How to Keep a Dryer From Squeaking
- 1). Unplug the dryer from the wall socket.
- 2). Detach the dryer’s front or top panel with a screwdriver or by depressing the retaining clips with a butter knife. Depending on the brand and model, the panel covering the dryer’s metal drum is located at the front or top of the unit. Consult the dryer’s instruction manual to locate the position of your model’s removable panel.
- 3). Set the panel aside and locate the dryer belt, which surrounds the large metal drum, and examine is for wear and damage. If the belt is damaged or requires replacement, contact a professional to perform this delicate procedure. If the dryer belt is in good working order, continue to the next step.
- 4). Locate the dryer’s motor, which is generally placed on the right or left side of the drum, and a small wheel that is also powdered by the dryer belt. There you’ll find a wheel bearing on the bottom and top of the shaft located on the small wheel. Cover the top and bottom of the wheel bearing with one to two drops of automotive lubricant.
- 5). Rotate the large wheel with your hands. If the dryer is still squeaking, add one two additional drops of the automotive lubricant to both ends of the wheel bearings.
- 6). Reassemble the dryer, plug it into the wall and run it as usual.