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Have a Beaumark front loading electric dryer, it just

Have a Beaumark front...

Have a Beaumark front loading electric dryer, it just started squeaking, high pitch. How can I tell if it is the belt or bearings or some other problem. The panel is one the front not the back. Can I pop the top with a screw driver like the back panel models.

Contractor's Assistant: What's the make and model of your dryer? And can you guesstimate how old it is?

Model BEQ 1442cesd

Contractor's Assistant: Do you plan on doing the work yourself?

I would like to do the work myself unless I am not sure what it is.

Contractor's Assistant: Anything else we should know to help you best?

We purchased in 2007 or 2008. I am not technically inclined. I have fixed our older washer and dryer in the past. Many hour of guessing, trial & error. Sometimes successful, others not. Can I lift the top off?

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The most common problem with your machine making a squealing noise is the idler pulley that keep the belt tight again the motor pulley and the small teflon drum bearing on the back of the drum in the center. You would need to remove the front in order to replace these parts.

Here is a video to help you out. You did not give me the model number, so if your machine is substantially different from the video let me know. GE makes the Beaumark appliances.

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Customer reply replied 6 months ago
I am just leaving for work and will not be home until this evening, so I will probably not get to read this until Sunday evening or Monday day. Thank you.
Customer reply replied 6 months ago
The video is the wrong dryer. I had mentioned in a pervious note that the model # I have is BEQ1442CES0. As I mentioned panel is on the front above the door, not top back as in the model you showed.
I did a search for parts in 2015 using the model # above it connected me to Electrolux.

Sorry about that , somehow I missed the model number. But the issue I described is the same.

You need to check the back bearing and the idler.

Apparently, Beaumark is now or was in your case made by Frigidaire. In the past GE made them.

I think this video should be the one you need.

click for video

click here for parts breakdown

The parts I think are the problem(s) are:

####-##-####for the idler

#(###) ###-####for the rear drum bearing

Sorry for the confusion

Don

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Customer reply replied 6 months ago
Hi Don,
That is still not the dryer I have. Would it help if I try to send a picture of the front.
The panel is different, but would I still be able to follow the instructions in the video? Do not want to start taking it apart and it is different.
Don
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