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    Question Dryer squeaks

    Model DE06-USO, 4 years old. Dryer makes a squeaking noise when running, clothes still dry but sound is loud (louder if the load is heavy) - bearing going out? Fixable by a do-it-your-selfer?

    Thanks in advance!

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    Quote Originally Posted by joeytee View Post
    Model DE06-USO, 4 years old. Dryer makes a squeaking noise when running, clothes still dry but sound is loud (louder if the load is heavy) - bearing going out? Fixable by a do-it-your-selfer?

    Thanks in advance!
    Joey, the front loaders are easy to work on. The noise is going to be either the rear drum bearing, the idler pulley or the drum glides are worn away in the front. In rare instances the bearings in the motor can go bad but that's not very common. If you carefully listen, you can usually isolate where the noise is coming from, and it's very easy to inspect the front glides for wear. There are two white and two green glides, they almost look like plastic.

    These are the common items for those models:

    Drum Bearing

    Green Slide

    White Slide
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    Default FP dryer front bearing slide replacement

    Hello FisherTech,

    I just repaired a friend's FP dryer (DG05-US0) and the front bearing support was badly damaged with none of the bearing slides remaining. I purchased a new front bearing support along with the two green slides and two white slides. However, I was not sure of the proper location of the slides. The manual I have does not show the location of the slides. I placed the green slides at the "top"...at 11 o'clock and 1 o'clock...and the white slides on the "sides" at 10 o'clock and 2 o'clock. Is this correct...or are they opposite this?...or staggered?...white-green-white-green...etc?

    The dryer sounds and works great now...but I just don't know if this is the correct orientation.

    Thanks for any assistance with this.

    - MrFixitBR

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    Quote Originally Posted by MrFixitBR View Post
    Hello FisherTech,

    I just repaired a friend's FP dryer (DG05-US0) and the front bearing support was badly damaged with none of the bearing slides remaining. I purchased a new front bearing support along with the two green slides and two white slides. However, I was not sure of the proper location of the slides. The manual I have does not show the location of the slides. I placed the green slides at the "top"...at 11 o'clock and 1 o'clock...and the white slides on the "sides" at 10 o'clock and 2 o'clock. Is this correct...or are they opposite this?...or staggered?...white-green-white-green...etc?

    The dryer sounds and works great now...but I just don't know if this is the correct orientation.

    Thanks for any assistance with this.

    - MrFixitBR
    As a tech, I have seen them in most cases as you did it- Green to the top, white to the bottom. Every once in awhile I have seen them backwards. You'll be fine the way you did it.
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