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 Posted: Fri Oct 10th, 2008 12:20 pm
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Dear Sensai:

The above-referenced dryer has served my humble home for 5-6 years.   However, currently, it has begun complaing about it's workload.   It dutifully begins it's chore w/no complaint, but anywhere from 30 seconds to 5 minutes later it offends ones ears with a loud squealing noise!   Can you believe it's lack of gratitiude!

On the more serious side (hic)...after perusing your site I've already accomplished these stop measures in an attempt to correct the problem:

1.   Completely cleaned out ENTIRE inside of dryer of all lint and foreign debris (Good thing I did, too.  I was starting to wonder what that burning smell was...).   This also included the motor assembly (haven't removed the blower and cover yet though)...

2.   Bought rear bearing replacement package and have installed...

3.   Checked front felt glide and teflon strips and both are in good working condition...

Of course, the squeal returned after the rear bearing installation (which I was sure HAD to be the problem).   This, of course, has know become a REPAIR CHALLENGE for this DIY apprentice appliantologist.   I ran the motor w/out the drum connected (which removed the idler arm/wheel from the equation) and the squeal is (of course) coming from either the motor or the blower fan/housing.   My most humble need is your all-encompassing wisdom as to what I can try now to fix this!  (Bearings for motor?? (if any) or possible causes within blower???).  FYI - Blower fan is still mounted well and doesn't have any play.

Please provide this Most Unenlightned Grasshopper any pearls of wisdom you may have regarding this...

Domo Arigato...

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GLER341AS1 Parts Manual 

This may be your Service Manual

27in Dryers Gas and Electric (5995373155)   12 MB 

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Thanks for the manual...it does apply to my unit.   However, it really doesn't give me a schematic breakdown of the motor assembly itself.   I'll try to identify actual motor manufacturer & try the website.

However, does anyone have a suggestion on how to ACTUALLY remove the blower fan from the motor?   I'm following SerManual guidelines, but the actual nut is (plastic??/plastic -coated??) and doesn't seem to be able to withstand any pressure when removing (strip problem).   Is there a trick to removing?  Also is there any safe way to firmly hold shaft while trying to remove this that doesn't score it?

Thsnks, in advance for any replies...

MUG   :o)~

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to remove blower use a six point 7/8ths socket. one should note that it is left hand thread.

if the bearings are loud in the motor a new motor is the cure.



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Thanks, again, for additional feedback...I'm definitely using 7/8th" socket and treating as a left-hand thread, but the damn nut is palstic-coated (part of the actual wheel) and is defintely unable to withstand the pressure required w/out stripping-out.  Any suggestions or tricks of the trade to remove said wheel from shaft...I'm about ready to just cut the thing off...

Thanks,

MUG

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Heat it with a hair-dryer ?



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