. Not wanting to see my mom waste our money again I did some research and took the thing apart. Due to the simple inner workings of a dryer it was easy to diagnose the problem.
Step 1: Diagnose the Problem
This website helped me a lot.
I clicked on what was wrong, found a diagram of my dryers model, and opened it up. Its really not hard to see what wrong. Once you do, find the tools and parts you need and get to work.
My culprit was a bad drum roller. So I found 2 on Ebay for a $10 and picked up some ring Snap-Ring Pliers at home depot (harborfreight.com had them for $3.00!)
Step 2: Take It Apart
Its all really straight forward.
Take off the door,
remover the front panel,
remove the front assembly (watch the wire),
move the drum out of the way,
and your there!
Step 3: Remove the Roller
Clean the axle with a damp paper towel and dry it thoroughly. We don't want any rust in there.
Step 4: Install the New Roller
I decided to use some Leslie's Pool and Spa Lube. Its a dry lube thats not flammable and wont eat away at things. A little goes a long way.
Reassemble, and your done.
THE SQUEAK IS GONE!
and it cost me about $20 with gas