Hello, Thank you for using this service, I will be helping you with your problem today
the issue is common on these. its the rear drum bearing making the noise.here a link to the part and a video on how to replace it. http://www.repairclinic.com/PartDetail/Drum-Bearing/5303281153/1851?modelNumber=EL27M6WAFA the video makes it a lot easier. hope this helps, thanks and best wishes, Bryan
Thanks for the quick reply. I can order the part and when it gets here try installing it - the video is helpful, even if with a single dryer machine. Before I do that could you tell me why you are so sure? Not questioning your experience - you are the expert :-) - but is that the only cause of squeaking in these machines? Online searches seemed to identify a range of possible causes but those could be for other models. If there is anything else i should check before i order the part, I would like to do that.
Sounds good. I have ordered the replacement part, it should get here later this week & I will try installing it then. If I have any questions I will touch base with you and, once it is in place and hopefully working, can close this conversation.
Thanks for your help and i am looking forward to a squeak-free machine by this weekend :-).