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    Model GLER341AS2 Frigidaire dryer

    This thing started as a model GLER642AS3. I changed the fronts out.

    Now when it gets hot, it wants to make a scraping noise. Any ideas what is going on? I thought the drum or heater baffle was hitting the heater housing and or element at first. Then I thought maybe it was hitting the blower wheel housing. Can't pin it down.


    A good while back I had installed a new element in this dryer. It made about 2 or 3 rounds, scraped and shot the element.

    I am hexed lately. Don't think I have ever had this to happen except with this dryer. Gets up around 140 and starts scraping. It may stop at some point if I let it go. Makes it hard to catch even with a stethoscope.

    Anyone ever known the top felt seal to get worn and let the drum drag across the blower wheel housing when the heats builds up?
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    Anyone ever known the top felt seal to get worn and let the drum drag across the blower wheel housing
    Yes!

    when the heats builds up?
    Nope, usually did it for me no matter how hot the dryer was.

    Now when it gets hot, it wants to make a scraping noise. Any ideas what is going on? I thought the drum or heater baffle was hitting the heater housing and or element at first
    There are a couple different heater housings. Possible the cabinet is flexed or twisted and the drum is contacting the element housing.

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    The twisted cabinet did cross my mind. I may check the legs and try to make sure all is in alignment. If that does not work, I may use the new bearing and the element to fix a Hotpoint dryer the element came out of.
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    I may check the legs and try to make sure all is in alignment
    A good idea!

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    Out of curiosity, I measured from the center of the rear bearing to the heater housing and from the center of the new drum bearing to the screws that attach the bearing to the drum. Looked to be real close, like 2 ". The screws look a little longer than necessary to me. I wonder if they are scraping as I had seen some slight damage at the bottom of the housing where the screws might hit.

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    The screws look a little longer than necessary to me. I wonder if they are scraping as I had seen some slight damage at the bottom of the housing where the screws might hit.
    A good catch!

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    The cabinet may still have been a little twisted on the Frigidaire. The Hotpoint has the same heater housing as was on the Frigidaire. Most obvious difference is the Hotpoint has the upper felt with the teflon glides. Wonder if these pick the drum up just enough to not cause the noise.
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    There is a couple of different housings and the glides vrs felt are different thickness.

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    Yeah, I would think the glides are the thickness of the felt plust the glides.
    The Frigidaire did not have the glides on it, but the guy at the parts house was saying they have glides now, and when I looked the felt up, I think it showed the felt with and without the glides.

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    Normally the older units had the glides and newer ones do not.

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