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Old 01-19-2011, 08:33 PM
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Model Number: FDE546RES2   Brand: Frigidaire   Age: 5 - 10 years   

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I need help! My dryer is squealing while drying. It is more like a chirping noise.
It dries clothes just fine. The noise it is making is just so loud. Does anyone know what it could be? Please help!


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Old 01-20-2011, 03:22 AM
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The most common cause is the rear support bearing.
Could be it is worn or just needs cleaning and re-lubing with hi-temperature grease.

May also be the motor bearings, the belt's idler wheel or something to do with the front drum support.

One thing to check is run your finger around the seals at the fronr and back of the drum, to see if something has got wedged in there, bra wires are famous for this.
Be careful just in case it is sharp.
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Just put a rear bearing kit in yesterday morning, my first service call. These bearings have been messing up for 20 years, due to the inability of the manufacturer to put enough lithium greese in the cup that the tub bearing sits in. Real easy to diagnose. There is an access panel on the back side of the dryer. Remove it, and turn on the dryer. When it makes noise, the sound will come from the middle of the back, it will get hot there too, because the element is on the otherside. Anyway, if you want to take a look at the pully, that the belt is going around, while it is running, and see if it is making a noise, you can look in that access panel, and see it. It will most likely be the rear bearing. If you want to replace it, Unplug the dryer, and take the belt off of the pully. Then go to the front, and slide a putty knife under the top on the right side, about three inches from the end, and you will hit a clip to release the top. Then do the same on the other side. Once you have the top release, lean it all the way back, and rest it on the back wall. Now, we need to take the front off. Look inside the front on the left side, and about 9 inches from the top, you will see a phillips head screw. Remove it, and the one on the other side. Now lean the front a little forward, so you can get you hand in there to remove the 2 wires, from the door switch. Once doon, lift up the front, and remove it. Clean the bottom of the blower housing, on the front, I am sure there will be lint in there. Now, since the belt is already off, we need to remove the drum. Just grab the rear of the drum in the middle, and pull up quick and hard, and the drum will come off. Now you can replace the drum bearing kit. One tip!! There is a little small bearing the goes on the backside of the white plastic cup, there is a little hole it sits in. To make your life easy, before you set that bearing in the hole, put a little lithium greese in the hole on the outside, then stick your bearing in the hole. It won't come out that way, plus the greese will give you longevity. The greese comes in the kit. I also want you to fill up the cup with greese, before you put the tub, back in. This is where the manufacturer messes up. I guarantee, when the dryer is put back together, you are going to say, it never ran this quiet. I kid you not, everytime I do them, I have to make sure the drum is turning, because it is so quiet. The part # for the kit is 5303281153. Tom Appliance Educator, Appliance Parts, Washer and Dryer Parts, Refridgerator and Freezer Parts, Stove and Oven Parts
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You ROCK!!! Watched a video at YouTube - Dryer Repair -- Replace Drum Bearing and between the video and your instructions with the extra tip of the extra lube everything works great!!! Mine is a Frigidaire Model FSE447614S0 and works great now... While i was at it, I replaced the belt too which was getting worn. THANK YOU!!!

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Just put a rear bearing kit in yesterday morning, my first service call. These bearings have been messing up for 20 years, due to the inability of the manufacturer to put enough lithium greese in the cup that the tub bearing sits in. Real easy to diagnose. There is an access panel on the back side of the dryer. Remove it, and turn on the dryer. When it makes noise, the sound will come from the middle of the back, it will get hot there too, because the element is on the otherside. Anyway, if you want to take a look at the pully, that the belt is going around, while it is running, and see if it is making a noise, you can look in that access panel, and see it. It will most likely be the rear bearing. If you want to replace it, Unplug the dryer, and take the belt off of the pully. Then go to the front, and slide a putty knife under the top on the right side, about three inches from the end, and you will hit a clip to release the top. Then do the same on the other side. Once you have the top release, lean it all the way back, and rest it on the back wall. Now, we need to take the front off. Look inside the front on the left side, and about 9 inches from the top, you will see a phillips head screw. Remove it, and the one on the other side. Now lean the front a little forward, so you can get you hand in there to remove the 2 wires, from the door switch. Once doon, lift up the front, and remove it. Clean the bottom of the blower housing, on the front, I am sure there will be lint in there. Now, since the belt is already off, we need to remove the drum. Just grab the rear of the drum in the middle, and pull up quick and hard, and the drum will come off. Now you can replace the drum bearing kit. One tip!! There is a little small bearing the goes on the backside of the white plastic cup, there is a little hole it sits in. To make your life easy, before you set that bearing in the hole, put a little lithium greese in the hole on the outside, then stick your bearing in the hole. It won't come out that way, plus the greese will give you longevity. The greese comes in the kit. I also want you to fill up the cup with greese, before you put the tub, back in. This is where the manufacturer messes up. I guarantee, when the dryer is put back together, you are going to say, it never ran this quiet. I kid you not, everytime I do them, I have to make sure the drum is turning, because it is so quiet. The part # for the kit is 5303281153. Tom Appliance Educator, Appliance Parts, Washer and Dryer Parts, Refridgerator and Freezer Parts, Stove and Oven Parts
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Awesome!! I bet that dryer runs real quiet now!!! Tom ********************************************
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Default not the rear drum bearing

I thought my problem was the same. The squeaking would start only when the dryer warms up. I replaced the bearing, put it all back together, and sure enough, as soon at the dryer warmed up, it started again! My theory is that something near the heating elements is expanding enough to rub against some metal, perhaps the element itself, when it warms up. It's been frustrating trying to figure this out. I have now put a few washers behind the new drum bearing in order to move the drum a few mm away from the elements... and so far, no more squeaking.
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